The works of the winners of Portimão’s popular “Photographic Marathon” are on display at the city’s Museum until March 30
Feb09

The works of the winners of Portimão’s popular “Photographic Marathon” are on display at the city’s Museum until March 30

The 23rd Portimão Photographic Marathon brought in 157 photography lovers of 10 nationalities – February 9, 2024 | Text Alexandra Stilwell Theme: There are still wooden boats The winning images of the 23rd Portimão Photographic Marathon have been revealed and are on show in the city’s Museum until March 30. The latest edition of the popular photographic contest was held both “live” and online. The initiative saw 157 photography lovers...

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Local Artist Meinke Flesseman discusses plans for the future of her art gallery in Portimão
Jan22

Local Artist Meinke Flesseman discusses plans for the future of her art gallery in Portimão

The two-storey building in Portimão showcases not only a “combination of abstract and figurative” works by Meinke, but also aims to feature “workshops, yoga, live model painting, or serving as a creative retreat space”, with temporary collective exhibitions also expected – January 22, 2024 | Text Beatriz Maio A year ago, the Dutch artist opened her new art gallery. Since then, the space has grown into so much more. Dutch artist Meinke...

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This Saturday, internationally acclaimed textile artist Vanessa Barragão opens her solo exhibition in Lagos
Jan19

This Saturday, internationally acclaimed textile artist Vanessa Barragão opens her solo exhibition in Lagos

Lagos Cultural Centre will present the solo exhibition “Submerged/Immersed” by the Algarvian Vanessa Barragão – January 19, 2024 The Algarve-born textile artist Vanessa Barragão has shown her work in Portugal, England, Germany, the United States, Taiwan, Shanghai, and South Korea, garnering international recognition online with 577K followers on Instagram alone. Her large audience has become familiar with beautifully...

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Lagos Creative Arts Hub hosting Open Day on January 12 and 13 with a series of activities that will last throughout the night
Jan11

Lagos Creative Arts Hub hosting Open Day on January 12 and 13 with a series of activities that will last throughout the night

This two-day event will include concerts, performances, exhibits, and workshops – January 11, 2024 Photo LAC – Lagos Creative Arts Hub Facebook Page Lagos’ creative arts hub (Laboratório de Artes Criativas, or LAC), will host an Open Day event on January 12 and 13. From 6pm onwards on both days, there will be a wide range of performances, exhibitions and workshops taking place, all of which showcase the work of...

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Local Artist Tara Bongard is exhibiting her works in Portimão
Dec12

Local Artist Tara Bongard is exhibiting her works in Portimão

The ‘Life Lines’ exhibition will be presented until January 2 – December 12, 2023 Artist Tara Bongard A new exhibition titled ”Life Lines” by local artist Tara Bongard is on display at Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes in Portimão. The exhibition showcases Tara’s most recent graphite drawings of nature in the Algarve and runs until January 2. About the artist Tara Bongard was born in London, England, but her roots are Anglo-Portuguese,...

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Local artists Anke Punt Bach and Rui Botto unveil a collaborative exhibition this December in Lagoa
Dec07

Local artists Anke Punt Bach and Rui Botto unveil a collaborative exhibition this December in Lagoa

Lagoa’s library will host a joint exhibition of paintings starting December 11 – December 7, 2023 | Text Michael Bruxo On Monday, December 11 at 5.30pm, Lagoa’s municipal library will inaugurate an exhibition of paintings by local artists Anke Punt Bach and Rui Botto. The two Lagoa-based artists will be showcasing their creations at the library until January 31, 2024. About the artists Anke and Rui met at the Arco Íris...

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Porca Preta Gallery in Monchique Presents Nature and Fantasy by Barbara Thomas
Mar29

Porca Preta Gallery in Monchique Presents Nature and Fantasy by Barbara Thomas

The art exhibition starts on April 2 – March 29, 2023 Barbara Thomas, a Swiss painter who has lived in Monchique for several years, will be exhibiting her works of art at the Porca Preta Gallery, in Monchique, this April. Her love for Portugal is reflected in her various works. Nature, Fantasy and the people of the Alentejo are the source of her inspiration and title of some of her paintings. The inauguration will take place this...

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Join the discussion: Portimão Museum welcomes four internationally renowned artists for Painting Symposium
Mar06

Join the discussion: Portimão Museum welcomes four internationally renowned artists for Painting Symposium

Portimão’s Museum welcomes the third International Painting Symposium between March 6 and 11th – March 6, 2023 The Museum of Portimão welcomes the third edition of the International Painting Symposium, taking place between March 6 and 11 at the auditorium hall, between 9.30am and 6pm. This year’s edition invites the exploration of the theme “Freedom and Woman”, welcoming four internationally recognised artists from...

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How moving to the Algarve changed Wendy Beugels’ artistic expression
Sep09

How moving to the Algarve changed Wendy Beugels’ artistic expression

Painting the world – September 9, 2022 A versatile artist, Wendy Beugels went through an incredible artistic transformation as she settled into Algarvian life. From realistic and expressionistic artworks, using oil and acrylic paint, to colourful and happy watercolours inspired by her surroundings. Originally from the Netherlands, since childhood Wendy had a passion for drawing and painting. “Art was my favourite class in school,” she...

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A New collective art project arises in the Algarve: the Artlink Collective
Aug22

A New collective art project arises in the Algarve: the Artlink Collective

This summer, the Artlink Collective will showcase the artwork of several artists around the Algarve – August 22, 2022 Some of life’s more interesting journeys seem to take on their own direction without any planned route in mind. This was the case when four artists made contact around nine months ago and both friendships and appreciation of each other’s work developed. Without denying that selling their own work was an objective, it...

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