Christoforos Savva Amongst Friends

Saturday 11 Apr 2020

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A group of Christoforos Savva’s friends and his daughter Ghika Savva will gather during the Christoforos Savva: Unbound exhibition at the Hellenic Centre to share memories of the artist’s work and life.

Roddy Maude-Roxby was a precious friend and fellow-artist whom he met at Heatherley’s School of Fine Art around 1948. In 1954, upon completion of their studies in London, they traveled to Cyprus and went together on a cycling tour around the island for the creation of new work and the study of the Cyprus light. Maude-Roxby and Savva were also founding members of the artists’ collective Pimlico Group, which shared a vision on contemporary art and collaborative practice but didn’t have the opportunity to expand its scope further due to the mobility of each one of the members.

Antonis Eliakis, a London-based Cypriot writer met Savva and Maude-Roxby during their stay in Famagusta in 1954 and was also one of the first to review their joint exhibition at the British Council in the local press. In 1995 in a short memoir, Eliakis wrote about this commemorable encounter with the two artists and their diverse approach to painting.

George Kyriacou was one of the six artists who represented Cyprus at the Venice Biennale in 1968, together with Savva. Kyriacou will speak on Savva’s latest phase of practice and his search for abstraction.

Ghika Savva, the artist’s daughter, has come to know her father through her mother’s lifelong research on her late husband and the way that his work, as well as oral witnessing, created the legacy of Cypriot pioneering artist, Christoforos Savva. Through her research left to the family, Ghika will speak on findings derived from Christine Duroe-Savva’s archive.

Christoforos Savva: Unbound

Exhibition open Wednesday 8 April-Sunday 3 May. Find out more here

Parallel events

Thursday 9 April 12:00 Guided tour by the curator, Marina Christodoulidou (in English)
Friday 10 April 17:00 Guided tour by the curator, Marina Christodoulidou (in English)


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