My mother with Cherub (2022) and Black Phoenix (by Christoph Ziegler, 2021). Cherub is now part of a private coilection in Amsterdam. Here is the relevant statement:  An allegory of life and death In the old days, in Greece, the baptism clothes of children who died were donated to the church to re-use; the precious […]


H European Fashion Heritage Association στην Tσακωνια

Δινουμε μια προγευση μονο της χθεσινης ημερας, λιαν χαρουμενης και δημιουργικής, διπλα στο συνεργειο της European Fashion Heritage Association που επισκεφτηκε Τυρό, Λεωνιδιο και Τσιταλια για να καταγραψει σε ντοκυμαντέρ εργα και προφορική ιστορία της τσακωνικής υφαντικής – απο τα πιο ταπεινα εργα που καλυπταν τις αναγκες των βοσκών και των χωρικών για ενδυση και […]

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Greece 200 is on air: Το εξώφυλλο ξέραμε αμέσως μόλις είδαμε τη νέα του δουλειά ότι θα ενα έργο του Αμερικανού εικαστικού Thomas Xenakis . Το οπισθόφυλλο όμως; Μία βόλτα στα γειτονικά Τσιταλια μας έδωσε την απάντηση. Θα ήταν ο Γεώργιος Καραϊσκάκης αυτοπροσώπως. Οι αθυροστομες ρήσεις του και δη αυτή με την οποια παρέδωσε […]

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Photo credit: Courtesy of Peloponnesian Folklore Foundation / Tom Stamati Xenakis / Christoph Ziegler In 2021, Greece celebrates the 200th anniversary of its War of Independence from the Othoman Empire. The Greek struggle inspired 19th-century artists and intellectuals, such as Lord Byron and Eugène Delacroix, and breached the anti-liberal European political order. SMCK Magazine’s 4th […]

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Tsikaliotis Mansion to host our textile_art_show in late June_Arcadia_Greece

Picture: Helleni_Textile collage_Five generations of embroiderers_2017_Loukia Richards_Credit: Christoph Ziegler. We are happy to announce that the group show following our #Textile Quartet #Artist_Residency and Workshop (17-30 June 2019) in Leonidio will take place at the Municipal Gallery in Tsikaliotis Mansion (26-29 June). We are looking for the 4th member of our USA_Canada_Greece team. If you […]

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Embroidery is the new black

EN/GR “OXI!/NO!”. Loukia Richards, 2010. Embroidery of 18th and 19th century Greek traditional motifs on old Greek flag. Credit: Studio Kominis Athens. “By 2030 3D printing will overtake conventional manufacturing in the fashion industry making exquisite embroidery and hand-crafted pieces the ultimate luxury”. This is a statement by fashion’s “Bible” Vogue (British, June 2016). Professional […]

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