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:
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. Throughout 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.
Organization of the architectural exhibition “UNE CITÉ IMAGINAIRE” by Warlamis, at the National Architecture Museum of Germany (D.A.M.), in Frankfurt.
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.
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.
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. .
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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).
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.
Organization of the Exhibition “MOUNT ATHOS” by Warlamis, at the Museum of Byzantine Culture of Thessaloniki (October 2008 – January 2009).
Organization and presentation of the exhibition “THE MOUNTAINS OF MY COUNTRY” at the Exposition Hall of the Syntagma Metro station.
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 INHABITANS OF LAW AUSTRIA Presentation of the Collection in the Art Museum Austria. CHRIST TODAY Presentation of the Collection in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki. KUNST FUR OSTEREICH Presentation of the collection in the Kunstlerhaus, Austria THEODORAKIS AXION ESTI Presentation of the Collection in the exhibition Center of Lamia, Greece.
MOUNT ATHOS Presentation of the collection in the European Parliament, Brussels. MOUNT ATHOS Presentation of the Collection in Crete, Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion. CHRIST TODAY Presentation of the Collection in Veria. Presentation of Warlamis’ book “The Church of Christ” (Byzantine monument in Veria) St. PAUL Presentation of the collection in Veria. LEBENSLUST Presentation of the Collection in Art Museum, Austria. YES I CAN Interactive
MOUNT ATHOS Presentation of the Collection in The Art Museum, Austria. St. PAUL Presentation of the Collection after Pope’s Benedict invitation in Basilica of St. Paul in Rome. The exhibition where being in that respect of the Greek Presidency in EU. CHRIST TODAY Presentation of the Collection in Crete, Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion. ART FOR ALL Interactive Art Performance in cities, Austria.
UNIVERSE Presentation of the Collection in The Art Museum, Austria. LUXEMBURG Presentation of the Collection under the Auspices of the Minister of Culture, Luxemburg. Design of the architectural project “The Crypt of the Apostle Paul” in Veria.
St. PAUL Presentation of the Collection in the Museum of Byzantine Culture in Thessaloniki. DREAM HOUSE Presentation of the Collection in The Art Museum, Austria. St. LUKE THE DOKTOR Presentation of the Collection in the Monastery of Dovra, Veria. 27th of December. Our artist, Makis Warlamis, leaves life.
THE GARDEN OF EDEN Presentation of the Collection in The Art Museum, Austria (This exhibition was designed by Warlamis before he left life).
Tour of the exhibition “St. LUCE THE DOCTOR” in Greece (Giannitsa, Siatista, Nafplion, Ilion, Hotel Hilton in Athens in the Congress of the HELLENIC SURGICAL UNION, Volos).
Organization of the permanent presentation of the collection “AGION OROS” at the Cultural Center of Ierissos under the auspices of His Excellency the President of the Hellenic Republic Mr. Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
Under the auspice of both the Ministries of Interior (Macedonia & Thrace department), and Development & Investments, the Experimental Workshop of Vergina presented in the city of Veria the art collection that Makis Warlamis created, dedicated to Mikis Theodorakis and his work. With the cooperation of the Municipality of Veria, Imathia Chamber of Commerce and Veria Trade Organization, an original presentation of the art collection took place in the shop windows of the market center of the city. Mikis Theodorakis himself was excited with the idea and that it was a truly original attempt to bring art closer to every day people, in the heart of the market. More than 200 stores of all kinds displayed in their windows the paintings of Makis Warlamis while the streets of the market center were decorated with big sculptures from the collection.
With the cooperation of the Public Central Library of Veria and its web site, the Experimental Workshop of Vergina created the digital display of the total artistic work of Warlamis. It is a tribute to this great Greek of the diaspora who, with his work, brought proud and glory to his own birthplace, the city of Veria. The site is: warlamis.libver.gr