About MIET AIR
MIET AIR is a stimulating environment which offers sculptors and artists the opportunity to learn and be inspired. As an artist you can stay at MIET AIR for up to a maximum of six months.
MIET AIR is a private initiative and doesn’t want to be dependent on subsidies because that would inhibit creativity and development for artists. In an inspiring and natural environment, professional artists can feed their creativity through complete dedication, experiment, transfering knowledge and cooperation. As an staying at MIET AIR you are seeking to follow new avenues, work on your development and push your boundaries.
MIET AIR is primarily aimed at sculptors, or artists who create 3-dimensional art. For this group, it is especially difficult to work outside of their own studio because of the materials, tools and equipment they need. Artists from other disciplines are also welcome, subject to availability. MIET AIR offers pleasant accommodation and a fully equipped workshop for the use of stone, bronze, metal, ceramics and glass. The founders of MIET AIR have a great deal of expertise and knowledge about bronze and the complete casting process. MIET AIR offers sculptors a maximum stay of 6 months, allowing their creativity to flow. MIET AIR also organises workshops “statues in bronze”, on a regular basis for amateur artists, or people who would like to learn the technique of sculpting in bronze.
Twice a year, the location is open to the public and exhibitions are organised. The public can not only visit the exhibitions, but also take in the beautifully landscaped terrain of MIET AIR, in particular the architecture by NEXIT architects from Arnhem. Under the motto ‘renewal of tradition’, NEXIT transformed a former campsite into a park-like environment inspired by a traditional farmstead. The buildings refer to the regional form of barns, glasshouses and containers, but at the same time they are executed in a very contemporary fashion.
MIET AIR was founded by Loek Hambeukers and Bart Stok.
Loek Hambeukers has been a sculptor/artist for many years. He specialises in working with bronze.
Bart Stok is an entrepreneur who has always had a passion for art. After years of working in 2D, he has been a sculptor now for over 10 years and mainly focuses on working with bronze.