Albufeira galleries enter 2024 with photography and painting

All exhibitions are free entry

“The size of a place, Albufeira”, by António de Sá Fragoso, and “Rostos e Almas”, by Monika Matias, are the two artistic proposals, based on photography and painting, to be enjoyed in the municipal galleries of Albufeira, at the beginning of 2024. 

Until January 30th, the Pintor Samora Barros Art Gallery hosts the photography exhibition “The size of a place, Albufeira”, by António de Sá Fragoso, an artist from Albufeira who has already held exhibitions inside and outside the country.

«Each day can contain many images. This exhibition translates into value the richness of the combination of many of these chosen moments. These are place, through the intensity of color, lines, memory and the message. What they make you feel. The photographer never dissociates his gaze, when capturing the image, and the one who also finds meaning in it. This exhibition unites the two», reads the exhibition catalogue.

At Galeria Municipal João Bailote, Monika Matias presents “Faces and Souls”, from January 12th to February 9th.
These new works by the author, also responsible for productions such as “Moiras Encantadas” and “Ninfa”, explore, in a simplistic way, a new facet. Graphite on paper is the main technique of this solo exhibition that displays real characters, based on Monika Matias' emotional background.

Monika Matias studied at the “Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts”, where she graduated in Art History. She lives in the Algarve
since 1992 and has held several exhibitions and participated in group shows.

At the Municipal Archeology Museum, until January 30th, it is still possible to enjoy the exhibition “Portugal” by George Landmann.

The soldier serving the United Kingdom during the 19th century recorded in writing and painting a Portugal that was very different from that of today. From the collection of reproductions on display there are paintings from the coast and barrocal Algarve, as well as from other regions of the country.

All exhibitions are free to enter and can be visited from Monday to Saturday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 13:30 pm to 17:30 pm, except holidays.