Programme

Walking tour

Uccle/Ukkel artists and their links to colonial-era Africa

© Cercle d’histoire, d’archéologie et de folklore d’Uccle et environs/Geschied- en Heemkundige Kring van Ukkel en omgeving

This walking tour will take you to a part of Uccle/Ukkel where artists have been, and remain, a formative presence, including Parc de Wolvendael/Wolvendaelpark, Chemin du Crabbegat/Crabbegatweg and Avenue Kamerdelle/Kamerdellelaan (an area once dubbed the ‘Uccle/Ukkel Montmartre’).

Along the way, the picturesque locations that attracted these artists will elicit a discussion of their life and work. The focus will be on those whose artistic careers may have some link to Central Africa (mainly the former Belgian Congo), including painters Albert Dasnoy, Claude Lyr and Jean-Marie Strebelle and architects Paul Hankar and Claude Strebelle.

In cooperation with Cercle d’histoire, d’archéologie et de folklore d’Uccle et environs/Geschied- en Heemkundige Kring van Ukkel en omgeving.

Practical information

Sun. at 11:00 (FR) and 14:30 (NL) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes)

Starting point: Parc de Wolvendael/Wolvendaelpark (Dieweg entrance), Dieweg 174, Uccle/Ukkel