By the end of October we started the construction works in our central lecture hall. The fireplaces were dismantled, the wooden floor is being replaced by a concrete structure (thanks to Dero construct Zele). Soon we will start renovating the walls and install an new bar.
Follow every step in the construction works on our facebook page or come and experience our renovated interior by the end of Janaury!
August 10, 11 and 12 an international gathering of artists participated at the Artist Village in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. During an intense three-day-program they talked about their work with art professionals, exchanged their experiences with their fellow artists and enjoyed lectures in the evening. Contemporary art platform WARP organises international portfolio days and Artist Villages since 2007. This edition took place for the first time outside of Belgium, in cooperation with Beeldenstorm in Eindhoven, NL.
Stef Van Bellingen, artistic director of WARP and active as curator and docent in Belgium and abroad, was elected as cultural ambassador of the city Sint-Niklaas, Belgium.
The next two years he will promote the city on a national and international level. He is the 4th cultural ambassador of the city, after Alex Carlier (2015-2016), Karl Meersman (2016-2017) and concert hall vzw De Casino (2017-2018).
The jury praised him because he makes modern art accessible to a wide audience. "Thanks to him and WARP there 'happens something', that attracts visitors from outside the city and that amazes the inhabitants and make them look at their own city with another gaze." (quote from the jury report).
Van Bellingen will interview each month a special ciy dweller with an interesting vision on the city. He'll start with the previous cultural ambassadors, but wants to give a voice in particular to women, because the cultural ambassadors were till now always men. The stories of the interviewees might give us an insight look at the faceted identity of Sint-Niklaas.
Interested in showing your project in our display window K1?
Apply now! Deadline is January 29.
This year's program is full booked with a wide range of activities.