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2017

Pétanque

Pétanque

On Sunday May 21st, we are organising a pétanque on its usual permanent spot in the village at 2 pm. Registration at 1.30 pm (5€ per person). Bruce Rowland, who for many years organised all the pétanque tournaments for Ricard in the UK, will be coming across to Sacy to organise the event. Presentation of trophies at 5 pm. Bar.


Artists in Residence

Les Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy is pleased to announce
that the artists in residence for 2017 will be

Aude Descombes - May (presentation 20 May at 4pm)

Sharon Haward - July (presentation 22 July at 4pm)

The exhibition of the artists’ work will take place from

Saturday 2 September - Monday 30 September (12pm-6pm)

(private view: Sunday 3 September)

when the grounds and kitchen garden will also be open to the public.

We are also pleased to announce that we will be open 12pm-6pm
during each weekend in July.


2016

Summer residencies

Following our residencies and exhibitions, the following articles by Tommy Lefebvre about the artists Justine Van Den Driessche and Henry / Bragg appeared in Le Bonhomme Picard (click to enlarge). The artists’ pages now include photos and critiques of their work.

Le Bonhomme Picard, 2016-08-17
Le Bonhomme Picard, 2016-08-03

May events - photos

The village pétanque competition held in May was a great success. Refereed by Henry/Bragg and Bruce, 18 teams took part in the competition and fun was had by all. The event resulted in a donation of 200 euros towards the restoration of the village’s old and very rare “manège”, the wooden structure used to protect the harvest while unloading it into the ancient barn. Thanks to all who took part!

Pétanque
Pétanque
Pétanque
Pétanque

The following article appeared in the local paper
Le Bonhomme Picard on 25 May (click to enlarge)

Pétanque - article

Our British-themed stall at Sacy-le-Petit’s annual brocante a week earlier was also successful in raising an additional 100 euros (making a total sum of 300 euros for both events) towards the restoration of the manège, which will take place next year.

Brocante
Brocante

Jardins en Scène

Monday 5 - Friday 30 September 2016

As part of the “Jardins en Scène” festival, Justine Van Den Driessche proposes an itinerary of follies in the garden at Sacy. “Les dix promenades du rêveur à la recherche de fabriques disparues” is inspired by the vanished constructions of Ermenonville, which remain in name only and which will be re-born here in September. In a participatory project, the artist invites the audience to appropriate history with its own memories. The project will include an interactive dimension via an internet website, extending the promenade into the imagination.

More information at www.dpdralrdfd.com

Jardins en Scène
Promeneur

“Jardins en Scène” takes place all over Hauts de France (Picardie, Nord, and Pas de Calais) from May to October.


May events

On Sunday May 15th, summer artists in residence Henry/Bragg are running a stall at the village’s annual brocante, from 6 am to 6 pm.

pétanque

During the village fête, the following Saturday, May 21st, Henry/Bragg will be organising a pétanque on its usual permanent spot in the village at 2 pm. Registration at 1.30 pm. Presentation of trophies at 5 pm. Bar.


Artists in Residence

Les Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy is pleased to announce
that the artists in residence during summer 2016 will be

Justine Van Den Driessche - 1st half of July

Henry / Bragg - 2nd half of July

A presentation by the artists, who will also be at Sacy for one or two events in May,
will take place on Saturday 23 July at 4pm - all welcome.

The exhibition of the artists’ work will take place from

Monday 5 September - Friday 30 September

(private view: Sunday 4 September)

when the grounds and kitchen garden will also be open to the public.


2015

Summer exhibition - Exceptional re-opening

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 November, from 3pm

Re-opening of the summer exhibition with a Guided Tour by artist-in-residence Cyril Lepetit, to be followed on the Saturday by a round table with refreshments.

The exhibition will close definitively at 5pm on Sunday.


Artists in Residence - Exhibitions

The exhibitions of this year’s artists in residence at Sacy will take place on

Monday 7 September - Wednesday 30 September

when the grounds and kitchen garden will also be open to the public.


Opening Day, with the artists in attendance

Sunday 6 September from 3pm to 6pm

Ingrid Pollard - Consider the light and the dark

Cyril Lepetit - Salade Monochrome


Oise Verte et Bleue 2015

Café des Alliés - photos

Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés

Photos: Ingrid Pollard & Pete Haddow



Le Café des Alliés

The Great War
seen through artists’ eyes

Oise Verte et Bleue - Logo

Open to the public: Saturday 6 June & Sunday 7 June 2015

Friday 5 June

(at the local primary school)

Dada exhibition and the making of costumes by Christine and Jennifer Binnie
in the style of the artistic movement that existed during the Great War.

Workshop with Ron Suffield: creation of memorials by the pupils.

Binnie sisters Binnie sisters - veiled

Saturday 6 June

3pm - Procession through the village by the pupils in Dada costumes with “punk” sound effects created by them.

4pm - Ron and the children install their “memorials” in the château’s cellars.

4.30pm - Presentation of the imaginary local map created by Rob Turner.

5pm - Reading of “The Memories of Armand Dupuis”, born in Les Ageux, former mayor of Nointel and Sacy-le-Petit, radical-socialist MP: “The Great War as an artilleryman”.

6pm - “Café des Alliés” - singing aperitif with accordionist Sylvie Méheust: communal singing of wartime classics such as La Madelon, Mademoiselle d’Armentières, Good Bye-e-e, I Wore a Tunic etc.

6.30pm - Introduction to Spiritism with Christine and Jennifer Binnie.

7pm - Méchoui - book through +33-(0)3 44 29 09 14 or info@chateaudesacy.com
(17.50€; 8€ for children less than 16 yo). Reserve your tickets as early as you can.

Sunday 7 June

Map of walk to Groyne Wood bench

4pm-6pm - Presentation of the finished imaginary local map created by Rob Turner and screening of footage taken during the previous day’s procession.

The artist Rob Turner will be cycling around the local area for two days, stopping to take photos and collect information on buildings, landmarks, and names of streets and places. As a result of his observations, he will then create an “imaginary map”, also incorporating elements of stories provided by local people. Other illustrations and anecdotes will be added to the map by visitors to the exhibition.

4pm-6pm - Screening of Bryan Forbes’ “Seance on a wet afternoon”, 1964, and other films with elements of Spiritism.


Artists in Residence

We are pleased to announce that the artists in residence at Sacy during summer 2015 will be:

Ingrid Pollard - June (presentation 20 June at 4pm)

Cyril Lepetit - July (presentation 25 July at 3pm)

The exhibition of both artists’ work will take place from

Monday 7 September - Wednesday 30 September

when the grounds and kitchen garden will also be open to the public.

(vernissage: Sunday 6 September)


2014

Halloween, Samhain, Celtic New Year,
All Souls Day
at the Château de Sacy

3 nights - Thursday 30th October,
Friday 31st October, Saturday 1st November

Halloween is the time of year when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest. It is the time to remember the dead, clean out the old and look into the future.

You are invited to come to the Château de Sacy, Hermine’s home, which has housed many generations of her family. You and your ancestors are invited to join Hermine and her ancestors in a ceremony of remembrance, letting go and “seeing”.

We will have a ritual fire, separate man and woman time, time for reflection, singing, dancing, “seeing”, a wart removal ceremony, and a ritual feast in the presence of our ancestors.

Bring the names of your ancestors and photos /drawings/objects to represent them.

Bring a song from your ancestors.

Bring the names of friends and family and animals who have died in the last year and photos/drawings/objects to represent them.

Bring l lb of Coxes Orange Pippins or Russets.

Bring a veil and wear white or pale colours.

Bring a list of regrets from the last year to burn on the ritual fire.

Leave food and drink for the spirits of your house while you are away.

When you first arrive you must say the magic words

HALLY ON A CABBAGE, HALLY ON A BEAN,

HALLY ON A CABBAGE STALK,TOMORROW’S HALLOWEEN

Preparation for the ritual will start on Thursday at 5pm, with the creation of a gallery of ancestors. On Friday we will join the French by laying Chrysanthemums on the tombs of our ancestors.

Please confirm your presence by answering by October 20th
by email or 0207 226 1655:
I shall arrive on the Thursday 30th of October.
I am a vegetarian - Yes / No.

Participation of £90 includes your own bedroom, up to three nights, and two meals a day. Membership to Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy.

You will go home lighter!


Journées Européennes du Patrimoine
(European Heritage Days)

Saturday 20 - Sunday 21 September 2014

2pm - 6pm
L’Oise se souvient - logo
Journées de Patrimoine 2014 - logo

The grounds and the exhibitions are open to the public following the residencies of
Alain Jacomy et Alma Tischler Wood.

Programme for Sunday 21 September

Installation / Memorial by Ron Suffield created for Oise Verte et bleue with the pupils of the local primary school.

4pm - Two English artists foresee their death: multimedia performance by Anne Bean, reflecting on the works of Stephen Cripps and Paul Burwell at the Café des Alliés 32 years ago, curated by Hermine Demoriane and stimulated by reflections upon WW1. Cripps and Burwell’s performances were both concerned with premonitions of death and plane crashes; these two artists, with whom Anne Bean frequently collaborated, have since died. The performance will attempt to revive the sense of dynamism, of risk and poetry that was enmeshed in these artists’ work.

5pm - Singing aperitif : Christelle Hirsoil accompanies us on the accordion as we sing La Madelon, Mademoiselle d’Armentières, It’s a Long Way to Tipperary etc.

All welcome. Free entry.


Alöise au pays des merveilles

Photos of the Event

Alöise au pays des merveilles - photo
Alöise au pays des merveilles - photo
Alöise au pays des merveilles - photo
Alöise au pays des merveilles - photo
Alöise au pays des merveilles - photo

Photos: Aurélie Nguma-Torre


Alöise au pays des merveilles

Parcs et jardins de l’Oise 2014

Château de Sacy, Sunday 22 June, 2.30pm & 4.30pm

Click below for details. Free entry. Welcome to the world of Lewis Carroll!

Alöise au pays des merveilles - flyer
Alöise au pays des merveilles - flyer

Oise Verte et Bleue 2014

Café des Alliés - photos

Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés
Café des Alliés

Café des Alliés Oise Verte et Bleue - Logo

Café des Alliés

Saturday 31 May & Sunday 1 June 2014

Programme starts at 2pm

An artistic-gourmet day in memory of the Great War, focussing on Armand Dupuis and Camille, his mother.

Exhibition of memorials created by schoolchildren from l’École des 4 Tilleuls
with Ron Suffield, visual artist (United Kingdom).

Installation by Sico Carlier, visual artist (Netherlands).

Restoration of Camille’s portrait by restorers Katia La Grasta and
Francesca Cuscianna (Italy).

4pm: Reading from the memories of Armand Dupuis, born at Les Ageux, mayor of Nointel & Sacy-le-Petit, Radical-Socialist MP: La Grande Guerre comme soldat artilleur (The Great War as an artilleryman).

5pm: Screening of 2 films by Sico Carlier and David Millhouse:
Sentier des Poilus” et “Sentier du Buvier”.

6pm (Sunday): End of programme.

6pm (Saturday only): Singing aperitif (La Madelon, Mademoiselle d’Armentières etc.), accompanied on violin by Claire Guilissen and accordion by Christelle Hirsoil.

7pm (Saturday only): Méchoui - to be booked by 18 May
03 44 29 09 14 - info@chateaudesacy.com
17.50€ (7.50€ children under 16 years of age).


MADE-IN-SACY

Screening of artists’ filmed performances, installations and animations
made in the château, the village of Sacy-le-Petit and Writtle College.

25 February 2014, 6.30pm, Institut Français, London

Click below for details. All welcome!

Made-in-Sacy screening details

Artists in Residence - Summer 2014

We are pleased to announce that next year’s artists in residence at Sacy will be:

Alain Jacomy - June (presentation 28 June at 4pm)

Alma Tischler Wood - July (presentation 26 July at 4pm)

The annual exhibition of both artists’ work will take place from

Sunday 7 September (private view) - Sunday 5 October

when the grounds and kitchen garden will also be open to the public.


2013

Invitations d’artistes 2013

Event photos

Invitations d’artistes - Erlina Doho, calligrapher
Invitations d’artistes - Marion Crezée with her ephemera Invitations d’artistes - Haikus written by pupils from the local primary school
Invitations d’artistes - The Fall Collective: Isabel Asúnsolo, Marion Crezée, Erlina Doho and Hermine Williams

top: Erlina Doho, calligrapher.
centre left: Marion Crezée with her ephemera.
centre right: haikus written by pupils from the local primary school.
bottom: The Fall Collective: Isabel Asúnsolo, Marion Crezée, Erlina Doho and Hermine Williams.

All except 1st photo courtesy of Sarah Matthew


Journées européennes du Patrimoine

The return of Pivoine d’Orange

Event photos

Journées européennes du Patrimoine - photo 1
Journées européennes du Patrimoine - photo 2
Journées européennes du Patrimoine - photo 3
Journées européennes du Patrimoine - photo 4

All photos courtesy of Sarah Matthew


Invitations d’Artistes

F A L L

Haiku and drawings

Wednesday 16 October to Sunday 20 October

This year we will be welcoming Isabel Asúnsolo, haiku writer and publisher, and artists Erlina Doho and Marion Crezée to the château as part of the annual event.

Invitations d’Artistes - logo

Wednesday 16 - Sunday 20 October; 2pm - 6pm  Marion Crezée will display her work, as well as those created by children from the local school after the walk she will be doing with them on Thursday 17th.

Friday 18 October; 2pm - 5pm  Isabel Asúnsolo will be carrying out a haiku workshop for children at the local school (private event).

Saturday 19 October; 3pm - 4.30pm  Erlina Doho will be giving a calligraphy-based performance, while asking children to create drawings inspired by nature in order to illustrate (or not) the written haikus. Isabel Asúnsolo will be carrying out a haiku workshop for parents / adults.

For more information, please contact us.


Journées européennes du Patrimoine
(European Heritage Days)

Saturday 14th September - Sunday 15th September 2013

Journées de Patrimoine 2013 - logo
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm - 6pm

The grounds and the exhibitions are open to the public following the residencies of Vicki Thornton and Maria Fernanda Sanchez-Paredes.

All welcome. Free.

Sunday, 3pm

Burlesque tour of the château by Pivoine d’Orange

Special tour led by Pivoine d’Orange, a baroque guide from the Compagnie du Théâtre du Pressoir. She looks back, in a humorous fashion, at the history of the château.

By reservation only (tel: 03 44 29 09 14). Gratuity requested.


WWOOFers at the Château

Click on the image below to read an article (in French) that recently appeared in the Courrier Picard on the subject of WWOOFers here at the Château de Sacy.

WWOOFing article

Article in “Notre Pays”

An article on the Château and our work here has been published in the July-August edition of “Notre Pays”, the magazine of the Communauté de Communes des Pays d’Oise et d’Halatte. Click on the image below to view/download a PDF version of the article (in French).

Notre Pays article

Artists in Residence - Presentations

The presentations of this year’s artists in residence at Sacy will
take place at the following times:

Vicki Thornton - Saturday 13 July at 4pm

María Fernanda Sánchez-Paredes - Saturday 17 August at 4pm

All welcome. Refreshments available.


Oise Verte et Bleue

Event photos

L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2013 - Pivoine d’Orange
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2013 - Pivoine d’Orange
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2013 - Cyrielle N’djiki-Nya
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2013 - Pivoine d’Orange
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2013 - Méchoui

All photos courtesy of Philippe Rolle


Sacy birdsong

The band Horseless Headmen recently made available some blackbird song recorded here at Sacy on their album The Whole Nine Yards (track: “Scratched Beyond Help”), released on North Circular Records. Click on the players below to hear the birdsong as it appears on the album track and on the original recording (the audio may take a few seconds to load).

Music track
Original recording

8th Edition of Oise Verte et Bleue

Oise Verte et Bleue

Sacy en liesse

Friday 31 May

School preview with Pivoine d’Orange from the Théâtre du Pressoir: Jean de la Fontaine’s fables with baroque diction and gestures. The show uses costumes and mock candlelight.
 

Cyrielle N’djiki-Nya

Cyrielle N’djiki-Nya

Pivoine d’Orange

Pivoine d’Orange

Saturday 1 June

2pm - Burlesque promenade with Pivoine d’Orange. Departs from Château de Sacy, visiting Saint Quentin’s Church, Saint Catherine’s Chapel, and the Petite Brasserie Picarde in Grandfresnoy (arriving at 4pm for a local artisanal beer tasting).
Visit of the Château de Sacy upon return.

7pm - Chamber music with Claire GUILISSEN (violin), Elke DIVINE (piano), and Cyrielle N’DJIKI-NYA, mezzo soprano

8pm - George’s famous Méchoui - 17.50 € (8 € for children under 16). Book your place through Château de Sacy, 1 rue Verte, 60190 Sacy-le Petit (03 44 29 09 14; info@chateaudesacy.com).

Méchoui de Georges

Méchoui de Georges


Artists in Residence

We at Ateliers de Sacy were greatly saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Laurence Nyx who was to be the artist in residence at the château in August. So that her memory may live on in these pages, her artist page shows some of the beautiful work that she created.

The photographer María Fernanda Sánchez-Paredes will now be coming to Sacy as artist in residence this August, following Vicki Thornton’s residency in July, and we look forward very much to welcoming them both here.


Hermine: The World on her Plates

Hermine Williams was recently interviewed by Fixe Magazine, looking back at some of her colourful association with music and the performing arts over the years, and selecting some of her favourite music.

The World on her Plates

Made-in-Sacy photos

Made-in-Sacy exhibition photo

Made-in-Sacy

The 12 Star Gallery has now posted photos on its Facebook page of last year’s successful Made-in-Sacy exhibition in London. As part of the gallery’s remit to show work which celebrates the creativity and cultural diversity of the European Union, works of art created by 15 of the British and French artists who have been in residency at the Château were on display.


Sacy in the snow

Château in winter
Château in winter
Château in winter
Château in winter

Photographed by Vicki Thornton, our next artist in residence,
who came for a recce in January. She will be back in July.


Artists in Residence

The artists in residence at Sacy in the summer of 2013 will be:

Vicki Thornton - July

Laurence Nyx - August

The exhibition of both artists’ work will take place from

Sunday 1 September - Sunday 29 September

when the grounds and kitchen garden will also be open to the public.


2012

Read Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement

Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement

Journées européennes du Patrimoine
(European Heritage Days)

Saturday 15th September - Sunday 16th September 2012

Journées européennes du Patrimoine - Saint-Quentin church

Following the theme of “Hidden heritage”, there will be a guided visit inside and outside the local Saint-Quentin church, one side of which has now been unveiled by the demolition of a large farm shed. The grounds of the Château de Sacy will be open to the public and the annual exhibition of the resident artists’ work will be on display.

Grounds open 12pm - 6pm; Guided tour 4pm

All welcome.


Château de Sacy on TV

On 20 August, the local TV channel FR3 Picardie showed a news item about the WWOOFers at the Château, featuring American WWOOFer Hilary Stein teaching how to keep slugs away from the sorrel plants in the kitchen garden.


Exhibition

The exhibition of the work of this summer’s artists in residence is taking place from

Monday 3 September to Sunday 30 September

every day from 12pm to 6pm

(Private View: Sunday 2 September at 4pm).

Kate V. Robertson

Fin de Performance

Kate V. Robertson - Fin de Performance
Nicolas Beaud

Visiblement Gris, Impermanence…

Nicolas Beaud - Visiblement Gris, Impermanence…

Free entrance.

Children must be accompanied by adults.

With the help of Conseil Régional de Picardie, Conseil Général de l’Oise and the village of Sacy-le-Petit.


Read Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement about the Made-in-Sacy exhibition

Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement

7th edition of Oise Verte et Bleue

Oise Verte et Bleue

www.oise-verteetbleue.com

Jardin en fête

Saturday 2 June

Entry to all events is free except the méchoui.

2 - 5pm MADE-IN-SACY - screening of artists’ films from the retrospective held earlier this year in London.

5pm Thomas Bloch’s concert Eau, cristal et miroirs with his glassharmonica and his ondes Martenot (please book through info@chateaudesacy.com as there are limited seats for the concert which takes place in the château’s sitting-room). More info on Thomas Bloch: http://www.thomasbloch.net/.

7pm George’s méchoui - £12.50 (£6.50 for children) - please send booking by cheque to Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy, 3 Raleigh Street, London N1 8NW.

Thomas Bloch - glassharmonica

glassharmonica

Thomas Bloch

Thomas Bloch

Thomas Bloch - ondes Martenot

ondes Martenot

George’s Méchoui

George’s méchoui


MADE-IN-SACY

The Made-in-Sacy exhibit price list is now available for viewing/download (PDF format):

Made in Sacy - Price List

CWW Writing Retreat

Cambridge Writers’ Workshop

Eco Living & Writing Retreat

Writers of all genres are welcomed to apply (deadline 30 April) for the Cambridge Writers’ Workshop writing retreat at the Château de Sacy from 22-31 August 2012.

All writers selected for the program will be housed at the Château where writing workshops, craft seminars, and in-session writing exercises will take place.

More information and an application form are
available from the CWW web site.


MADE-IN-SACY

Made-in-Sacy

The forthcoming events will take place as part of the Made-in-Sacy exhibition:

Private View

27 March, 18.30-20.30

with a performance of The Black Absolute by Valérie Thuillier at 19.00


Screening of the Artists’ Films

12 April, 18.30

followed by a discussion with Guy Brett and Ann Gallagher.


MADE-IN-SACY

Made-In-Sacy features some 15 artists from France and the UK who have completed residencies at the Château de Sacy - artists such as Richard Wilson, Grayson Perry and Andrew Logan. The exhibition encompasses the spirit behind each artist’s work and their response to the setting of the Château, whether in the form of photographic documents for site-specific installations, or by way of animation, painting and performance. The show will include a talk by art critic Guy Brett and Ann Gallagher, Head of Collections at Tate Britain, as well as live performances.

Château de Sacy

27 March - 13 April
(Tue - Fri 10am - 6pm)

12 Star Gallery
Europe House,
32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3HZ


Artists in Residence - Summer 2012

This year’s artists in residence at Sacy will be:

Kate V. Robertson - June (presentation 17 June at 4pm)

Nicolas Beaud - July (presentation 15 July at 4pm)

The annual exhibition of both artists’ work will take place from

Saturday 1 September - Sunday 30 September

when the grounds and kitchen garden will also be open to the public.


2011

Invitations d’artistes 2011

Three former artists-in-residence at the Château will be returning to combine their talents as part of “Générations/transmission”, our contribution to the annual Invitations d’artistes event.

Genèse #1 intramuros - poster

On Saturday 1 October at 6pm, Valérie Thuillier will be performing “Genèse #1 intramuros” along with Hervé Hemme. Described as a “burlesque and contradictory show” the performance, which will also be filmed, is based on the transmission of subjects, their history and life through childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

During the week, Ron Suffield will be working with the pupils from the local primary school. Each child in the school will be given a small box to take home, and will be asked to get their families to contribute an item to the box from their childhood such as a photograph, small toy, or even a written testament. The children will then decorate a “legacy” trunk and add to it sheets of paper including an item from the village such as a flower, seeds, leaves or small piece of cloth.

Loops - Richard Negre

Loops - Richard Negre

During the weekend, all the families will take part in an event where they will paint a scene from their childhood, to be added to the trunk along with photos of all the participants. The legacy trunk will be kept for future generations to enjoy.

Richard Negre will also be involved during the week with the pupils from the local school, making an animation film “Loops” with them.

On Saturday 8 October at 11am, parents and the general public will be invited to the château to the screening of the film of Valérie Thuillier’s performance, the animation movie made by the children under Richard Negre’s supervision, and the filling up of the trunk brought by Ron Suffield.


Jacques Desruisseaux - Au cœur de l’arbre

The Canadian Artist Jacques Desruisseaux was in residence at Sacy from 23 - 29 July to create his project “Au cœur de l’arbre”.

Financial support for the project was provided by the City of Sherbrook, Canada.


Exhibition

The exhibition of the work of this summer’s artists in residence is taking place from

Saturday 3 September to Sunday 9 October

every day from 12pm to 6pm

(Opening Day: Saturday 3 September at 4pm).

showing the work of

Rachel Labastie (“Illusions nécessaires”) and

Lloyd Durling (“Bit part”).

Illusions nécessaires

Rachel Labastie - Illusions nécessaires

Bit part

Lloyd Durling - Bit Part

Free entrance.

Children must be accompanied by adults.

With the help of Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Picardie, Conseil Régional de Picardie, Conseil Général de l’Oise and the village of Sacy-le-Petit.


Oise Verte et Bleue

Photos

L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2011
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2011
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2011
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2011

Spring work at the Château

The horse chestnut in the courtyard, one of the trees in the Château’s grounds that is currently being tended by our tree surgeon Jason.

Jason at work


Tree in perspective
The tree fellers

6th edition of Oise Verte et Bleue

Oise Verte et Bleue

4 - 5 June 2011

Entry to all events is free except the méchoui (15€ per person, 10€ children under 16 y.o. - please let us know as soon as possible if you are taking part).

Saturday 4 June - 2 - 10pm

2 - 5pm Screening of films on the subject of gardening:

17h Specimen Quartet - jazz (Myspace page).

19h George’s méchoui.

Specimen Quartet

Specimen Quartet

George’s méchoui

George’s méchoui

Sunday 5 June - 9am - 4pm

9am Walk

Noon Picnic at the forest edge

2 - 4pm Film screening (see Saturday)

Le jardin magique

Le jardin magique


A.G.M.

Easter Monday 25 April 2011

The A.G.M. will take place at 6pm.


Artists in Residence - Summer 2011

The artists who will be in residence at Sacy this summer have been selected:

Rachel Labastie

mid June - mid July (presentation 2 July)

Lloyd Durling

mid July - mid August (presentation 6 August)

The exhibition of both artists’ work will take place from
Saturday 3 September - Sunday 2 October.


2010

Halloween, Samhain, Celtic New Year,
All Souls Day
at the Château de Sacy

30th, 31st October, 1st November

Halloween is the time of year when the veils between the worlds are the thinnest. It is the time to remember the dead, clean out the old and look into the future.

You are invited to come to the Château de Sacy, Hermine’s home, which has housed many generations of her family. You and your ancestors are invited to join Hermine and her ancestors in a ceremony of remembrance, letting go and “seeing”.

We will have a ritual fire, separate man and woman time, time for reflection, singing, dancing, “seeing”, a wart removal ceremony, and a ritual feast in the presence of our ancestors.

Bring the names of your ancestors and photos /drawings/objects to represent them.

Bring a song from your ancestors.

Bring the names of friends and family and animals who have died in the last year and photos/drawings/objects to represent them.

Bring l lb of Coxes Orange Pippins or Russets.

Bring a veil and wear white or pale colours.

Bring a list of regrets from the last year to burn on the ritual fire.

Leave food and drink for the spirits of your house while you are away.

When you first arrive you must say the magic words

HALLY ON A CABBAGE, HALLY ON A BEAN,

HALLY ON A CABBAGE STALK,TOMORROW’S HALLOWEEN

Preparation for the ritual will start on Saturday at 5 pm, with the creation of a gallery of ancestors. On Sunday we will join the French by laying Chrysanthemums on the tombs of our ancestors.

Please confirm your presence by answering by October 20th
by email or 0207 226 1655:
I shall arrive on the Saturday 30th of October.
I am a vegetarian /Yes / No.

Participation of £95 includes your own bedroom, up to three nights, and two meals a day. Membership to Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy.

You will go home lighter!


Artists in residence - Exhibition of work

Saturday 2 September and Sunday 3 October

End of the exhibition following the residencies of Adam Nankervis and Helga Steppan (Helga will be present). Come to Sacy for this “vernissage in reverse”. Refreshments from 3pm. Or come and have lunch from noon, bringing something with you. R.s.v.p. 03 44 29 09 14.

Read Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement:

Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement

Fête de la Musique

21 June 2010

ChagallPAC presents a lively set of contemporary and classical music mixed with poetry. Musical features include the Six Metamorphoses after Ovid by Benjamin Britten and Sequenza VII by Luciano Berio. These pieces are blended seamlessly with poetry recited by Diana Norma, and additional poems and music inspired by other works of art, poetry and literature.

This concert features the sonic sensation of Soundpainting, the live composition of music with gestures, invented by Walter Thompson. Come learn how to Soundpaint, and become an active part of this artistic soundspace painted by the Chagall Performance Art Collaborative.

For more information on past events, soundbytes, and the mission of ChagallPAC, visit www.ChagallPAC.ning.com


5th edition of “Oise Verte et Bleue”

Oise Verte et Bleue

Exubérance

in conjunction with “Jardins et Théâtre de Verderonne”

29th - 30th May 2010

Saturday 29 May

10am - 6pmWatercolours of the Château and the village painted during the previous week” and “Bats (mixed media on frames)” - exhibitions by Sophie Lucas-Faytre (the artist will be in attendance).

Plexiglass engravings of poems and drawings of flowers made by children from the local primary school” - exhibition by Ronald Suffield (UK) (who will demonstrate his work).

Forest garden visit in the company of students from the Ribécourt Horticultural School, outside the Château grounds at the entrance to the village.

4pm Garden Stories” - film made by Boris Gerrets (Netherlands) on the subject of allotments in Detroit, USA, and St Petersburg, Russia (the director will be in attendance; sub-titled).

6pm Barbecue in the Forest Garden

8pm St Quentin Church: “Cello Suites (J.S. Bach)” by Andrei Kivu (Romania).

Chauve-souris (bat gouache) by Sophie Lucas-Faytre

Chauve-souris (Bat) by Sophie Lucas-Faytre

Andrei Kivu

Andrei Kivu

Sunday 30 May

10am - 4pm Exhibitions (see Saturday) open to visitors.

Garden Stories by Boris Gerrets

Garden Stories - Boris Gerrets

Garden Stories by Boris Gerrets

Garden Stories - Boris Gerrets


A.G.M. and Spring Dinner

Easter Monday 5 April 2010

The A.G.M. will take place at 11.30am, followed by lunch.

To celebrate ten years of summer residencies and September exhibitions in Sacy, all of the artists who have graced us with their work have been invited for this year’s event.

Amanda Couch - Papier Imposter

Amanda Couch and her installation “Papier imposteur”,
Sacy-le-Petit, September 2000

At 2.30pm there will be a performance by Amanda Couch, our first artist in residence. This will be followed by a medley of artists’ films shown over the years at Sacy.

For more information, and to book a place at the event, please contact us.


Artists in Residence - Summer 2010

The artists who will be in residence at Sacy this summer have now been selected:

July - Adam Nankervis (presentation 17 July)

August - Helga Steppan (presentation 14 August)


2009

Invitation d’artistes

Ruth Scott was in residence for this year’s event from
26 September to 4 October.

Several Collaborations

Working in conjunction with the inhabitants of Sacy-le-Petit, Ruth’s project explored how the body can be mapped out, by tracing its movements and plotting its absence. For more information, click here.

Ruth Scott - Several Collaborations

Artists in Residence - Exhibition of work

The exhibition of the work of this summer’s artists in residence is taking place from

Saturday 5 September to Sunday 4 October

showing the work of Richard Negre (“Déplacement nocturne”) and Ruth Scott(“Trace”) (whose work was retained for this year’s Invitations d’artistes).

Déplacement nocturne

Déplacement nocturne - Richard Negre

Trace

Trace - Ruth Scott

4th edition of Oise Verte et Bleue

L’Oise Verte et Bleue

Photos

L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2009
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2009
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2009
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2009
L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2009

Artists in Residence - Summer 2009


4th edition of “Oise Verte et Bleue”

Oise Verte et Bleue

16th - 17th May 2009

Saturday 16 May

2 pmTrees of the Spouze” - photo exhibition by Philippe Rolle.

Silhouettes of Elagage” - photo exhibition by Katy Peters (UK).

Trees according to nature” - exhibition of drawings made by Gudrun von Maltzan the week before.

5 pmPlessage or the Hedge-Man” - film made by Alain Dhouailly in 2008 at La Spouze, Creuse, with René Bourdet.

Recital of poetry on the subject of Trees by René Bourdet and his barrel organ.

Tree Surgery by Katy Peters

Silhouettes of Elagage by Katy Peters

Trees of the Spouze by Philippe Rolle

Trees of the Spouze by Philippe Rolle

Sunday 17 May

12 pm Arrival of visitors from the Jardins et Théâtre de Verderonne.

Welcome aperitif
Picnic (bring your own)
Tree planting
Tour of the Exhibitions

2 - 4 pmPlessage or the Hedge-Man” - film made by Alain Dhouailly in 2008 at La Spouze, Creuse, with René Bourdet.

Recital of poetry on the subject of Trees by René Bourdet and his barrel organ.




René Bourdet in Plessage

René Bourdet in “Plessage”

Trees according to Nature Gudrun von Maltzan

Trees according to Nature
Gudrun von Maltzan


Vauban

General Assembly and Spring Dinner

Sunday 29 March 2009

The General Assembly will take place at 11am, followed by lunch at 12.30pm.

A lecture on the subject of Vauban will be given at 2pm.


2008

pumpkin

Halloween at Sacy

Friday 31st October - Sunday 2nd November

We celebrated Halloween at the château with pumpkin carving, bonfires and an exhibition of artist-created Christmas and New Year cards.

HALLY ON A CABBAGE, HALLY ON A BEAN,

HALLY ON A CABBAGE STALK, TOMORROW’S HALLOWEEN


The Organic Market at Creil
“Marché biologique et traditions”, place du 8 mai

Our produce

jam

Our stall

stall

Invitations d’artistes

invitations d’artistes

Saturday 20th September - Sunday 28th September 2008

Artists from Picardie invite you to join them in their workshops (for more information, see www.picardie.fr). At the Château de Sacy, we will be showing works of art by Ruth Caig, Anne-Sophie Maignant and Emeric Hauchard every day between 12pm and 6pm.

All welcome.


Exhibition

Contes sylvestres
Anne-Sophie Maignant

Anne-Sophie Maignant - Contes sylvestres

Tumble down
Ruth Caig

Ruth Caig - Tumble Down

following the residencies, from

Saturday September 6th
to
Sunday September 28th 2008

Opening Day: Saturday September 6th 2008 at 4pm

With the financial assistance of: Conseil Régional de Picardie, Conseil Général de l’Oise, the Village of Sacy-le-Petit.


ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

ANNE-SOPHIE MAIGNANT
RUTH CAIG

Les Ateliers d’artistes de Sacy are pleased to invite you to the Château de Sacy to meet Anne-Sophie Maignant who will present her work at 4pm on Saturday 7 June 2008, and Ruth Caig will present her work at 4pm on Saturday 5 July 2008.

The exhibition of both artists’ work will take place from Saturday 6 - Sunday 28 September. All are warmly welcome.

Photographer and video film-maker, Anne-Sophie Maignant questions the premises of the narrative. On this occasion installing her video camera in the Forest of Halatte, it is thanks to encounters made at the Château that she chooses her actors to take part in the development of an experimental fiction under the watchful gaze of Diana.

Ruth Caig’s site-specific paintings are made in response to the physical experience of the architectural space. The scale, shape and positioning of the multiple supports dictate both the structure and the rhythm of the piece. Colour has become an increasingly important element of her work, the flat planes of colours and the flowing paint both playing crucial rolls within the work. While in France her colour choice will reflect the surrounding landscapes.


Oise

L’Oise Verte et Bleue 2008

Château de Sacy

3rd edition of Oise Verte et Bleue

Film – Music – Barbecue

Musical Cycle Ride* from Sacy-le-Petit to Verderonne

Saturday 17 May 2008

Château de Sacy

5pm: Concert by Little Sparta with projection of the silent film Les aventures du Prince Achmed by Lotte Reiniger, 1926

7pm: Barbecue by Georges (booking required*)

Sunday 18 May 2008

12pm: Meet at Château de Sacy (bring a picnic) with Aimer Chanter, musical trio

1pm: Departure of cycle trip to Verderonne, first stop at the church in Sacy-le-Grand: Hermine; second stop at the church in Labruyère: Little Sparta

4pm: Arrival in Verderonne

7pm: Return of cycles to Sacy-le-Petit by truck. Anticipate contribution for taxi.

*Booking / inscription at 03 44 29 09 14 – www.chateaudesacy.com

Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement

Hugo Williams’ article in the Times Literary Supplement.


Marta Hoksins - Butterfly Mountain

General Assembly and Spring Dinner

Saturday 29 March 2008

7pm

Followed by “Butterfly Mountain”, performance by Marta Hoskins.


Artists in Residence - Summer 2008


2007

Opération “invitations d’artistes 2007”

Saturday 22nd September - Sunday 30th September

The house is open all days from 2pm until 6pm.
All welcome.


Journées européennes du Patrimoine

Journées européennes du Patrimoine
(European Heritage Days)

Sunday 16th September - Monday 17th September 2007

The grounds of the Château de Sacy will be open to the public and the cellist “Katia Renard” will give a performance on Sunday.

All welcome.


Talks by the artists

Ronald Suffield at 4pm on Saturday June 23th and Emeric Hauchard at 4pm on Saturday July 28th.

Free entrance.


Rencontre autour du jardin et de l’art
Sunday 10th June

with Jardins et Théâtre de Verderonne

Jardins et Théâtre de Verderonne

Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy

JARDINS ET THEATRE DE VERDERONNE

“Regards, fenêtre de l’Ame”

From 2 pm to 6 pm: exhibition of thirty photos of primates in the presence of Bettina, primate vet head of a Park in Gabon.

ATELIERS D’ARTISTES DE SACY

From 12 to 6 pm: exhibition of sculptures made out of various recycled materials in the gardens such as “the solar fountain” of Henri-Georges Vidal and welded pieces and mirrors by Madeleine Langin. Installation by Lynn Schwartz with improvised music by “Press Button A”.

From 7 pm: Japanese Dinner. You may book by sending a cheque for £10 to “Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy”


2nd edition of “Oise Verte et Bleue”

2nd & 3rd of June

This event, organised by the Conseil General, is to enhance our territory’s landscapes and monuments.

At Sacy, 3 artists (visual arts) recycle various materials to make sculptures to be exhibited outside. The solar fountain of Henri-Georges Vidal, once exhibited at the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris, is to be found next to the welded pieces and mirrors of Madeleine Langin. Lynn Schwartz has a choreography to accompany her installation on Sunday at 3pm with Katia Renard, cellist.

Oise Verte et Bleue

Château de Sacy
Oise Verte et Bleue, Image 1
Oise Verte et Bleue, Image 3
Oise Verte et Bleue, Image 2

Harp

Printemps des poètes, General Assembly and Spring Dinner

Saturday 10 March

11 o’clock until 12 o’clock: “Apéritif poétique” and the reading of love letters by UTC students and Stephen Romer & Hugo Williams

7 o’clock: General Assembly and Spring Dinner followed by a poetry reading from Stephen Romer & Hugo Williams

Information: 00 33 3 44 29 09 14 or info@chateaudesacy.com

Stephen Romer will read from Tribut, a book of translation of his poems published by “Le temps qu’il fait”.

Hugo Williams will read from his latest book Dear Room. Both poets appear in Anthologie bilingue de la poésie anglaise (La pléiade 2006)


Printemps des Poètes, Image 1
Printemps des Poètes, Image 2

“Printemps des Poètes”

Hugo Williams

Hugo Williams, Spring Dinner
(photo: E. Goubert)

“Printemps des Poètes”

Stephen Romer

Stephen Romer, Spring Dinner
(photo: E. Goubert)


Artists in Residence Summer 2007

The artists will talk about their work on 23 June at 4pm (Ronald Suffield) and 28 July at 4pm (Emeric Hauchard). All welcome. The exhibitions of the artists’ work will take place from 8 to 30 September.


2006

peinture

Opération “invitations d’artistes 2006”

Saturday 23th September- Sunday 1 October

The house is open all days from midday until six. All welcome.


Tempesta di Dolcezza

Journées européennes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days)

Saturday 16th September - Sunday 17th September 2006

The grounds of the Château de Sacy will be open to the public. “Tempesta di Dolcezza” (ancient and baroque music) plays here for the 3rd time on Sunday 17th. All welcome.


Talks by the artists

Chloe Steele at 4pm on Friday July 21st and Thursday August 24th at 6pm for Lynn Schwartz, followed by Orlando’s piano recital and a cocktail. Free entrance.


concert

Dinner-concert

at 7pm Saturday September 9th following the private view at 5pm of the artists in residence this summer.

You may book by sending a cheque to Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy.

Music:

Muriel Louveau

Muriel Louveau
(contemporary medieval sounds)

Chelsea

Chelsea (country rock)

Gamberge

Gamberge (Ivan, his guitar and accordion
band, original material throughout)


Exhibition

Planks
Lynn Schwartz

Planks, Lynn Schwartz

Objects for future shapes
Chloe Steele

Objects for future shapes, Chloe Steele

With the financial assistance of: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Picardie, Conseil Régional de Picardie, Conseil Général de l’Oise, Essex County Council and Writtle College.

Information: 00 33 3 44 29 09 14


Our participation this year


Latest news

A new name for the association was voted for at the General Assembly of April 8th: “Ateliers d’Artistes de Sacy”.


portéeflute player

AGM & Spring Dinner

Saturday 8 April 2006 at 7pm

Musique Surprise


Artists in Residence Summer 2006


2005

Journées européennes du Patrimoine (European Heritage Days)

Saturday 17th September - Sunday 18th September 2005

The grounds of the Château de Sacy will be open to the public on these dates.
All welcome.


Exhibition

L’âme et une plume - Jennie Pedley

L’âme et une plume

Everything and more
Lisa Temple-Cox

Everything and more

Henri-Georges Vidal
(Writtle College)

Henri-Georges Vidal

Opening Day: Saturday September 10th 2005 at 5pm

With the financial assistance of: Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles de Picardie, Conseil Régional de Picardie, Conseil Général de l’Oise, the British Council, Essex County Council and Writtle College.


Journée du Patrimoine de Pays (Heritage Day)

Sunday 19 June 2005

The grounds of the Château de Sacy will be open to the public on this date to celebrate the theme “Iron and glass: useful and decorative”. Resident artist Lisa Temple-Cox will display some iron and glass artefacts which she has brought over from England. All welcome.


Artists in Residence Summer 2005

The artists will talk about their work on 20 June at 4pm (Lisa Temple-Cox) and 18 July at 4pm (Jennie Pedley). All welcome. The exhibitions of the artists’ work will take place from 10 September to 2 October and then from 19 to 27 November.


Sacy Bell

Spring Dinner

Our first gathering of the year: Easter Saturday, 26 March 2005 at 7pm with cabaret by Whistling John who will be giving a rendition of, amongst other tunes “In a Monastery Garden”.


Courtyard Project updated

The architectural plan for the project to develop the courtyard at Château de Sacy into an artists’ workspace has been updated by the architect Gwladys Bazar. In order to now commence with the work we are looking for a Fundraiser to raise the 80-85,000€ capital cost required. The artists’ accommodation will make full use of renewable energies. We are looking to establish a timeshare amongst various artists’ associations and/or cultural bodies from European countries in order to cover the running costs.

Plan

Click on the image above for the updated plan.


2004

St. Jacques - L’écran originel

Autumn 2004

The Canadian Artist Luc St-Jacques was in residence at Sacy from 22 August to 16 October 2004 to realise the first phase of his visual art project “L’écran originel”. He also presented his installation “Le regard (re)porté” from 25 September to 3 October 2004. Financial support for the project was provided by the Centre Culturel Canadien de Paris.


Exhibition

Collection d’Encombrants
Clare Iles

Collection d’Encombrants

Territoires
Morgane Le Guillan

Territoires

Opening Day: Saturday September 11th 2004 at 5pm including a performance by Valérie Thuillier who was in residence at Writtle College.

With the financial assistance of Conseil Régional de Picardie, Conseil Général de l’Oise, the British Council, Essex County Council and Writtle College.


Saturday 12th June 2004 at 4pm

Picardie/Essex exchange artists Valérie Thuillier and Clare Iles will talk about their residencies, Valérie Thuillier at Writtle College and Clare Iles at Sacy. Free entry.


Malagasy

Spring Dinner & AGM

Saturday 20 March 2004 at 7 pm

including MALAGASY: photographs of Madagascar by Philippe Rolle, and Martin and Olof on Swedish guitars.


Artists in Residence Summer 2004


2003

Grayson Perry wins Turner Prize

Grayson Perry, who was in residence here at Sacy in 1998 with his installation “Shrine to Essex Man”, won the prestigious Turner Prize in December 2003.


Halloween

Halloween at Sacy

We celebrated Halloween on Friday 31 October 2003 with reminiscences, long walks, bonfires and pumpkin carving.


Exhibition - Lunch - Brocante

the glasshouse
Marie Claude Quignon

the glasshouse - Marie Claude Quignon

Incubus
Tony Stallard

Incubus - Tony Stallard

Come to Sacy to see the exhibition and have lunch there and then (thanks for confirming three days beforehand for lunch bookings). Visit our small brocante consisting of books, magazines, home-made jams, potted plants, seeds and nuts. Walk to the forest, go and see other exhibitions nearby.


Hidden Treasures at Château de Sacy

You may reserve an item by sending a cheque for £20 made out to Les Amis du Château de Sacy (refunded if item not acquired). Items attracting more than one purchaser will be auctioned (please tell us your limit).


Québécitude

An exhibition of the works of the French photographer Joëlle Ferly took place at Château de Sacy each weekend in August 2003.


Tempesta Di Dolcezza

We held our second gathering of 2003 on Sunday June the 15th - a dinner with musicians Tempesta Di Dolcezza: Sibylle Diviné and Rosangela de Lima playing the flute, Céline Largeaud the cello, and Iya Zakovriachina the harpsichord. Michael Ferranti, the young talented cook from this year’s Dîner de Printemps, again provided a wonderful meal.


Artists in Residence Summer 2003