Rich living with art and nature
In Speuld, near Garderen, an idyllic sanctuary for contemporary art lies hidden next to the heaths. Artist couple Brigitte Boss and Arnix Wilnoudt (pseudonym of Arnoudt Geerars) have transformed their private residence, studio and surrounding land into a gallery of the ‘Buitencategorie’ where art and nature can be enjoyed to the fullest. An eclectic harmony of special objects and lives. You will find works of art by leading makers of today, in an orchard, fields and a lush flower garden.
Subtle interventions and monumental installations follow the rhythm of the landscape. Badgers and foxes hunt between sculptures. A unique gallery where, by appointment, one can indulge in the generous wealth of imagination.
The choice of artists and works is completely idiosyncratic. Well-known and less well-known makers are given the opportunity to react on the spot. National and international talents find a home for their work here. Abstraction, figuration and concept art are all given space. The only overarching theme is the indomitable zest for life of the founders. Arnoudt scouts at international art fairs, in studios, galleries and on the internet for art that expresses this zest for life. The works presented can be humorous or deadly serious, graceful or grim, socially critical or escapist. In the end, they all connect to the elusive but tangible ideal of the place.
Arnoudt likes to take the time to share their experiences with you. He guides visitors along the works with stories and anecdotes and also gives the space to wander and enjoy the views and cloudy skies. Reflection and amazement succeed each other and stimulate free thinking and dreaming. It is clear that we think in terms of possibilities, not limitations. Arnoudt and Brigitte are very attached to the place and the works on display. They want to pass on this happy coexistence with art and nature. Moreover, Arnoudt is also happy to help you find the specific job that could enrich your life. A work that touches the mind and heart, which will be the fulfillment of an as yet unknown desire.
A visit by appointment.
You don’t visit TAK Art Space with a museum card or wallet clutched in your hand, but by appointment. Arnoudt and Brigitte are idealists who like to share the beauty with which they personally surround themselves every day. They have an eye for detail and a desire for the grand gesture. Everything has been thought about, both inside and outside. Nature and art are given freedom but are never without obligation. Expect a generous welcome and a tantalizing experience for all your senses. The Art Space is a meeting place for art, people and nature. A dynamic interplay of contemplation and authentic amazement in which one soon forgets the time.
Dutch Garden Foundation
Selected by the Dutch Garden Foundation www.tuinenstichting.nl The Dutch Garden Foundation strives to preserve gardens and parks that are important in terms of design, planting, cultural-historical character and location.
Birds 80 species sightings in and above our Art Space:
Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, Blackbird, Sparrow, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Jay, Magpie, Bullfinch, Hawfinch, Wagtail White (Field Male), Wagtail Yellow, Blue Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, European Robin, Bastard Nightingale (Hedge Sparrow), Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Starling, Pied Flycatcher, Tree Pipit, Wood Pigeon, Stock Pigeon, Mallard, Egyptian Goose, Barnacle Goose, Mistle Thrush, Song Thrush, Redwing, Goldfinch, Collared Redstart, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Little Owl, Long-eared Owl, Warbler tawny owl, Barn Owl, Barn Swallow, Night Swallow, Greenfinch, Raven, Carrion Crow, Buzzard, Hawk, Sparrowhawk, Heron, Wren, Wren, Fieldfare, Yellowhammer, Blackhead, Tree Sparrow, Keep, Lapwing, Mandarin Duck, Linnet, Stork, Kestrel , Meadow Pipit, Black Stork, Boomfalcon, Kingfisher, Budgerigar, Shinskop, Black Tit, Cormorant, Goldcrest, Woodcock, Woodlark, Mute Swan, Pheasant, Greylag Flycatcher, Collared Parakeet, Golden Eagle and of course our Ajam Cemani Chickens e n Laughing pigeons.