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. For many years she has lived and worked in two UNESCO World Heritage sites the ancient Provençal town of Arles in France and multi-ethnic George Town on the island of Penang, Malaysia. This privilege has made her doubly aware of how important it is to preserve not just our urban and natural environment but also a slower, more reflective way of life.
Whether you visit the art gallery for just a few hours or stay in residence at Galerie Huit Arles please be aware that as far as possible:
e aim to create a positive impact on the local economy by sourcing products and purchasing locally grown, organic food .
We provide visitors with information about the local environment and culture, and encourage low-impact enjoyment of the area.
We recommend arriving by rail, visiting the town on foot, renting bicycles or riding horses in the Camargue.
We use recycled materials. Our classic but quirky breakfast china, our antique furniture and vintage textiles look beautiful, are free of harmful glues and dyes, and are not contributing to today’s de-forestation or landfills...
We use natural, non-toxic materials and paints for restoration and decoration.
We use environmentally-friendly cleaning products. We discourage the use of plastics. Our tap-water is filtered and suitable for drinking , and we lend bags for shoppers.".
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