Monday 13 March to Wednesday 5 April - The Hellenic Centre.
An exhibition of eight acrylic paintings by Irene Daniolou-Neofytou depicting the refugee camps.
Meet the artist: Wednesday 15 March, 6.30pm-8.30pm; Clea Souyoultzoglou, art historian and curator of the exhibition will present the artist and her work.
At the opening (15th of March) at 6.50 pm, Caroline Smith, poet and Refugee Caseworker, will read poems from her latest book “The Immigration Handbook” and on the 5th of April 2017, closing night, a projection at 7.15 pm of the Greek silent film ASTERO will end the whole event. It will be accompanied live by the composer Philippos Tsalahouris.
Both events were organised and hosted by the Athens Conservatory in 2016.
A melancholic atmosphere pervades the landscapes of Irene Daniolou Neofytou.
They respectfully describe the desperate living conditions of the harassed and uprooted refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq.
The profound narrative that emerges from these “transitory sites” is vast and immense. The sites are grey, dull and sad, revealing nevertheless
a distant blue sky that promises hope.
Art Historian - Curator
FIND MORE ABOUT THE ARTIST:
1974-79: Byam Shaw School of Drawing & Painting Camberwell School of Art
2009: “Internal Space”, Skoufa Gallery, Athens (Solo exhibition) 2013: “Nostalgia.gr”, Spetses island (Group exhibition) 2015: “Flashback”, Mykonos island (Solo exhibition)
2016: “InTransit”, Athens Conservatoire (Solo exhibition) 2010: A book of her murals titled “Trompe L’oeil”, supervised by Clea
Souyoultzoglou, was published by Militos Editions.
For opening hours call 020 7487 5060.
Supported by the Hellenic Centre.