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One of the few places in all of Morocco that feels connected to contemporary art AND tradition

Not another place for historical crafts or cheesy tourist art. This is for real and connected... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2018
marekw
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Fantastic Art from local Essaouira Artists

Wonderful Art Gallery made by a Dane - (sometimes I feel proud of being a Dane myself). Wonderful... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Kathrine Walent... J
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Avenue Oqba Ibn Nafiaa, Essaouira 44000, Morocco
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Reviewed 29 November 2018 via mobile

After 1000 shops selling the same junk, it was a real pleasure to come in here. The artwork was excellent and smile-inducing. Most pieces are pretty big, but there’s a selection of unframed work that can be rolled and travel in cardboard tubes, which he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank D373YTdavidl
Reviewed 28 October 2018

Do not miss this gallery that displays the whimsical and colorful works of local naïve painters and wood sculptures’. An art historian from Denmark, Damgaard, opened the gallery in 1988 and was awarded the French award for the promotion of traditional thuja painting techniques and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helena M
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Not another place for historical crafts or cheesy tourist art. This is for real and connected. Worth checking out. It of course depends on what artist is showing as the major exhibition but there always seems to be a good selection of the gallery artists...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank marekw
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Just stroll in , there's a mixture of painting, sculptures, statues and perhaps upcycled furniture to view. we were only here about 10 minutes which seemed long enough.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tezpil
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Wonderful Art Gallery made by a Dane - (sometimes I feel proud of being a Dane myself). Wonderful Art pieces - especially paintings by local Essaouira Artists. Just sorry that the founder, Mr Damgaard was not to be found in the Gallery - but is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Kathrine Walent... J
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great place to wander around. Take a little while out of your day and go visit this gallery. Easy to find, full of interesting pieces.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 100jules87
Reviewed 23 August 2017

The gallery is one of the focal points of art in Essaouira. Some say the art scene all started here. I doubt it. But the quality of the work on show is amazing. Very little is what might be called 'traditional Moroccan'. Naive, expressionist and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
3  Thank davidwkeig
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Quality art gallery that exhibited and sold beautiful pieces by local artists. The owners didn't mind if you came in and just had a look around. Worth visiting and it's only just outside the old city walls.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Livalambchop
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Very nice place to pop in for a visit during your stay in Morocco. Interesting and vibrant art to admire.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank JackTravel
Reviewed 18 May 2017

You will find a nice assemblage of good art from only local artists. The man in the gallery was welcoming and helpful. There was some pieces that used a technique similar to Jackson Pollock that were particularly good for a reasonable price. The sculptures were...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank L3258NYjohnh
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