Above the Symi Dream shop is a gallery and, at the moment, it is the only permanent exhibition space on the island. (Though we work closely with The Symi Gallery for the good of art on Symi, Greece.) Our gallery has been in use for the last four years and has been used by local artists to display their work. Scroll down for some photos.
The gallery is open during shop hours; usually 9.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 21.00, Monday to Saturday, though opening hours change if we’re out on photo-shoots elsewhere. Gallery entrance is always free
An exhibition of Black and White photography from Symi’s photographer Neil Gosling. Opens April 22nd at 6pm and stays open all through the season. Entrance free. Come on a Monday night and have a glass of wine with us.
All the photographs are limited editions and are for sale. Colour photographs of Symi are available in the Symi Dream shop downstairs.
From May to October: Symi Dreamers
Work inspired by Symi. Anyone can exhibit, bring you work with you when you come on holiday or create it here and put it in the ‘revolving’ exhibition. Works from island visitors and those who stay here longer. All welcome.
27th June to 1st July
Uschi Ploetz and Ruediger Hessberg will be exhibiting their work in the Symi Dream Gallery.
The opening night is June 27th at six pm, where the wine will be flowing and where you can meet the artists. Also see www.creartura.com
Christina Kirk MARCA
Will be exhibiting from 5th to 16th September
5th September: opening night (6 to 8 pm) with wine and, at 19.30 an informal talk from the artist.
There is also the chance to join a workshop day with Christina, Friday September 9th from 9.30 am, on her boat sailing around Symi, drawing and learning, This is limited to 10 people so please contact Symi Dream now if you are interested.
Monday 12th September there will be a charity auction of selected paintings; at 19.30
Symi Dream Gallery 2010
7th August 2010 saw the opening of a new exhibition ‘Greek Skies’ by Haycox.
Haycox is the founder of the Symi Gallery, a peripatetic organisation displaying art on Symi at various venues. He also teaches art workshops to local children and adults.
This exhibition runs until September 8th when ‘Bassett & Bennett’ will be back in the gallery. In the meantime the work from that exhibition is being displayed in the temporary Symi Dream gallery next door, and in the shop.
This year the Symi Dream Gallery is hosting an exhibition of prints and originals by Cornish artist Sarah Bassett and Symi artist Gill Bennett. The idea of combining Cornwall and Symi in one exhibition came about after a recent trip to Britain’s West Country where the similarities between the two places became strikingly evident.
In her paintings Sarah Bassett (a regular Symi visitor) captures the essence of the sea, the boats and the Cornish way of life. Gill Bennett captures the Symi landscapes, the characters and the atmosphere. It doesn’t take much imagination to wonder which place is which.
The Bassett & Bennett exhibition will be on throughout the summer (unless a visiting artist is exhibiting at the gallery). Entrance is, as always, free and if you visit on a Monday night you have a complimentary glass of wine to enjoy while you view.
There is a short video of the opening night, May 10th, on our You Tube page. Click here.
Starting on 19th June 2009 there was a season-long exhibition of work by local artists of all nationalities and this ran until the end of October. This was held in association with ODAS and Symi Art http://www.symiart.com. In August ΟΔΑΣ (ODAS), the local group comprising creative people of Symi, held its annual two-week exhibition; so the Symi Dream one came down and then went back up again.
August. ODAS, Symi’s art group for local, creative people, held its summer exhibition for the fourth year running at the Symi Dream Gallery, Horio, Symi.
In March, 2009, the gallery played host to a ‘one night stand’ one of three consecutive evenings where local artist Ian Haycox displayed a variety of work. Although this was intended as a one night only viewing, the exhibits stayed in the gallery for several weeks.
Between June and December, 2008 the gallery played host to two main exhibitions. Through the year Neil displayed some of his work showing animals from the Galapagos Islands and people of Peru. This exhibition also had information about the countries and the animals, and an interactive quiz for the school children who came to look.
On August 9th ODAS moved in for their annual two-week exhibition displaying arts and crafts by a variety of local residents, including local jeweller Josie Franklin. Nationalities represented included, Greek, English, Danish, American, Australian, French and Dutch, among others.
During 2007 the gallery was used to display the work of local artist Gill Bennett, and photographer Neil Gosling, with contributions from Sarah Bassett. ODAS held their second exhibition here during the summer.
The gallery was officially opened and blessed by local priests at the start of the ODAS exhibition in this year. The opening of a new exhibition is usually accompanied by wine and sometimes by musicians and dancing.
If you want to know more about the Symi Dream Gallery, if you want to exhibit your work for example, please get in touch. Contact details are on the contacts page. You could be exhibiting in Symi, Greece.