The Hellenic Museum is excited to announce that this June it will open the first solo photographic exhibition from H.R.H Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark. The collection PHOS: Journey Of Light explores the shifting light, movement and colour of the Greek landscape.
Prince Nikolaos’ collection captures the constantly shifting light of the Greek landscape that is unique throughout all seasons, filled with movement and colour – even on an overcast day, there is light hidden behind the clouds waiting to shine through. Prince Nikolaos has always been mesmerised by big, open spaces filled with natural light. His desire to capture these perfect plays between light and its surroundings is what has fueled his passion for photography.
The exhibition reflects Prince Nikolaos’ desire to reproduce exactly what he sees at any given moment – never enhancing the canvas of nature but leaving that up to nature’s discretion and his deft use of of his camera’s aperture and speed.
Along with traditional methods, the works are printed on different materials, including panels of white marble from the Greek Island of Thassos. These marble prints are particularly poignant because in these, Prince Nikolaos prints images of Greece onto Greek earth – its marble.
An avid photographer all his life, Prince Nikolaos has passionately dedicated himself to photography professionally since 2013. Prince Nikolaos has photographed the Greek landscape for over 10 years. He has a particular lens with which he continuously explores a scenery that has inspired literature, art and music throughout the history of Western Civilisation.
This exhibition will run at The Hellenic Museum, Australia’s preeminent Greek cultural institution until the 29th July. With a commitment to the past, present and future, The Hellenic Museum is dedicated to the celebration of Greek history, art and culture.
So spend an afternoon out of the cold this winter immersed in this beautiful display of the Greek landscape.
280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000 | Open 7 Days 10am – 4pm | www.hellenic.org.au