Monthly Archives: August 2014

Crowdfunding / auction in Peniscola for the dyegarden in Cervera del Maestre

auction / subasta - La Templanza - Peniscola - Spain

auction / subasta – La Templanza – Peniscola – Spain

As part of the activities of the artist residence Casa del Dragon the dye garden in Cervera del Maestre will be developed as a hotspot of sustainable contemporary art. The garden will host plants to get pigments for artistic usage. The garden will be also space for guarding and developing the knowledge of dye gardening and recipies of colour production.

In 30.08.2014 the socio cultural space La Templanza in Peniscola organize an auction – crowdfunding evening with art works from the founder of the CASA del DRAGON, Juan Petry. The artist will tell some stories around the project and the unique art works he offer.

Enjoy the moment of real contemporary art and join the event in the wonderful space of La Templanza in Peniscola / Spain.

Links : La Templanza | dye garden |

Dye garden in spain – should either be a work of art

dye garden in Cervera del Maestre - Castellon - Spain - first tasks

dye garden in Cervera del Maestre – Castellon – Spain – first tasks

“One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.” Oscar Wilde

We will create a garden for people, plants and animals. It will be like the Garden of Epicurus, an example of what can grow in a free space between free people.

The process of transforming an agricultural wasteland into a blossoming garden, is for itself a work of art. One of the first wwoofers who joined the project was Llya Kotelnikow from Russia. He helped a lot to transport ceramics for some trencadis workshops to the land.

helpX woofer Llya Kotelnikow from Russia

helpX woofer Llya Kotelnikow from Russia

Sonia Eva Domenech is one of the first artists who used the space for some paintings. First she arranged the space…

Catalan artist Sonia Eva Domenech clean a space to paint

Catalan artist Sonia Eva Domenech clean a space to paint

The Turkish student Llayda Duzkaya child from a family of artists planted the first perennials in the dye garden. The plants are a gift from Peter Reichenbach, the founder of seven gardens.

Llayda Duzkaya is planted the first shrubbery (a gift from Peter Reichenbach, the founder of sevengardens)

Llayda Duzkaya planting the first shrubbery (a gift from Peter Reichenbach, the founder of sevengardens)

Some of the first tasks were: laying out paths, repairing some dry stone walls, pruning and cleaning a lot of trees.

If you want to join this project, apply for some days in the residence CASA del DRAGON here.

 

ARTSURPRISE in Hamburg (Germany) – one day – one chance – one success

artsurprise vending machine in hamburg (ger)

artsurprise vending machine in hamburg (ger)

It was only one day in May 2014. ARTSURPRISE was part of the event “Hamburg zeigt Kunst”. But sometimes the success comes later… now we get new art friends and art lovers because they saw the art vending machine in the new harbour area.

The European art project ist still looking for the first permanent location in Hamburg. If YOU are responsible for an art space (museum, gallery, exhibition hall) and interested in ARTSRPRISE, contact us by mail or apply directly here.

Many thanks to the organisation team of the event.

Links: Facebook Event | ARTSURPRISE |

ARTSURPRISE enters touristic hotspot in Spain

Peñiscola - Castillo Papa Luna

Peñiscola – Castillo Papa Luna

The social sculpture ARTSURPRISE.EU entered one of the most visited locations in Spain, the Castillo Papa Luna in Peñiscola (Province Castellon).

 

As part of the exhibition “Amor en guerras Civiles” ARTSURPRISE mounted one vending machine in the exhibition hall. The point of sales is available till 31.08.2014.

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Amor en guerras civiles – Castillo Papa Luna – Peñiscola

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Amor en guerras civiles – Castillo Papa Luna – Peñiscola

Links : Artsurprise |

Every end is a new beginning – Colourgarden starts NOW!

Caravan of ART ON THE ROAD arrived in its final destination in Spain

Caravan of ART ON THE ROAD arrived in its final destination in Spain

“The caravan was my base, a secure place and a stock for all the artworks I received during my journey. As a basement for ART ON THE ROAD 2 it was my rolling home between Berlin and Valencia.”

The art home has now arrived at its final destination in the dye garden of the CASA del DRAGON, artist residence and think tank in Eastern spain. The dye garden is part of the worldwide sevengardens – project featured by the UNESCO.

“The caravan was my hom. From now on it will be a home for other artists, wwoofers and friends, who will enjoy the wonderful village and the nice people of Cervera del Maestre, the Maestrazgo region and the land of Valencia. The target of the dye garden is to discover and guard knowledge of obtaining and using natural pigments for inks and colours. Every end is a new beginning. With this little caravan number 1 we start the garden project NOW. (Juan Petry, artist)”

Artists with interest in natural pigments and sustainable art production can apply for a residence in the CASA del Dragon here. Helpers and supporters are also welcome.

Links: Press | Art on the road | Dye garden | Sevengardens.org | Facebook- Event |

 

Land Art 2014 – Open call for artists

LandArt cara AThe Jabierans art center invite arists from all over the world for a land art event in the Maestrazgo region of Spain. The residence with several studios, working areas and individual homes is located near the little village Sarratella.

Over the year it is a center of recuperation and meditation. Also some artists join the place to work out new contemporary art.

Theme: tu corazon
Date: 05.09.2014 – 14.09.2014
Contact: jabierans@gmail.com | +34 679 18 39 66

Address: Jabierans Art Center | Sarratella | 12184 | Castellon

Links: on Facebook | Website |