Exhibition of artworks by contemporary European artists “The magic of the Blue Mountain”

The exhibition of artworks by contemporary European artists titled “The magic of the Blue Mountain” was opened on 15 February at the EU InfoCentre. “The magic of the Blue Mountain”, is envisaged as a serial of 3 small four-artists to six-artists exhibitions, aiming to introduce the audience with how a selection of renowned contemporary European artists perceive the rural features of the country. The artworks that are exhibited have been created during the Artist in Residence programme at Art Point - Gumno (v. Sloestica).

At the opening the audience was addressed by Martin KLAUCKE, Head of Cooperation, EU Delegation, H.E. Wouter PLOMP, Ambassador of the Netherlands, Sergej ANDREEVSKI, exhibition curator, “Art Point – Gumno” and Gjorgji JOLEVSKI, actor who read the poems by the Scottish poet and artist Roddy Gorman.

The event was enriched by the performance of the Starovski band that are playing music inspired by poems by famous poets like Petre M. Andreevski, Blaze Konevski, Gane Todorovski… 

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with the International Centre for Art and Sustainable Development “Art Point – Gumno” (http://artpoint-gumno.org.mk/), including its 13-year-old programme Artists in Residence, which is led by Sergej and Irena Andreevski.

The residence programme of the Art Point – GUMNO is organised every year for 2-4 artists from different countries. During their stay in the village, the artists are creating inspired by the beauty of the nature in the region and the unique spirit of the local people. By the end of the Residencies, exhibition of the artworks is organised as an “Open Studio Day” which is being visited by numerous interested art lovers. Starting from 2003, a total of 18 artists from 7 EU Member States (UK/Scotland, Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovenia) have had their Residence in Sloestica.

The selection of artworks for the EU InfoCentre exhibition would be done from the artworks of the artists in the residence as follows:

Exhibition programme


15 February – 04 March

Clemens Heinl, Germany

Leon Patchett, UK (Scotland)

Christian Rothmann, Germany

Lone Seeberg, Denmark

Beti Bricelj, Slovenia

Michelle Connolly, UK

07 March – 25 March


Eva Mayer, Hungary/Slovakia

Gerhard Steinle, Germany

Jana Hunterova, Czech Republic

Jan Triaska, Slovakia

Armin Lutz (visiting artist), Germany

Rainer Zitta (visiting artist), Germany


28 March – 15 April

Gerlinde Pistner, Germany

Jonathan McLeod, UK (Scotland)

Stano Buban, Slovakia

Christine Nikol, Germany

Hubertus Hess (visiting artist), Germany

Terry Chip (visiting artist), UK

Photos from the opening

The exhibition catalogue