News and Upcoming Exhibitions

Geïntrigeerd door boeken, lezen en auteurs legt Cathérine Petré zich de laatste jaren, naast het runnen van een boekhandel, onder meer toe op het portretteren van bewonderde schrijvers en poëten, door middel van de aquarel techniek.

U bent hartelijk welkom op de opening van deze expo op donderdag 5 december 2019 om 19.30.
Met een inleiding door Sofie Schurmans.
De werken zijn nadien nog te bezichtigen tot en met eind januari 2020.


My book/artwebshop Naboekov.

A paradise for readers and artlovers.
New books, secondhand books, stationery

Mijn boekhandel /kunstwebshop Naboekov.
Een paradijs voor lezers en kunstliefhebbers.
Nieuwe boeken, tweedehands boeken, stationery


Global Village Creartists - Victor Valqui Vidal - Draw your dream

December 2017 till ...
Kopenhagen, Denmark


Global Village Creartists - Victor Valqui Vidal - Mail Art Exhibition:



July to August 2017

Art & Sculpture Festival

Agger, Denmark


25 July 2016 - 03 August 2016

The Vituri Bastion
Crete, Greece


May 2016

The Hungarian National Museum: Esztergom Castle, Museum Rondella Gallery

Esztergom, Hungary


Transfer: Worldwide call for Mail Art

22 March 2016 - Terrorist Attacks in Brussels

We are proudly inviting you to our second Mirca Art Group show in honor of Malala Yousafzai.


Opening: 24 th January, 2016.
Show is running from 24 January to 24 February, 2016



Skogåstorget 10

14230 Skogås-Huddinge


Mirca Poster Show
in recognition of
Malala Yousafzai

19 August - 24 October 2015

The internationally active group of artists Mirca Art Group recognizes Malala Yousafzai with a poster exhibition

Approximately 40 artists from about 25 countries are exhibiting posters at East High School in Trangsund, Sweden, starting on August 29th, 2015, as a tribute to pakistanian woman Malala Yousafzai and her fight for girls' right to education.

Examples of what the Mirca Art Group previously engaged in follows:

• Improved environment (in cooperation with Friends of the Earth.)
• The release of Burmese woman Aung San Suu Kyi (in collaboration with Amnesty International.)
• The release of the previously imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
• release of the previously imprisoned Libyan artist Mohamed Bin Lamin.

Mirca Art Group today consists of about 280 members and has since its inception in 2007 organized fourteen exhibitions in countries like USA, Germany, South Africa, Italy, Sweden and the Netherlands. The group has also published two books.

Nous sommes Charlie-Ahmed....
Nous sommes Charlie-Ahmed....

Guardian of the Edge
Visual artists respond
to Agnes Marton's poetry

06 Nov.2014-09 Jan.2015

Court of Justice
of the European Union

Work for poem "Voilance" by Agnes Marton
Work for poem "Voilance" by Agnes Marton

Great artistamps made by Mail Art friend "E" from France

January 2013


Article 16
Article 16

Human Rights - A Global Village Project

organised by Victor Valqui Vidal, Denmark




Wall For Peace - Travelling Art Project
12 September - 16 September 2011
Bucharest - Romania

Mirca Tour For Human Rights

art tour in the name of human rights with artwork from Mirca members.

26 July - 16 August 2011

Malta University, Malta


09 June - 28 June 2011
GC de Rietbron, Sportlaan 4B, Halen, Belgium

Wall For Peace - Travelling Art Project
Inner Peace Selfportrait
organised by Sevgi and Evrensel Ürüm

Art Exhibition for Christchurch Earthquake
Auction organised by Trina Batchelor to support victims of the Christchurch Earthquake

30 March - 30 April 2011

New Zealand

Expo Mirca Art

Emmy Verschoor and Cathérine Petré

Hotel Herberg de Waard van Ternaard

Friesland, The Netherlands

February - June 2011

Expo "tien(s)"

Students Atelier Printmaking

Academiegalerij AHBeeld

Sint-Truiden, Belgium

19 January - 28 February 2011


Gift for newlyweds city Sint-Truiden 2011

Huwelijksgeschenk voor jonggehuwden Sint-Truiden 2011


It is a tradition since 15 years the newlyweds get an original artwork created by an artist associated with AHBeeld (Academie Haspengouw).

This year Cathérine Petré was selected.


Sinds 15 jaar is het een traditie, in leven geroepen door burgemeester Ludwig Vandenhove, dat de jonggehuwden een origineel kunstwerk ontvangen gemaakt door een kunstenaar verbonden aan AHBeeld (Academie Haspengouw).

© Rudi Festraerts
© Rudi Festraerts

The newlyweds, mayor Ludwig Vandenhove and Cathérine Petré








Jij, ik

Ik, jij

Jij en ik



Wij samen

Op weg

Voor altijd

© Cathérine  Petré

W-AFPIAAP-Wall for Peace

WALL FOR PEACE is a progressive art project, aims to bring together


Istanbul Tuyap Art Fair

30 October - 07 November 2010

Istanbul - Turkey


Project "Matchbox" organised by

Cathérine Petré + others

10 October 2010 - 2 PM - 4.30 PM

Opening STAM

Bijlokesite, Godshuizenlaan 2, Gent, Belgium

Project "Matchbox" organised by


Bert Lezy + Cathérine Petré

11 September 2010 - 7.30 PM - ...

Biestebroekkaai, Anderlecht, Belgium

Cultureel Centrum "De Bogaard"

Sequel Selection Student Triennial Istanbul


Lydia Scheelen, Joëlle Janssens, Geert Malchair, Sara Morren, Luc Balthazar, Etienne Jammaers,

Tin Mariën and Cathérine Petré

19 August - 19 September 2010

Sint-Truiden - Belgium

© Rudi Festraerts
© Rudi Festraerts

From left to right: Geert Malchair, Luc Balthazar, Tin Mariën, Etienne Jammaers, Lydia Scheelen, Bert Flossie, Cathérine Petré, Elie Levy, Joëlle Janssens, Bert Stippelmans

Selected for:

5th International Student Triennial-Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts

June 2010

Istanbul - Turkey

Freedom & Art Travelling exhibition - Warwick

8 May - 8 June 2010

Gallery Warwick, NY, USA

The Flag of the Love & Peace Global Village

Initiative from Victor Vidal

8 May 2010 - 16 May 2010


Roskilde, Denmark

Project "Matchbox" organised by Kunstwerk(t).

Sylvie Duhamel+Cathérine Petré

28 April 2010, 17 u - 19 u
Centraal Station Brussel, Belgium

Freedom & Art

26 April 2010 - 26 May 2010

Gallery "The Rainbow Experience"

Cape Town, South-Africa

New Publication!

Planet Earth Planet Art

A collaboration between Mirca Art Group and Bruce Rimell

On 1st March, internationally acclaimed Mirca Art Group releases its second major art book, Planet Earth Planet Art, in support of the environmental and social grassroots network Friends Of The Earth International.

Ninety-five artists present their artwork as a voice raised to bring awareness of the urgent problems of the imbalanced lifestyles and unsustainable environmental consumption we humans face, accompanied by a personal statement which brings the clarity of the artist to these problems. These artists come from a huge variety of nations and thus this book is truly a global voice, with contributions from East and West, from the developed and developing worlds.

Delightfully presented in an elegantly designed 208-page coffee-table book format, this collection of contemporary artforms ranges from the abstract to the photographic, the visionary to the spectacular, and is prefaced by a wonderful poem (quoted above) entitled Make Art, Not War from Nnimmo Bassey, the Chair of Friends Of The Earth International.


Haiti Art Fund


Auction organised by Monkdogz Urban Art Gallery

New York City


More info on

Project "Dyptich Duets"

In collaboration with the artist Brad Michael Moore


In collaboration with the artist Bianka Guna

Mirca Art - Anti-Vanity Art Party

February, 2010

Art Cafe "Artist"

Rostov-on-don, Russia

Freedom & Art

November 2009

Karpeles Manuscript Museum

Newburg, NY, USA

Mirca Tour For Human Rights

art tour in the name of human rights with artwork from Mirca members.

November 2009

Skogas, Sweden

Art for Peace

26 September - 15 October 2009

Dolmabahçe Gallery

Istanbul - Turkey

Carla Lensen from the Netherlands, Cathérine Petré, curator Evrensel Ürüm, Bosmat Niron from Israel, curator Sevgi Ürüm and Pia Baechler-Lehmann from Switzerland

Mirca Action: We Turn Our Backs On Vanity Galleries

A vanity gallery is an art gallery that charges artists fees in order to exhibit their work and makes most of its money from artists rather than from sales. They are called vanity galleries because they aim at the artist's vanity.

With this postcard 19 Mirca members show what they think of vanity galleries. The design is inspired by the 1929 print including the 16 surrealists.

Project "Matchbox" organised by Kunstwerk(t).

Fia Cielen+Cathérine Petré

Samira El Khadraoui+Saskia Oosterlynck


Fia Cielen en Cathérine Petré

Z33, Hasselt

Openingsmoment op 11 juli vanaf 21 u.
12 juli t/m 7 augustus: ma gesloten, di-za van 11 - 18 u, zon van 14 - 17u

Absolutely Free Festival, Genk

8 augustus vanaf 13 u



10 t/m 14 augustus van 13 - 17 u


A project organised by HABK and 'Lions Club' to support the training of guide dogs.
More than hundred artists received a life-size polyester dog.

"LUMEN", he carries his light tower (analogy with the rescue dog who carries a brandy barrel)and guide the blind through the darkness.

All the dogs are showed on