Mittwoch, 9. September 2015

final Galeria Nowhere 2015, Österreich

galeria nowhere artists
After the Nomadic Village we took a week off to gather our strenghts for the final leg of our project: Touring the Galeria Nowhere through Austria.
We visited some nice and prestigious spots. This was possible mostly thanks to:
a) friends & supporters
b) not bothering about permits & legality anymore

Again we had a lot of the rewarding moments and felt that we touched and inspired people. If just we could feed & drive on that...

Now we arrived at the fantastic Schmiede where we will immerse in different kinds of nerdism and work towards 2015's finissage of the Galeria Nowhere. See you there!

in front of the Esterhazy Castle, Eisenstadt (Thanks to Conny!)
attracting audience at 36 degrees
on the road in Dürnbach, thanks to Michi & Gildo!
roadside in Dürnbach
illegal exhibition in front of the Opera, Graz
what if inspiring people could fill up the tank....

view of the townhall
@Schmiede, finally with our own street

Montag, 17. August 2015

City Lights, final days at the Village

final day at the Village
Hooray, it has been accomplished; another fantastic Nomadic Village on Hohe Wand. We are happy-sad-exhausted! Thanks for being there and see you all next year, somewhere on the road.
Our next stop with the Galeria Nowhere will be on 29th of August, Stallungen Schloß Esterhazy, Eisenstadt, 9-12 a.m.
Our journey will continue till end of September. We will show the Galeria Nowhere in Graz, Styria and at the legendary Schmiede in Hallein.

frau mag rosa pink and susza
the horvath gang
thanks to all the nice visitors
the captain being sad about the village being over
a memory from 2014

Donnerstag, 13. August 2015

final days at the village

our lovely village
Final days, and we are working hard on our beautiful sculpture of the Village.

For saturday we are inviting you for evening cocktails at 8, and together we'll watch as the sunlight disappears and our city lights start to show. Then you can snug up in our comfy cinema van Lufka, enjoy the Galeria Nowhere with works from the last 4000 km, write a love letter to an anonymus person, discover beautiful land- and huge mural-art and listen to stories from the road.
You are welcome to bring a tent and stay in the Village for the night.

tinski and her mural, nicely integrating marissa's flowers from last year
peter at work
the mayor at work
some mostly welcome shade
more worlds

Dienstag, 11. August 2015

wisdom tree

"wisdom tree" Installation 2015 with old books by tinski

The tree is a beautiful old whitethorn. It almost died after a heavy icestorm last winter. It's at least 150 years old and a perfect match for the collection of vintage books.

Montag, 10. August 2015

different worlds meeting

world #4
 This year there is a meeting of many worlds in the Nomadic Village...

peter and world #6
our annual soldier

home planet
oscar and peter on top of the world
aerial view of the Village

Freitag, 7. August 2015

first goodbyes

the clocherty gang
It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell.      
William Shakespeare

Saying a lot of goodbyes is one of the more uncomfortable parts of nomadic life. Today Elaine, Nellie and Banjo were leaving Nomadic Village to go back to Australia. They have spent 10 days in our big residency bus while Elaine was making a beautiful land art piece.

elaine's landscape

Dienstag, 4. August 2015


Lufka is back!
Nomadic Village is happy to be reunited with Lufka. This unique vehicle (a Ford E 300 from 1969) has been with the Captain from the very beginning of the Nomadic Village travels. From 2002 till 2007 it saw big parts of central-eastern Europe, towing a huge atelier/darkroom caravan and teaching us quite a few things about the advantages of a friendly appearance, and how needing mechanics can lead to very nice encounters....
After some years of hibernation it was restored to driving condition and rented out for some months in 2015. Now we are glad to have it back in our Village on Hohe Wand where Lufka will house Małgorzata Goliszewska.

some more details about Lufka.

Lufka somewhere in Ukraine in 2005, towing the atelier/darkroom

Donnerstag, 30. Juli 2015


setting the basic structure
Nomadic Village is back at its homebase, and we are enthusiastic about building the final Village sculpture for 2015.
For this year we have quite an interesting public program. For sure you are also welcome to visit us for a chat anytime you like.

8th of August, 7.30 p.m.: Nomadic Video night
9th of August, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.: Come & See Picnic
15th of August, 4 p.m. - open end 
and 16th of August, 12 - 5 p.m.: Final Exhibition

Participating/Contributing Artists: 
Elaine Clocherty (AU)
Peter Westman (SE)
Florian Tuercke (DE)
Anna Lipphardt (DE)
Małgorzata Goliszewska (PL)
Francisca Alsua (CL)
Ulric Roldanus (NL)

kitchen Baustelle

Montag, 27. Juli 2015


our homebase, Dreistetten, Austria
We managed to return back home and what's the prominent feeling? We want to return to so many places!

The longest itinerary in years brought us to a load of amazing people and places. We still can't believe the plentitude of intense experiences, strong impressions, great surprises and gratifying activities we have been through; how uplifting it can be to meet strangers and become friends; in how many ways our core interest is interpreted by different artists; how nice it is to have a bit of soap opera of people's drama along the way, but also a distraction.

It is reassuring how our grand set up held together. Only two small fixes on appr. 4000 km, and the big break down only happened when we arrived back in the garden at our homebase. Nice vehicles!

Now it is time to take that huge amount of inspiration and look ahead. We will make a final exhibition at the end of the coming Nomadic Village, and take it on a tour through Austria. We'll work our view of the plentitude of impressions into an exhibition tinski and the Captain are having in Vienna in December. And we'll happily plan a future in which the Nomadic Village will return to:

-small but dangers and CMAK in Cerkno
-Žiga and the fantastic location at the abandoned pool in Vrhnika
-Srdjan andBiljana, and their tranquil garden in Subotica
-KleinHouse, also Subotica
-finally Art Klinika, maybe we'll just illegally exhibit in Novi Sad's public space
-a thousand places and people in Romania we didn't have enough time to stay 
-Conny in Wurmloch who, like so many other people in Romania, made us feel
-Mircea, Crinu and all the other pilots from Brasov
-Ulric, we'll meet in Amstelveen soon
-Lis, with whom we are sure our paths will cross again. And again.
-Francisca, our first artist in a mobile residency, once we find a way to go to
-Andrew and Caitlin, who just got themselves a mini coach!

Thanks for being on the road with us! We are off now for the final Nomadic Village on Hohe Wand. Hooray!

a memorable meeting with some pilots in Brasov
driving back home

Donnerstag, 16. Juli 2015