New Gallery and Sculpture Garden.

Sitio do Pomar Velho,

Monchique.

The biggest change of 2020 has been to move our studio and open gallery to Monchique,Portugal. 

 

Our new project will carry on with the same charm of our beloved Ferragudo.Set in a restored carriage house it expands to include a new winding sculpture garden,patios and spaces to stop a while and enjoy our work encompassed in nature.

We will be open to visits from 1st of June,2020. Also we will be pleased to offer exclusive visits by appointment. 

As with our work  we are putting our heart and soul into this new friendly spot to pass by on your next trip to this beautiful Algarve mountain.

 

Bongard Gallery

Sitio do Pomar Velho,

Monchique.

GPS:   37°19'04.6"N 8°33'32.7"W

For private appointments please call or message us on 968362930/924220574

Treasures of Nature

Castelo de Silves.Portugal. 

7-10-2019 until 07-04-2020

In the Autumn of 2019 we were invited to use the inner space of the Castle garden. For a long time we have been imagining to have a inland space like this to display our animal and fauna creations. Of course the space is imense so we created several focal points using the castles wonderful inner ponds and fonts. Silves iis the "capital of the orange" in Portugal so this lead me to include a large orange instalation as well,an orange juicy splash of colour.

Sylvain produced some amazing totems, encrusted with wildlife from the Algarve.There were many animals there but of course the most important for Silves is a  splendid lynx with her baby,Silves being the region that has a very important lynx breeding center the CNRLI.

https://www.barlavento.pt/algarve/castelo-de-silves-mostra-tesouros-da-natureza-do-studio-bongard

 Century of the Seas 

Forte da Ponte da Bandeira, Lagos, Portugal.

31-8-2019 until 10-05-2020

On the 31st of August,2019 our exhibition "Century of the Seas "opened in the Fort Ponte da Bandeira,Lagos. An amazing space in itself, on the seafront of Lagos town, it was the perfect location to display our creatures of the sea along with the sculptures representing the ravages of the human touch. Each room addressing the different aspects of our seas,its fruits and the damages caused by mankind.Displayed through three rooms and the courtyard.This exhibition although closed temporarily to the public because of COVID-19 is ongoing and we hope visitable for you again soon.

https://regiao-sul.pt/2019/08/29/artes-e-espetaculos/seculo-dos-mares-no-forte-ponta-da-bandeira-em-lagos/474931

Return of Nature

Largo dos Chorões,Monchique, Portugal

14-02-2020 on going

We were lucky enough to be ready with our work and have the green light from President Rui Andre to mount our latest exhibition of pieces in the fountains at the central square in Monchique village.

This has been on our minds for a long time and with a wealth of inspiration from our magical mountain plus the perfect water filled space we managed to concretize our vision in time for the opening of the 6th Festival of the Camelia.

We are very happy to offer our work on show in a place that inspires us and share with the locals our vision and enjoyment of the nature in this special place.This exhibition will stay and evolve throughout time.