Dizi Alex is a Greek street artist from northern Greece. She wanted to do a painting in Lakkos and we were very happy to have her. The work is on the Lakkos square. We have been pushing her to make a website but as for now you can look her up on facebook under her tag name of Dizi Alex.
Melanie came to Crete to escape the cold winter in the UK and work on molds to be cast with bronze. We were very lucky as she wanted to make a piece and leave it here. She has for a long time had dreams of flying. Because of this she made a large sculptor of Icarus, which we hung in the local square.
Candy and James came to Lakkos to develop their project about dealing with grief and death. Full artists details and project description in the facebook event page. Thank you Antje Larsen for photos. Thank you Heraklion Municipality for supplying the paint.
Jacqui came to Greece to get a taste of her fathers homeland. At the end of her stay she had a solo exhibition at the residency. As it was also the one year anniversary of the residency we had a party.
Photos by Antje Larson
Elena has a big love for our island and has been here three times. This time she came with her ukulele, as well as art materials. She did lots of filming in her short stay. Soon we hope to have some photos of her ink drawings of Lakkos. Here are some links to films she made in and around Heraklion.
Also she painted a mural.
Often we take residence on road trips. This trip we headed to the beaches in the south and stopped off at the ancient city of Gortyna. With us was Elena Duff, Angela Maasalu, Joey Gavin and Antonis Tsirikoudis. Also on the trip we went to Matala beach and an apple festival in the mountains.
Joey came to stay at the residency to write and record new music. At the end of his stay he put on a concert with local Odysseas Grammas. The event took place in the basement of Diartiriteo. The night started quietly but by the end of the show the venue was packed!
Photos by Antje Larson
Angela came to stay at the residency in September. During her time here she made a mural in the Lakkos area and produced many paintings and drawings. At the end of her stay she had a solo exhibition with the local gallery Da.
Please click the link to see the exhibition details.