CHRISTINE SEFOLOSHA Nacelle de Roi I © Photographie: Corinne Cuendet

Christine Sefolosha - Casting off

From 29 August, the heart of the fortress will be decorated with fantasy canvases, mysterious vessels, and bright and shady creatures alike. Famous regional artist, Christine Sefolosha, will be exhibiting her contemporary pieces throughout the world, "Casting off" from Chillon Castle until 24 November.

Following Kyoto, Paris, Karlsruhe and New York, Montreux-born artist Christine Sefolosha (1955) has been invited to present around 20 works at Chillon Castle, an entire fleet of vessels for the exhibition ‘Casting off’.

Like many other artists, Christine Sefolosha immersed herself in Chillon Castle, its history and surrounding landscape. In Lutry, in the workshop of specialist monumental printer, Raymond Meyer, Christine Sefolosha brought a series of monotypes inspired by Chillon to life. Monotypes are unique works, prints obtained by transferring ink from an ephemeral surface.

‘Casting off’ will literally inhabit Chillon Castle, invading various locations in the famous, historical monument. Christine Sefolosha’s works will unleash a delicate, dreamlike world on the various rooms of the castle. Visitors are invited to pass through these haunted premises and enter into the artist’s world along two itineraries, one of which is especially designed for families with children.

Exhibition-related events and guided tours

Guided tours of the exhibition with the artist
Saturday 7 September and 9 November at 2pm, Thursday 26 September at 5:30pm
A special guided tour with Christine Sefolosha to explore the ‘Casting off’ exhibition and dive into her world.

Scary Night at the Castle : Saturday 12 October, 6:30pm-11:30pm
Terrible Beasts
Children and grown-ups can come and frolic with the animals roaming the castle: unicorns, sphinxes, and dragons galore. Tickets are available on presale only, from 17 September at

Autumn half-term workshops : Tuesday 15 and 22 October, 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm
Painting workshop
Children aged 8 to 12 are invited to come and learn about the tempera painting technique and paint their favourite mythical creature.

Visiting Museums as a Family : Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 November, 10am-4pm
This workshop forms part of the programme run by the Association des Musées de la Riviera and is a chance for the whole family to test out their monotype-making skills.

A selection of Christine Sefolosha's works can also be discovered at the Galerie Univers à Lausanne

Click on the "Documents" tab to discover the exhibition poster in its entirety. > > >

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    Child 6-15 years CHF 7.00
    Family (2 adults with up to 5 children 6-15 years) CHF 35.00

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