MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ART CENTER CARAVEL

We work as an art residence with Portuguese and foreign artists, representing their interests far beyond our island. We also work with several Portuguese ceramists to highlight their contemporary take on traditional Portuguese ceramics. You can get to know the artists by visiting the page ART RESIDENTS and our BLOG. See the CURRENT STOCK section for collections and works available now. All artworks are unique and have original certificate of authenticity.

ARTE.M is our non-profit cultural and artistic association located in Funchal on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira.

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“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” 

Pablo Picasso 
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SVETA AZERNIKOVA /

EXECUTIVE ART DIRECTOR

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Spending more than 30 years in a fast-paced megapolis city environment and working in fashion business, PR and journalistic industries Sveta has been finding her heart on the beautiful Madeira island for the past 10 years now. Working at the gallery is a unique chance for her personally and for the art life on the island in general. Her experience helps her to combine the best of the city living on a small island. It helps to enrich her island life and share her insights with the local culture and art development.She is a Graduate in Art Management and Public Relations and runs Art Center since 2016. 

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CEFFYN EMBLING-EVANS /

CONSULTANT ART CURATOR

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Cefyn Embling-Evans (b.1954), currently the archivist and historian for the Anglican church and British Cemetery in Madeira, as well as the consultant art curator for Art Center Caravel, retired to Madeira from the UK in 2009 after successful careers in education and Fine Art Evaluation, making several appearances on British television as an antiquarian expert. A collector from an early age, in 1996 he opened his first art gallery in Petworth, West Sussex before enjoying the role of commercial manager of Pallant House Museum and Gallery in Chichester. He graduated from Southampton (Solent) University in 2004 before managing Hampshire auction rooms and relocating his 20th-century art & design dealership in London.