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Hellenic MuseumBy Hellenic Museum
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Hellenic MuseumBy Hellenic Museum
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SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES

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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.

Untitled artwork from SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES
Untitled artwork from SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES

 

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.

Untitled artwork from SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES
Untitled artwork from SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES

 

Reverse of untitled artwork from SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES featuring notes on the artwork such as its size, potential title and number, date and location of production, and artistic ideas
Reverse of untitled artwork from SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES featuring notes on the artwork such as its size, potential title and number, date and location of production, and artistic ideas

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!

Thank You

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.

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    Honourary Knighthood

    When you back this project with AU$2.00 or more you’ll not only receive our heartfelt “thank you” for making a long-term contribution to the Hellenic Museum, but you'll join Sidney Nolan and a long list of 'Sirs' with your Honourary Knighthood. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

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    Admit x 1: Hellenic Museum

    See your pledge come to life with an all-areas access pass to the Hellenic Museum, including SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

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    SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Poster 1

    This limited hi-res downloadable poster was designed exclusively by the Hellenic Museum and features the first release of untitled artworks from the SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES collection. Here’s a hint: it’s a Minotaur! The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

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    SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Catalogue

    Take the SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES exhibition beyond the walls of the Hellenic Museum and into your home with this catalogue designed exclusively by the Hellenic Museum. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

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    • SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES CATALOGUE
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    Admit x 2: Hellenic Museum VIP

    Welcome to the club! As a ‘Friend of the Museum’ you receive exclusive member’s-only benefits like a dual-pass to the SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Launch on Thursday 24 August. Visit www.hellenic.org.au for more information about other membership benefits. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

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    • VIP invite to SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Launch
    • Friend of the Museum Couple’s Membership (2017-2018)
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    THE GREEK SERIES Collector's Pack

    Be the first to own all of the exclusive SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES collector’s merchandise designed exclusively by the Hellenic Museum. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

    Includes:
    • SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES CATALOGUE
    • 3 of 3 Original Print-Quality Digital Posters
    • E-Ticket to the Hellenic Museum
    • Exclusive Museum Updates
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    THE GREEK SERIES VIP Collector's Pack

    Become a VIP Collector and be the first to own all of the exclusive SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES collector’s merchandise designed exclusively by the Hellenic Museum – and, as a ‘Friend of the Museum’ receive an exclusive dual-pass to the SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Launch on Thursday 24 August. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

    Includes:
    • VIP invite to SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Launch
    • SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES CATALOGUE
    • 3 of 3 Original Print-Quality Digital Posters
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    Behinds the Scenes Exclusive Tour

    Be the first to see your pledge come to life with an exclusive guided tour of SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES lead by the Hellenic Museum Curator. This private tour* will be held prior to the Exhibition Launch on Thursday 24 August. The full amount of your contribution is tax deductible.

    Includes:
    • Guided tour of SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES
    • VIP invite to SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Launch
    • SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES CATALOGUE
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    Official Exhibition Sponsor

    Become one of two SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Minor Exhibition Sponsors.

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    • Recognition as a Minor Exhibition Sponsor on Exhibition Entrance
    • Recognition as a Minor Exhibition Sponsor at Exhibition Launch
    • 10× Guided tour of SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES
    • VIP invite to SIDNEY NOLAN: THE GREEK SERIES Launch
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