It was my honour to be back in Heraklion, Crete in July 2018 and contribute to the Arts Festival with this mural. This island has always been at the crossroads of three continents. The little boats with the leaf sails and the new seeds arrive on the waves of Crete's blue-black hair. On the other side, beautiful flowers spring from newly settled homes. We are one. #peace #love
JOURNEYS FROM HOME RUGBY MUSEUM. THREE OF MY PRINTS WILL BE SHOWN ALONGSIDE THE IMPORTANT ARCHIVAL COLLECTION ON MIGRATIONAT RUGBY MUSEUM.
MAY, JUNE, JULY 2018 CRETE
AN EXHIBITION OF MY PRINTS AT ETZ HAYIM SYNAGOGUE, CHANIA, CRETE, IN THE CONTEXT OF A TRAINING EVENT FOR GREEK EDUCATORS.
MARCH 2018 LEICESTER
THE INSTALLATION OF SEVEN LARGE BANNERS FROM ORIGINAL PEN AND INK DRAWINGS AND PRINTS AT RUSHEY MEAD ACADEMY
WORK SELECTED AS PART OF THE ARCHIPELAGO INSTALLATION, VALLETTA, MALTA.
'MY PERSONAL MAP OF HERAKLION'.
Delighted to be showing selected works from the 'Personal Maps' series, at the wonderful Alexandria Library, Wilmslow Road, Manchester from October until December 2017.
Details of my first curatorial project: 'FOCUS ON IDENTITY' can be seen here:
My research and practical work are beginning to focus on the formation and expression of personal, religious and cultural identities. I have begun to exhibit and comment on the work that I generate in the form of blogs and publications.
'Focus on Identity' is my first curatorial project, which I am hoping to link to my academic work and grant applications, if successful.
My ultimate aim would be to produce a more cohesive body of practical and written work which focuses on the way we map our past and immediate experiences in the works that we generate. My most recent attempt has been 'Personal Maps' a book of limited edition works around the themes of Sense of Place and Identity.
I am interested in how artists acquire, process and disseminate their cultural inheritance. I would like to understand what forces, overt and covert cultural norms and symbols affect artists; and in what ways we form, retain and ‘curate’ inherited histories within our art practices.
November 2016 Awarded the prize for 'Ideas-on-Paper' for the print Smyrna/Izmir exhibited at the Malt Cross Midland Printmakers Open
November 2016 Work showing in the Leicester Society of Artists Annual Show at Newark Museum
November 2016 Work selected for Passion to Print, showing at LCB, Lightbox and Leicester Print Workshop.
SONGS FROM MY FATHER
Inspired by the beautiful songs of my childhood
420 x 594 mm Screenprint based on original pen and ink drawing Edition of 6.
October 15th 2016: This came today, completely unexpectedly but I am very happy about it!
"You have been selected as a finalist in the "Capturing Human Rights" art contest".
The print selected is 'Songs from my Father'. Click on the selected image of the print above to find more about Freedom House.org
4 September 2016
George Sfougaras is doing some voluntary work;
Painting murals and other decorative arts work in Potamies, a little village in Crete to improve the local environment and for the local village memorial. Cliick on the image above to find our more.
Some photographs from the summer of 2016.
'Little Hope' Digital edition 2015
November 2015: 'Little Hope' a digital print is a winner in the Small Print International.
Click on the image of the print above to find out more.