Supporting young artists to Grow
Planting a seed for Change
We are a new exhibition space located in the heart of Limassol, and the first ever youth gallery in Cyprus with an exclusive focus on emerging artists between the ages of 20 – 30 years old. The Seed Gallery is a response to the increasing need of the new generation of artists for a supportive and affordable platform to showcase their work. Our mission is to scout and showcase young talents, while planting a seed for change.
In the past few years, the international art world has marked a massive shift towards emerging and “outlier” artists. The Seed Gallery is in tune with the ethos of this approach and wishes to follow lead. We encourage artistic commentary on current affairs, politics, the environment and society. Our approach is to strike a balance between commercial value and artistic quality.
The Seed Gallery is a collaboration between the Cornaro Art Centre and the Ksoporti Art Foundation. The Cornaro Art Center was founded in 2007 by the artists Stass Paraskos and Andros Efstathiou in Larnaca. The Centre is now located in the old city centre of Limassol, and holds contemporary art exhibitions, life drawing sessions, talks, classical and jazz music concerts, and houses artist studios. The Centre is the headquarters of The International Centre for Studies of Arts and Humanities (ICSAH) for the city of Limassol, and is in direct collaboration with the Dante Alighieri Society.
• Artists of all nationalities
• Age: between 20 – 30 years old
• Art forms: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, DigitalArt, Illustration, Installation.
Artists interested in exhibiting should send their portfolios (CV, example of works, short artist statement) to our email address. In its discretion, The Seed Gallery will contact the artists who are in line with the gallery’s guidelines, aesthetic and ethos, to schedule an in situ meeting.
Nefeli Stylianou is the director of The Seed Gallery. Her specialization is in private art collection management and artist studio management. Nefeli studied Law in the UK, and completed her legal pupillage in Cyprus. She then received her MSc degree in Art, Law, and Business from Christie’s Education London- the only academic institution wholly owned by an auction house - where she went through focused and intensive training. She then proceeded to work in the sector of art consulting. Upon her return to Cyprus, she got involved in managing artists by offering them administrative, practical, and creative support.
Additionally, Nefeli is the founder and director of Ksoporti Art Foundation, which promotes an inclusive contemporary art scene and supports contemporary artists who reside on the island.
The Seed Gallery is located in the heart of the historic city of Limassol, in the beautiful listed building of Cornaro Art Centre. It enjoys a back yard ideal for exhibition openings and has elegant historic features.