Dina Tourvas is a well known artist, teacher, translator, speaker, photographer, writer and activist who has been active in the Greek community for over 40 years with a long list of accomplishments. Among the many academic qualifications she holds is a BA in Photography and a Grad dip ed in Fine Arts. An extremely humble person she is one of the Greek Communities living treasures. Dina was born on the 21st May, 1940 in Evdilos, a village and a former municipality in the central part of the island of Ikaria, North Aegean, Greece. Her mother died shortly after her birth. Tragedy struck again when she was eight years old; her father died and she was brought up at the Amalieio Boarding School for Girls. In 1959 she migrated to Australia. Dina studied at the Sydney School of Fine Arts and was a Secondary school teacher. Dina’s artistic creations are inspired by immigration, the position of women in society and the struggles of the working class.
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