Art Exhibition
From private… to public
Stories on Painting
July 2022
20:30 - 21:00

The Municipality of Heraklion, Department of Culture puts on exhibition for the first time 59 of the approximately 1000 paintings of the collection of the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery. The exhibition spans a period from the early 20th century to late 1980s and the paintings have been classified according to the technique used and the Modern Greek Art movement they belong to.

The opening of the Exhibition of the Art Collection of the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery “From private… to public” will take place on Wednesday 06 July at 20:30 at the Basilica of Saint Mark.

Paintings by the artists: Yiannis Adamakos (1952), Julia Andriadou (1937), Sonia Vasilaki (1948), Spyros Vassiliou (1903 – 1985), Aristidis Vlassis (1947 – 2015), Yannis Gaitis (1923 – 1984), Georgios Thom. Georgiadis (1934 – 2015), Theophilos Geredakis (1952), Dimitris Gratsias (1938 – 2010), Nikitas Grispos (Gryspos) (1873 – 1974), Marilena Zamboura (1954), Stavros Ioannou (1945-2005), Takis Kalmouchos (1895) – 1961), Iro Kanakaki (1945 – 1997), Lefteris Kanakakis (1934 – 1985), Eleni Karagianni (1933 – 1995), Constantin Karahalios (1923 – 2007), Maria Kokkinou (1935), Costa Lefkochir (1952), George Manoussakis (1914 – 2003), Artemis Melissaratou (1914 – 2002), Yiannis Migadis (1926 – 2017), Kyriakos Mortarakos (1948), Serafeim Bakoulis (1932), Stavros Bonatsos (1945), Dimitris Mytaras (1934 – 2017), Eleni Moraiti (1953), Nikos Nikolaou (1909 – 1986), Konstantinos Xenakis (1931-2020), Rena Papaspyrou (1938), Dimitris Perdikidis (1922 – 1989), Angelos Razis (1945), Titika Salla (1947), Nikolaos Santorinaios (1889 – 1966), Christos Sarakatsianos (1937), Grigoris Semitekolo (1935 – 2014), Takis Sideris (1929), George Sikeliotis (1917 – 1984), Manolia Skouloudi – Bonatsou (1947), Aspa Stasinopoulou (1935 – 2017), Marianna Strapatsaki (1947), Panayiotis Tetsis (1925 – 2016), Yannis Tsarouchis (1910 – 1989), Vassiliki Tsekoura (1947), Thomas Fanourakis (1915 – 1993), Alekos Fassianos (1935 – 2022), Nikos Fotakis (1904 – 1959), Ilias Charisis (1957), Evdoxia Psyropoulou – Karagianni (1931)

Collection of the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery

Statement by the Mayor of Heraklion, Mr. Vassilis Lambrinos: “The exhibition at the Basilica of Saint Mark gives the opportunity to the people of Heraklion and visitors of our city to see, for the first time, many of the great works of art that the Municipality has in its possession. All works have already been listed, documented and digitised and are now secured against eventual loss, disputes over titles of acquisition and oblivion. Thus, all of us at the Municipality, we feel confident that we have fulfilled our duty in an area of vital importance as regards culture and extroversion.

I would like to extend my warmest thanks to all those who worked tirelessly to make this project a reality and whose contribution to our overall vision for the city of Heraklion is invaluable. In addition to renovations, maintenance of roads and buildings and in parallel with our social policy and several other actions in such difficult times, the promotion of our cultural wealth is one of our key priorities.”

Statement by the Deputy Mayoress for Culture, Mrs. Aristea Plevri: “The art collection of Heraklion Municipality is one of its most valuable movable assets. That is exactly why, from the very beginning of our term, we decided to list, document and –ultimately– save it from oblivion. It is a demanding project, which requires a lot of effort and particular diligence.”

On the opening day, the work of the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery will be presented at the Ceremony Hall of the Vikelaia Municipal Library at 18:30.

06 - 31 July
Opening hours

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 14:00 & 17:00 – 21:00,
Saturday: 09:00 – 14:00

Basilica of Saint Mark
Free admission in compliance with all current health measures

Organised by the Municipality of Heraklion – Department of Culture

Mayor of Heraklion: Vassilis Lambrinos

Deputy Mayoress for Culture:  Aristea T. Plevri

Editor of albums and curator of the exhibition: Louisa Karapidaki, Art Historian, Head of the Museum Collection of the Hellenic Folklore Research Centre of the Academy of Athens

Coordination:  Marianna Gialiti, Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery

Contact Person:  Konstantina Chatzaki – Digital Cultural Management of the Municipality of Heraklion

Study, design and exhibition space planning: Maria Georgiades, Architect

Exhibition ID:  Michou Epifani

Construction and Supervision: Nikolaos Michos, Architect – Nikos Savvidis

Construction and transport of works: architectonofilia

Translation: Dimitris Vitiniotis

Sponsors: Karavias Art Insurance, Minoan Lines, Legacy Gastro Suites, Papi Osteria Caffeteria