Events this spring in Florence

This month the British Institute of Florence joins the Il Palmerino Cultural Association to launch. Oltrarno Gaze (Sguardi d’Oltrarno) 2022 Calendar of event Designed to be conversations over the centuriesMade possible by the Advancing Women Artists Legacy Fund, this program builds a bridge between Modern arts and crafts and works by historical female artists.With a particular focus on the Oltrarno neighborhood, let’s see where you are. spring.

Vertical Conversation and a Walk in the Park

From March 19 to April 22, the Il Palmerino Cultural Association will feature paintings by Samuel Leutze Bordley, Lydia Chapman and Emily Rogers, speaking with female artists from the 18th century, two portraits by Siries Cerroti and Federigo Angeli at Dedicated to Angelica Kauffman will also be on display. Drawings under Charles Cecil’s rule, these paintings were created using a method known as “eye scale”, first introduced by Titian, expanded by the British School in the late 19th century. 18 After being restored by John Singer Sargent March 26-27 and April 2-3 participated. garden and gaze, a guided walk through Il Palmerino’s blooming garden (admission: €10) before the show. To enjoy a place on the Tuscan hills Once home to painters Federigo Angeli and British writer Lola Costa and Vernon Lee, email for more details

Recruiting writers: Creative women, inheriting the legacy

Writer and show artist Marisa Garreffa combines her impressions and responses to female artists of the past. Wearable sculptures will be exhibited at bridge Book art show (see below) and part of Garreffa’s story-based show at Il Palmerino’s small amphitheater on 5 May and 5 June. From March 9th to April 15th, please write to

“I am a raging river”: Artemisia Gentileschi and her story

From March 21 to 25, the Oltrarno Cooperative Youth Fellowship Award winner “Il Girasole” will create a bond by hand. artist’s book With watercolor illustrations using the waters of the Arno River at the Atelier degli Artigianelli, the pages are produced using methods involving pulp processing and hand gluing. Repair assistant Beatrice Kuniberti and artist and poet Massimo Lippi were set to guide the process. This is followed by a traditional Florentine bookbinding with Omero Benvenuti Maestro. bridge Exhibition.

Five Artisans challenging answer

From March 10 and throughout April, Florence-based Russian video producer Olga Makarova will focus on five women-run workshops in Oltrarno, all of whom are members of the Florence-based Creative People organization. The challenge? To create original works that have always been inspired by the art of women. Expect creations from seamstress Erin Ciulla, jeweler Margherita de Martino Norante and Joy Franklin, filmmaker Stephanie Lehmann and carpenter Jane Harman. The short documentary will premiere at Sotto al British, a new space for contemporary creations. British Institute on June 9.

WWorkshops and Workshops: From the Heart to the Hill

As beautiful season Emerging plans to participate in a one-on-one opportunity from a workshop in April at Sotto al British overseen by Creative People in Florence. Participants join hands with Oltrarno artisans for a hands-on introductory workshop highlighting their craft on a Sunday afternoon hike, May 8, from the British Institute to Il Palmerino during the tour. led by Freya’s Florence Expect a stop at Amalia Ciardi Dupre’s evocative museum workshop CAD via degli Artisti, which outlines the eighty-year-old sculptor’s 60-year career.

Bridge Art Book Exhibition: Contemporary Female Artists and Their Historical Partners

At Il Palmerino, from May 5th to June 5th, local and international artists mix vocabulary, images, and arrangements to create book art of all kinds. Look for Venetian Biennale veteran Silvia Fossati, founder of Studio Giambo, as she React with burgeoning pop artist Titina Maselli, US book artist Lyall Harris, and Brazilian-born Patricia Silva. Born in Brazil, it explores the letters and pictures of fellow early 20th-century artists Fillide Levasti and Leonetta Pieraccini. Sculptural works by Anglo-Greek artist Rea Stavropoulos, French painter Virginie Houdet and urban natives are expected. Mimma Di Stefano, emerging painter Guenda Nocentini and artist-architect Elena Barthel, best known for her eco-architectural installations.

fashion in this round

From May 16 to 27, fashion producers seek inspiration in 20th-century painter Vittoria Morelli with the Oltrarno Gaze grant that supports hands-on workshops on finishing and handling fabrics (prints, embroideries, ecological dye and patchwork) at Spazio NOTA, a hub for fashion designers and patternmakers linked to the Associazione Osservatorio dei Mestieri d’Arte.

Grand Finale: Under the display of the British Oltrarno Gaze

From June 9th to 16th, the project culminated with a final show featuring photographs of Oltrarno Gaze’s craftsmen and artists at work, as showcased by a team of female photographers from Gruppo Fotografico Il Cupolone, a Florentine association. Received the award on June 9 during the opening ceremony. The release of the book of the Oltrarno Gaze catalog is expected to be published by The Florentine Press.

for more information Write to project coordinator Linda Falcone at

Leave a Comment