‘On Leros 2018'
This exhibition is the culmination of the works inspired by an enchanting ten days drawing and painting en plein air on a distant Greek Island in the Dodecanese archipelago in the Aegean Sea, Leros in September 2018.
Leros and nearby islands provided the group with unceasing inspiration for their art works. The rugged mountainous country crowned by a majestic castle fortress; sapphire and turquoise bays, beaches and inlets; the blue and white churches large and small; the bustling fishing and ferry ports; the cafes, bars and farmlets provided a limitless array of subjects and a vivid palette to satisfy all styles and desires.
The Australian artists were led by well-known Canberra artist Michael Winters. Michael has a long creative relationship with Leros and the artists were privileged to meet many of the island’s residents and hear the colourful inside stories of the island’s extensive and varied history over millennia.
This Exhibition is the culmination of the works inspired by that enchanting ten days
drawing and painting exclusively en plein air. There will be sketch books made at the time; as well as linocut and collagraph prints, drawings and paintings influenced by the experience
The exhibition will be opened by the Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of Greece, Mr Ioannis Ferentinos at 5.30 pm Tuesday 26 November.