Currently at the Art Centre

WARNING: In view of the current disease situation the International Centre for Art and Landscape is temporarily closed to the public until 1st. June (conditional).


TIME FORMULA, Angelika Markul
Occupying the borderland between art, science and science fiction, TIME FORMULA is a voyage in time and space, for which the art centre becomes the spacecraft.

In response to the area around Vassivière, Angelika Markul presents a collection of deeply engaging video installations, paintings, and sculptures made of wax
and bronze. These new works question our origins and immerse us in unreal landscapes where the immensity of nature and technology plays a crucial role.

With the support of the agency Eva Albarran & Co and the Institut Polonais de Paris.

Download invitation
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More about Angelika Markul

Exhibition catalogue soon available!

TIME FORMULA, sound capsule: conversation at the Art Centre

Each year the Art Centre features three or four exhibitions. Now it also proposes a new radio project, Sonder l’île” broadcasted on Radio Vassivière.

Discover the last capsule about the solo exhibition TIME FORMULA, coming from the conversation between Angelika Markul as the artist, Marion Vasseur Raluy as a curator ad art critic, Côme Aguiar as a composer and the public which took place at the Art Centre on 29. February 2020.


Tiphaine Calmettes, solo exhibition
Life to Itself, collective exhibition ((Isabelle Andriessen, Bianca Bondi, Dora Budor, Tiphaines Calmettes, Grégory Chatonsky, Rochelle Goldberg, Laure Vigna, curator: Flora Katz)

More about Tiphaine Calmettes
More about Flora Katz

63 outside and permanent works to discover on the island of 70 hectares

Free, explanatory note placed near each work. Map on sale (2€) at the bookstore and in the tourism offices in Auphelle or Eymoutiers.

Find video explanations about the Vassivière Island through Vidéoguide Nouvelle-Aquitaine!

An off track architectural and landscape trail available to view all year round!

For several years the art centre has looked beyond the island to try and breathe life into new explorations and new appropriate initiatives in order to provide, along with the inhabitants, a fresh viewpoint on the landscape and to find ways to portray art and society. After a series of artistic interventions (5 artists, 5 villages in 2014, 3 artists, 3 villages in 2016) and the exhibition-trail Transhumance in six villages in 2017, in 2018 the art centre initiated Vassivière Utopia, a programme of landscape and architectural commissions in situ in the public rural space. Designed as an off-track extension of the sculpture park, the trail expands each year with three creations in three new villages until 2020.

Vassivière Utopia 2018
Plat-form, an architectural installation in Eymoutiers (87), by Atelier 1:1
The Clearing, a landscape installation in Saint-Martin-Château (23), by Atelier Bivouac
Seeing the Water in the Lake, a landscape installation in Beaumont-du-Lac (87), by éjo.coopérative

Vassivière Utopia 2019
The Warbler, an architectural installation in Faux-la-Montagne (23), by Bureau baroque
A Garden Into the Forest, a landscape installation in Masgrangeas (Royère-de-Vassivière, 23), by les espaces verts
Moment 03, a landscape installation at Quenouille (Peyrat-le-Château, 87), by GAMA+BIANCHIMAJER

Vassivière Utopia 2020
Three new creations in 2020!

– a landscape installation in Lacelle (19), by L’Amicale mille feux and Nina Bonzom
– an architectural installation in Saint-Amand-le-Petit (87), by Nina Chalot and Nicolas Bouisson (Forall Studio)
– an architectural and landscape installation in Nedde (87),  L’Atelier du sillon (Pauline Gillet+Nicolas Besse) and Philippe Deubel

These teams will soon begin a residence at the Castle on Vassivière Island to work on it; you will shortly have some news!

More about the projects 2018 and 2019

With the support of the sponsorship of the Caisse des Dépôts.

In addition to the production of works and exhibitions, the International Centre for Art and Landscape has, since 2012, organised a programme of ten artistic residencies each year in the castle on Vassivière island, refurbished by the architects Berger & Berger and Building/Building. The unique history of the Vassivière landscape, the resources that the art centre can offer in terms of art, architecture and landscape, and the high level of initiatives generated by local citizens associations from the Plateau de Millevaches, stimulates experimentation and thoughtful reflexion for creative projects inspired by an area far from urban centres, at the same time protected from and influenced by industrial uses.


In view of the current disease situation the Art Centre couldn’t presently welcome residents at the Castle. But the team is now working on a new calendar, and all the projects will start again with the reopening!

Vassivière Utopia 2020
As soon as possible, the three teams of the project Vassivière Utopia 2020 will arrive to the Castle to begin their creative residences!

Vassivière /// Chalet Mauriac: crossed residence “Art & Environment”
The International Centre for Art and Landscape on Vassivière Island (87) and the Chalet Mauriac – writing residence in Saint-Symphorien (33) scheduled by ALCA offer together a call for residence for a creative and research project on the transformation of natural areas. Both invite an artist and a scientist (biologist, ethnologist, anthropologist, geographer…) to apply for a 8-week residence remunerated by a writing grant and across the two places.

Residence period:
from 5. to 30. October 2020 in Saint-Symphorien (33)
 31. October to 18. December 2020 on Vassivière Island (87)

Application submitting is now closed. The selection of the applicants by jury will happen on Tuesday 5. May 2020 (audio- or video-conference).

Browse the call for residences

WARNING: In view of the current disease situation, all dates are frozen until our reopening. 

Dancing in the exhibition
From Françoise to Alice is a choreographic portrait of two dancers.

It’s two women performing, one so called able-bodied, the other afflicted with Down’s syndrome, 21 years old, mother and daughter. This duo will address the complexity and the panoply of connections that they can experience together, divergencies which create their complementarity, as humans as much as in the relationship to the dance.

Choregraphic creation: Mickaël Phelippeau. Rendering: Alice and Françoise Davazoglou. As part of the Danses vagabondes festival, in partnership with the Scène nationale d’Aubusson.

Meeting at the bookshop of the Art Centre. Free. Public practical workshops before the performance.
Information: +33 5 55 83 09 09 –

Rendezvous in the garden: the transmission of knowledge
Mindfulness and sound immersion in the Vassivière sculpture park!

Mindfulness is an invitation to focus our attention on the present moment in a spirit of empathy and curiosity. Through mindful meditation, sounds, spontaneous instruments, the connection to one’s self is facilitated. This approach invites us to recentre ourselves, understand our values and to live our lives with more harmony. Stéphanie Da rocha and the international Art Centre for Art and landscape propose a peripatetic meditative experience in the heart of the sculpture park, where maybe the artworks will be able to be seen in a new light.

For all ages. Single rate: 5 €
Sharing picnic on the island. Comfortable clothes recommended.
Booking: +33 5 55 69 27 27 – Meeting at the bookshop of the Art Centre.

ATTENTION : In view of the current disease situation, all dates are frozen until our reopening. 

Eyes and Hands
Exhibition tour: exercise its gaze with videos and discover materials and objects through touch.
Aged 3 – 6 years with one or several adults. Fee: 4€/2€.
Booking: + 33 5 55 69 27 27 –
Meeting at the bookshop of the art Centre.

All in Black
Exhibition tour and artistic experiment with Indian ink.
Aged 7 – 12 ans with one or several adults. Fee: 4 €/2 €.
Booking: 05 55 69 27 27 –
Meeting at the bookshop of the Art Centre.

Change the World with Art!
Do you have an idea of order? An art desire?
Contact the Art Centre!

The Art Centre is an accredited mediator for the New Patrons Action for the Fondation de France. The new Patrons Action is a unique encounter between you and a contemporary artist! He would invent for you an original form to answer the problematic you have raised.

Contact us: – +33 5 55 69 27 27


Tailor-made welcome
On-demand stays, tours, workshops for groups, young audiences or adults all year!
Information: +33 5 55 69 27 27 –

Sailing in the Sculpture Wood
In May and June, from Monday to Thursday
9.30am > 12.30am
Canoe tour – workshop. Discovery of the sculptures around Vassivière Island. In partnership with the Canoë-Kayak Club, Eymoutiers.
From 7 years old with one or several adults.
Booking: +33 5 55 69 27 27 –
Fee: 14 € (exhibition tour included). Free for school or recreation centre escort. Meeting at the bookshop of the Art Centre.

Coming soon…