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The Apotheosis Virtual Exhibition

The Apotheosis Virtual Exhibition

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The Apotheosis is an exhibition of selected art works from Phillip George and Margarita Georgiadis to commemorate 200 years of Greek independence.  Each artist presents their own interpretation and personal experiences of this important moment in Greece’s history, with artworks taken from George's series "Drawing on Water" and Georgiadis' series "The Dance of Zalongo". 

Curated by the Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales, inspiration for the exhibition's name comes from the Greek word 'apotheoun', which refers to the elevation of someone or something to divine status. As the organisers of the event describe: 

The Greek War of Independence galvanized public sentiment across Europe. However, direct military action by nation states and foreign individuals was initially hesitant – unlike Lord Byron, most Europeans reconciled their Romantic vision of an independent Greece, as a vision best fought for by the Greeks. Yet the vision did inspire a generation of European writers and artists to action. Margarita Georgiadis and Phillip George boldly re-embrace this aesthetic apotheosis. Both use powerfully suspended and submerged criss-crossing fluid elements of place, space, time, introspection and loss, as metaphorical visions of ethereal substance and real time – Georgiadis in oils and George utilizing photo-media.

You can view Margarita and Phillip's work below.

Margarita Georgiadis 
You can read Margarita's artist statement and the story behind her work in 'Dance of Zalongo' here.
(Please note: this statement contains references to suicide and violence)


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"Velocity"
Oil on linen 122 x 122cm
2021
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​"Deliverance"
Oil on canvas 46 x 46cm
2021
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“Cataclasm”
Oil on canvas 168 x 152cm
2021

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“Descent”
Oil on canvas 46 x 46 cm
2021

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​"Depart"
Oil on canvas 46 x 46cm
2021
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​"Latitude"
Oil on canvas 91 x 91cm
2021

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​"Felo de se"
Oil on canvas 46 x 46 cm
2021

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"The Dance"
Oil on canvas 91 x 91cm
2021

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​"Leap of Faith"
Oil on linen 122 x 122cm
2021

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​"Release"
Oil on linen 122 x 122cm
2021

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​"Quietus"
Oil on canvas 91 x 91cm
2021

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​"Les Femmes Souliotes (after Scheffer)"
Oil on canvas 152 x 168cm
2021

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​"Eternal Liberty"
Oil on board 46 x46cm
2021

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​"Egress"
Oil on canvas 91 x 91cm
2021

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​"Descent II"
Oil on canvas 46 x 46cm
2021

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​"Dissolve"
Oil on canvas 51 x 51cm
2021

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​"Les Femmes Souliotes II (after Scheffer)"
Oil on canvas 107 x 198cm
2021

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​"Luminesce"
Oil on linen 123 x 102cm
2012


​Phillip George
You can read Phillip's artist statement about 'Drawing in Water' here.

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​"Breath"
175 x 125cm
2021
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​"Acheiropoieta Persia"
175 x 125cm
2021
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​"Acheiropoieta Persia 2"
175 x 125cm
2019
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​​"Acheiropoieta #2"
175 x 125cm
2019
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​"High Tide Trace 1"
175 x 125cm
2019
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​"Trace Tidal Shift 1"
175 x 125cm
2021
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​"Trace Tidal Shift 2"
175 x 125cm
2021
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​​"Drawing in Water - Breath"
175 x 125cm
2019
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​"Drawing in Water - 12"
175 x 125cm
2020
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

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​"Hagia-Sophia"
175 x 125cm
2021
C-Type colour print - mounted onto Alu-Panel

To request an exhibition catalogue, please email greekfestival@goc.com.au or call 9750 0440.