“Land Drawing – Drawing of the Land” Exhibition, France

Ikuntji Artists are excited to be part of ‘Dessin du territoire – territoire du dessin – Land Drawing – Land of Drawing’ Exhibition –  A French-Australian artist collaboration project in 2021.

An artist collaboration project with French artist Patrice Balvay based in Le Havre, in the north of France, and a collective of women artists from the community of Haasts Bluff located the central desert of Australia.

As part of the “Le Havre, Australian stopover” event organised by the city of Le Havre, French artist Patrice Balvay and a collective of Aboriginal women artists are creating two panoramic works in parallel, forming a site-specific installation.

These two works are a topographical, symbolic and emotional transcriptions – on the model of the Aboriginal “dream” – of an experience of two territories: the city of Le Havre and the Australian desert.

The two series of drawings and paintings are exhibited face to face in Le Havre’s superb Hanging Gardens, in alveole 10.

A project initiated by Patrice Balvay, organised in collaboration with IDAIA and the Ikuntji artist cooperative in Haasts Bluff, in partnership with the City of Le Havre, and with the support of SIFA Logistics.

Exhibition information:

Dates : 3 July – 3 September 2021

Opening: Saturday 10 July

Exhibition venue:

Les Jardins Suspendus
29 Rue Albert Copieux
Rue Copieux
76600 Le Havre

Free entry

Opening hours : everyday, from 9am to 8pm

For more information : info@idaia.com.au ou info@idaia.fr

Location & Contact

Le Havre’s Hanging Gardens
84 Rue du Fort, 76620 Le Havre, France

IDAIA, France
Solenne Ducos-Lamotte

More info


Participating Artists