Greylight Projects

Hoensbroek, Netherlands

Greylight Projects is an independent artist run organization based in Brussels (BE) and in Hoensbroek (NL). It has been created in 2009 in Hoensbroek, and a space was opened in Brussels in 2013. Greylight Projects focuses on supporting artists in their researches and practices by facilitating, producing, or organizing events.

In Hoensbroek (NL), a suburb of Heerlen in the south of The Netherlands, Greylight Projects offers a place to live and work to selected artists for short, mid or long term residencies. In parallel, every few months an artist is invited for a (site-)specific presentation in the project-space: a large scale display in the storefront and 3 flags poles in front of the former city hall of Hoensbroek, visible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from public space.

In Brussels (BE), Greylight Projects is situated in the north part of the town, close to Botanique in the municipality of Sint-Joost-ten-Node. Since more than 3 years, Greylight Projects is inviting international artists to share their work with the public through different formats: solo or group shows, (sound) perfomances, screenings, concerts, talks, open studios, or billboard posters outside. With gallery spaces in the basement, the chapel and 14 studios, Greylight Projects offers many ways to develop artistic projects on short or long terms perspectives. Currently 17 artists are having a workspace in the building.

Greylight Projects has no restriction in terms of medias or origins of the artistic practices. It has been an organic and intuitive development since the beginning focusing on the work of the artist, and how this could be increased, enhanced by others (the dialogue) and shared with a public.

Greylight projects is an artist run residence and project space located in Hoensbroek, a sub-urban area in Heerlen (NL). The focus of Greylight Projects is on the development, production and presentation of autonomous art, without any restrictions in media. The surrounding area of the project space offers inspiring opportunities, cause of it's post industrial character and all the visible ingredients of urban shrinking, for projects that deal with the public space. Greylight Projects organises approximately eight projects per year, produces several publications and participates in projects with other organisations.

National and international artists and 'artistic-researchers' are invited for a working period that results in a presentation. There is room for more then one resident per period, collaborations are welcomed. The project space is located in a former chemist, thanks to the shop-windows the presentations are visible to the general public 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Silvia Bakker, Observatie' 6'42, audio loop, 2011
Iris Bouwmeester, PastedGraphic, site specific installation, 2011
Walter van Broekhuizen, production Villa Walden, Mount Lushan, China. 2010
Marc Buchy, a walk from 22:46 – 04:43, map, pencil, rubber, 2011
Michiel Huijben, Stills from 'Reading the room', Two-channel video installation (2009)
Wouter Huis, Plaats Delict, 12 billboards, Heerlen, 2011
Laurent Malherbe, Palermo, 2006