Basque language and song - a historical overview

May 23, 2017

In the context of an exhibition of paintings by Josette Dacosta, “Donibane Garazi – Paintings of Saint Jean Pied de Port”, at the Maison Française in Oxford, the director of the Basque Cultural Institute, Pantxoa Etchegoin, will give a lecture on the history of the Basque language and the tradition of Basque song.

The lecture will take place on 24 May at 5.15 p.m. in the exhibition room of the Maison Française. Free entry.

The exhibition of paintings, accompanied by a display of pinhole-camera photographs of Saint Jean Pied de Port by Abel Bourgeois, is open from 20 May to 29 May, daily from 2.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., and on Friday 26 May from 2.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Leire Kareaga: “Zuena bai dela meritua” (2018) & “Amama in memoriam” (2022)

A painting in honour of one of Spain's first women-only clubs

May 22, 2022

When Leire Kareaga was invited to participate in a group exhibition celebrating the contribution of women to her home town, Eibar, in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa, she immediately thought of producing a large-scale painting in honour of one of Spain’s first women-only clubs.

An artwork in the classroom

January 09, 2021

Amid the Covid19 pandemic, school groups aren’t able to visit art galleries. But works of art can go to schools. This is the idea behind the project "An artwork in the classroom" launched by Itzal aktiboa.

The pyramid of chairs returns to Saint Jean Pied de Port

October 01, 2019

The pyramid made of recycled chairs painted by school children from the ikastolas of Baigorri, Donibane Garazi, Sohüta/Chéraute and Oztibarre has returned to Saint Jean Pied de Port after spending a month in Ordizia (Gipuzkoa) as part of an exhibition of paintings by Josette Dacosta.

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