'A Nose to Die For' by artist BJ Boulter - the nose-nostril check by Natasha Singh!
'A Nose to Die For' by artist BJ Boulter - the nose-nostril check by Natasha Singh!

Artists For Hope exhibition opens in VRSA

The opening of the “Artists For Hope” exhibition took place last Thursday at the Centro Cultural António Aleixo in Vila Real de Santo António.

The group of 15 artists from the Algarve Artists Network (AAN) shared a message of hope with the public through their art.

The exhibition was inaugurated with a speech by Marta Setúbal, Chief of Staff at the town hall in Vila Real de Santo António.

Marta Setúbal from the town hall giving a speech (artwork Brigitte von Humbolt)
Marta Setúbal from the town hall giving a speech (artwork Brigitte von Humbolt)

The AAN artworks are full of life, colour and hope, including the giant sculpture of a living, leafy nose ‘Dying to Breathe’ being photographed ‘stop motion’ as it dies, making a film to reinforce the notion that air pollution needs to be controlled to give hope for the future of our trees.

The ‘Artists for Hope’ exhibition has enjoyed great success at Faro Museum over the summer and is confident of many visitors during the month that it will be on display in VRSA.

Centro Cultural António Aleixo showing the work of 15 artists
Centro Cultural António Aleixo showing the work of 15 artists

The exhibition runs until October 11.

Artists: Liz Allen, BJ Boulter, Silvia Calveti, Vera Christians, Brigitte von Humboldt, Mary Hurst, Claire Lloyd-Bown, Lotti Klink, Jutta Mertens-Kemmler, Betty-Ann Mörelius, Claus von Oertzen, Birte Pröttel, Natasha Singh, Kerstin Wagner and Henryka Wöerle.