Les Olives

Phone: 0034 972 768 293

Fundación Rodríguez-Amat

The Rodríguez-Amat Foundation is a non profit institution. Its Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture was created by Jordi Rodríguez-Amat, an artist and art-lover who created it to promote contemporary art and culture and endeavour to help artists, writers, poets, actors and many other art and culture professionals to develop their work. The centre is therefore a temporary home, where artists and other creative people can live and work together.

A harmonious atmosphere within complete personal freedom and mutual respect is required from everyone staying in the centre. The activities undertaken in the centre do not generate any lucrative interest. The centre is open every year from the beginning of May until the end of September.

The Rodríguez-Amat Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture is situated in a small village called Les Olives in the Costa Brava area in the Northeast of Catalonia in the Northeast of Spain (Europe).

The building itself, dating from the 17th and 18th centuries has been reformed. It is constructed in stone with vaults in the Catalan style in different parts. With its 750 m², it consists of an art gallery, an auditorium, a 190 m² workshop, a photo laboratory (darkroom), the accommodation area and two terraces (20 m² and 120 m²).

The Art Gallery is composed of five rooms. The walls are of stone and all the rooms are with vaults, two of stone and two brick. In all, the Art Gallery has 56 metres of wall space to hang pictures.

Permanent Collection

Artists wishing to have one of their works deposited in the fund of art are asked to send a photograph of this work (which should not be exceptionally large) as well as details of the technique used, the dimensions and the year it was painted. The centre also requires the curriculum vitae of the artists. The centre will then decide whether the quality of the work is acceptable.

However, various photographs of different works can be sent to allow the centre to choose the most suitable. If the work is accepted, it will form part of the permanent collection and will be exhibited in the centre’s art gallery or in other galleries, museums, etc. with which the centre will possibly have an exchange agreement.

We wish to emphasise that the work will only be in deposit at the centre, the artist remaining the only owner of said work. Artists with work in the collection have the right to recover their work at any time they wish, except if it presently appears in an exhibition, in which case the artist will be required to wait until the end of the exhibition.

Works in the fund can be exhibited or shown to any person interested in seeing them. At the request of the artist a work can be sold to any person interested in buying it. To that effect the price will be calculated by the artist.


Any artist wanting to hold an exhibition in the centre’s gallery will have to send in a request as well as a dossier containing photographs and also his/her curriculum vitae to the centre. The artist will then be asked to donate a work chosen by themselves among the works exhibited. 20% of the price of work sold will be for running costs of the centre. The director of the Art Gallery is Mr Eugeni Prieto:

Previous Exhibitions

8th to 23rd September 2007

VIADER. Sculptures on the terrace
30th June to 23rd September 2007

4th August to 2nd September 2007

30th June to 31st July 2007

Getting there

17466 Les Olives

Tel: (+34) 972 768 293

The Centre for Contemporary Art and Culture is situated in Les Olives (Garrigoles), a beautiful village some 12km from the sea, in the Costa Brava area. The village is in the Northeast of Catalonia, some 120km from Barcelona and 25km from Gerona and Figueres. The town is easily reached by car or train, which is 7km from the village.


The laboratory is situated on the ground floor of the building, next to the Art Gallery. It is equipped with all the installations necessary to work in black and white photography and will soon be fitted with colour equipment as well.

The centre has an 80 m² auditorium with capacity for 60 people. It is located in the first floor of the building.

The centre is open to artists, writers, poets, actors and other art and culture professionals from around the world, with no racial, age or any other kind of discrimination. It offers the opportunity to work alone, or together with other creative people from other countries, developing and interchanging concise ideas on contemporary art and culture. A curriculum vitae and an indication of the month or months when an artist can stay at the centre is required, as well as the length of the artist's stay (i.e. one or two months). There is also the possibility of shorter stays (i.e. weeks or days).

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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The centre tries to accommodate the largest number of visitors possible and groups are accepted, but only with prior appointment. To that effect the centre organises different activities such as talks, slide projections, video cassettes, etc. depending on the interest of the group of visitors. The centre organises a series of informal talks and meetings with other creative people living in the area.


The centre would be pleased to accept all kinds of help - financial and otherwise - as well as collaboration. This help would be gladly accepted from any person, institution, organisation, etc. who disinterestedly would like to help the centre in order to attain its objectives.