Information Galerie Huit

Galerie Huit Arles is situated in a late 17th century mansion, in the historical town centre of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Arles, France. Founded in 2007 by author, curator and heritage conservationist, Julia de Bierre, the gallery hosts exhibitions, artists, and guests from around the world. ​


Photographs, paintings, sculptures and "objets de désir" are displayed in the unusual salon settings of this atmospheric exhibition and residential space. As well as a regular exhibition programme, and distinguished private views, the gallery hosts residencies and workshops for artists and writers. Guest rooms or self-contained apartments are also available for rental in the mansion.


Since 2007 the gallery has built a solid reputation for its careful selection of artists – both established and emerging – and the quality and originality of its hangings or installations. Exhibitions are mounted either independently or in collaboration. Partners have included: The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Taschen Books,  Editions Gallimard, City Hall Kuala Lumpur , Alliance Française and Galerie SIT DOWN, Paris.


Much more than just an art space, Galerie Huit Arles is a creative, inspirational and convivial venue in a magnificent setting.


Julia de Bierre

Author, curator and heritage-conservationist Julia de Bierre was born in Malaysia and was educated at Uplands School on Penang Hill and at Bristol University in the United Kingdom.


Artist in Residence

A multi-disciplinary artist residency has been hosted by Galerie Huit since 2008, with the aim to provide a creative and inspirational environment for both established and emerging artists including writers, photographers, composers, academics, archeologists, curators, painters, actors and poets.


Guest Rooms & Apartments

Galerie Huit guest rooms and apartments are situated in a prestigious 17th century mansion, ideally located in the historical centre of Arles. The ground floor includes a gallery space, a peaceful courtyard and a magnificent Arlesienne Cuisine. On the upper floors are several guest and seminar rooms and self-catering apartments.





Galerie Huit is located centrally in the beautiful, historic French city of Arles, in the heart of the region of Provence. The gallery is minutes walking distance from Roman monuments, Renaissance palaces, religious edifices, world-class art museums, the LUMA Foundation and neighbouring contemporary galleries. 


Arles is home to numerous art festivals and events throughout the year, including:


Les Rencontres d’Arles 

Les Suds 

Arles Contemporain 

Octobre Numérique/


Arles has been the inspiring setting for many artists, including Pablo Picasso, photographer Lucien Clergue and Vincent Van Gogh, who created over 300 works here. Today, the important LUMA Foundation is attracting other private initiatives, making Arles one of Europe’s most dynamic cultural hubs.  



Galerie Huit also has an informal presence and exhibition space in Penang, Malaysia -  Galerie Huit Penang. The gallery is in the heart of George Town, which, like Arles, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.​