Archive for the ‘Art’ Category

Some time ago,  I was intrigued by the recollections of an elderly Aix resident who told me about the fifties, when she would drive up the cours Mirabeau and simply park outside whichever café she was visiting. Aix was so different then with quiet streets, modest shops and politely dressed people. So I was looking forward to seeing the photos of American photographer Harry Callahan who had a grant to live and work here 1957-1958. I wanted an insight into what the town looked like, hoping to recognise locations, enjoy the clothes, the vintage cars, the 50s ads on the walls. (more…)

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Good news for cyclists – work has started on a dedicated cycle-way, a ‘piste cyclable’, along by the sea. (more…)

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This Coming Weekend in Aix

        • New Photo Exhibition at Musée Granet
        • Cinema Promotion
        • Enormous Sale of English books


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My visit to Fondation Carmignac, the newly-opened art centre at Porquerolles, last year was by far my favourite outing of 2018.  I was lucky to get there just before it closed for winter, when lots of the exhibits went back to Paris.

Now it is re-opening with fresh artworks, on 13th April, and tickets are already on sale on their website.

If you do want to visit, pre-booking is essential as only 50 people are allowed inside each half-an-hour; when we went on a September weekday (not  holiday time), it was really busy and visitors without tickets were being turned away.

Here’s a link to my post on visiting the island: https://aixcentric.com/2018/09/20/visiting-porquerolles/

Scroll down for the post on the gallery itself written following my visit: (more…)

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The new show at the Carrieres de Lumieres at Les Baux de Provence, Van Gogh La Nuit Etoilée, starts today, and it looks wonderful. (more…)

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‘My Provence’ is the useful website from the Bouches-du-Rhone PR people so thanks to them for this arts guide for the coming year.  (more…)

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The works of Chagall are the inspiration for a series of workshops for children in the school holidays 9-24th Feb.

At the Hotel Caumont Centre d’Art; ages 6-11; 13€.

Details: https://www.caumont-centredart.com/fr/visite-atelier-autour-lexposition-chagall

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Meanwhile there is a new series of Saturday workshops over at Chateau Lacoste in what looks like an interesting programme.  25€ for child and parent:  https://www.billetweb.fr/ateliers-arts-archi

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