THE
WATERHOUSE
GALLERY

ABOUT

The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |

ABOUT

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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Waterhouse Gallery is a social art festival which acts as a conversation starter by spreading awareness of water-, societal-, and environmental issues in a joyful and creative manner. The gallery will show a variety of art with a focus on fine- and street art by local and international artists. Next to an exhibition, we will host a range of activities spread over all 3 days, covering various topics which are all brought together by the common denominator of addressing positive change.

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OUR VALUES

A sense of inclusivity, togetherness, diversity, and sustainability creates the core of our event. Together, they allow the event to inspire positive change. Invited are people of all ages and interest groups: families and students, juniors and seniors, everyone is welcome!

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OUR MISSION

We aim to create a social, interactive and inclusive atmosphere, where it becomes easy to engage in conversations and create new connections. Visitors become active participants and are encouraged to engage in discussion about art, as well as global access to water and sanitation. All of our revenue is donated to Viva con Agua’s WASH projects, to improve global access to water and sanitation.

OUR HISTORY

2005

Viva Con Agua

When talking about the origin of the Waterhouse Gallery we have to take a detour to Hamburg and the district of St Pauli. 15 years ago the all-profit organisation Viva con Agua was founded exactly there, by Benjamin Adrion, a football player of the FC St Pauli. The story goes back to a training camp of said football club in Cuba, where Benny experienced the consequences of lacking access to water and basic sanitation. Out of this problem Viva con Agua and their mission, to improve the access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation and hygiene, arose.

The Millerntor Gallery

2010 was the first year of the Millerntor Gallery, the original arts-, music- and culture festival, which opened its gates to the public. The Millerntor Gallery takes art as a universal language, for all cultures to understand, and transforms it into water. The works which are shown on the walls of the St. Pauli football arena are for sale and directly contribute towards supporting WASH projects all over the world.

2010

2017/18

The Waterhouse Gallery Maastricht

In 2014 Viva con Agua was taken to the Netherlands, where three years later our version of the Millerntor Gallery, the Waterhouse Gallery, was housed in Maastricht in 2017 and 2018. More than 30 international and local artists, 15 musicians, and 25 volunteers were involved. Together they reached ca. 1,000 visitors, who all helped in transforming art into clean drinking water.

The Waterhouse Gallery Groningen

After a one year break, the Waterhouse Gallery made it to Groningen. With a fresh mind we’re presenting the 2020 edition with the theme ‘CYCLES’. Our life is marked by processes that repeat themselves: day-to-night, generation-to-generation. Waste recycling and water cycles play an important role in this repetition. These topics inspired the Waterhouse Gallery 2020, and we are excited to explore them with you in October.

2020

OUR HISTORY

2005

Viva Con Agua

When talking about the origin of the Waterhouse Gallery we have to take a detour to Hamburg and the district of St Pauli. 15 years ago the all-profit organisation Viva con Agua was founded exactly there, by Benjamin Adrion, a football player of the FC St Pauli. The story goes back to a training camp of said football club in Cuba, where Benny experienced the consequences of lacking access to water and basic sanitation. Out of this problem Viva con Agua and their mission, to improve the access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation and hygiene, arose.

The Millerntor Gallery

2010 was the first year of the Millerntor Gallery, the original arts-, music- and culture festival, which opened its gates to the public. The Millerntor Gallery takes art as a universal language, for all cultures to understand, and transforms it into water. The works which are shown on the walls of the St. Pauli football arena are for sale and directly contribute towards supporting WASH projects all over the world.

2010

2017/18

The Waterhouse Gallery Maastricht

In 2014 Viva con Agua was taken to the Netherlands, where three years later our version of the Millerntor Gallery, the Waterhouse Gallery, was housed in Maastricht in 2017 and 2018. More than 30 international and local artists, 15 musicians, and 25 volunteers were involved. Together they reached ca. 1,000 visitors, who all helped in transforming art into clean drinking water.

The Waterhouse Gallery Groningen

After a one year break, the Waterhouse Gallery made it to Groningen. With a fresh mind we’re presenting the 2020 edition with the theme ‘CYCLES’. Our life is marked by processes that repeat themselves: day-to-night, generation-to-generation. Waste recycling and water cycles play an important role in this repetition. These topics inspired the Waterhouse Gallery 2020, and we are excited to explore them with you in October.

2020

VIVA CON AGUA

The Waterhouse Gallery | Social Art Festival |
Viva con Agua (VcA) is a network of people and organizations that are committed to improving the safe and humane access to clean water and basic sanitation for everyone. We are raising awareness for the global topic of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) with creative and fun projects and simultaneously collect donations for our water projects. We are of the conviction that serious topics in this world can be combated with joy. The range of opportunities to become active for VcA are just as vast and diverse as the individuals representing VcA. There is no limit for your creativity and everyone should decide for her- or himself, which kind of commitment works best for them. If it’s workshops and charity runs in schools, campaigning on festivals and tours, or the coordination and training of our great network of volunteer supporters and fellow institutions. Every single idea, every single form of involvement counts. The various supporters of Viva con Agua are the very heart of this organization. Together with you, action becomes possible – and gets us one step closer to our overall aim: Water for All!

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