Six workshops in unusual places

Are you ready to head out, but still in need of inspiration? We would love to help you on your way. Discover six artists' studios that are just a little bit different. From a castle over an old gendarmerie barracks to a refugee reception centre.

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Rachael Tyrell, Leuven

Labora is the creative making and working space at Keizersberg Abbey in Leuven. They offer space to various artists. One of them is British Rachael Tyrell, who settled in Leuven after her studies in London. She recreates images from popular culture with traditional painting techniques.

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Rode Kruis Opvangcentrum, Houthalen-Helchteren

Artist Youssef goes to work once a week at the Houthalen-Helchteren reception centre with the residents: refugees from all over the world. In their studio, you can see a lot of expressive work: work that makes you happy, but equally work that makes you think.

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Free Pectoor, Sint-Denijs-Westrem

The first two floors of Borluut Castle are filled in as artists' studios. Free Pectoor, among others, has his  studio in this 1858 neo-classical building.

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Kunst in de kazerne, Roeselare

Where gendarmes once ruled, artists now work. Several local artists found a new workplace in Roeselare's old gendarmerie barracks.

Oceaan I - Patrick Dekeyser
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RhoK's graphics department is located in a neat piece of industrial heritage, a former print shop. The studios are not only a workshop for creation and experimentation, but also a place for meeting and exchange. With the necessary dose of crossness.

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Koppenkast, Heist-op-den-Berg

An atypical studio in this series is that of Toot and Barst. They make stories and theatre, but do so with self-designed characters, from self-designed story cars.