Govedarou Art Gallery presents the group art exhibition entitled: "NIKOS KAZANTZAKIS: ASCETIC", curated by the Art Historian EKPA, MA Journalist and Member of AICA Greece, Nikolena Kalaitzaki.

The Art Historian and Curator, Nikolena Kalaitzaki, hereby notes:

"I audaciously unfold my little narrative, giving space to the thought to let the heart dance to the bloody, deep red, but even more free rhythms of an eternal ASCETIC, written in 1922 with ink. Joy and sorrow or sweet sorrow (?), life and death or something beyond (?). Abyss, perishable soul and non-perishable body or vice versa(?). The unsolved enigma and the dreams that even if they cry do not dry out; they seek to confront carnal demons and imaginary gods, fulfil and be fulfilled with majestic, disobedient offspring of a wonderful and invulnerable superman; the background is dominated by the inexhaustible light and the blue horizon.      

It is said that people never forget those who speak the truth in their hearts and Nikos Kazantzakis, the charismatic thinker, inspirational and tireless writer, internationally recognized for his valuable work is undoubtedly one of those unforgettable persons that we proudly and awely recognize as our own people, as we are blown away by the momentum of his mental warmth and superiority that stays here forever and accompanies our starlit passage. 

// WE COME from a dark abyss, we end in a dark abyss, and we call the luminous interval life. As soon as we are born the return begins, at once the setting forth and the coming back; we die in every moment. Because of this many have cried out: The goal of life is death! But as soon as we are born we begin the struggle to create, to compose, to turn matter into life; we are born in every moment. Because of this many have cried out: The goal of ephemeral life is immortality.

(Nikos Kazantzakis, extract from “Ascetic”) //".

Participant Artists:

Eleni Arvanitaki • Efthymis Argyratos • Kostis Atsalis • Stella Varna • Efi Verikiou • Maria Vlaserou • Evita Voudouri • Alexandros Voutsas • Eirini Georgopoulou • Silia Giakamozi • Skevi Giapani • Veroniki Damianidou • Faidra Englezou • Maria Zisi • Vasiliki Karampampa • Stella Koza • Kostas Kounalis • Lina Kountouraki • Dimitris Lapousis • Thanos Liakos • Ntorina Malliou • Antonia Mantzouka • Thetis Marianou • Stavroula Mitsakou • Aliki Michailidou • Eirini Monommatou • Chrysa Bezirgiannidou • Giota Bouza • Konstantina Ntziavou • Themistoklis Papapanagiotou • Vangelis Pappas • Tzeni Petropoulou • Eleftheria Rapanaki • Michalis Sismanidis • Irida Spinoula • Nikolas Fotiadis • Maria Chalkia • Katerina Chatzi • Elli Chousou

Opening: Friday, February 25 (6 - 9:30 p.m.)

Exhibition duration: February 25 - March 11, 2022

Opening hours:

Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Closed on Sundays

Sponsored by: Polismagazino & Thessculture

*To enter the gallery, it is mandatory to use a mask and show a certificate of illness or vaccination. Maximum number of people staying in the space at the same time: 27 people.

Govedarou Art Gallery is proudly participating also this year in the 5th Art-Thessaloniki International Art Fair in the TIF Helexpo Exhibition and Conference Center (pavilions 10-9-8) from 25-28/11/2021.

Our artists this year are:

Nana Winter-Georgiadou (painting)

Achim Dittrich (photography)

Nina Michailidou (painting)

Stelios Zacharoudis (painting)

Olga Hatzichristou (painting)


Come and find us at Pavilion 10 - Booth 10

Art without borders: Ukrainian Art project "RE: CREATION" in Thessaloniki.

Organized by the Culture Center ArtLine under the auspices of the Embassy of Ukraine in Greece and the Consulate of Ukraine to Thessaloniki

From May 17th till June 2nd  2021 the exhibition of the Ukrainian Art Project "RE: CREATION" will take place in the "Govedarou Art Gallery" in Thessaloniki.

In frames of the project, art-works of more than 15 distinguished Ukrainian artists will be presented to the Greek audience. The project was organized by the Culture Center “ArtLine” under the auspices of the Embassy of Ukraine in Greece and the Consulate of Ukraine in Thessaloniki.

The exhibition is designed to present to the Greek public a variety of techniques, styles and creative approaches of contemporary Ukrainian artists. The exhibition will feature both classical painting and unique original techniques of painting on glass and wood, sculpture, ceramics and exclusive jewelry from the famous Ukrainian brand "Fursa Fashion".

The curator of the project, renowned Ukrainian artist Marianna Abramova, set a goal to present the creative energy and potential of Ukrainian art, to reveal what inspires it and what becomes a creative impulse for the artist, to explore the interaction of different arts, and thus comprehend the dialogue in art and culture through the works of Ukrainian artists.

"This project, created in collaboration with Greek gallery owner and co-curator Natasa Govedarou, is another bright link in the chain of cultural ties and creative dialogue between the two countries. It aims to expand the field of intercultural dialogue and consolidate the successful steps already taken in the direction of our cooperation in the field of culture between Ukraine and Greece "- says Marianna Abramova

The project was conceived and was due to be presented to the Greek audience in May this year.

But the quarantine has happened that seemed to paralyze life both externally and internally. Each of us and the world as a whole had to comprehend himself in new realities. For some, this pause was a stimulus for a creative explosion, for some a moment of silenceand reflection. But one way or another, the project, designed to highlight the place of creative impulse, creative understanding of reality in the era of high technology and super speeds, during this time of "global pause" proved to be even more relevant.

The world lockdown in the limited space of apartments turned up to what we used to take for granted - namely to art. The quarantined man turned to the book, reviewed many of the Museum's exhibits online, watched cinema masterpieces and listened to the music of all times.

“RE: CREATION” project offers you the opportunity to look behind the scenes of the "creative laboratory" of contemporary Ukrainian artists, to analyze what becomes a nourishing resource that pushes to action , what types and works of world art are reflected in the paintings of contemporary Ukrainian artists.

Thus Marianna Abramova explores the theme of theater in our lives, where we are spectators and at the same time creators of the reality that is hidden behind the scenes and is about to open to our vision.

Irina Akimova is inspired by Shakespeare’s plays and interprets images of Romeo and Juliet’s eternal love, as well as the inevitable drama of the Montecchi and Capuletti conflict in an abstract way, capturing the casts of peak emotional states.

The energy and passion of Argentine tango is hidden in the contrasting, dynamic paintings of Inna Katyushchenko.

Nature becomes the starting point of creativity of a number of bright artists.

Katerina Pyatakova sees the beauty of nature as the main source of inspiration and recreates in her pastel works the living matter of the sea to a sense of presence.

Yaroslav Valiev gives nature and the element of water a symbolic meaning - in his paintings the mountains become a metaphor for the dialogue between the past and the future, and the sea - a stormy stream of consciousness.

Alina Khrapchynskaya studies the changing states of nature with the help of a bright fleshy color texture in paintings created in the open air in different parts of the world, including Greece.

Lilia Postil's landscapes are also a kaleidoscope of bright emotions and natural states.

And Olena Smal praises the Cosmos and cosmic energy as the organizing energy of life.

In the bright ceramic works of Mariia Litichevskaya - the beauty and unique expressiveness of natural springs: geysers and minerals.

The female image as the embodiment of natural harmony - in the elegant, laconic sculptural compositions of Nabil Wehbe (Ukraine - Lebanon).

The woman appears in a key way in the work of Tatiana Cherevan, who successfully combines in the presented works the study of women's psychology with the reproduction of exotic sensuality and the taste of journeys.

And on the black / white canvases of Aleksandra Musienko, woman is a symbol of beauty and an unsolved mystery.

Alexander Fandikov - a creator of legends and a connoisseur of mystical creatures - recreates the seasons with the help of forest minstrels, who sing the melody of autumn, and his magical character "Dream Guardian" protects home comfort at any time and under any circumstances.

The play of sun and light on unique glass paintings by Lilia Zadoyanchuk who co - authored the creative process and each time revealed the luxury of the recreated moment of life.

The impulse for the work of Paolo Vasilevich is philosophical reflections, embodied in the complex compositional and colorful mosaic of the work of "John".

Dmitriy Zazimko turns to the mystery of signs and symbols of ancient times, trying to reveal the meaning of today's events through the magic of the past.

The bright note of the project is the exclusive jewelry from the Ukrainian brand "Fursa Fashion", which skillfully combines ethnic Ukrainian motifs and modern design, and thus makes Ukrainian history a part of today’s life.

The world will probably never be the same. Certain things will change radically but what became obvious is that it is impossible without creative self-knowledge and art as one of the brightest links in this process. Art has always been and will be a window to the world - even through the closed borders.

The "RE: CREATION" project invites you to share that vital energy of inspiration that is fulfilled in unique pieces of painting, sculpture, ceramics and exclusive jewelry by famous Ukrainian brand “Fursa Fashion”.

Curator of the project:

Marianna Abramova – Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Member of the Visual Artists Association of Central Greece (VAACG), art- director of Culture center “ArtLine”

Co-curator: Natasa Govedarou (Govedarou Art Gallery director)


Marianna Abramova. Irina Akimova. Tatiana Cherevan. Alexandr Fandikov. Inna Katiyshchenko. Mariia Litichevskaya. Alexandra Musienko .Liliia Postil .Katerina Pyatakova. Elena Smal. Yaroslav Valiev. Paolo Vasilchenko. Nabil Wehbe. Alina Khrapchinskaya. Liliia Zadoyanchuk. Dmitriy Zazimko and exclusive Ukrainian jewelry brand “Fursa Fashion

Μέσα στα πλαίσια της ατομικής του έκθεσης θα παρουσιαστεί παράλληλα και ένα μέρος από το πρότζεκτ MailArtProject: ”AgainstWarbyReinerLanger το οποίο ο ίδιος έχει ξεκινήσει εδώ και περίπου 25 χρόνια με συμμετοχές εικαστικών από όλο τον κόσμο που θέλουν να εκφράσουν μέσα από τα έργα τους την εναντίωση και δυσαρέσκειά τους για τον πόλεμο. Στη τελευταία μεγάλη έκθεση που έγινε συμμετείχαν 400 εικαστικοί με 900 έργα από όλο τον κόσμο.

Εγκαίνια: Πέμπτη 19 Μαρτίου, ώρα 19:30

Διάρκεια έκθεσης: 19 Μαρτίου – 4 Απριλίου 2020

Είσοδος ελεύθερη για το κοινό.


Govedarou Art Gallery, G. Papandreou 5 (formerly Antheon, Georgiou stop) is organizing the solo photography exhibition of the German photographer Achim Dittrich entitled "A Glimpse of Nature: From Greenland to Greece". In this exhibition you can see magnificent landscapes taken in Greenland, Germany, Iceland and Greece, as well as photos taken with the macrophotography technique. The opening of the exhibition will take place on Wednesday, February the 26th at 19.30 at the gallery and the duration will be until March the 14th 2020.

In the framework of this solo photography exhibition there will be a presentation on Thursday, March the 5th, at 19.00 by Achim Dittrich of the Macrophotography Techniques. The audience will have the opportunity to chat and exchange ideas with the photographer.

Opening: Wednesday, February the 26th at 19:30

Exhibition Duration: 26th of February – 14th of March 2020

Presentation of Macrophotography Techniques on Thursday, March the 5th at 19:00

Free admission to the public.

Communication Sponsor: Polis Magazino

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Govedarou Art Gallery

Address: 5, G. Papandreou

54645 Thessaloniki, Greece

Tel: 0030 2314 015613


Open hours:

Monday - Wednesday and Friday: 11.00 - 14.00

Tuesday - Thursday: 11.00 - 14.00 & 18.00 - 20.00

Saturday: 11.00 - 14.00 (only when there are exhibitions running)

Sunday closed