Kunst i Slusen ART HVIDE SANDE is again arranging an “Artist Colony” from 1 – 25 June 2015. Artworks produced during this time will be exhibited at the annual exhibition that takes place from 9 – 21 August 2015. As a new feature this year, the “Artist Colony” will take place in both Hvide Sande and in Søndervig.
Towards the end of the 1800s, Holmsland Klit, and the area around Nymindegab, south of Hvide Sande, became the focus of a small artists colony, with Danish artists such as Laurids Tuxen, Mogens Ballin and Erik Henningsen.
During 1 – 25 June, the selected artists will be working in ateliers in Hvide Sande and Søndervig. Visitors will be able to visit the artists and see the art that is being produced for the exhibition in August. See www.kunstislusen.dk or search for ART HVIDE SANDE on Facebook for more information on atelier opening times and locations.
Kunst i Slusen ART HVIDE SANDE is proud to present the following artists from both Denmark and abroad:
Zata Kitowski – www.poetryfilm.org
Birthe Nissen – www.birthesmalerier.dk
Nick Taylor – www.bynicktaylor.com
Erik Peitersen – www.erikpeitersen.dk
Sonia Sawińska – http://www.soniasawinska.pl
The theme for 2015 is “Freedom”. In 2015 Denmark celebrates the 70th anniversary of the end of the German occupation that took place during the Second World War. We can learn from history and once again celebrate a united Europe that co-operates across borders. Here on the West coast of Denmark, with its rugged countryside of beaches, heathland and fjords, many feel freedom of a different sort – a wonderful landscape right on your doorstep. So our theme for 2015 is “Freedom” in all its aspects.
Since 2008, the not-for profit organisation Kunst i Slusen ART HVIDE SANDE has organised annually an art exhibition that is held in the unique industrial space where the machinery that controls the sluices between the sea and the fjord is housed. Approximately 120 metres long and 4 metres wide, this amazing space is only open to the public during these exhibitions that attract over 5000 visitors.