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Daughters of Persephone

Dragon's Lair Gallery
15 April - 14 May 2023

In Greek mythology, Persephone is the goddess of spring and of the underworld. Her story as the ancient Greeks explained, not only relates to the cycle of the seasons, but also the separation of a daughter from her mother when she starts a family of her own.

Artist Eleni Karathanasi explains; "I have found myself in that stage of my life where I may also begin a new chapter of my story. The title Daughters of Persephone refers to the main idea of my work which is the experience of being a woman moving away from her family to start a new life. My art depicts the bonds of family and romantic love as well as the beauty of women that I have met, who have been through that same experience and I regard them as goddesses of life, death, and rebirth, thus daughters of Persephone."


Exhibition Opening Hurstville Museum & Gallery celebrated the opening of this exhibition on Saturday 15 April, 2.30pm. This event has passed.
Crafting myths: Persephone and Hades - Kids Workshop Do you enjoy stories about Greek gods and mythical beasts? Have you ever heard of the Goddess of Spring and of the Underworld?

Join artist Eleni Karathanasi in exploring Greek mythology and creating your own amazing artwork! The myth of Persephone and Hades will challenge you to immerse yourself in the world of stories while making art. Amongst other things, this myth is about the love for your family, the fear of the unknown and the strength to become your own hero.  

Eleni will guide you through the process of creating original artwork based on the myth of Hades and Persephone. During this workshop, each of you will be encouraged to express your thoughts about the story and have fun experimenting with different art materials. For ages 6 - 8 years old.

Saturday 13 May 2023, 2.30pm - 4.00pm

Free, bookings essential. This event has passed.

Image: Daughter of Persephone with magnolias, acrylic and watercolour on canvas, 2022.


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