The usually quiet seaside town of Larnaca has become a hub of artistic activity of late, attracting culture vultures from around the island and further afield, as the very first international Arts Biennale breathes new life into the area.
Organised by a passionate group of artists and art lovers, the occasion running until the end of November 2018, has attracted the attention of local and foreign creative talents – from around Europe and beyond – who are now showcasing their eye-catching work at different points around the town. Both indoor and outdoor venues have been utilized, as artists present work under the theme of ‘Container and Content’, curated by local fine artist Vassilis Vassiliades. All works are competing for the Larnaca Biennale Grand Prix.
From site-specific installations and sculptures, to paintings, drawings and murals, there is much to feast your eyes on when walking through Larnaca – be sure to stand back to admire the life-size mural outside the Larnaca Municipal Gallery among many other stunning works – while the Biennale is also hosting plenty of exciting artistic and cultural events in the city including concerts, plays, performances, lectures and children’s workshops.
If you wish to head down to a specific exhibition space, core exhibitions are being held at the Myth Factory, the Larnaca Municipal Gallery and the Pierides Museum.
Where and when? A variety of ndoor and outdoor venues around Larnaca. All event spaces are open on a daily basis, except Sunday. For a full programme and a handy printed ‘map’ of the Biennale visit www.biennalelarnaca.com
cover photo credit: Inside Scala