Local artists to showcase latest creations at Armação de Pêra’s Holiday Inn
Bob Tidy

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

An exhibition featuring the works of several local artists will take place on the first weekend of December at the Holiday Inn in Armação de Pêra.

The ‘Winter Exhibition’ is organised by Algarve Art, an art collective comprising dozens of local artists, and aims 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,” Ian Morgan from Algarve Art told the Resident.

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, hoping that the Winter Exhibition can follow the success of past events.

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 event, which will be free to attend, will take place on December 4 and 5 between 12 noon and 6pm. Visitors will be able to purchase artworks directly from the artists, who will be displaying a variety of works and styles. And with Christmas just around the corner, “you may just find something to gift your friends and family,” the organisers say.

Here’s the full list of artists so far confirmed to be taking part: 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.

Algarve Art was founded six years ago by Alyson Sheldrake and has been run for the last six months by Ian and his wife Andrea.

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.

By Michael Bruxo
michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com

Local artists to showcase latest creations at Armação de Pêra’s Holiday Inn
Bob Tidy
Local artists to showcase latest creations at Armação de Pêra’s Holiday Inn
David Trubshaw
Local artists to showcase latest creations at Armação de Pêra’s Holiday Inn
Mientje De Goeij-de Rooij
Local artists to showcase latest creations at Armação de Pêra’s Holiday Inn
Samantha Van Der Westhuizen