29 Sept 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
The Hellenic Museum invites you to be among the first to experience its new contemporary art exhibition, The Sun at Midnight. Join us in the Museum Pavilion for drinks from 6PM, and artist and curator speeches from 6.30PM. Guests will then be invited upstairs to enter the exhibition until 7.30PM.
The Sun at Midnight is an exhibition of five Australian contemporary artists whose works are informed by classical Hellenic motifs and principles. Across photography, drawing, painting and sculpture, the works of Ann Debono, Stephen Benwell, Grace Wood, Ngilan Margaret Dodd and Rob McLeish address how widely the aesthetic principles of Greek classicism permeate contemporary culture.
This is the first exhibition of the Contemporary Art Space (CAS), an extension of the Hellenic Museum's occupancy within the Former Royal Mint. This dedicated contemporary art gallery will host rotational exhibitions that invite visitors to explore their personal and shared connection to the Hellenic legacy, while also providing a platform for emerging and established contemporary artists.