Women at the National Gallery in Spanish

Intro: We run this visit in Spanish for la Asamblea de Mujeres (Spanish Women’s Assembly) in London. Workshop leaders Sara López and María González Where National Gallery When 16 October 2016 Participants 24 Spanish Speakers Description Have you ever wondered why so many of the images of women that we see in museums are nudes? […]

Refugees Memorial Mosaic in Eressos

One of our projects at Symbiosis Festival was to make a mosaic as a memorial to the current Refugee Crisis. For the location, we chose Eressos, a nice village in Lesbos with a very open-minded community. This meant most of the locals celebrated to have our mosaic, although we were aware that it could have […]

Postcards #haveyoursay

Imagine that thousands of people could read a postcard you have written, what would your message to the world be? Participants were depicting what they thought about refugees and immigration on postcards and refugees sent the messages out of the camp. The results were most of the times shocking and heartbreaking. We have done the […]

Ceramics Art Workshop for Women at Kara Tepe Refugee Camp

We run a three days ceramics workshop in the Women center at Kara Tepe Refugee Camp. We made pinching pots, painted them and the girls also designed beautiful jewellery made out of clay. This workshop has been sponsored by Action Aid NGO. We can not wait to come back and carry on with more art […]

Symbiosis Festival Opening

Yassou! Yesterday it was the Symbiosis Festival opening in Mytiline. The Clownest Orchestra band led this amazing moment with their Balkans vibes. Early in the morning they had one of their best experience as musicians and humans beings, they played in the other side of the fence in Moria, the biggest refugee camp in Lesbos […]

Symbiosis Babel Prayer Flags

The beginning of the festival is getting closer and closer and our workshops are almost designed. We introduce you today to the Symbiosis Babel Prayer Flags. This workshop has been inspired by the Buddhist prayer flags, which are traditionally used to promote peace, wisdom, compassion, and strength. For our own Babel prayer flags, participants will write […]

Refugee Week 2016

We live in a time where walls keep being built and boarders keep being closed. It is odd how, when it comes to money and goods, countries are always willing to come up with agreements to make trade easier. However, when it comes to people we are growing more and more reluctant to allow freedom […]

The Symbiosis Wishing Tree

  “As a child in Japan, I used to go to a temple and write out a wish on a piece of thin paper and tie it around the branch of a tree. Trees in temple courtyards were always filled with people’s wish knots, which looked like white flowers blossoming from afar.” Yoko Ono: “All My Works […]

Lon-art + Symbiosis new logo

As Symbiosis Arts Festival Lesvos is such an special event, we have given our logo a symbiotic look to up to scratch. We hope you like it!  

Celebrating Women History Month at the National Gallery

On Saturday 5th of March we celebrated Women’s History Month 2016 with our popular visit ‘Women at the National Gallery’. During this visit led by our Art Educators and Historians María and Sara, we analysed some of the greatest art pieces held at the National Gallery from a gender point of view. We put on […]