The Centre of Visual Arts and Research, in collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden and the Swedish Institute, will host a photographic exhibition by Johan Bävman titled ‘Swedish Dads’. The best photos from the local photographic contest ‘Cypriot Dads’ will also be exhibited.

During the exhibition CVAR will offer two educational programs, for preschoolers and primary school children.

Participating in the programs the children will have the opportunity:

  • to appreciate some aspects of Swedish culture
  • to think about the role of genders in contemporary families and acknowledge some gender stereotypes
  • to ponder over gender equality issues
  • to playfully and creatively interact with the photographs of the exhibition
  • to have a positive and pleasant experience in the museum


For preschoolers (3-5 years old)

We imagine that we are children from Sweden and we pack our suitcase to visit Cyprus for holidays! What are we going to pack? Our favourite book of Alfie Atkins of course! We read one of the stories of playful Alfie, a hero of the classical Swedish children’s literature who lives with his dad. Then we meet the Swedish and Cypriot dads and their children through the photographs of the exhibition. We sit in circle and discuss the role of genders in the family, using images, and together we build a story around one of the exhibited photographs. Then, each child is given an empty story book in order to draw his or her own story about family.

For primary school children (6-12 years old)

Some families from Sweden have travelled to our Museum! We learn a few things about their culture and mainly their family life through the photographs of the exhibition and the short stories that accompany each photo. In parallel we observe the photos with families from Cyprus and we look into similarities and differences, building our own little stories. We are divided into groups and express on a worksheet our experiences and opinions on the role of genders in the family, in the past and present, and we talk about them. Finally, each child is provided with a quote from a classical story and is asked to reverse the traditional roles of the main characters and rewrite or draw a new story.


The exhibition will take place between the 6th and 22nd of March 2019 and the programs will be offered free to preschools and primary schools.

Duration: 1 hour

Language: Greek or English

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