‘New Countries’ by Robert Montgomery
Friday 10 May 2019 -
20:30 to 23:30
Cine Perama, Perama

The Sharing Perama project aims to create links between the people of Perama and contemporary art practice. Sharing Perama by poet and visual artist Robert Montgomery will provide opportunities to experience contemporary art in public spaces as fertile ground for reflection, dialogue and debate.

Perama is a remote suburb of Piraeus in Athens that has been culturally neglected for decades. For years, the residents of Perama were active in the shipyards, engaged in a wide range of tasks requiring creativity and technical skills similar to those used by contemporary artists. Montgomery will work with local craftsmen and metal workers to showcase local talent and provide opportunities for the different communities.

Robert Montgomery is a British artist, who works primarily in public spaces. He is a poet, sculpting his poems with light (solar energy activated LEDs), visible to everyone – even at a distance – by both day and night. Wherever he installs his works, he ensures they resonate with the local context. Montgomery’s work in Perama will respond to the history of the area.

The project is being organised in collaboration with the Municipality of Perama, with the support of the British Council, the Embassy of Switzerland and the Outset Contemporary Art Fund, Greece Chapter.


A Νight at Cine Perama

The aim of A Νight at Cine Perama is to engage with the local community and encourage the active participation of residents in the programme. The event includes screenings of short films by Greek and international artists, as well as the first part of the documentary Sharing Perama. The audience will have the chance to meet Robert Montgomery in person, as well as experience his work.


20.30 Cine Perama opens its doors for the first time in ten years.

Welcome and screening of the short documentary Sharing Perama


  • Ioannis Lagoudakis, Mayor of Perama
  • Barbara Polla, Curator of Sharing Perama
  • Olaf Kjelsen, Ambassador of Switzerland to Greece
  • Anastasia Andritsou, Director British Council Greece
  • Robert Montgomery, Artist

Screenings of Greek and international short films (titles to be confirmed)

Participating artists:

  • Andreas Angelidakis
  • Nicolas Etchenagucia
  • Marina Gioti
  • Shaun Gladwell
  • Dana Hoey
  • Ali Kazma
  • Nicolas Kozakis
  • Charalambos Margaritis
  • Christos Panagos

Live music

Participating artists:

  • Alexandros Kentris (bouzouki and vocals)
  • Semeli Papavassiliou (guitar and vocals)
  • Ioanna Riga (santouri)
  • Glafkos Smarianakis (violin and vocals)
23.30 End of event / Bus departure
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Admission is free.

Buses will run to and from Perama (details to be announced soon). For bus reservations, please contact info@sharingperama.com.