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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Welcome to the Official Opening of 'The Enchanted Garden' 2013 - 'It is that Dream' - 'C'est le rêve'

Art Sanctuary’s ‘Enchanted Garden’

Opens its gates for the 3rd season on June 28th 2013


Theme ‘It is That Dream’ (‘C’est le rêve’)

This year’s exhibition invites the visitor on a poetic journey: An avenue of cherries and poems, secret rooms, babbling brooks, trees that talk, and ponds that whisper…

This large and natural garden, situated just near the ‘border’ between the French and the Flemish part of Belgium, hosts a most special International art exhibition; Art Inspired by, and in Dialogue With, Nature.

Twenty two artists from Belgium, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, and Norway, are represented with works in glass, stone, metal, wood, and clay, land art, textiles, photos, sound installations and music, and of course, poetry.

To mention a few of the aspects of the exhibition:
The theme for 2013 ‘C’est le rêve’ / ’It is That Dream’- a poem by the much loved Norwegian poet Olav H. Hauge, already translated into a multitude of languages, – is manifested in ‘kakemonos’ (Drawings on large rollable textiles in Japan) with poems and images created by the French artist François Monnet, made possible by the Museum centre of Hordaland, and Hordaland County, Norway.

Danish composer Nicky Bendix’ created music especially for this exhibition. It adds a dimension truly enchanting, –experienced through sound installations in different parts of the exhibition. He has collaborated with both François Monnet (F) and Tone Aanderaa (B and N).

The main work of Tone Aanderaa (B and N) this year is the "Forest Temple" interior, with tapestries made in collaboration with ‘Flanders Tapestries’.

There is also a special focus on glass art in this year’s exhibition; four artists working with glass in all different styles and techniques are represented: Maria Bemelmans (NL), Jan Leenknegt (B), Anne Notebaert (B), and Veerle De Ridder (B).

Working with stone are Guy Deltour (B), Fabrice Bellery (B), and Luk Luts (B), with metal Romeo Sr. Vangoethemd (B), Giovanni Gelmi (B and I), and Norwegian Johild Mæland. Gisèle DeRop (B) works in ceramique, and Roland Menten (B) composite.

Laura Frennet (F and B) and Jean de la Kethulle (B) are both artists whose aim it is to open the eye and heart to the land and the landscape, symbolically and quite literally.

And finally, Walter Bailey, British sculptor, takes ‘centre stage’ this year, with his magnificent ‘Woman and Cosmos’ in the centre of the new Labyrinth.

‘The Enchanted Garden – C’est le rêve is open from Friday June 28th till Sunday August 4th, 2013


Info en Français
L'Art qui combine avec la nature, la poésie et la musique

 L'exposition de cette année invite le visiteur à un voyage poétique: une avenue de cerises et de poèmes, des lieux secrets, de petits ruisseaux chantants, des arbres qui parlent et des étangs qui murmurent ...

Ce grand jardin naturel, situé juste à côté de la ‘frontière’ entre la partie francophone et la partie flamande de la Belgique, accueille une exposition d'art international, inspirée par la nature et en dialogue avec elle.

Une vingtaine d’artistes de Belgique, de Danemark, de France, de Grande-Bretagne, des Pays-Bas et de Norvège, sont représentés par des œuvres en verre, en pierre, en métal, en bois, en argile, on y côtoie le «land art», les textiles, les photos, des installations sonores, de la musique, et bien sûr, de la poésie.


Info in het Nederlands
Kunst gecombineerd met natuur, poesie en muziek

 De tentoonstelling nodigt de bezoeker uit om een poëtische reis te ondernemen: Een laan met kersenbomen en gedichten, geheime kamers, kabbelende beken, sprekende bomen, fluisterende vijvers, …

Deze grote en natuurlijke tuin, op de grens van Vlaanderen en Wallonië, huisvest een speciale internationale kunsttentoonstelling; Kunst geïnspireerd en in dialoog met de Natuur.

Tweeëntwintig kunstenaars uit België, Denemarken, Frankrijk, Groot-Bretagne, Italië, Nederland en Noorwegen tonen hun kunstwerken in glas, steen, metaal, hout en keramiek. Ze tonen ook ‘land art’, textiel, foto’s, muziek installaties en natuurlijk ook poëzie.


Michel Vranckx
'The Eye of Chicara' - Jean de la Kethulle
'Near and Far' -  Maria Bemelmans
'Nests' - Tinou Wiard
'Mandala' - Laura Frennet
'Inspired' - Veerle De Ridder
'Meeting place' - Tone Aanderaa
Gisèle DeRop
'Fleur d'escargot' (in the distance) Roland Menten
Michel Vranckx
'Woman and Cosmos' - Walter Bailey
'Web of Thoughts' - Tone Aanderaa
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