art workshops for children aged 9 -12 & group exhibition

17.08.2018 - 02.09.2018


The idea of visually mapping Kalymnos will engage two groups of children while they create an exhibition-journey throughout the past and the present of the island.

Departing from Vathy, the area with the most abundant archaeological sites on the island, the two separate groups will participate in workshops, crafting their own creations that will be afterwards presented in a group show.

By enhancing their skills and knowledge on contemporary creativity during the artistic workshops and by dialoguing with the local cus- toms and tradition, the students shall interact with their own homeland. They will have the chance to approach and examine artworks of contemporary artists that will be presented during the ateliers whose core theme evolves around the concept of the archaeological site.

At the last section of this artistic adventure we shall emphasise the multidimensional, educational mission that derives from promoting the arts, through the curating process and organising of an exhibition. The children will be tasked to deploy the information acquired by the programme contributors-artists on exhibition curating and select the works they wish to showcase in the group exhibition and actively participate in organising it. The artistic activities will cover archaeological sites of the island, as well as indoor spaces, encourag- ing the participants to roam around spots where the participants’ works will be displayed.

Our main objective is to approach the relation between contemporary creation and local culture within a community of a relatively isolated area, that will attempt to leave its very own creative mark.

With the support of NEON and the Municipality of Kalymnos.



Friday 17 – Saturday 18 August 2018, 9:00 – 14:00 | Vathy
Monday 20 – Friday 24 August 2018, 10:00 – 14:00 | Intellectual Centre, Pothia Monday 20 – Friday 24 August 2018, 10:00 – 14:00 | Municipal Theater, Pothia Monday 27 – Friday 31 August 2018, 10:00 – 14:00 | Intellectual Centre, Pothia Monday 27 – Friday 31 August 2018, 10:00 – 14:00 | Municipal Theater, Pothia

group exhibition:

opening: Saturday 1 September | 18:00,
Intellectual Centre, Pothia | Elementary School of Vathy, Vathy

duration of the exhibition:

Saturday 1 September, 18 :00 – 21: 00
& Sunday 2 September , 10:00 -13:00 | 18:00 – 21:00,

Intellectual Centre, Pothia | Elemetary School of Vathy, Vathy

Concept and coordination : Maria Tavlariou, visual artist

Workshop assistant : Sofia Simaki, visual artist

Cooperating entity: PLAYGROUND for the arts

Maria Tavlariou studied sculpture at the Athens School of Fine Arts, in the workshop of George Lappas. In 2011 she completed her postgraduate research in Aesthetics, Practice and History of Contemporary Art at the University of Paris VIII (Paris). She has worked in Rodin Museum (Musée Rodin, Paris), the National Opera of Paris (Opéra National de Paris, Paris) and the Théâtre du Soleil, (Paris). In addition to her artistic research, she is involved in curatorial projects as well as in educational programs for children.

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