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The Apotheosis - Phillip George and Margarita Georgiadis

The Apotheosis - Phillip George and Margarita Georgiadis

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See this exhibition in our immersive online gallery at or visit in person at NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney on weekdays between 9am and 5pm until 3 February 2022 (Parliament House remains open to visitors, with COVID-safe practices in place). Learn more in our news article here.

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.

How to see the exhibition

In person: Visit the Fountain Court exhibition space at NSW Parliament on weekdays, 9am-5pm, between Tuesday 11 January 2022 and Thursday 3 Febuary 2022. Entry is via the gatehouse to the left of the building, and the Fountain Court is just beyond the main reception desks. As part of COVID safety measures, while checking in, visitors will be required to have their temperature checked and must show proof of vaccination. Masks are mandatory.

Online: Visit for our immersive online gallery experience.

Meet the artists
Margarita Georgiadis and Phillip George provide an overview of the exhibition and their contributions in our short video below:

Meet artist Margarita Georgiadis and hear more about her process and inspiration:


Stay tuned for a similar video conversation with artist Phillip George.

Interested in exhibiting at NSW Parliament?
Learn about our exhibition spaces and how to apply to have your works displayed on our information page here