“Greeks, Romioi, Greek-Australians” Show Opens in Melbourne

Rethymno native Yannis Dramitinos in front of his photographs at the Steps Gallery. Photo: MUGA – Macquarie University Greek Association, Facebook

The life of ethnic Greek people in their ancient homelands such as Constantinople and Cyprus, areas which they were sometimes forced to leave, is the subject of the new photographic exhibition “Greeks, Romioi, Greek-Australians,” at the Steps Gallery in Carlton, Melbourne.

Romioi is the name for Byzantine Greeks who lived in Constantinople, Anatolia, Cyprus and many other areas around the Mediterranean. The legacy of the loss of the ancient homelands still lingers among Greeks of the diaspora; this new exhibition attempts to reconnect Greeks today with the beauty and history of their lost culture.

Organized by the students of Macquarie and Melbourne University’s Greek Association, the show features powerful works by by Rethymno-born and raised, Sydney-based artist Yiannis Dramitinos.

It runs from 12.00 noon-6.00 PM until this Thursday, February 28. Proceeds from this exhibition are going to the Cancer Council.

A larger exhibition of Dramitinos’ photographs will be on display at the Kudos Gallery in Sydney from March 19th through the 23rd.

GREEKS.ROMIOI.GREEK-AUSTRALIANS

ΕΛΛΗΝΕΣ. ΡΩΜΙΟΙ. ΕΛΛΗΝΟΑΥΣΤΡΑΛΟΙ || 📸🇬🇷🧠In collaboration with MUGA – Macquarie University Greek Association, we are proud to present GREEKS. ROMIOI. GREEK-AUSTRALIANS: a photographic exhibition by Yannis Dramitinos.

Posted by MUNGA – Melbourne University Greek Association on Sunday, 27 January 2019