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Online-Only: Greek Textiles Through the Centuries
Title:
Online-Only: Greek Textiles Through the Centuries
When:
29.07.2021 19.00 h
Where:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery -
Category:
Education

Description

Presenter: Kathryn Gauci

Language of Presentation: EnglishR.M.L.G.*: 0 - No knowledge of Greek required.

 

Synopsis

From the Minoans to Modern Greece, textiles in all forms, from cloth manufacture, costume, home textiles, and embroidery, have played a vital role in Greek society. During this presentation, the major influences that have affected the changes through the centuries, from war to social changes, to the influx of the Asia Minor Greeks after the Greco-Turkish War of 1919–1922 will be explored.

The way Greek culture, particularly Classical Greece, has impacted other European countries will also be examined. The influence of Greek sculptural ideals are well-known, and the important archeological discoveries of the mid-late 19th Century led to the revival of Classicism, which was a major influence, not only decorative style and fashion, but on health too. A few years later, 20th Century fashion designers such as Mariano Fortuny and Madame Grès, took on these Grecian aesthetic ideals with its freedom of movement with gusto.

 

Bio

Kathryn Gauci was born in Leicestershire, England, and studied textile design at Loughborough College of Art and later at Kidderminster College of Art and Design, specialising in carpet design and technology. After graduating, Kathryn moved to Greece where she worked as a carpet designer in Athens for six years. She later moved to Melbourne and ran her own textile design studio for over fifteen years; work which she enjoyed tremendously as it allowed her the luxury of travelling worldwide, often taking her off the beaten track and exploring other cultures. Kathryn is now a full-time author of Historical Fiction and has written five books set in Greece.

The Embroiderer is her first novel; a culmination of those wonderful years of design and travel, and especially of those glorious years in her youth living and working in Greece – a place that she is proud to call her spiritual home. It has also been translated into Greek - Η κεντήστρα της Σμύρνης.

 

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The event will be simulcasted YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and Twitter Broadcast.

You don't need an account to watch the live broadcast with any of the above services.

However, if you want to participate in the Q&A at the end of the seminar you'll need an account with the equivalent service in order to post your question in the comments.

 

Sponsors

During the course of the year considerable expenses are incurred in staging the seminars. In order to mitigate these costs individuals or organisations are invited to donate against a lecture of their choice.

 

You too can donate for one or more seminars and (optionally) let your name or brand be known as a patron of culture to our members, visitors and followers, as well as the broader artistic and cultural community of Melbourne. Please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 03 9662 2722.

We also thank the following corporate sponsors:

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* R.M.L.G.: Recommended Minimum Level of Greek in order to enjoy this Event, on a scale of 0 to 5.

Venue

Venue:
Live Streamed Seminars Online Delivery

Online delivery for seminars happens over 3 different platforms in parallel (simulcasting).

The 3 platforms we have selected are YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. 

You don't need an account to watch the live broadcast with any of the above services.

However, if you want to participate in the Q&A at the end of the seminar you'll need an account with the equivalent service in order to post your question in the comments.

Our YouTube channel is at https://youtube.com/gocmv our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Greekcommunitymelb/ and our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/gocmv/

If the speaker allows us to record the seminar, it will stay up on our page for on-demand viewing, if not, we will delete the seminar video after the live-streaming ends.

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