Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

Kogarah's Artist in Residence Program

Carss Park with kids playingThe Carss Park Artist’s Cottage, in the refurbished Ranger’s Cottage overlooking Carss Park, contains an artist studio and accommodation which is available to local, interstate and international artists through Kogarah’s Artist in Residence Program. This new Council initiative draws a wide range of artists working across different artforms to Kogarah and introduces new experiences and opportunities to the community.

Takis Kozokos - Kogarah's Artist in Residence

Takis Kozokos at work

Kogarah City Council’s first Artist in Residence is renowned Greek sculptor Takis Kozokos.

Takis works by hand in marble using traditional sculpture techniques and tools and most notably worked on the restoration of the Parthenon in Athens. He is Assistant Professor at the Democritus University of Thrace.

During his residency, Takis will be working on a sculpture entitled ‘The Book of St George of Kogarah’ and several commissions for the Lemnian Association of NSW Commemorating the WWI Centenary. View the progress of this work here.

Takis Kozokos’s residency is supported by Kogarah City Council, the Greek Consul General, AHEPA, and the Lemnian Association of NSW.

Takis Kozokos is a sculptor who works by hand with marble using traditional tools and techniques. As a sculptor-restorer on the restoration of the Parthenon, Takis Kozokos had direct access to one of the world’s greatest antiquities. In this lecture, Takis will discuss the restoration and conservation of the Acropolis, and what it reveals about this ancient civilisation. Takis Kozokos is visiting Sydney from Athens as the Kogarah City Council Artist in Residence.

You can also follow Takis and his work on Facebook at http://facebook.com/takis.kozokos