SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES
Be part of history by supporting the Hellenic Museum's upcoming exhibition, SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES.
SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES is a one-of-a-kind exhibition that captures the spirit and history of both the contemporary and mythological worlds. The exhibition draws parallels between the Greek siege of Troy and the Gallipoli campaign, and links the modern world to the ancient, touching on the universal stories of humanity that transcend civilisations.
Why This Exhibition Is Significant
Sidney Nolan was a major figure in Australia's Modernist art movement. In a career that spanned five decades he explored a variety of themes through his art, but none more consistently, and with more variety, than that of mythology. Experimenting with figures, landscapes, mythologies and histories whilst staying on the Greek island of Hydra in the mid 1950s, SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES proved to form one of the most influential periods of Nolan's life, culminating in two of his great series, Gallipoli and Leda and Swan.
What Will Be in the Exhibition
The exhibition will be enclosed by stark black gallery walls, contrasting against the vibrant colours of 61 original Nolan works - some never before seen - including priests in sunglasses; goats; prickly pears; boats in the harbour; and scenes of Homeric warriors such as, Theseus and the Minotaur, Icarus and ancient Greek theater masks.
The works in SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES were all nearly modest in scale, and it is said that the handful of larger works were abandoned owing to difficulties in arranging transport.
Where the Contributions Will Go
Your gift—at any level—will support the exhibition and related events, and help ensure we showcase this amazing piece of Hellenic-Australian history in a spectacular way. You will be awed by the design of the gallery and the depth of content that will be presented from Thursday 24 August, 2017.
Our budget for the exhibition has been set to include: framing $7,015; lighting $2,500; painting $500; installation $500; printing $1,500; launch event $2,500.
For supporting our efforts, we will thank you with a variety of perks including private tours, exhibition merchandise, and access to exclusive events.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you can’t contribute, you can help our cause by sharing our SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES campaign with your friends and family through social media using our handle @HellenicMuseum. Every bit helps!
Your generosity plays a key role in helping the Hellenic Museum continue its mission to inspire a passion for Hellenic art, history and culture - connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future. Thank you.
A portion of your contribution may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.
Risks and challenges
The risks and challenges associated with a project like this are not so much about whether or not we can pull it off - we can, and we have already begun preparing the gallery and framing the artwork - but whether or not we will be able to secure our fundraising target to safeguard the Hellenic Museum's mission to inspire a passion for Hellenic art, history and culture through a variety of exhibitions and education programs.
The risk of not securing our fundraising target will propose the challenge of overcoming loss of funding from our overall Exhibitions and Education Budget, impacting the implementation (or not) of future programs at the Hellenic Museum.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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