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International Garden Festival |
Hortillonnages Amiens 2023
Visit of the exhibition by boat

Boarding pontoon
35 rue Roger Allou – 80450 Camon

In CAMON, rent a boat for 2h30 and sail to the different plots invested around the pond of Clermont.

The rental price of a boat is based on the number of people, from 1 to 6 max. including child(ren) under 3 years old
* 20€ / 1-2 people. * 27€ / 3-4 people. * 32€ / 5-6 people. * free -3 years old
+ ASCO fee per person: €1 / 11 years and + * €0.50 / 3-10 years
>>> Only by online reservation
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For security reasons, animals are not allowed in the boats. Strollers must be dropped off at reception.

We invite visitors to continue to respect barrier gestures in order to fight against the spread of COVID-19.
If you want more details, we invite you to consult the evolution of the reception instructions and the health rules in force on the government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus

For any request for information, you can send an email to communication@artetjardins-hdf.com
or call +33 6 78 53 55 92

Looking forward to welcoming you soon!

The team of Art & Jardins | Hauts-de-France

Îlots > Ilona Mikneviciute, 2021

Îlots > Ilona Mikneviciute, 2021
Monday April 12th, 2021 Marine Bigot
  • Ilona Mikneviciute © Yann Monel
  • Ilona Mikneviciute © Yann Monel
  • Ilona Mikneviciute © Yann Monel
  • Ilona Mikneviciute © Ilona Mikneviciute

Safeguarding heritage sites and environmental issues are subjects to which Ilona Mikneviciute is particularly attached. The Amiens Hortillonnages is one of those exceptional ecosystems that inspires her, with its landscapes that combine bodies of water, islets, gardens and cultures, in which the relationship between man and nature has been forged over the centuries.

Developed by man since the Middle Ages, the Hortillonnages form a natural environment of marshes. The extraction of peat, used as fuel, has greatly contributed to the shaping of the current site; human interventions have gradually redesigned the landscape. Like an echo of this relationship between man and nature, the artist proposes to create an enigmatic landscape by designing a set of islands on Clermont lake.

The Islets, with rounded volumes and bloated shapes, evoke the peaks of volcanoes that have emerged from the water. Composed of plants mounted on a light metal structure that is hollow inside, they are made using the technique of mosaic culture, a technique that consists of composing three-dimensional models of plants according to their colours and sizes.

Rocking by the movement of the water, the islets contribute to the evocation of a utopian landscape while questioning our ecological future. These mysterious installations, inscribed in the majestic Hortillonnages space, call for a return to nature, to a more natural environment.

The artist

Ilona Mikneviciute

Lithuanian artist Ilona Mikneviciute has lived and worked in France for 20 years. Sometimes staying away from the usual places dedicated to creation and exhibition, she develops projects that are often involved. The relationships between the work, the place and the viewer are of particular interest to her. Ilona uses different media such as sculpture, installation and video. Recently, her artistic research has prompted her to take an interest in environmental issues. It was by crossing art and ecology that she began to experiment with projects around the association of the living and the non-living in a sculptural form. The visual artist thus questions a possible cohabitation between the plant and the sculpture.