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EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOP
OF VERGINA
EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOP OF VERGINA
Since 1981 the Experimental Workshop of Vergina which represents the work of the internationally renowned Greek artist and architect, Professor Efthymios Warlamis, has realized in Greece and abroad various events and projects of international appeal with great success. Here are some of them:

1982 - 1995
Presentation in Greece of the project: "SPACE OPERA - INTRODUCTION OF CHILDREN TO STATE ART" under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Youth and the Ministry of Education. Through out the duration of the program there were some major presentations: when the city of Athens was the designated Cultural Capital of Europe (1985) as a main event, in Thessaloniki as part of the celebrations for the 2300 years since the founding of the city, in Ghent (1993) as the main event at the international exposition LINEART, in Patra as a main event during the International Festival of the city.

1985
Organization of the architectural exhibition "UNE CITÉ IMAGINAIRE" by Warlamis, at the National Architecture Museum of Germany (D.A.M.), in Frankfurt. 

1989
Organization of the exhibition "THE END OF ATLANTIS" by Warlamis, at the Grand Palais, in Paris. This project was our country’s official delegate at the great exhibition that France organized under the auspices of President Mitterrand, celebrating the 200 years since the French Revolution. 

1993 - 1995
Organization of the World Ecological School of Santorini, founded and directed by Warlamis, in collaboration with the European Union (Med Campus). 
Universities and organizations from all over the world participated in this program that had the support of the Hellenic Ministry of Environment.

1995 - 1996 
Organization and presentation of the art collection "REVELATION AND ENVIRONMENT" by Warlamis. This project was done on request of His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and it was presented at the International Symposium of Patmos. Next, on the Patriarch’s demand, it was presented at various cities of Macedonia and Thrace. 

2000
Presentation at the Officers Club of Thessaloniki of the art collection "THE FAYUM PORTRAITS" by Warlamis, in collaboration with the charity society "STORGI". All proceeds from the sales of paintings were allocated for the charitable activities of the STORGI society.

2002
Organization and presentation of the art collection "THESSALONIKI, THE SISTER OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT" as one of the main events of the "Dimitria Festival" and with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Maedonia & Thrace. The exhibition was presented at the warehouses of the Port of Thessaloniki and was considered the most successful event of the Dimitria Festival. More than 40.000 people and school students visited the exhibition and were given guided tours through its works.

2003
Tour of "The Beauty of Art", the new art collection by Warlamis, in cities of Macedonia and Thrace, with the collaboration of the local municipalities and the Ministry of Culture. 
1st Vegina Festival (September 29, 2003).

2004
Warlamis exhibition: "Mother Olympiad, The Power of Love", Athens, Zappeion Megaron, August - September 2004 (Olympic Games). This exhibition was selected by the Chinese Olympic Committee to be presented at the Beijing National Museum during the 2008 Olympic Games.
2nd Vergina Festival (October 2, 2004).

2005
Presentation of the art collection "Poetic Architecture" by Warlamis at the Benaki Museum (Pireos street annex). Editing of the Hellenic Post Bank calendar that includes pictures from the “Poetic Architecture” collection. Presentation of this collection at the “New Architecture” Publishing House in London.

2006
Collaboration with Coca – Cola for the project: "THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF ACTION". The project was a pedagogical and recreational program about healthy nutrition and exercise and was directed by Professor E. Warlamis. 
Participation in the 41st Dimitria Festival by presenting the multi-spectacle art collection by Warlamis: "LE JARDIN MYSTIQUE".
3rd Vergina Festival (October 20, 2006).

2007
Organization of the exhibition "GREEK LANDSCAPES" by Warlamis, at the Municipal Gallery of Ioannina.
Presentation of the art collection "LE JARDIN MYSTIQUE - THE ART OF FAITH" at the Hellenic World Foundation under the auspices of the Archbishop of Athens, Christodoulos. 
Presentation in Thessaloniki of the art collection “THE MOUNTAINS OF MY COUNTRY”, under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment. 

2008
Organization of the Exhibition "MOUNT ATHOS" by Warlamis, at the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki (October 2008 – January 2009). 

2009
Organization and presentation of the exhibition "THE MOUNTAINS OF MY COUNTRY" at the Exposition Hall of the Syntagma Metro station.

2011
Presentation of the art collection "THE HOUSES OF GOD – SANTORINI" at the Hellenic American Union in Athens, and at the Fira Christian Center in collaboration with the Municipality of Santorini and the Holy Metropolis of Thera, Amorgos and Islands.
Organization and presentation of the collection “MOUNT ATHOS” at the Byzantine & Christian Museum of Athens, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture.

THE COLLECTION "ALEXANDER 2000"
The collection "ALEXANDER 2000" is the monumental art collection that Warlamis has created and which includes more than 1500 paintings of medium and large scale dimensions, sculptures, videos, music productions and publications.
So far, more than three million people from all over the world have visited the exhibition.

HISTORY OF PRESENTATIONS OF THE "ALEXANDER 2000" COLLECTION
In 1997 the Experimental Workshop of Vergina organized the first presentation of the monumental collection "ALEXANDER 2000" in Thessaloniki, when the city was the designated Cultural Capital of Europe. Since then it has organized major presentations with great success in many countries. The most important ones are:

GREECE 1997 - 1998 (Athens and Thessaloniki) under the auspices of the Ministry of National Defense.
EGYPT 1999 (Cairo and Alexandria) under the patronage of the Egyptian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Amr Moussa.
AUSTRIA 1999 (Krems) as one of the main events of the Krems International Festival.
CYPRUS 2000 (Nicosia) under the patronage of the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Glafcos Clerides.
BELGIUM 2000/2001 (European Parliament and Royal Museum of Brussels) under the patronage of the European Parliament President, Mrs. Nicole Fontaine. 
SWITZERLAND 2003 (Basel) at the Sculpturehalle Museum.
JORDAN 2006 (Amman) at the Jordan National Gallery under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah.

EXPERIMENTAL WORKSHOP OF VERGINA
59031 - Vergina - Imathia - Greece
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