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Art Mesnil 2023

'Out the frame'

23-24 September at Mesnil-Eglise

Join us for another edition of our contemporary art festival on the exceptional site of the village of Mesnil-Eglise (Houyet).

The focus is on an artistic and cultural exchange between Flanders and Wallonia. 

We bring 13 exposition areas with a selection of over 30 artists in a unique setting.

On the program not only visual artists but also musicians with the participation of Folk Nevermind ( Didier Laloy, Damien Chierice et Manu Champagne), 21 gr, le Chorale du Village and Yun Buns.

We'll have another collaboration with Ghost (Ghent)

A tribute will be paid to Philippe Luyten, artist who died in 2022.


This year we will be joined by “What Else”, an event created in 2019 at the Old School of Mesnil-Eglise under the aegis of Anneke Lauwaert.

There are several gites and fields nearby. Would you like to spend the night or set up a tent in one of the meadows around the festival? Mail to for more information.


Activities during Art Mesnil 2023.

September 23

Exhibition open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

La Donnerie from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

7.30  p.m.: Concert 22 gr

8.30 p.m. : Concert Folk Nevermind (Didier Laloy et guests)

9 p.m. : Video Mapping by Thelooca 

10 p.m. : Silent Disco - DJ Yun Buns

September 24

Exhibition open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

11 a.m. : Choeur a Coeur - Village Choir concert

6 p.m. : Finissage at L'auberge

Bar continuous open
Restaurant open Saturday/Sunday - lunch and dinner

What else

What Else is a biannual  event initiated by artists and art enthusiasts.

The aim is to create a dialogue between the works of Francophone and Flemish artists beyond communitarian politics, alternately in places in Flanders and Wallonia.

The objective is also to bring together artists in order to create links during artistic residencies outside known artistic places .

The second edition takes place in September 2023 in the magnificent spaces of the old school in Mesnil Eglise.

The participating artists are:

Frederic Geurts - Pierre Lefebvre - Tim Trenson - Dominique Fournal - Hugo Meert - Jean Luc Moerman - Benoit Felix - Laurent Becquaert

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Six Faux Nez

A program of test films made as part of the kino festival organized last summer by the company Six Faux Nez


Ghost is a Ghent cultural platform for the support of underground artists. In their collaborations with major cultural houses such as Vooruit (Ghent), De Singel (Antwerp), Récyclart (Brussels), De grote post (Oostende) they have created courses with short interventions/performances of 15 minutes per artist/collective.

The participating artists are:

S. Anny Nicea - Thelooca - Yun Buns (silent disco)

En Herbe

Selection of Young talents

Eva Webber, Ian Gilbert, Sarah Wargny

Artists for AM 2023


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