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Greek Australian Elyssia Koulouris is fast making a name for herself in Hollywood

When I meet with Elyssia Koulouris in Hawthorn, she is one week into her visit from Los Angeles. The 25-year-old is having a well-earned break catching up with loved ones, after …

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Former culture minister and influential composer Thanos Mikroutsikos dies

Renowned Greek composer and former minister of culture Thanos Mikroutsikos died after a long fight with cancer. He was 72 years old. Mr Mikroutsikos died on Saturday, of heart failure …

Life

The Athens Parthenon is actually somewhere else, say Dutch archaeologists

For thousands of years, the iconic Parthenon has been viewed as one of the most dazzling buildings of antiquity. New research, however, states that we may have misunderstood its name …

Features

Australian iconographers take centre stage in exhibition of their art

My first impression of an iconographer goes back to my childhood. On my way from school and through the winding, cobblestoned streets of the old castle in Yannina, past the …

Life

FokiaNou, a hub of Greek and foreign art fusion in Athens

FokiaNou is a breeding ground where new artistic concepts and ideas brew, by bringing together foreign artists (and expats) with Greek artists. This artist-run space, in the heart of Athens, …

Life

Immigration Museum comes of age and wants to hear your stories

Established migrant groups in Australia often complain that their stories are overlooked as they become assimilated into mainstream society, and fresh waves arrive. There is a real fear that their …

Life

Hidden women of history: Neaera, the Athenian child slave raised to be a courtesan

The ancient worlds of Greece and Rome have perhaps never been as popular as they presently are. There are numerous television series and one-off documentaries covering both ‘big picture’ perspectives …

Life

Billy Zane is honoured artist at the Thessaloniki contemporary art fair

The 4th Art Thessaloniki International Contemporary Art Fair will be held at Thessaloniki International Exhibition & Congress Centre from 21-14 November. The fair includes a tribute to Greek-American Hollywood actor …

Life

Memories of Armenia, a Greek Armenian photographer shows fortune sealed by history

The last developments in the Middle East recalled the memories from 2015 when the Armenians were marking the 1915 Genocide and I was doing my documentary photography project on the …

Life

‘Heroes & Hoplites’ display explores ancient Greek warfare at the Hellenic Museum

War was a constant reality in ancient Greece. The heroic stories of the Iliad and Odyssey were in many cases considered by the ancient Greeks as records of their cultural …