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Meet the author: George Petrou

  • When: – 3:45 pm
  • Where: Greek Centre, Mezzanine Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
  • Entry: Free


Artist George Petrou OAM is a successful graphic designer and acclaimed portrait artist. The Art Of Sacrifice is a haunting and poignant product born of a transformative period in the renowned Melbourne artists life.

George began painting portraits in 2010 after being diagnosed with cancer and he decided if he was to survive, he would dedicate more time to painting the amazing Australian men and women who sacrificed so much.

George has a deep passion for Australian history, and painting became his ‘chemo’ therapy.

George was awarded an OAM in June 2020 for ‘Services to the Visual Arts and to Veterans’. He is also a patron for TPI Victoria Inc. George’s portraits proudly hang in museums in France, Government House Canberra, and a range of military institutions across Australia.

About Book Fair 2022

This event belongs to the series, Book Fair 2022.

The Greek Community of Melbourne hosts a wide range of events, from intimate gatherings to large functions, and celebrates cultural diversity with vibrant festivals, performances, and exhibitions.

SERIES DATES: Saturday, 26/11/2022 – Sunday, 27/11/2022

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  • LANGUAGE English
  • CATEGORY Published Works > Meet the Author
  • EVENT SERIES Book Fair > Book Fair 2022
  • SERIES DATES Saturday, 26/11/2022 – Sunday, 27/11/2022
  • PRESENTED BY The Greek Community of Melbourne
  • PLACE Greek Centre, Mezzanine
  • ADDDRESS Mezzanine Level, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000