Koraly’s performance will be followed by an ‘in conversation’ section and live Q& A with documentary maker, journalist and academic Dr Helen Vatsikopoulos.
Interestingly, the Greek-Cypriot artist will perform next to the ancient ruins of the Paphos Theatre. The closest she has been to Cyprus since the beginning of the pandemic.
“I was so excited! I feel such relics hold special powers and stories. So, in my performances I’m definitely going to try and tap into that energy,” Koraly tells Neos Kosmos, explaining that the museum has had a long history of interest in the archaeology of Cyprus.
More than 2000 Cypriot items are housed in the Nicholson Collection, including many finds excavated or acquired by former curator James Stewart 1913–62, who conducted significant fieldwork in Cyprus in the mid-20th century. The Paphos excavations are a Sydney University Museum’s fieldwork project supported by the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens.
Koraly Dimitriadis is the author of the poetry books Love and F**k Poems (also translated into Greek) and Just Give Me The Pills. In 2019 she was the recipient of the UNESCO City of Literature residency in Krakow for her debut fiction manuscript. Koraly’s opinion articles and essays have been published widely across Australia with international publications in The Washington Post, The Guardian and Alijazeera. She is currently developing her first book of non-fiction thanks to funding from Creative Victoria, Not Till You’re Married.