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This annual event affords the visitor the opportunity to interact with individual artists and artisans, who live and work in Cyprus, in their own studios. Visitors are encouraged to study our website featuring detailed information as well as a MAP to assist in locating each studio or workspace. Each participant has a MAP# on the map – please ENLARGE the map to see the numbers better. Each participant also features a more general map to their area on their individual entries.

CLICK on the participant’s image and you will see three more examples of their work.

Studios are open during the first 4 weekends of October between 11.00hrs and 17.00hrs on Saturdays and Sundays. Individual participants elected certain weekends to be open to the public – please look at the schedule (still to be inserted) and individual entries to avoid disappointment.

Entrance is free and visitors are under no obligation to buy, but we live in hope! And don’t forget to enter the competition: see the entry form under PRIZE DRAW. Many of the participants undertake commissions – please consult with them direct.

Banners bearing the distinctive orange splash will be displayed near the entrance to each open studio. Should you require specific information, please contact the studio or artist direct – you will be assisted. (Banner to be inserted to the right of this message)

Artists from across the island, from Paphos to Larnaca, are participating in the inaugural Cyprus Open Studios event in 2016.

The participants are listed in strict alphabetical order below. Please consult the MAP for their locations.
Download the catalogue in PDF format HERE.
PLEASE consult the REVISED 2016 SCHEDULE in the menu bar for updates. (in progress)




Hours :               11.00hrs until 17.00hrs each Saturday and Sunday

Weekends :         1st and 2nd October 2016
                          8th and 9th October 2016
                          15th and 16th October 2016
                          22nd and 23rd October 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The Banner                                                                                                                        


The artists and artisans include sculptors, potters, painters, glass workers, jewellers and many more talented people who work in styles from naïve to realistic to abstract and more. They also come from a variety of backgrounds, countries and cultures.

They rely on you, the visitor, to make this experience enjoyable and memorable, as you travel from mountain villages to bustling cities and on the way, stop off to look at the scenery and enjoy Cyprus hospitality.

This event is funded and promoted by the artists themselves. The organisers wish to express their gratitude to each participant for sharing their passion with the public.

If you wish to participate in 2017, please complete the Membership form or contact us:

EN:               Maria Etheridge +357 99 512 959
GR & EN:      Marina Emphietzi-Harris +357 99 341 726
GR & EN:      Nora Hadjisotiriou +357 99 678 132
Email:          This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:      www.cyprusopenstudios.com
Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too and read the blog!

Cyprus Open Studios will not be held responsible for any damage, loss or injury suffered during the event. The public and participants participate at their own risk. The statements and opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily those of the Organisers.

MAP # 1

Karen
sculpts in limestone and also
cement/fibreglass/resin mixes. She also paints
in an abstract style using fusions of water- and
oil-based materials. Karen has worked
extensively on the female form.

A: Studio Artemis, Main Road, Chlorakas, Paphos.
M: +357 99 953192
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W: click here

Open: 1-2  +  8-9  +  22-23  October

Directions:
Located in a long old stone building in open field on Chlorakas Main Road - diagonally across from Papantonio's and close to SOS Computers. Ample parking. See map here

MAP  # 34
 
Keren paints on canvas using acrylics mostly. She also uses various other mediums depending on the subject, ie: glitter, household paint, gold/silver-leaf (effect) metal paints, chalk, pens, etc. She always varnishes her work, sometimes to a high gloss-effect to make the colours 'pop'. Her subjects are quite diverse, and include portraits, animal portraits, abstracts, seascapes, landscapes, and more. Keren has been commissioned to paint many things including a dolls' house!

She has also painted many murals - in fact, this is where she started her journey into art. She has also 'up-cycled' furniture, photographs of these are available to peruse!

A: Technopolis20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010
M: +357 99 878 637
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W: www.artofkerenbevis.com
W: click here
FB: Keren Bevis / Keren Maria Bevis Art
T: keren bevis @fififluffibunny

Open: 15-16 + 22-23 October

Directions: Approximately 150m up the road from the Paphos District Courts.  MAP

MAP  # 43

Gabi
is a textile artist specialising in felting and dying. She prefers to work with natural fibres and dies and loves creating interesting surfaces and textures.

A: 1 Eleftherias Street, Anogyra, Cyprus
M: +357 99 585 323
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W: www.sharifa-art.com
W: Click here
FB: www.facebook.com/gabi.boehm.7

Open:  8-9  +  15-16  October

Directions: Take the LIMASSOL/PAPHOS motorway exit signed EVDHIMOU/AVDHIMOU. Go through the village over the speed bumps. After a small park on the left, take the left turning signed ANOGYRA. Follow this road until you see a sign saying ANOGYRA. Turn right here. Continue upwards round many bends, passing the old monastery on your right. Stay on this road, passing the Taverna on your right. The road curves left and right and very soon you reach a car-park on the right. Park here and follow the sign at the rear of the car-park to the OPEN STUDIOS.  MAP

MAP  # 7

Linda paints inacrylics and oils

A: Koullia Artworks, 1 Griva Digeni, Kouklia 8500, Paphos
T: +357 26 934 587
M: +357 99 853 530
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open:  1-2  +  8-9  +  15-16  +  22-23 October

Directions: On the Limassol to Paphos motorway, exit for Kouklia and follow the signs to Kouklia, Aphrodite's Temple and the Paliapaphos Museum. Once you arrive in the village, the Studio / Gallery is located just off Kouklia Square, as you pass between Gabriel's and Sophia's Taverna.  MAP

MAP  # 35

Sue paints in oils predominantly but also uses other media such as watercolour, acrylic, and others. Her forte is portraiture and she works mainly on commissions but plays with landscapes, seascapes and nature.

A: Technopolis20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010
M: +357 96 834 129
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W: www.sucalpaphosartist.com
FB: Sue Calder

Open:  15-16  &  22-23 October

Directions:  Approximately 150m up the road from the Paphos District Courts.  MAP

MAP  # 40


Emily
 is an artist specialising in oil and mixed media paintings and became a member of art collective Plastic Propaganda following her 2016 solo exhibition “Fatherland”. A degree in History of Art from UCL has informed her work with a rich legacy of symbolism and broader understanding of the context of her making. Her work is nostalgic and introspective and yet asks universal questions about the human condition and inevitability.

Emily’s work inhabits a hinterland between shrouded figuration and lyrical abstraction without seeking to identify itself fully with any genre; its desire is to communicate the subjective emotional experience as well as the universal. Although it is not always obvious because of her strong focus on texture and the visual quality of decay; she does not consider her paintings to be wholly abstract as they are deeply rooted in the formal qualities of the natural world and negotiate very real, often painful memories of time and place. Her work often evokes the early magic of childhood and is typified by the themes of personal loss and mourning, the inevitable decomposition in nature and the body, and the memories which are ultimately all that endure. She has become increasingly preoccupied with the dichotomy of life and decay as inseparable, as one and the same. For a lot of life the destruction of one thing is necessary for the growth and renewal of another.

There is always the hint of an unspoken grief which never quite unravels itself from its decorative expression. Her aesthetic choices and appropriation of nature’s allegory betray an idyllic childhood in the English countryside and a fixation on the inextricable relationship between beauty and decay. Colour and texture are central to her work as motifs in themselves. Her choice of colour is in fact a very deliberate way of expressing the gravity and, moreover, the tragedy of life. Romantic pinks and yellows, pastel hues, neon, iridescence, glitter and gold leaf all belie a deep sadness as she invites the viewer to consider that we always look backwards, at our childhood through rose-tinted glasses. We never quite accept that it’s over, lost forever to time, and we are alone now.

A: Technopolis20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010
M: +44 775 298 5134
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W: Emily-Jane-Campbell - Artist

Open:  15-16 + 22-23 October

Directions:
Approximately 150m up the road from the Paphos District Courts. MAP

MAP  # 24

Marion
creates unique travel-friendly ceramic pieces from both local and imported clays using skills learned from courses and workshops in ceramics and enjoys painting in oils and drawing in different media.

A: 5 Pavlou Mela (off Andrea Ioannou St.), Paphos.
T: +357 26 955 911
M: +357 99 156 605
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
W: click here

Open: 15-16 + 22-23 October

Directions: Her studio is located in Paphos town close to the Ethnographic and Byzantine Museums.  MAP

MAP  # 18


Mary is a mosaic artist, painter, and illustrator. She runs community art projects with schools and community groups of all ages and abilities. She also accepts many private commissions, creating mosaics for homes and gardens. Her mosaics are all original designs, inspired by nature, myth and culture.

A: Mersini Workshop, Mersini Villa, Pelagia Hamlet, Tsada.
M: +357 99 595 385
E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FB: Cyprus.Mosaics
W: click here

Open:  1-2  +  8-9  +  15-16  October

Directions: On the main road between Polis and Paphos, turn off towards Aphrodite’s Rock Brewery, approximately 1km north of the Tsada Village turnoff. Pass the brewery and about 50m further on the right is Mersini Villa.  MAP

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