Local Artists showcased Latest Creations at “The Winter Exhibition”

Mientje De Goeij-de Rooij

Local artists showcased latest creations at Armação de Pêra’s Holiday Inn

– December 7, 2021

The Winter Exhibition was organised by Algarve Art, an art collective comprising dozens of local artists, and aimed to provide an opportunity for these artists — all of whom have seen their livelihood seriously impacted by the pandemic — to showcase their creations.

“Not much has been going on for nearly two years, but, in the last six months, things have started to open up and there have been more events taking place,” said Ian Morgan from Algarve Art. These past exhibitions have been a success with high turnouts, which Ian believes may be explained by people appreciating being able to be out of the house again after the Covid-related lockdowns. “It’s great to have people showing up and supporting these artists,” he said.

Despite all the inconveniences they caused, Ian explained the lockdowns also provided artists with more time to be creative, resulting in a lot of new works. The exhibition featured the works of Selzer d’Sousa, Frans Bresser, Bob Tidy, Rowan Marques, Lynn Collins Baldock, Mientje de Goeij-de Rooij, Aynur Foring, Samantha Van Der Westhuizen, Kay Maunder, David Trubshaw, Mickey Craig and Figs on the Funcho. Visitors were able to purchase artworks directly from the artists, who displayed a variety of works and styles.

Algarve Art was founded six years ago by Alyson Sheldrake and has been run by Ian and his wife Andrea for the past few months. The group’s goal is to organise art exhibitions, festivals and social gatherings that “provide a platform” for local artists of many different nationalities from across the Algarve. “Our goal is to promote and elevate the level of art and to empower artists to reach a bigger audience,” the couple says.

You can visit www.algarve-art.org for more information about the dozens of artists who comprise the group and to stay updated on future events.

Author: Inside Magazines

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