Exhibitions | 18-12-2022

Enchanted Garden seeks artworks for tenth anniversary exhibition

The Enchanted Garden in Belgium is celebrating its tenth anniversary in Summer 2023, and will host an international exhibition of artworks in a variety of media on the theme ‘(E)motion’.

The show will comprise two elements: One is ‘Motion’: Movement, Change, such as kinetic sculptures, sculpture of a movement, such as a running horse, or a sequence of colours or motifs; the second is ‘Emotion’, with artworks expressing a movement in mood, state of mind, or atmosphere.

Following on from the success of the glass art shown in 2022, organisers Tone Aanderaa and Ignace Clarysse are keen that at least half of the exhibits in 2023 should be glass or have glass characteristics, through being reflective, transparent or coloured. Pieces can be all glass or mixed media.

The Enchanted Garden is a natural, water-rich landscape garden located halfway between Brussels, Liège and Namur and on the RAVEL tourist cycle path connecting Leuven, Tienen, Hoegaarden, Jodoigne and Namur.

Each sculpture has its own spot and and does not compete with other works of art. Visitors see every sculpture, as they are guided through the garden by a carefully planned pathway.

The open call has launched and interested artists should email their proposals by the deadline of 9 January 2023.

Applications should include:

A short profile (maximum one side of A5) explaining why the works should be included in the exhibition;

Links to a website and/or previous exhibitions;

Photos or sketches of possible artworks;

Time period available (minimum one month, i.e. five consecutive weekends, maximum two months) during the exhibition (Friday 9 June – ‘Sculptures in Spring Colours’; Friday 23 June to Sunday 24 September – ‘Summer Exhibition’; then ‘Sculptures in Autumn Colours’ until Sunday 15 October 2023).

The selection committee may contact artists during January 2023 for further discussion and to organise a studio visit. In early March 2023, the selection committee will publish the list of invited artists.

A fund is available to partly compensate transport costs.

The Enchanted Garden will be open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, public holidays and long weekends from 13:00 to 20:00 (13:00 to 19:00 from 18 September 2023).

Artists should email their submissions by 9 January 2023 to: info@ignace-clarysse.com and ArtSanctuary@live.com

Find out more on the website.

Image: Christian Delory’s ‘Vol au vent 3’ featured in the 2022 exhibition.

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