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Stavros Messinis’ art is a ‘Dream State’

Stavros Messinis was interested in literature and photography from a very young age. While studying journalism in Athens, he felt more seriously inclined to express himself poetically, with the political …

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Greece-Puglia Experience Screenwriting Workshop

The Department of Audio & Visual Arts (Ionian University) is organizing the “Greece – Puglia Experience Screenwriting Workshop“. The Workshop is part of the CIAK (Common Initiatives to Acknowledge and …

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‘Cypriots. Romioi. Greek-Australians’ extended exhibition launches in Sydney

One day in May last year, I saw some photos pop up on my Facebook feed. Yenikoy. Taxim. Sultan Ahmet. Fener. They were from locations in Constantinople. A friend of …

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‘Sorry, Wrong Bed’, hilarious black comedy lives up to all the hype

After last year’s sell-out performances of Vasilis Tsikaras’ Soutzouk Loukoum, expectations were high for the troupe’s next production of Sorry, Wrong Bed.  Sneak peeks on social media lead to great …

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Celebrating 46 years of periodical ‘Antipodes’

This year marks 46 years of continuous circulation for literary periodical Antipodes, with the 65th issue set to be launched later this year in October. To mark the achievement, the …

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Meet Michael Papadakis, the Greek American heliographer who paints with sunlight

Colorado-based Michael Papadakis’ artworks don’t require a paintbrush, paints or a canvas. His works are created using a magnifying glass projecting the sun’s rays onto wood. The artist stumbled across …

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Nike of Samothrace in Alexandroupolis, just like the Louvre

Greece’s negotiations with the Louvre for the return of the Nike of Samothrace to Greece have proved fruitless, however an exact replica of the original marble statue has temporarily been …

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Aristotle may have invented Sheldon Cooper before ‘The Big Bang Theory’ became a hit!

From Philogelos’ (248 AD) who wrote the oldest ever joke book, to Giorgos Lanthimos’ 2018 Oscar winning film The Favourite, the influence of Greeks on the world of comedy is …

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Beyond the pages, Yanni Florence captures commuters in moments of introspection

Living in the age of social media, when the majority of people have access to a camera in their pocket at any given time, there has been a rise of …

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A Greek Orthodox Church featuring a Byzantine dome is Australia’s new jewel

After eight years of hard work and disappointments, the new Greek Orthodox Church of Saints Raphael, Nicholas and Irene, one of the very few churches in Australia featuring a unique …