The Studio-House, Rodríguez-Amat is a non profit-making institution,
AIMS OF THE STUDIO-HOUSE
The Studio-House was started by Jordi Rodríguez-Amat to promote and display his paintings and, at the same time, to foster contemporary art and culture. A large selection of the works created by the artist from the late nineteen-fifties until the present day is on show here, and his work-in-progress can be seen in the Studio-House, Rodríguez-Amat.
Concerts, encounters between artists and poets, and many other non profit-making art and cultural activities are also held here. The foundation premises are open from June to September.
VISITORS AND GENERAL PUBLIC
The Studio-House contains five spaces: art gallery, auditorium, lounge, studio and a private living area. Visitors may view all the works on show and also see around the artists studio. Group visits are accepted by prior appointment. The Studio-House also tries to cater for larger groups and can arrange talks, slide shows and video projections to suit the requirements and interests of each group. Series of informal talks and meetings with creative people living in the area are also organised here on a regular basis.
The Studio-House, Rodríguez-Amat is in a restored 17th-18thc house built of stone with traditional Catalan-style vaulted ceilings. It has a total surface area of 850m2 and includes an art gallery (120m2), auditorium (80m2), lounge (40m2), art studio (190m2), two terraces (20m2 and 120m2) and the artists private living area.
The art gallery has five exhibition rooms (20m2, 20m2, 20m2, 32m2 and 39m2 respectively), all with stone walls and traditional Catalan-style vaulted ceilings made of stone or brick. There is a total of 56m2 hanging space for paintings.
One of the gallery rooms
Paintings by the artist from the 80s and 90s are displayed in the auditorium on the first floor.
Paintings by the artist from the late 90s are displayed in the lounge.
The artists studio is situated on the 3rd floor, where his latest and current works can be seen.
The artist's studio
LES OLIVES VILLAGE
Les Olives (Garrigoles) is an attractive village in NE Catalonia, 12km from the Costa Brava, 120km north of Barcelona, and 25km from both Girona and Figueres. Les Olives is easily accessible by road and there is a train station 7km from the village.
Village seen from the studio
The Studio-House, Rodríguez-Amat is situated in Les Olives, a small village in NE Catalonia in the Northeast of Spain (Europe).
Catalonia in Europe
Map of Catalonia
The Studio-House is located in the heart of Empordà County, cradle of many different cultures and civilisations over the centuries. The area is famous for the Greek and Roman ruins at nearby Empúries.
The climate and geographical features of the area, as well as the character of the local people, are said to suit the creative spirit, and Empordà County today is the chosen place of residence for many artists, writers and people involved in the arts.
Empordà County ( Map of the area )
CONTRIBUTIONS AND COLLABORATION
The Studio-House, Rodríguez-Amat would gladly accept contributions (financial or otherwise) or collaboration from disinterested persons, institutions and organizations wishing to help the foundation achieve its aims.