“The work of Michael Zavros is sharp and frighteningly poignant. He catches up, like deer in the headlights, with our judgement, desire, fear and aspiration intimately exposed.” – Ursula Sullivan, Sullivan+Strumpf.
Join Byron Arts Magazine and acclaimed artist Michael Zavros for an evening of art, food and wine at Elements I love… Byron Bay on Saturday, November 30.
A highlight of the evening will be a talk hosted by writer and independent curator, Alison Kubler (Zavros’s partner) and his muse, daughter, Phoebe Zavros. A selection of works from Michael’s personal collection and private collectors will be exhibiting at the dinner styled with bespoke antiques from Elements I love….
Guests will enjoy a Brookie’s gin cocktail on arrival and a delicious Mediterranean banquet with matching wines curated by the team of Kouzina, Byron Bay. The authentic Greek menu has been sourced using locally produced seasonal ingredients and will be served on hand made plates created by artist, Greg Furney of Villa Rustica.
The generous menu will include handmade dolmades, kolokithokeftedes and flogeres on arrival. The shared Mediterranean feast: Green beans with caramalised fennel & red onion, calamari on the grill, slow cooked Greek lamb accompanied with marinated vegetables, salads, artisan breads and traditional Greek dips such as beetroot skordalia, fava and tirokafteri. There will also be vegan and vegetarian options.
In 2010 Zavros was the awarded the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize and in 2012 the inaugural Bulgari Art Award through the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Zavros is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane and STARKWHITE, Auckland.