12 Dec 2021, 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Join us for a free festival of street art, music and entertainment and watch internationally renowned Australian artist and muralist Loretta Lizzio paint live on the Hellenic Museum’s forecourt.
Part carnival and part urban art laboratory, the centrepiece of BLOCK PARTY will be a 3-part art commission, where Loretta will bring to life the stories of three ancient Greek women who broke the mould, contributing to history and myth.
While Loretta’s artwork adorns walls and galleries from Vancouver and London to the silos of Brunswick, it’s a privilege to have her signature style exhibited at the Hellenic Museum. This family-friendly event encourages dialogue and discussion with the artist and exploration of the Museum grounds.
BLOCK PARTY will also feature an exciting array of activities including Greek coffee readings, ancient-inspired board games, ceramic painting workshops, and live music in the evening. A plethora of Greek food and drink will be available to purchase to support the artistic commission.
A celebration of perseverance, womanhood and artistic expression, BLOCK PARTY will reconnect people and welcome visitors back to the city of Melbourne.
Let us heighten your senses. Experience art live.
BLOCK PARTY is free to attend and the Museum is also free to attend on the day.
- 2 – 4pm | Photogrammetry and object-based learning experience
- 2 – 5pm | Birds of Prey demonstration (owls and eagles)
- 2 – 6pm | Ancient board games + Ancient Greek warriors
- 2 – 7pm | Children's petting zoo
- 3 – 6pm | Ceramic painting workshop, Portrait drawing with Natalie Rompotis Illustration and Greek coffee reading
- All day | Loretta Lizzio painting on the forecourt, live music + Greek street food
This event was made possible with support from the Victorian Government through the Multicultural Festivals & Events Program. The Hellenic Museum is committed to supporting female artists and is delighted to have engaged Loretta Lizzio with the support of commission champion Helen Mantzis.
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