Introducing art to children through play

March 20, 2019

One of the principal objectives of our association is to introduce children to the process of artistic creation. In our current exhibition of paintings by Christine Etchevers, as in all our exhibitions, we are organising visits for school groups.

These visits give the children the opportunity to enter an exhibition space, to get to know different styles and methods of artistic expression, to meet artists and to express themselves through their own creativity.

The artist explains her work and the techniques that she uses. A questionnaire specially conceived for the children invites them to look more closely at the paintings by posing simple and amusing questions for them to answer. The artist then invites the children to work with her on their own artistic creations.

Irati Inoriza and Natacha Sansoz present their project

February 14, 2019

Irati Inoriza (Balmaseda, 1992) and Natacha Sansoz (Carcassonne, 1981), the two artists chosen in the Itzal Aktiboa 2018 prize contest for a six-week residency at the Huarte Contemporary Art Centre, will present their work in progress to the public on Friday 15 February and Saturday 16 February.

Maite Pinto wins the 2018 Itzal Aktiboa Prize

October 05, 2018

Maite Pinto (Logroño, 1993) has been chosen as winner of the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for her project entitled "The Kindness of Strangers". Based on the experience of 4,000 Basque children who were sent to England in May 1937 as refugees from the Spanish Civil War, her series of aquatint etchings gives a moving account of a historical event that is highly relevant in today’s world.

Eluska Zabalo wins the Nautilus Lanzarote Prize

Septembre 17, 2018

Nautilus Lanzarote has chosen Eluska Zabalo for a two-week artist residency in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) next year, in the context of its partnership with the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for young artists in the Basque Country.

Nautilus Lanzarote runs an apartment hotel complex in Lanzarote committed to ensuring accessibility for handicapped visitors, protection of the environment and...


Septembre 04, 2018

Seven artists chosen as finalists in the competition for the Itzal aktiboa Contemporary Art Prize 2018 - Taxio Ardanaz, Luis Olaso, Maite Pinto, Miriam Isasi, María Jiménez Moreno, Thomas Loyatho and Léa Vessot - will present their work in a collective exhibition during the month of October in the Prison des Évêques in Saint Jean Pied de Port.

Selected from among...

Nautilus Lanzarote backs young artists by supporting the Itzal aktiboa prize contest

June 27, 2018

Nautilus Lanzarote is once again joining Itzal aktiboa to support and encourage young artists by offering a two-week artistic residency in Lanzarote (Canary Islands) in the context of the competition for this year's Itzal aktiboa contemporary art prize.

The competition for the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for Young Talent in Contemporary Art 2018 is being organised by Itzal aktiboa in...

A prize of 2,000 euros and two artistic residencies in Navarre

April 07, 2018

In association with the Basque Cultural Institute and the Centre for Contemporary Art of Huarte (Navarre), we are organising the competition for the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for Young Talent in Contemporary Art 2018.

A cash prize of 2,000 euros will be awarded to the winner, and two artists will be invited to participate in artistic residencies at the Centre for Contemporary Art of...

Marythé Avella talks about her use of Basque symbols in her painting

March 01, 2018

Marythé Avella will speak about her approach to painting and her use of Basque symboles in her work in a talk entitled « UN REGARD D’ARTISTE SUR LES LINTEAUX BASQUES » at 6.30 p.m. on Friday March 9 2018, on the occasion of the inauguration of her exhibition “Etxe ikurretarik … Les linteaux nous parlent”.

The exhibition can be visited at the Town Hall, from Monday to...


February 22, 2018

We are organising once again the competition for the Itzal Aktiboa Prize for Young Talent in Contemporary Art, in collaboration with the Basque Cultural Institute and the Centre for Contemporary Art of Huarte (Navarre).

The aim of the competition is to encourage young artists and thereby contribute to the development of contemporary art in the wider Basque cultural context. The...


January 31, 2018

For the twelfth edition of our annual exhibition organized to mark International Women's Day, Marythé Avella will exhibit her paintings in the Town Hall of Saint Jean Pied de Port from Tuesday March 6 to Thursday March 29 2018.

The paintings of Marythé Avella combine traditional culture and Pop Art in a visual symphony composed of the motifs and symbols found on Basque tombstones...

“Presences from Inside”: Ceramicist and painter Keixeta exhibits in St Jean Pied de Port

Septembre 16, 2017

Basque artista Keixeta will exhibit a selection of his paintings and ceramic sculptures in the Prison des Evêques in St Jean Pied de Port from 5 October to 1 November 2017.

The exhibition will be open daily except Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Free entry.

The inauguration of the exhibition will take place on Thursday 5 October at...

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