Wednesday 8 April 19:00 - 21:30

The Hellenic Centre
16-18 Paddington Street
London
W1U 5AS

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Christoforos Savva: Unbound

Performing & Visual Arts

The Hellenic Centre in London presents a new exhibition of works by Christoforos Savva, curated by Marina Christodoulidou.

Exhibition open: 8 April - 3 May 2020

Opening: Wednesday 8 April at 19:00

The opening will be held under the auspices of the High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus in the UK, Mr Andreas S. Kakouris. The inaugural event will be followed by a reception. The exhibition will run through 3 May.

The exhibition will focus on the years Savva spent in post-war London (1946-54) and the ways the city enhanced his approach to a life of art. This was an ebullient decade in the art-world characterised by the emergence of various seminal artists and movements. Undoubtedly, it was also a formative period for Savva as a person and as an artist as this was when he studied at the Heatherley School of Fine Art (1947-54), under Ian Macnab and Frederic Whiting. During the same period, and together with a group of fellow students from Heatherley, he formed the artists’ collective “Pimlico Group”, named after Pimlico Street where the school and a number of art hotspots, including Tate Gallery, were located.

Christoforos Savva

(1924-1968, Marathovounos) lived and worked in Nicosia. After serving in the Cypriot Regiment of the British Army during World War II, he moved to London for studies at Saint Martin’s School of Art and the Central School of Art before enrolling at Heatherley School of Art where he studied until 1953. During the next two years, he spent time in Cyprus where he presented his first solo exhibitions and became involved in the local artistic milieu, while also being one of the founders of the Pancyprian Union of Art Votaries. More information

Parallel Events

Thursday 9 April, 12:00

Guided tour by the curator, Marina Christodoulidou (in English)

Friday 10 April, 5pm

Guided tour by the curator, Marina Christodoulidou (in English)

Saturday 11 April, 2pm

Christoforos Savva amongst friends

Round-table discussion with Antonis Eliakis, George Kyriacou, Roddy Maude-Roxby and Ghika Savva (in English). RSVP & More information

Organised by Cultural Services of the Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth and The Hellenic Centre.

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