Nurturing Hellenic heritage

first_imgHellenism was felt at the Parliament of New South Wales last week at the opening of the Exhibition and Symposium Nurturing Hellenic Heritage The Australian Way. Presented by the 31st Greek Festival of Sydney and the Hellenic Lyceum, the exhibition Hellenic Heritage, from the collection of the Hellenic Lyceum, was attended by Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Nicholas Kotsiras, who joined the Deputy Foreign Minister of Greece, Kostas Tsiaras, and other Federal and State MPs who attended the event. The Hellenic Lyceum’s extensive collection of authentic costumes and jewellery was showcased, reflecting Hellenic heritage following the Greek War of Independence in 1821. A selection of costumes, jewellery and decorative art, with a large part of the collection over 100 years old, was exhibited along with a documentary about the history of the Hellenic Lyceum. From 7 to 25 March, the NSW Parliament also hosts the exhibition of artwork from 15 artists, who were invited to interpret and visually showcase the duality of Greek Australians, across different mediums, using their perspective as Australian born Greeks or Australians married to Greeks. Minister Nicholas Kotsiras invited the organisers to bring the exhibition to Melbourne. The exhibition Nurturing Hellenic Heritage The Australian Way held at the NSW Parliament House, will last till Monday 25 March. Entry is free. For more information, visit www.helleniclyceum.com.au. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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