Australia’s Greek Cafes

Australias Greek Cafes

An Open forum presented by Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski

To complement the success of the nationally touring Selling an American Dream: Australia's Greek Cafe exhibition at Macquarie University Art Gallery, the Greek Festival of Sydney is hosting an open forum, presented by the curators of the exhibition Effy Alexakis and Leonard Janiszewski.

Everyone with café memories and memorabilia is invited to discuss their experiences and/or any café items they have kept (such as menus, milkshake makers, sundae dishes, lolly jars, photographs, signage, etc, which can be brought along on the night). Janiszewski will provide a brief lecture on the history of the Greek café, accompanied by both historical and contemporary images. The forum will then be open to all members of the audience.

Date:               Wednesday 17 April
Time:              6.00pm for 6.30pm start, concluding at approximately 8.30pm.
Venue:            Greek Orthodox Community of New South Wales, 206-210 Lakemba Street, Lakemba, NSW 2195
Entry:               Free
Contact:          Leonard Janiszewski, Modern History/Art Gallery, Faculty of Arts, Macquarie University, NSW 2109; tel: 02 9850 6886/7437; mobile: 0448 876 626 OR The Greek Festival of Sydney, tel:    02 9750 0440
Language:     English/Greek

Exhibition details:
20 March to 1 May 2013
Macquarie University Art Gallery
Building E11A, North Ryde NSW 2109
t: 02 9850 7437
Mon to Fri 10am–5pm
Open every Saturday in April