At the Museum
Galerie Huit is situated in a late 17th century mansion, in the historical town centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Arles. Photographs, paintings, sculptures and ‘objets de désir’ are displayed in the unusual salon settings of this atmospheric exhibition space.
Founded by author/curator Julia de Bierre in 2007, the gallery has acquired a solid reputation for its careful selection of artists – both established and emerging –and the quality and originality of its hangings or installations. Exhibitions are mounted either independently or in collaboration – partners have included the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, (2009) and Editions Gallimard, France (2010).
Galerie Huit is regularly featured in the regional, national and international press.
The scale of the mansion provides rich and varied exhibition spaces, including an intimate 18th century salon with gilded panelling, a spacious high-ceilinged‘grande salle’ with terrazzo floors, an ancient vault, whitewashed for a contemporary feel and an inner courtyard, ideal for projections.