Monday, 4 April 2011
The Needle Files are proud to be sponsoring:
'The Olive Tree A Rooster Called Home', BENELUX, MAY 2011
What is it? A solo textile art show by Loukia Richards + fee free Greek Embroidery workshops taught by Richards.
Show and e-catalogue curator: Dr. Alexandra Tranta, Archaeologist - Museologist
E-catalogue design: Vagelis Stournaras
Where: Coco-mat shops Antwerpen, Amsterdam, Rotterdam.
Dates: 3 - 10 Μay Αntwerpen, 12 - 19 Μay Amsterdam, 21 - 28 Μay Rotterdam.
"The Rooster is a symbol of abundance & fertility in Greek Embroidery; the olive tree is the holy tree of Athens (my hometown) and a characteristic motif of my paintings.
The title is also a reference to the rooster who nested in the olive tree of a former (deserted) kilim factory in Leonidio in SE Peloponnese - a town internationally known for its kilim industry in the 19th century."
The event is under the auspices of The Theoharakis Foundation (www.thf.gr), a private museum of modern and contemporary art in Athens.
Communication sponsors are: British 'The Needle Files' - Dutch website for international embroidery www.berthi.web-log.nl - US digital plaftorm for the arts http://www.findartinfobank.com/
Corporate sponsors of the show are: Coco-mat (www.coco-mat.com), Pireaus Bank (www.pireausbank.gr), Superfast Ferries (www.superfast.com), Domain Skouras (www.skouras.gr)
The E-catalogue will be avaliable soon via this blog. More updates and images to follow soon...