ART SANCTUARY - Station 14; 'The Enchanted Garden' - ART AND NATURE-NATURE AND ART-IN DIALOGUE

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Art Sanctuary - and 'The Enchanted Garden' - The Story

  

POETIC ARTIST GARDEN  

A man who loves to plant trees and make ponds
And a poetic painter who loves to be in Nature
 
Together they made Art Sanctuary;
A large and natural beautiful garden (1,5ha);
An ‘avenue’ of 100 cherry trees runs throughout the garden –
A forest, with secret rooms and chambers, lots of ponds and waterways –
And finally; a most romantic Labyrinth,
where you can lose your way amongst the bushes and trees, all flowering at different times…
 
 Their focus is to keep all ‘as natural as possible’;
encouraging indigenous plants and flowers to find their own chosen places –
one year here … next year there….!
A garden in constant change.
 
In 2011 they decided to open the gates to the public;
Inviting visitors to
 
A celebration of Art and Nature in Dialogue!

 

 
Art Sanctuary is about artists encountering, meeting - and collaborating - in the Spirit of 
Art Inspired by, and in Dialogue With, Nature.
 


Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden':

This large and natural garden (1,5 ha), situated just near the ‘border’ between the French and the Flemish part of Belgium, hosts a most special Annual International art exhibition; Artists are invited from far and near - to exhibit and participate, and collaborate - in all different expressions, techniques, media...

Inspired by, and in Dialogue With, Nature.

And every year the numbers of visitors have been growing!

 

THE STORY:

 

Art Sanctuary is a result – and a happy consequence – of the encounter and meeting, and collaboration, between Norwegian artist Tone Aanderaa (www.toneaanderaa.blogspot.com ) and Ignace Clarysse, Belgian, IT expert. project manager and content-builder (www.ignace-clarysse.com)

 
In 2009 Art Sanctuary arranged 'The Belgian-Norwegian Collaboration'; 12 artists from Norway, The Netherlands, and Belgium, meeting in 2 large exhibitions at HARDANGER FOLKEMUSEUM and HARDANGER KULTURGALLERI

In 2010 Art Sanctuary published two collections of poems by Tone Aanderaa;
'PUST; Fugler Puster Annerledes' ('BREATH; Birds Breathe Differently')
and 'Poe-etiske voggesanger – epistler fra et mørkt fastland' ('Poe-Ethical Lullabies – Epistles From a Dark Mainland'
 
In 2010 Art Sanctuary also hosted The Encounter between Tone Aanderaa and composer/performer Nicky Bendix www.nickybendix.com a collaboration with paintings/art and music evolving together.

In 2011 Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden' OFFICIALLY OPENED;

ART INSPIRED BY AND/OR IN DIALOGUE WITH NATURE

20 artists from Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Norway and Denmark, exhibiting in a large and beautiful natural garden, and inside the old train station house of Station 14, Ste-Marie-Geest, Jodoigne, Belgium.
Click on image to see the artists exhibiting!
 

Opening Concert by:

In 2012

Art Sanctuary again opened its gates (June 29 - August 5): and 'The Enchanted Garden' had a Theme: 'Dance'; 

 
33 International artists invited to exhibit in this ever-evolving natural garden
+ performances and concerts
+ Composer Nicky Bendix' 'Special Edition CD - 2012' was played as a sound installation throughout the exhibition period.
 
http://www.nickybendix.com/music
 
Click on image to listen
(All art work: Tone Aanderaa)
 

Closing concert and performances:
 
Glimpses from 2012:
 

 
- The garden also presented the 'baby-stage' of a special added feature this year: A new Labyrinth. 

On August 3rd - 2 days before the end of the exhibition -
my mother passed away, very suddenly.

I spent the following year making a 'Thread room'...and
a 'Forest Temple'...
It was the only way I knew to express the grief.

And so...
 
In 2013
we again opened the gates to 'THE ENCHANTED GARDEN' -
with 21 International artists exhibiting; This year's theme:
'C'EST LE RÊVE' - 'IT IS THAT DREAM' - 'HET IS DE DROOM'



 
 
 
 
In 2014
we again opened the gates to 'THE ENCHANTED GARDEN' -
21 International artists exhibiting:
Click on image to see the artists exhibiting
 
 
 A few glimpses from this year's 'Enchanted Garden' exhibition - after two very rainy weeekends, it was simply Wonderful!
The presentation is accompanied by the music of Nicky Bendix; 'Three Sisters and a Flower' - from the CD 'Healing Garden', created as a sound installation in Art Sanctuary's 'Enchanted Garden' International Art Exhibition, 2014
 
http://www.nickybendix.com/music
(All artwork: Tone Aanderaa)
 
 Also played as a sound installation, in the forest
('Thread room' - installation)
was Nicky Bendix' 'Threads of Nornir'
(All artwork: Tone Aanderaa)
 
 Glimpses from 'The Enchanted Garden' 2014
 
 

2015 we decided to take a needed 'sabbatical-year'...
The garden, and we, rested...
and then thrived!
 
And when we again opened the gates, in 2016,
our Celebration of Art and Nature in Dialogue included 31 artists - blessed with the most amazing weather ever
- the best reviews ever!
and all-in-all the best season ever!
We now have a 'luxury-problem'... needing more parking space...needing more terasse space... (!)
 
Some glimpses from 2016:
 

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