The Time Capsule Project – global survey

Hello again. Today I bring you some exciting news. In fact I have (what I think) is a pretty amazing idea. In collaboration with NEPOMAK (an organisation connecting young Cypriots worldwide), I would like to invite YOU to take part in a very special global survey which I am calling the Tales of Cyprus Time Capsule project. The aim of this survey is to capture and record the living memories of an ageing generation (before they disappear) about life in Cyprus before 1950. The target group therefore is anyone who grew up in…continue reading →

Tales of Cyprus coming to London in late September 2016

I am pleased to announce that I will be in London between the 20th of September until the 4th of October. My quest is to meet and hopefully interview any London-based Cypriots who were born and lived in Cyprus between 1920 and 1940. I am also looking to scan any old ORIGINAL photos that were taken in Cyprus before 1950. If you are interested or perhaps know someone who fits the above description or perhaps has in their possession old ORIGINAL photos please get in touch with me. At present I do not…continue reading →
Coming to Cyprus in October 2016

Coming to Cyprus in October 2016

Great news. I can now confirm that I will be coming to Cyprus in October this year to embark on a major research project. Put simply, I intend to travel all over the island in the hope of meeting and interviewing Cypriots who were born between 1910 and 1935. In addition to conducting these interviews, I will also be looking to scan any old family photos that were taken before 1950 to add to the Tales of Cyprus archive. My main objective is to gather enough resources to be able to bring the…continue reading →

Searching for Old Photos

2016 and another exciting year awaits me.  As always, I am anxious to meet new people to interview who were born in Cyprus between 1910 and 1950. I am also very keen to scan any old photos that were taken during that period. If you live in Melbourne and can help in any way please send me an email: conemmanuelle@talesofcyprus.com Together we can help preserve the stories of the past and pay tribute to this bygone era.continue reading →
Next Stop – Adelaide

Next Stop – Adelaide

Hello again. Great news! Tales of Cyprus is going to the Cyprus Festival in Adelaide, South Australia next month. Once again I will be exhibiting drawings, poster art and lots of old photos reproduced on large display panels. The panels will also contain the stories behind the photos. If you are living in Adelaide or fancy a trip to Adelaide, please pop in and say hello. The exhibition will take place at The Cyprus Community Centre - 6-8 Barrpowell Street, Welland, Adelaide S.A. Festival Date: Sunday 11 October from 10.30am til late.continue reading →
January Show Dates

January Show Dates

After an incredible response from the public I am pleased to announce the key dates for January 2015. This show closes on Sunday the 11th of January. The following flyer has more information. Please spread the word.   Here are a few more photos from the matinee Opening which took place on Saturday the 13th of December 2014continue reading →
Opening Night Success

Opening Night Success

Thank you to everyone who supported and attended my opening night on Tuesday the 9th of December. It was a huge success and I am so happy with the feedback I received. Looks like I better start preparing for a national tour and then a special showcase in Nicosia one day soon. The exhibition is on at Chapel off Chapel gallery in Prahran until the 20th of December and then again from the 5th – 11th of January. Onwards and Upwards.continue reading →
Before and After

Before and After

Here is my original graphite drawing of an old woman baking bread in a wood-fire oven. Here is the same  image after digital colour has been added. Only two months to go before the greatest event the Cypriot Community in Australia has seen for a very long time. The countdown has begun. So far, I have completed 12 pencil drawings, and I am currently working on the vintage colour posters (like the one shown above). I am also very busy designing and creating the large photographic displays that showcase all the wonderful old…continue reading →