Events

April 4th, 2017

Nuit des Musées – Night of the Museums

Saturday 20th May 2017

 

Theme: Courage et Responsabilité – Courage and Responsibility

 

With OCHRE MAGIC, the Burkhardt-Felder Foundation Arts and Culture shows in its museum for Australian Aboriginal art “La grange” the art of the Kimberley in the high North of Western Australia, known for its use of ochre. Since ancient times, Aboriginal people have been using ochre in ceremonies and rituals. Artists in this exhibition have been collecting their own ochre in order to create stunning contemporary artworks.

The founders of the Foundation, of Swiss origin, spent over twenty years in Australia. It is there where the adventure began and a collection of Aboriginal artworks took shape, a collection which they now share with the visitors of “La grange”. This museum is situated in an outbuilding of the Château d’Ivernois, built in 1721,  acquired by the Foundation in 2002 and renovated with respect.

Australian Aboriginal art fascinates by its blend of traditional influence and modern interpretation, created by an ancient people who was forced to adjust to our way of life. Rich in experience, the founders of this museum will be happy to share anecdotes and analyze the “Courage” of this people as well as explain the “Responsibility” we have vis-à-vis this Indigenous culture.

 

Programme

Opening at 7.30 pm – Closing at 11 pm.

8 pm

Presentation of the OCHRE MAGIC exhibition – an exhibition dedicated to Aboriginal artists in the Kimberley, located high up in the North of Western Australia.

9 pm

Conference on the Australian Aboriginal culture on the theme of the Night of the Museums “Courage and Responsibility”.

10 pm

Anecdotes on life in Australia

 

7.30 pm – 11 pm

Australian wine tasting

Ongoing video projection in our pocket cinema on Australian Aboriginal culture

Australian music e.g. didgeridoo, sacred Aboriginal songs, Aboriginal musicals, sounds from the bush or classical music by Australian composers will accompany your visit.

 

 

Journée des Musées – Day of the Museums

21st May 2017

The OCHRE MAGIC exhibition of the Burkhardt-Felder Foundation Arts and Culture in the museum “La grange” will be revealed to you in all its aspects. The experiences gathered by the founders who spent over twenty years in “Down Under” will be shared with you in various conferences. You will gain insight into Aboriginal culture and art which is becoming more and more into vogue.

This exceptional day of culture coincides with the inauguration of our very new “Café La grange”. You will enjoy its new concept. Free cake tasting prepared by the cuisine of the Château will be offered to you on this occasion!

Not forgetting our dear children of course, who will profit from a visit and game especially prepared for them, followed by a free four-a clock-snack.

The afternoon will be spent in an ambience of sounds from the bush, didgeridoos, sacred Aboriginal songs and classical music. Ongoing videos in the pocket cinema will show you more of Aboriginal life and art.

 

Programme:

Opening at 2 pm – closing at 6 pm.

2.15 pm

Presentation of the OCHRE MAGIC exhibition, dedicated to the artists in the Kimberley, high up in the North of Western Australia.

3 pm

Inauguration of the “Café La grange”

Free cake tasting – prepared by the cuisine of the Château

4 pm

Children: Visit and game on the Aboriginal art theme, followed by a free afternoon snack.

Adults: Conference on the Australian Aboriginal culture on the theme of the day: “ Courage and Responsibility”.

5 pm

Presentation of the OCHRE MAGIC exhibition, dedicated to the Kimberley artists high up in the North of Western Australia.

 

2 pm – 6 pm

Ongoing video projection in our pocket cinema on the life and culture of Australian Aborigines.

Australian music e.g.  didgeridoos, sacred Aboriginal songs, classical music and sounds from the bush will accompany your visit.

 

 

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EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

For the enjoyment of everyone, the Burkhardt-Felder Foundation Arts and Culture has compiled a choice of events:

 

1/ Guided Visits and Aperitifs

Discover the museums “La grange” and/or “Le manège” on the occasion of a guided visit rich in anecdotes.

This visit can be enhanced by a delicious aperitif prepared by the cuisine of the Château in accordance with your preferences and enjoyed either in the loft of the Aboriginal art museum “La grange” or in the park surrounding the motorcar museum “Le manège”.

Please ask for our suggestions.

 

2/ Guided Visits and Animations especially for Children and Teenagers:

We offer a choice of guided visits and animations for all ages.

The museum “La grange” shares its knowledge and adjusts to its younger public with visual art animations and other cultural activities.

Age: from 5 to 18 years

Please contact us for more information.

 

Prices including animation:

Guided visit: CHF 80.-

+ entry per child: CHF 5.-

+ entry per adult: CHF: 7.-

 

3/ Birthday Celebrations:

We organize the birthday celebration for your child and his/her friends with a visit of the museum and special games adjusted to their age, rounding off the happy event with a delicious birthday cake.

Age: from 5 to 12 years

Maximum number: 12 children

Duration: about 2 hours

Price: CHF 190 (cake included)

 

4/ Films and Conferences

Please follow our suggestions for films and conferences that the Burkhardt-Felder Foundation organizes periodically or let us know your email coordinates so that we can inform you.

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