Exhibitions for hire

Exhibitions for hire
Works from the Centre de la Gravure collection:
the Centre de la Gravure offers 3 types of exhibitions:

1 - thematic exhibitions,
2 - technical exhibitions and
3 - solo exhibitions

We also hold exhibitions of engravings by other Belgian artists, like Pol BURY, Gustave MARCHOUL, …

For more information, call Dominique Durinckx, Collection/Archive: + 32 (0) 64 27 87 28 or
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Prints, an art of attitudes
Selection of works from the collection of the Centre de la Gravure

Gabriel Belgeonne, Tau - 1991 - Lithography ©artist2008 >>>
Experimentation with printing techniques, an array of formats and materials, a questioning of the use of multiples and serialisation, the use of print and its distribution to reach out to social classes and sustain political ideas whilst making the connection between art and daily life. Long gone is the time when black and white engravings where considered as the quintessence of printing in people’s mind. 
Works by Pierre Alechinsky, Georg Baselitz, Gabriel Belgeonne, Carole Benzaken, Jean-Charles Blais, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, James Brown, Pierre Buraglio, Sophie Calle, Eduardo Chillida, Magali Claude, Kikie Crêvecoeur, Jo Delahaut, Jean Dubuffet, Kosuke Kimura, Sol LeWitt, Takesada Matsutani, Joan Miró, Francois Morellet, Zoran Antonio Music, Mimmo Paladino, Maurice Pasternak, Françoise Roy, Richard Serra, Jean-Pierre Scouflaire, Sean Scully, José Maria Sicilia, Antoni Tàpies, Taroop & Glabel, Bram van Velde, Bob Verschueren.
Gabriel Belgeonne, Tau - 1991 - Lithography
Selection of works from the collection of the Centre de la Gravure
exhibited at the Centre de la Gravure from 22 January to 17 April 2005

A number of shows of contemporary art regularly attempt to decode and emphasise the merits of the specific links between art and music. Tributes to the world of music flourish in the history of modern art, either attempting to visualise sound or taking inspiration from the energetic rhythms created by composers from each generation. At the beginning of the 20th century, Arnold Schoenberg and Vassily Kandinsky both drew attention to the similarities that exist between painting and music. In making its choice Le Centre de la Gravure has decided to approach the subject by making use of the wide scope available to the world of prints, ranging from the figurative to the abstract via constructivism.

Works by Valerio Adami, Pierre Alechinsky, Louise Bourgeois, Pol Bury, Jean Coulon, Kikie Crêvecoeur, Peter Cunliffe, Claude Galand, Anne Gilsoul, Adelin Guyot, Benoît Jacques, Albert Lamblot.

Pierre Alechinsky, Grand jazz, 1984 - lithography ©Sabam2008>>>

Solo exhibitions

Monograph exhibitions can be arranged, as the Centre de la Gravure possesses a wide selection of works of some artists, sometimes covering their whole career. The number of works on show can be adapted to the specific needs of the organiser.
  • Kenneth ALFRED, Fugitive visions (exhibited at the Centre de la Gravure from 22 January to 17 April 2005)
  • Gabriel BELGEONNE : around 130 prints : lithography, etchings, woodcuts.
  • Pol BURY : around 70 works : lithography, woodcut, silk screen, etching, deformations, kinetics, artist’s books. 
  • Kikie CRÊVECŒUR : around 200 lino and rubberstamp cuts (exhibited at the Centre de la Gravure from 20 January to 15 April 2007)
  • Roger DEWINT : around 130 prints of this artist specialising in sugar-lift aquatint, also a few lino cuts and silk screens. (exhibited at the Centre de la Gravure from 5 May 2001 to 5 August 2001).
  • Gustave MARCHOUL : around 560 engravings, essentially woodcuts but also etchings, lithography’s, dry point and artist’s books. 
  • Jacques RICHEZ : around 90 works in offset, posters, silk screen and cut-outs. 
  • Luc Van MALDEREN [Parade] 25 years of silk screen prints (exhibited at the Centre de la Gravure from 25 April to 26 July 1998)

Luc Van Malderen, Chanin bldg - N.Y.1929 - 1995 – silk screen ©artist2008 >>>


Luc Van Malderen, Chanin bldg - N.Y.1929 - 1995 – silk screen
The living dream
around the theme of an architectural Utopia

With 60 works by 12 artists from the Communauté française de Belgique on display. The exhibition was designed and curated by the Centre de la Gravure on behalf of the C.G.R.I. - Commissariat Général aux Relations Internationales.

Daniel Fauville – untitled, no date - silkscreen ©artist >>>
Daniel Fauville – untitled, no date - silkscreen ©artist
Body to Body
88 engravings on the theme of the body


A thematic exhibition of always an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists. Whether venerated or treated irreverently, the body, in its many guises, is a key preoccupation for contemporary artists.
Side by side with international figures, the exhibition also has works on show by less well known engravers. For the Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image imprimée this is an important part of our mission: remaining faithful to the spirit of the collection and fulfilling our purpose as a museum which looks to the future as well as the past, which includes supporting young artists.

Izabella Gustowska - Les traits relatifs à la ressemblance XIX - 1982 - Mixes technique - ©artist >>>

Izabella Gustowska - Les traits relatifs à la ressemblance XIX - 1982 - Mixes technique - ©artist
Relief Engraving


This selection of around 60 engravings from the collection is an educational exhibition which aims to broaden understanding of engraving and the printed image.

It was during the late 14th century, when the world was in a state of flux, that wood engraving first appeared in Western civilisations, in response to a new demand for mass-produced images and text. This technique is the oldest form of relief engraving and its proper title is woodcut engraving. Since 1945 a huge variety of additional materials have come onto the market – plywood, linoleum, gerflex, PVC, plaster and size – which have considerably expanded the notion of relief engraving. Working with these materials is similar to working with wood, and the same tools are used: gouges, knives, and burins.

Zbigniew Lutomski - Klapa III - 1983 - woodcut ©Artiste >>>

Etching and Related Techniques
Etching is a type of intaglio technique


Tadayoshi Nakabayshi, Position 81 - Corrosion I - 1982 - Etching/aquatint - ©Artiste2008 >>>

A selection of around 60 prints shows how many artists use the technique of etching to enrich their pictorial language, and thereby bring recognition to engraving as an art form.

Etching is a type of intaglio technique. Intaglio means that the artist makes grooves or impressions in a metal plate (copper or zinc) which is inked before printing. When the plate is wiped clean, the engraved areas remain impregnated with ink. This matrix can then be printed onto a sheet of dampened paper, using a press. There are various ways of making impressions in the plate: tools such as the burin or drypoint can be used, or alternatively acid, which eats into the metal surface. All of these methods can be used to produce etchings; some beautiful examples of related techniques such as soft-ground etching, aquatint and lift-ground etching (also called sugar-lift aquatint) are displayed here too.

Tadayoshi Nakabayshi, Position 81 - Corrosion I - 1982 - Etching/aquatint
Silkscreen Printing


More than any other engraving technique, silkscreen follows the movements of other plastic artforms. This exhibition is made up of around 60 pieces, and is divided into three sections: geometric and lyrical abstraction, representations of borrowed subjects (including photographic transfer) and narrative graphic art.

Jean-Pierre Husquinet, Sans titre - 1993 - Silkscreen ©Artiste >>>

Jean-Pierre Husquinet, Sans titre - 1993 - Silkscreen
Alechinsky - 50 ans d’imprimerie
80 engravings of this major artist

Encreur - 2001, lithography ©Sabam2009 >>>

The exhibition Pierre Alechinsky-50 ans d’imprimerie- looks at the major stages in the artist's work from 1948 to 2000. The 80 engravings displayed here offer a unique opportunity to admire the evolution and continual renewal of his inventive graphic art.
As a writer himself, and a friend of other writers, Pierre Alechinsky often combines writing and drawing in his work, pursuing analogies between words and images in his creative universe. His training as a graphic artist, his interest in literature, and his aptitude for organising space take shape in his print collections, in which words are integrated into graphic art. He has worked on a large number of illustrations in association with writers such as Christian Dotremont, Louis Scutenaire, André Balthazar, Michel Butor, Jean Tardieu…


Pierre Alechinsky, Encreur - 2001 - lithography