Paxos Festival 2023
Opening in the presence of the artists
Friday 14 July 2023
7:30 - 11:00 pm
Irish Wings 2023
Six Irish Ceramicists in Paxos
Exhibition from 14 July to 8 August 2023
Open daily 8:00 to 10:30 pm
Old School, Loggos
Irish music, poetry, literature, art and cuisine by some of Ireland’s best-known contemporary creative talents have been been showcased in the Paxos Irish Wings Festival since its inception in 2017.
This year, six prominent Irish ceramicists – Isobel Egan, Sinead Fagan, Jane Jermyn, Ann McBride, Marcus O’Mahony, Kathleen Standen - are exhibiting in Greece for the first time. This is a unique opportunity for the Greek and international audience of summertime Paxos to discover the variety in form, texture, colour, technique and expressivity of contemporary Irish ceramics.
Contemporary ceramic exhibitions have become a regular feature of the Paxos summer festival with the presentation of an increasingly international programme of Greek, French, Catalan and, this year, Irish creators who will be exhibiting in a lively visual dialogue with seven Greek colleagues: Ilias Christopoulos, Mirka Drapaniotou, Manos Kalamenios, Haroula Koropouli, Iosifina Kosma, Angeliki Papadopoulou, Giorgos Vavatsis. A new ceramics centre – the Paxos Centre for the Arts – is scheduled to open in 2025, offering residencies, workshops and a venue for seminars for international ceramicists and other artists.
We would like to thank Culture Ireland for its vital contribution to this year’s Irish ceramics exhibition in Paxos, which in conjunction with its Greek wing is scheduled to be repeated in St Carthage cathedral in Lismore, County Waterford, in 2024