Wednesday, October 26, 2022

 Masonik's artwork - "Tis Xenitias O Ponos" selected as part of The Greek Australian Cultural League exhibition - Lost Homelands - to align with this year’s commemoration of the 100 years from the Asia Minor Catastrophe (1922-2022). The exhibition is dedicated to all people’s loss of Homeland and the search for a new existence in either their own country or a foreign land.

1-13th November 2022

Official Opening Saturday 5th Nov at 2pm

Steps Gallery 

62 Lygon Street Carlton, Melbourne

Wednesday, May 12, 2021


These contemporary artworks explore the creative act; the journey from exodus to realisation.

Though the critical locus of the project is the destruction of the cosmopolitan city of Smyrna in 1922, Altar’d Lament is a pantheon for Neo-rebetes.

Masonik embarked on a pilgrimage to Piraeus and Athens to confront rebetiko; a cultural form that can be simultaneously fragile and resilient, both comforting and threatening. Out of this experience a collection of artworks were created that fuse sculpture, photography, video, music, original vinyl recording and laser cutting.

The installation has also included many live musical performances by Masonik, both in Greece and Australia.

A Refuge for the exiled, the tradition altered creating a narrative to an open-ended underworld. So was created this Unorthodox Amanes Altar.

Recorded Live In Athens 15th January 2014 - Previously unreleased

Basil Psanoudakis - Turntables, Laptop & Bass
Paul 'Pax' Andrews - Saxophones & Bass-Clarinet
Wheldon Thornley - Keyboard
Georgia Balabini - Vocals

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Heathcote Cultural Precinct

 After a postponement due to Covid-19, Masonik's Altar'd Lament exhibition & performance went ahead.  The exhibition is running until the 20th of September. Many thanks to everyone at the Heathcote Cultural Precinct for their amazing support during a difficult time.

photo courtesy of Daniel Grant

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Heathcote Cultural Precinct Exhibition returns

Exhibition BACK ON!

Yes -- our Covid Restrictions have been lifted and ALTAR'd LAMENT is back on @Heathcote Cultural Precinct.

Masonik have been in rehearsals and are ready for the opening Friday 7th August 6pm 

Click on the image below for Gallery details -