By Heidi Trautmann
It was on the occasion of the
International Women’s Day on March 07 that art works by a group of women artists
from Cyprus and Turkey were shown at the Bedesten in Nicosia. The exhibition
was opened by President Mustafa Akıncı and his wife Meral. Unfortunately I could not attend but went two
days later in the morning which from a photographer’s point of view is
preferable as I want to take a good look at the works displayed and not to
record who attended.
32 names were given on the
poster, none of them was known to me but I have also so far not attended an
exhibition with mosaic work nor have I been aware of people working in this
field on the island. It says that Gülsüm
Karadayi and Gülçin
Sökücü, both mosaic artists have organised the event.
The theme My Mosaic Hat was most appropriately and
definitely met and I had lots of fun to study them, besided ladies’ hats I
found a stetson and a top hat done with love; the idea was picked up using
different materials as well, for example a copper pipe or – very clever – a bunch
of cut off forks.
All around the walls of the wide hall pictures were
on display, laid out as mosaic – some most colourful, others graphic or in the
style of or copies of ancient mosaic found in Turkey. Some very beautiful in
To meet the purpose, i.e. to help children with
Leukaemia and the Fight against Cancer under the roof of the Kemal Saracoglu
Foundation, other works such as oil paintings were added.
I hope that the exhibition has met their
expectations. The exhibition closed on
Enjoy the photos I have taken for my readers.