Galerie Huit Arles is situated in a 17th century mansion in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Arles, France. The Provencal town is renowned for its Roman monuments, world-class museums, the painter Vincent Van Gogh, the Luma Foundation, and prestigious Arts Festivals. Founded in 2007 Galerie Huit Arles has acquired a solid reputation for the careful selection of its artists – both established and emerging – and the quality of its hangings and installations. Exhibitions are curated either independently or in collaboration. Partners have included: The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Factum Arte Madrid, The British Journal of Photography, City Hall Kuala Lumpur, and Galerie SIT DOWN, Paris.
As well as regular exhibitions and distinguished private views, the gallery hosts Art Stays for the discerning traveller, Artists’ Residencies and thematic workshops. Much more than just an art space, Galerie Huit Arles is a creative, inspirational and convivial venue in a magnificent location.
Julia de Bierre
Founder of Galerie Huit Arles, Julia de Bierre is an author, gallerist, and heritage activist, living and working between France and Malaysia, where she was born. She attended Uplands School, Penang, and completed her education at Bristol University, UK. For many years Julia curated, restored and animated one of Switzerland’s most prestigious medieval castles, using the magnificent setting for the organisation of fine and decorative art workshops and seminars. Julia de Bierre continues to write for leading international Publications; in Malaysia her work is published by “Areca Books”. She is a Trustee of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary Photography and Film. (New York, Paris, Zurich, Arles), and a member of “Arles Contemporain”, the network of Arlesian art galleries and museums. For many years she has lived and worked in 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites - the ancient Provençal town of Arles in France and multi-ethnic George Town on the island of Penang, Malaysia.Julia is often the guest of fairs such as: Paris photo, L'IPAD in New York, Photo London and ArtGenève. She is also present as a permanent member of the jury of the Incadaques festival and was a member of the jury of the Bourse du talent.
• We recommend arriving by rail, visiting the town on foot, or renting bicycles.
• We use recycled materials. Our reception glasses and china, our antique furniture and vintage textiles look beautiful, are free of harmful glues and dyes, and are not contributing to today’s de-forestation or landfills.
• We limit the carbon footprint of our exhibitions , including transport and packaging, and recycle our frames.
• We use natural, non-toxic materials and paints for restoration and decoration.
• We use environmentally-friendly cleaning products.
• We discourage the use of plastics. Our tap-water is filtered and suitable for drinking, and we lend bags for shoppers