La Patinoire Royale/ Galerie Valérie Bach
Veydstraat 15, 1060 Sint-Gillis
The Patinoire Royale | Galerie Valérie Bach opened its doors in April 2015 in the world’s first roller skating rink which was built in 1877 and classified as a historical monument in 1995. We have created an open artistic program in three distinct fields structured around the female artist, monumentality and a strong aesthetic concern.
The artists’ decisions preside over the exhibitions, materializing in their editorial selections which are then accompanied by the Patinoire’s international position, art fair participation and vast network of collectors. Furthermore, in response to our quasi-institutional qualification, the gallery chooses to present important historical exhibitions, highlighting the international, Belgian, and Modern Art movements such as narrative figuration, kinetic art or Belgian abstraction, both in sculpture and in painting.
Our gallery offers in its 3,000 square meters four distinct spaces of different sizes: the large nave, the glazed gallery, the first floor and the ground-to-street level. This grand space allows us to hold exhibitions of various forms and expressions – simultaneously or distinctly – which presents the full measure of its broad artistic spectrum, in an indisputably embraced cultural and pedagogic aim. As such, each curated exhibition is accompanied by a publication and knowledgeable personnel available to the public.
In addition, the Patinoire offers the services of the restaurant Martine which is directly connected to the exhibition spaces by a garden courtyard, where a healthy and innovative menu is presented.