Friends Room Exhibitions

Costas Balafas: Photographic Memories of Modern Greece

Wednesday 8 October to Sunday 16 November - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.

Costas Balafas is one of the post-war humanist photographers whose work determined the course of Greek photography. His photographs are a unique testimony of Greek history and society, where the struggles of the ordinary Greeks in their daily life feature predominantly.

The residents of the remote villages of Epirus, his birthplace, and especially the women of Epirus, who fight for survival under the harshest conditions, occupy a special place in his work. In the photographs exhibited at the Hellenic Centre, Balafas, employing the admiration of a small child and the intuition of an artist, depicts the pulse of Greek life and space, ranging from the salt pits in the Ionian islands to the lignite mines in Aliveri and from the sheepfolds in Epirus to the ironworks in Athens.

Free entry. Private view with a short introductory talk by Aliki Tsirgialou, Benaki Museum on Tuesday 7 October at 7.30pm.

The exhibition is open on Saturdays 11am - 4pm. For opening hours at other times please ring the office 02074875060.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Benaki Museum, Athens.



Recent exhibitions:
 

Photographs from Greece

Tuesday 16 September to Thursday 25 September - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Photographs from Greece by Ivars Pundurs will be hosted at the Hellenic Centre after being exhibited at the Latvian Embassy in Brussels. Read more...

Ithaka Revisited

Wednesday 23 April to Thursday 29 May - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of paintings by Jane Cochane, capturing the elements which make Ithaka an enchanted island. Read more...

Mount Athos

Monday 7 April to Wednesday 16 April - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of paintings of mount Athos, one of the only places left in Europe that has kept a pristine landscape, by John Doyle. Read more...

The Faces of Nemesis

Wednesday 6 March to Wednesday 2 April - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of watercolour portraits of our time from the streets of Athens by Stephanie Sampson. Read more...

Double-Decker

Monday 3 February to Sunday 2 March - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of paintings by Giannis Bekiaris, deriving from the artist’s instinctual need to express on canvas all those elements that fascinate him in the cityscapes of London. Read more...

Shadowplay

Tuesday 7 January to Thursday 30 January - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre Read more...

Streams of Lights

Tuesday 29 October - Thursday 21 November 2013 - Friends room, The Hellenic Centre Read more...

Co-existence

Co-Existance Tuesday 8 October to Thursday 24 October - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of paintings by Artemis Tsitouris. Read more...

Nisia

Friday 6 September to Saturday 21 September - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre Read more...

FREEZE

Wednesday 1 May to Friday 31 May - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition by Kalli Kastori.  A series of paintings depicting realistic images of people in public places and highlighting the contrast between the individual and the crowd.    Read more...

New paintings of greek revival in london

Wednesday 3 April to Thursday 25 April - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre New Paintings of Greek Revival in London An exhibition by Barry Andrews. This series of paintings is a celebration of Greek civilisation, whose buildings and temples when first discovered by the architects of Great Britain, set a new footprint for building in London. Read more...

Walking in Exarchia

Friday 8 March to Thursday 28 March – Friends Room, Hellenic Centre A photographic project by Katerina Botsari, demonstrating the interaction of outdoor space and paint. Read more...

Αειζον Πυρ - Everlasting Fire

Monday 4 February to Wednesday 27 February - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre Read more...

Leda's drawings

Thursday 10 January to Thursday 31 January - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre A suite of drawings by George Levantis inspired by the Leda theme in mythology. Read more...

Traces of Crete

Thursday 1 November to Thursday 22 November - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of paintings and drawings by Roy Prentice. Read more...

Mirror

Tuesday 2 October to Thursday 25 October 2012 - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre Read more...

Reflections

Wednesday 12 September to Thursday 27 September 2012 - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre An exhibition of paintings by George Demetracopoulos together with Architectural Aspects of Hungary an exhibition of photographs by Zoe Giannopoulou. Read more...

Memories, Dreams and Fairytales

Tuesday 1 May to Thursday 31 May 2012 - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Memories, Dreams and Fairytales An exhibition of oil paintings of children by Erene Dellaporta, inspired by memories, dreams and fairy tales from childhood. Read more...

The Changing Face of Greece

Friday 30 March to Tuesday 24 April 2012- Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.  Read more...

Two Degrees of the Arctic Circle

Tuesday 7 February to Tuesday 28 February 2012 - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. A photographic exhibition by Christos Koukelis.  Read more...

Every Picture has a Story

Wednesday 17 January untill Wednesday 1 February 2012, Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

ATHENS AND LONDON: INTERSECTING METRO-POLEIS

Monday 19 September 2011 to Thursday 27 October 2011, Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

Colours from Bulgaria and Greece

Wednesday 4 May 2011 until Thursday 9 June 2011, Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

Illusions of Grandeur

Friday 1 April 2011 until Wednesday 27 April 2011. Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

Ancient Mythology to Modern Reality

Wednesday 2 March 2011 until Thursday 24 March 2011, Fiends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

The Summer in Cyprus

Tuesday 1 February 2011 until Thursday 24 February 2011, Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

From Ithaca to Abstraction

Monday 17 January 2011 until 27 Thursday 2011, Fiends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

TOPIA EXHIBITION

Tuesday 14 September 2010 until Thursday 30 September 2010, Friends room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

Immigrants exhibition

Tuesday 12 Octomber 2010 until Thursday 28 Octomber 2010, Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...

Expressions of Light

Tuesday 2 November 2010 until Thursday 25 November 2010 Friends Room, Hellenic Centre. Read more...