ART SEEN - Regards des Femmes; expo & workshops in Nyon (8-11 March)
The Nyon Art Association Confluent des Arts is organising a 4 day art exhibition in honour of International Women's Day. Expect paintings, sculptures, photos as well as art animations around the theme of women.
Local artists Steph Fonteyn and Uli Van Neyghem come in to the WRS studio to tell us all about the event and their particular contributions to this first edition of the festival 'Regards des Femmes'.
There will be workshops for kids, art performances, films, literature and a presentation from an NGO about improving conditions for women. Here's the full programme:
What: ART FESTIVAL in Nyon
Theme: 'Regards des Femmes'
(to celebrate International Women's Day)
When: March 8 - 11, 2018
Opening times: Vernissage Thursday March 8, 19:30
Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 20:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Where: Fondation Esp'Asse, Route de l'Etraz 20, Nyon
Parking: Central Nyon car park 'Perdtemps' (3 minutes walk)
Visit a unique Art Festival celebrating International Women’s Day in Nyon and discover 30 renowned local artists in an animated event with workshops, films, poetry, photography, art and demonstrations. 'Regards des Femmes' means to celebrate International Women's Day, each artist sharing their individual take on the theme.
Uli will be participating in the exhibition with her signature collection 'Les Reines des Alpes', exploring a unique perspective of femininity, portraying the famous Swiss fighting cows and their primitive purity and characters.
Steph has just returned from living in Miami for a few years and has brought back some sunshine with her paintings in a feel-good palette of colours, showing women swimming, diving, splashing in the water.
You will be able to see Steph and Uli, as well as a few other artists, work live during the whole duration of the festival, as well as attend live demonstrations of other artists working in a multitude of different media from aquarelle to sculptures. This event will be fun for any kind of age, including workshops for adults and kids.
Last but not least, the event is supporting a special program for midwives in Afghanistan (run by renowned NGO 'Terre des Hommes) and 10% of all sales of art effected during the Art festival will go towards this project, helping women and their babies in the most precarious and fragile moments of their lives.
'Regards des Femmes' is organised by a new art association based in Nyon - 'Confluent des Arts'. Their aim is to animate more art festivals and events in the region.
Can't get enough of Uli and Steph?
Bring them in to your workspace to take part in one of their Collaborative Art teambuilding workshops.