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From a Continent to an Island-Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol hosts the exhibition From a Continent to an Island, organized by Cathrine art organization. The exhibition showcases part of an exceptional and important collection of paintings on bark, created by Indigenous Australians from Arnhem Land in northern Australia. The opening event will be held by the Australian High Commissioner in Cyprus, Ms Fiona McKergow, on Friday, 12 of January, at 19.30, while the exhibition will last till the 3rd of February.

The curator Nadine Berthelier describes the universe of the exhibition From a Continent to an Island as “one full of myths about the creation of the Aboriginal world, the Dreamtime, which the people of Arnhem Land have recorded on eucalyptus bark. The creator ancestors bequeathed the land to people and tasked them to conserve it in order to live in harmony with it. This wise directive which our contemporary civilisation is only now rediscovering, can hardly be found anywhere but in these conserved territories.For over 20,000 years, it has been an insider’s job to tell the countless founding myths of Arnhem Land from generation to generation.

The exhibition is realised with the support of the Deputy Ministry of Culture and the Australian High Commission in Cyprus and the opening event is sponsored by Scope Enterprises.

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Duration:  12 January- 3 February 2023
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 23:00/ Saturday: 12.00 – 23:00
Private viewings are available upon request
Exhibit8 Gallery: Hatziloizi Mihailidi 21, Katholiki, 3041, Limassol, Cyprus
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Yury Peshkov Solo Art Exhibition

“Cyprus in Black & White”

 Solo art exhibition by Yury Peshkov at Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol.

Duration: 16 December – 7 January

The opening event of the exhibition “Cyprus in Black and White”, will be held on Friday, December 16, at 19.30 by Natalia Kardash, Publisher, Editor-in- Chief, Vestnik Kipra, Founder, Successful business Leaders’ Club.

The exhibition “Cyprus in Black and White” works as a tribute to Cypriot sceneries and the beauty of the fleeting moment. Yury Peshkov captures the local surroundings with affection that celebrates even the most ordinary details. Still views of nature, monuments and the city present a fixed and yet in constant movement world.

The artworks of the exhibition are created with the “Dry brush” technique which is considered a fine line between drawing and painting. Commonly, a bristle brush is used to apply pure oil paint pigment without an oil binder and a hard eraser can create highlights. A time-consuming technique that requires accurate execution from the artist but at the same time offers expressiveness, lightness, and volume.  Dry brush perfectly reproduces the effect of black and white photography and even the effect of airbrushing in the drawing.

Yury Peshkov was born in Leningrad in 1963. He grew up in an artistic environment and graduated from art school in Zviezdny City in 1980. In his youth, his favourite pastime was to make sketches in the open air with pencil and charcoal, drawing on every piece of paper.

 Art Curation: Eleanna Avouri

Art Direction: Sonia Photiou

Sponsor of the opening is Ayia Mavri Winery

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 23:00/ Saturday: 12.00 – 23:00

Private viewings are available upon request

Exhibit8 Gallery: Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041 Limassol

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“Objets de mémoire” by Alexandros Chairetakis & Elli Lyraraki

A duo Art Exhibition by Alexandros Chairetakis and Elli titled “Objets de mémoire”, at Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol.

Duration: 11 November – 10 December. The opening event of the art exhibition “Objets de mémoire”, will be held on Friday, November 11, at 19.30


The exhibition “Objets de mémoire” presents the artworks of two eminent Greek artists, Alexandros Chairetakis and Elli Lyraraki. The French title of the exhbition is a direct reference to the notion of “memory spaces” of Pierre Nora. In a similar manner to Nora’s spaces, the two artists create objects, shapes and sceneries that reflect the inextricable connection between memory and the realm of the symbolic.

The section of Alexandros Chairetakis’ artworks includes realistic still life oil paintings while at times objects are placed in an impressionistic background.

The artworks of Elli Lyraraki consist of modern abstract compositions with acrylics. The main expressive mediums are geometry, colour and free writing. The artist is inspired by the longstanding tradition of her place of origin, Crete, and mostly from the Minoan culture, a culture rich in images and patterns.


Alexandros Chairetakis was born in Athens in 1959. He studied at the schools of Fine Arts in Athens, Paris and Berlin. He is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece. His works are found in public, corporate, bank and private collections in Greece and abroad. He has created artworks for poem collections and literature editions. His art exhibitions began in 1985. Until today he has attended many group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Greece and abroad. His work has received international recognition.


Elli Lyraraki was born and raised in Athens. She studied music and Interior design. In recent years, Elli has been living permanently in her place of origin, in Crete. She is the first Greek Designer to present with great success a collectible line of shoes and jewelry at the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris inspired by the Minoan Culture. Her paintings have been exhibited in various exhibitions in Athens, London, Moscow, Instanbul and Cyprus. Her work was featured in the French-German channel ART-E and the French channel TV5.

Art Curation: Eleanna Avouri

Art Direction: Sonia Photiou

At the opening event a collectible collection of leather jewellery will be available, designed by Elli Lyraraki for the purposes of the exhibition.


Sponsor of the opening is WineVault- Ktima Tselepos.

Entertainment: In the event there will be live music by the jazz saxophonist and musician Simos Tziakouris.

Duration: 11 November – 10 December 2022

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 23:00/ Saturday: 12.00 – 23:00

Private viewings are available upon request

Exhibit8 Gallery: Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041 Limassol

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Renos Efesopoulos / Glass Fence-The Exodus

Solo Art Exhibition by Renos Efesopoulos, titled “Glass Fence – The Exodus”, October 7 – 31, 2022, at Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol.

The opening event of the third solo art exhibition by Renos Efesopoulos will be held on Friday, October 7, at 19:30, by Dr. Nadia Anaxagorou, Director of Cultural Services of the Municipality of Limassol.

The exhibition presents two artistic views of the same subject. The first approach “Glass Fence”, which has already been exhibited in Nicosia in 2015, features goats in front of a range of flat backgrounds in shades of blue and painted in oil. In the new approach “The Exodus”, the goats are presented in the natural environment but in a painting approach characterised by altered, intense and clear colours, and this time, using mixed media with the prevalence of acrylic inks.


Duration: October 7 – 31

Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 23:00

Exhibit8 Gallery: Georgiou Gennadiou 16 & Andrea Themistokleous, Katholiki, 3041 Limassol

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