Thanks you and Panel discussion cancelled

Hi all, firstly we want to say thank you to everyone who came along to our events. They were both almost at full capacity! Unfortunately we have had to cancel our panel discussion due to unforeseen circumstances. Our next event will be the Anna Kannava book launch later in the year. We will keep you updated. Please sign up to email updates on the website or like our facebook page and we will see you soon! In the meantime, spread the word!


Tonight: Exonerating the Body

  7:30pm tonight

The things we are not meant to say

We are going to say them…

Exonerating the Body

La Mama Court house

349 Drummond Street, Carlton

$12/$8 conc Bookings 9347 6142

Antithesis begins this Thursday!

Hi all, the Antithesis crew and really looking forward to meeting you all at this year’s ANTITHESIS festival. We have some great art lined up to inspire and challenge. The film night this Thursday will be screening shorts from the late Anna Kannava who sadly passed away a year ago. Our literature curator, Koraly Dimitriadis, was recently interviewed in the Neos Kosmos about Antithesis and how it came about. Have a read here. Like our Facebook page if you haven’t already and we will see you there. For a list of all our events including Facebook links click here.

Our program is ready to rock and roll!

Thursday 26th of April, 2012 7pm
3rd Short Greek Film Festival
A collection of short films by Greek-Australians such as Jason Raftopoulos, Viron Papadopoulos, Gina Lambropoulos, Stella Dimadis, Anthony Maras, and including a selection of shorts by Anna Kannava
Loop Bar, Meyers Place, Melbourne
Cost: Free

Monday 30th April, 2012 7:30pm
La Mama Poetica and Antithesis presents
Exonerating the body
Three women, three generations, one intersection
Helena Spyrou, Angela Costi, Koraly Dimitriadis
with music by Nick Tsiavos
La Mama Courthouse, 349 Drummond Street Carlton
Bookings 9347 6142
$12, $8 concession

Sunday 6th May, 2012 4pm
Antithesis Panel discussion: Theo Angelopoulos is a great Greek artist.
Is Angelopoulos Greek in his art practice? Is he really a ‘Greek’ filmmaker?

Hellenic Museum
280 William Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free

And later in the year…

Ilura Press in conjunction with Antithesis and Antipodes present the launch of
Stefanos of Limassol by Anna Kannava
Date and venue to be announced soon.

Antithesis looking for short films!

Antithesis Arts Festival showcases independent Greek-Australian art and is calling for expressions of interest in film. The 3rd Greek short-film festival is looking for short films by Greek-Australian artists that don’t necessarily have to explore Greek-Australian themes. Please send expressions of interest to with details about your work.

Antithesis is gearing up!

With the new year now officially here, Antithesis is gearing up for its second year. With a fresh image and attitude we are going to bring you some art that is going to blow your mind. Stay turned and spread the word. Find us on facebook!

So what is Antithesis:

Antithesis (From the Greek – αντί “against” + θέσις “position” / [Oxford: 1. Direct opposite.
2. Contrast. 3. Rhetorical use of strongly contrasted words.])

Antithesis starts next week!

Hi all, this is the last blog post before we start Antithesis on the 23rd of March with our spoken word event at Bar Open in Fitzroy, ‘I speak, you listen: words outside the wog box‘. As well as having our featured poets, we will also have two open mic sections to encourage closeted poets to come and read, in English or Greek, their hidden poems. It’s going to be a great start to what will be hope will be an inspiring festival!

We at Antithesis have been busy promoting, with interviews on 3XY and 3CR. This coming Monday, the 21st of March at 8pm on Channel 31, Digital 44, GR TV have put together a promo for Antithesis which includes footage from a performance by Luka Haralampou and Koraly Dimitriadis at the Cypriot wine festival this year. There is also an interview with the Antithesis crew and a little about our aims for the festival. In tomorrow’s Neos Kosmos in the new English pull out section, there will also be an interview with some of the Antithesis crew and a full program of events. We also have a venue for our Happening on the Saturday night. Refer to our events page for details.

We at Antithesis have been asked a lot over the past few weeks what Antithesis is all about, and I believe it means different things to different people. Everyone who participates and comes to the festival will get what they want out of it. Koraly Dimitriadis, curator of literature/spoken word for Antithesis has written an article about Antithesis and what it means to her on the Overland literary journal website which will be posted tomorrow. An interesting read and hopefully it will generate some interesting discussion.

News News!

With Antithesis just around the corner, we at Antithesis are busy putting together a great festival for all. To promote the spoken word artists we have two shows coming up on 3cr, Thursday 24th of February TT.O will be aired, and the following week, Thursday March 3rd, will feature poetry from Angela Costi, Luka Haralampou, Koraly Dimitriadis, Komninos Zervos and Pixie Trangas. We are also finalising the panelists for our forum at the Hellenic Museum on the 27th of March, and we are excited to announce that international award-winning film director, writer and producer Alkinos Tsilimidos will be participating in the discussion. In this panel we hope to discuss with prominent Greek-Australians what obstacles they have faced from a cultural perspective and what it means to them to be Greek, even though their work isn’t perceived as being Greek. On the film side of things, we are happy to be screening the multi-award winning animation film screened all around the world, Zero, directed by Christopher Kezelos, produced Chritsine Kezelos.  Also included is the film 296 Smith Street directed by John Evagora, starring Tony Nikolakopoulos and Steve Mouzakis. This film has won major awards at both Sydney and Melbourne International Film Festivals. So get excited with us, and put the dates in your diary. Refer to our events tab for details.

Antithesis is coming…

Antithesis is soon approaching! We have some exciting films coming together for our film night, and these will be announced soon, check our events page in a few weeks. Antithesis is also receiving some media attention. Neos Kosmos has written an article. Leading up to the festival 3CR’s Spoken Word program will feature poetry from TT.O. on the 24th of February and poetry from all Antithesis poets including TT.O, Tina Giannoukos, Luka Haralampou, Koraly Dimitriadis, Angela Costi and Tender ‘n’ Raw on the 3rd of March. Spoken word airs every Thursday morning from 9-9:30am. Antithesis is still looking to add a few more short films to its film night so please do email us if you have one, or if you have any other queries. We also welcome any sponsorship interest. Director Ange Arabatzis has also put together a short advertisement for Antithesis.

Calling film directors

Calling Greek-Australian film directors. Do you have a short film you would like to screen at our film night in March? Email us at

Antithesis is born

The festival of the antithesis will take place in March 2011. Stay tuned for more…