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The Château de Vullierens will open for the Easter weekend for the first time. The opening will be held on April 21st, Easter Sunday. Families are invited to search around the property in a giant hunt for clues and puzzles to solve, leading to the garden where their reward awaits: a Lindt chocolate rabbit! Younger children will be on the hunt for little bells but will, of course, receive a yummy chocolate rabbit too!

The Iris Festival, a beautiful spectacle featuring 50,000 flowers, including 400 different varieties, spread out over an area of 4 hectares. Open until 16 June 2019, this year’s festival has got off to a great start with 13 new iris varieties on display!

In addition to the iris plantations, there are also 5 themed gardens, including the Jardin du Châtelaine, which features 2000 new tulips bulbs – so don’t delay if you want to see these at their best! Muni’s Garden, Daria’s Garden, Secret Garden and Dorianne’s Garden also have their own unique characteristics that are sure to delight all gardening enthusiasts.

Like previous years, the flowers are accompanied by an exhibition of large outdoor sculptures, including 3 new pieces by Etienne Krähenbühl and Manuel Torres. In all there are now 52 sculptures, created by 12 different artists, laid out within the grounds of the Château to monumental effect! There will also be a colorful display of art on show in the Gallery of the Château, with work by Claude Augsburger, Urs-P. Twellmann, Christine Gaillard and Matteo Gonet.

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© Jaques Berger 1971, Composition Abstraite

With a new look, the Pully art Museum looks at the work of Jaques Berger (1902-1977). An elegant, subtle character with a singular style, almost unclassifiable, the painter and lithographer Vaudois is known for both the international avant-garde scene as much as local.

After beginnings influenced by the abstract and purist movements in 1920s, Berger turned to a less abstract model with more order, before returning to abstraction as early as the end of the 1950s. In search of new expressive means, the artist continued for into his 70s in the lithographic adventure, which solidified his reputation.

The exhibition is an opportunity to discover the path of a demanding painter who has been able to forge a path avoiding academicism. Through paintings, drawings, and lithographs, the spectator discovers that the artist's profession is above all to do with color, the relationship between masses, volumes and contrasts. The usual categories fade, the painting is purified, the eye opens to a set of shapes and lines, to a space of meditation.

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Photographe Swiss Press de l’année 2018
© Guillaume Perret, Swiss Press Photo 
Daniela – la traversée du cancer
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The Swiss National Museum – Château de Prangins is showcasing the best Swiss press photography of 2017 in the 27th Swiss Press Photo exhibition. This eagerly awaited annual exhibit proves once again that in addition to informing, press photographs can also open a window into the soul.

Divided into six categories the Swiss Press Photo revisits the key events of the last year, from the momentous to the anecdotal.

  • News
  • Daily Life
  • Swiss Stories
  • People
  • Sports
  • World

The 2018 “Photographer of the Year” title goes to 44 year-old Guillaume Perret, for his series entitled “Daniela – la traversée du cancer” about a 67 year-old woman suffering from breast cancer. With great sensitivity, his reportage documents her ordeal and optimism following an operation and chemotherapy. One of the images from the series also earned him first place in the “News” category.

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© The Art of the Brick

This autumn, Palexpo will host one of its most colourful exhibitions to date: The Art of the Brick! Read down to the bottom to enter our competition to win a package of 4 tickets, a Fr. 72.- value!

From 4 October 2018 to 6 January 2019, the American artist, Nathan Sawaya, will present some of the most amazing examples of his creative sculptures, made out of millions of colored LEGO© bricks.

Having toured the world with his masterful creations, Sawaya has earned a reputation for presenting poetic installations which pay tribute to the collections of our great museums.  He is well known for providing his own unique and often humorous interpretation of classical works such as the Mona Lisa, Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, or Venus de Milo.

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Nathan Sawaya sits next to one of his sculptures © Marte Berenguer

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Following its huge success last year, Découv’Art will return to the Terre Sainte region for a weekend of open door events and artistic demonstrations.

Taking place over the weekend of 29 to 30 September, Découv’Art will provide the general public with the opportunity to meet local artists at work in their own workshops.  In total, 13 artists and 1 art gallery located across 6 villages will open their doors throughout the weekend. Click here to find out more about each of the participating artists.

Many of the artists will also provide demonstrations of the techniques that they use in their projects. Sculpting, painting, ceramics, glass-making, photography, illustrating, pottery, woodworking, and sewing are just a few of the trades that you can expect to see on your tour of the workshops.

This is a rare opportunity to see for yourself the level of creative dynamism which prevails in this region, and to chat with the artists about their work, their sources of inspiration, and the techniques and materials that they use.