Independent Space

Horse and Art Research Program

Barnag, Hungary


  • Fő utca 8.
  • Barnag
  • Veszprém
  • 8291
  • Hungary

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Bus: Balatonfüred, Veszprém
Train: Balatonfüred, Veszprém


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LOCATION on the North side of Lake Balaton in the village of Barnag, Hungary.

PROGRAM an intensive program for those interested in combining equine studies and visual arts. We are looking for artists interested in horses, as well as riders interested in art. Both weeks will include daily practice and lessons of horsemanship, horsearchery, anatomically correct riding. Discussions and lectures will be held with the main focus on fine art research and there will be also possibility for making studio based work. The program is focusing on different research themes each year. This year’s theme is the History of riding - Rethinking art history. The program is the second in a series for years to come. Guest lecturers will be invited, excursions will be organised, research papers will be  published and documentation is planned to be exhibited at the Doctoral School of the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest.

AIM to deliver our interest into the field of international artistic research with opening up connections between equine culture, art and sustainable development issues. We would like to rethink art today in relation to horsemanship and riding. We would also like to make connections between artists coming from the West and the East and we are open for artistic practice coming from both, western and eastern traditions.

PROGRAM LEADERS Veszely Beáta is an artist and researcher and Szmrecsányi Márton is a professional horse trainer and horsearcher. Both are dedicated to research the knowledge of old riding masters and to develop their riding academically as well as classically, combining with experiences today.