Breanne came to stay in the village wanting to make some small paintings.... After being inspired by the enormous local vultures she decided to make this marvelous mural.
Annabel Nolan from Australia booked out the full house for herself in June. Unlike most people who seem to be more introverted who come to stay at the village residency, she invited friends from around Europe and Australia to come and stay with her. At the end of her stay she painted the following mural which is of her favourite goddesses.
UK artist and photographer Tee Chandler came to spend spring at the residency. Along with some experimental visual art she took the following rather haunting photos.
Note. The photos of the residency house were taken before it was recently painted.
Mathew Halpin. The Side Woo, interview
Mathew did this interview last winter. Its more about the city residency but it also mentions the village one.
You might need to copy past the link.
San Francisco sculptor Michelle came to Crete to get inspired by nature and Cretan lifestyle. While staying in the village she created three mosaics. One is on a fountain on the central square. THANK YOU MICHELLE!!!
PS. Michelle hopes to come back soon and we might make a larger community mosaic.
Because of travel restrictions around the Corona virus the residency has not had many artists stay since late 2019. Bookings are very slow in 2021. Please if you would like to share the website with artists who you think would enjoy this lovely place. Please share the website. Mathew
Note. Things are looking much better for 2022. The residency has been booking out with some availability from September onwards. 29/10/2021.
Nice article about the village
Painting the streets
Each summer in the village we repaint fading houses with traditional lime washes. Last week we had a full weekend of painting, and many new ones were coloured. The main project was to paint a narrow old passageway bright blue. As the paint is a lime wash, it lets the old stone walls breath, and will wash away with rain over time.
Painting gourds project.
Recently an old house was perched in the village. Normally the old houses contain furniture from the past. This one did not, BUT inside there were two huge bags of unpainted gourds. (Sought of a pumpkin) As a project to liven up parts of the village that have been abandoned, we painted twelve with a fruit theme. They will hang on a street that needs some love. Yes its not 'art', but painting gourds in Greece has been done as decoration for many years. So we continue that tradition. The project has proven popular, so we will grow some fresh ones. It would be interesting to make some kind of conceptual project in the future.