At Landerneau, between Brest and Morlaix, discover this unique exhibition space of more than 1000 m2, opened in 2012, dedicated to contemporary art and its major artists. Access for all is the fundamental principle of the 'Fonds'.
Bright and airy, the centre gives pride of place to artists who were icons of their era, such as Gérard Fromanger, Yann Kersalé and Joan Mirò. The gallery organises regular workshops on writing and lithography. You can look round at your leisure, with a colouring book or without one. On Wednesdays, families who want to take a fresh approach to art can follow a fun little course (45 mins), which consists of three hands-on workshops themed around a number of artworks. The former Capuchin monastery (17th century) has in the past housed monks, prisoners, schoolchildren, workers ... and canned food for the first Leclerc grocery shop, which opened in 1949. The rest is history. True to his Breton roots, the head of the company has renovated this large, white-stone building. From 16 June to 3 November 2013, an exhibition dedicated to the Catalan artist Joan Mirò, 'L’Arlequin artificier' ('the harlequin pyrotechnist'), will bring together around 450 artworks. Don't miss the first exhibition of this artist's work in north-west France.