Furthermore our visitors can also enjoy our very much appreciated concept The Wall. This is a storyline that keeps growing thourghout the festival period and that constantly brings together new artists to cooperate on a common work of art for Art Festival Watou. An illustrator or a visual artist together with a writer or poet hereby take up the challenge to create a unique but impermanent work of art on a wall at the Festival House and this in only a few days time. The result is shown to the public during one weekend after which the wall is turned into a blank canvas again for the next duo. With this project this summer ten artist duos will bring you a symbiosis of word and image in a very short time span. They show us the beauty of transcience.
2nd & 3rd July
Sam Scarpulla & Renée Sys
9th & 10th July
Max Temmerman & Tom Liekens
16th & 17th July
Michaël Vandebril & Kristof Devos
23rd & 24th July
Barbara Rottiers, Inne Eysermans & Katharina Smets
30th & 31st July
Roy Aernouts & Stijn Dierckx
6th & 7th August
Joke Devynck & Delphine Lecompte
13th & 15th August
Frederik Willem Daem & Athos Burrez
20th & 21st August
Lize Spit & Flore Deman
27th & 28th August
Sabien Clement & Mieke Versyp
And there is more: the Poetic Cinema (showing the documentary We Are Poets) and the Hall of Fame (this year on Patti smith) will again be there for the visitors to explore.
This year the activity book especially designed for children to help them discover the art and poetry on the parcours, is created by illustrator Kristof Devos.
And of course our Festival House (where the festival shop is located as well) will again be a vibrant location for summery coziness and interesting meetings.
Feel free to browse through our selection of books. Here you can also buy our catalogue (€20,-) which contains an English section.