Marble is everywhere near the Centre of Foundation OBRAS. Many artists fall in love with marble. Some with the material itself (which is of excellent quality and available for free). Others are inspired by the marble quarries: its industrial activity, its impact on the landscape or just its unique appearance.
Of the 400 quarries 350 are abandoned, sometimes already for 50 years. Nature gradually takes over the man made structure, sometimes resulting in a mysterious paradise.
Foundation OBRAS hosts and supports artists who make use of marble or quarries. We can bring you in contact with institutions and persons working in marble.
Around 15 September this page will have underlying pages that give an impression of the quarries and of projects by artists in residence.