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"The Sheep. Celebrating Pastoral Life: Architecture and Art"


"Hellenic World" Cultural Centre


The Greek exhibition themed "The Sheep. Celebrating Pastoral Life: Architecture and Art" will open its doors on Tuesday, October 15th 2013, at the "Hellenic World" Cultural Centre. The exhibition will remain open untill the 1st of December and will be presenting, through artworks, photos, audiovisual material and architectural constructions, aspects of the European pastoral heritage that derive from mythology, symbolisms and contemporary architecture.

The visitors of the exhibition are invited to discover the function of materials, the functionality of places and the integration into the landscape of traditional pastoral constructions, the reuse of new materias for contemporary constructions (fences, sheepfolds, sheep pens and biotechnical units), as well as the invetiveness of the shepherds, through "intelligent solutions" on infrustructure and insulation issues for permanent as well as temporary constructions.

In a seperate section of the exhibition, dedicated exclusively to Art, several artworks which have drawn their inspiration from pastoral life and its symbolisms on the sheep and the shepherd through mythology, devotional life and folk oral tradition are displayed. These artworks, creations by famous Greek and other European artists, are organised into two big sections: Works that draw inspiration from symbolisms (the good shepherd, innocence, sacrifice, the black sheep) and works that draw inspiration (and also use) from sheep products like wool or fleece.

In addition, through the usage of QR codes, hidden messages and riddles that seek after a solution and also many other bigger or smaller surprises are waiting to be discovered by and interact with all visitors of the exhibition, through a specially designed for smartphones, interactive game.

Visiting Hours:

9:00 – 13:30 Monday-Thursday

9:00 – 20:00 Friday

11:00 – 16:00 Saturday

10:00 – 18:00 Sunday

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With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union
With the support of the Culture Programme of the European Union

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