The conversation between art, architecture and the lansdcape is at the heart of the artistic agenda at Kerguéhennec, which is the property of le Département du Morbihan. Every year, artists in residence are invited to immerse themselves totally in this exceptional setting.
The 18th century castle and its service quarters house exhibitions by contemporary artists from March to November. There is also a permanent exhibition of the work of Tal Coat, one of the major figures in painting in the second half of the 20th century.
For details of the exhibition programme go to : http://www.kerguehennec.fr/expositions-en-cours-et-a-venir
Open-air sculpture exhibition
Created in 1986, the sculpture park is one of the largest in Europe, nowadays displaying over 30 works by major artists. A free app for smartphones, available in both French and English means that you can visit the park unaccompanied, the only guide you need is this pocket-sized app! All you have to do is download the app: "Parcours Kerguéhennec" free from App Store and Google play, activate the GPS once you have arrived at the estate then choose your route, north or south. You will then receive all the information needed for the visit: a plan, where the sculptures are, detailed information about the works, your distance and the length of time it will take you to reach the next sculpture from your current location.
Particular favourite: the gallery-workshop for children
This new space given over entirely to children where they can draw, build or simply sit and watch. Located in the service quarters of the castle, in the orangery, access to this area is free all day during opening time.