First art fair in the Gare Maritime

published on 19.05.23

Art on Paper has chosen the Gare Maritime (Tour & Taxis site) to host its 8th edition. With this choice, the fair aims to transform the Gare Maritime from 5 to 8 October 2023 into the "Grand Palais of drawing in Brussels".

The venue will include large exhibition areas for the galleries, spread over two main aisles, opening onto the indoor gardens and meeting spaces, and provi- ding direct access to the station’s gourmet hall (more than 10 stalls run by starred chefs and rising stars of the kitchen). The fair will also feature talks, a bookshop and a lounge bar, very popular during the previous editions.

Discover here a preview of its installation in the central nave of this innovative and energy neutral building.



published on 16.05.23

The selection of the galleries is entrusted to an independent selection committee of personalities who do us the honour of forming our 2023 selection committee.

· Anne Bambynek, Curator National Bank of Belgium

· Frédéric de Goldschmidt, Collector and founder, Cloud Seven

· Joost Declercq, Artistic Director, Art on Paper

· Florence Derck, Art consultant

· Virginie Devillez, Fine Art Expert and Art advisory

· Paul Vanhonsebrouck, Art collector

The committee studies the applications and ensures the quality, complementarity and originality of the artistic proposals.

Find out more about our selection committee here.


EECKMAN ART PRIZE 2023 - the call for projects is open!

published on 05.05.23

The EECKMAN ART PRIZE is open exclusively to artists and art students whose practice reflects an affinity with drawing.

The winner of the EECKMAN ART PRIZE wins the opportunity to exhibit their work as a solo show during the Art on Paper fair (5-8 October 2023) and will be exhibited in the Eeckman reception areas during Brussels Drawing Week (2/10/2023 to 8/10/2023).

Since 2023, the winner will also be invited by Eeckman to present their work within the Group's international network in Paris, Geneva and/or Monaco.

The call for projects is open from 04 May to 02 June 2023 at 12:00 (CET Brussels).

Apply via this form. Find more information here.


International visibility for the winner of the EECKMAN ART PRIZE 2023

published on 04.05.23

Eeckman is further strengthening its commitment to young contemporary art and is offering the winner of the EECKMAN ART PRIZE the opportunity to exhibit his or her work internationally in its spaces in Paris, Geneva and/or Monaco.

This international visibility offers new prospects for encounters, exchanges and exhibitions for the winner of the EECKMAN ART PRIZE.

In addition to this exceptional exhibition, the EECKMAN ART PRIZE has since 2016 been offering production support, very strong media exposure, plus a solo exhibition during the Art on Paper fair and in the reception areas of Eeckman Art during Brussels Drawing Week.

The call for projects will officially open on 04 May and close on 02 June 2023. The winner will be announced at the end of June 2023.



published on 20.03.23

Applications for the 8th edition of Art on Paper are now open for galleries. The deadline for applications is 24 May 2023. All applications will be submitted to the fair's selection committee, whose composition will be announced shortly. The selection of participating galleries will be announced mid-June 2023.

Further information: Géraldine Hubot, Fair Coordinator & Gallery Relations


Brussels Drawing Week: from 02 to 08 October

published on 13.03.23

Initiated by Art on Paper, the 4th edition of the Brussels Drawing Week will be held from 2 to 8 October 2023 within the partner institutions throughout Brussels.

In partnership with museums, art centres, foundations, art academies and schools, the Drawing Week offers visitors the opportunity to (re)discover drawing through an intensive programme of meetings, exhibitions and visits during the whole drawing week in Brussels.

More information via


Art on Paper : The fair for contemporary, modern and Old Master Drawings

published on 10.03.23

Among the new 2023 features, the fair opens its doors to Belgian and international galleries presenting drawings and artworks on paper of modern and Old Master artists.

The opening of Art on Paper confirms its position as a benchmark fair in terms of drawing and pursues its purpose to make contemporary drawing part of the history of art and to highlight the importance of drawing in the artistic practice.

The fair will bring together a selection of over 60 Belgian and international galleries. The programme will be announced at the end of June 2023.


Destination Gare Maritime

published on 10.03.23

We are pleased to announce the organisation of the 8th edition of Art on Paper, from Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October 2023 in the heart of the Gare Maritime (Tour & Taxis, Rue Picard 11, B-1000 Brussels).

Art on Paper has chosen the Gare Maritime to develop its unique offering and stage its next edition, as well as the forthcoming ones, within a remarkable, energy neutral, innovative venue in Brussels.


Art on Paper has opened!

published on 06.10.22

Art on Paper opened its doors today, visit us from 12:00 to 19:00 until Sunday.

Come and discover the artists presented by 45 Belgian and international galleries as well as the programme proposed by the fair's partners. 

Discover the winner of the Sofam Focus Prize awarded to the artist Jo De Smedt who is represented by Galerie EL (stand 44, 4th floor). The prize was awarded to him by a jury composed by SOFAM including:

  •     Simon Delobel, Director, KIOSK, Ghent
  •     Marc Buchy, artist, Brussels
  •     Suzanne Egeran, Art Adviser, Curator, Collector, Antwerp
  •     Dada Kahindo, Actress, Director of Plateforme Contemporaine, Kinshasa



Talks Programme

published on 23.09.22

Join us for "Talks - A cycle of discussions on drawing and works on paper", an independent initiative which aims to generate a space for discussions, encounters and questionings on contemporary drawing on the occasion of Art on Paper and the Brussels Drawing Week.

Curated by Marion Adrian
Moderation by Marion Adrian, Sofie Frederix and Constance Hautier

Talk I - Thursday 6.10 at 2.30 pm - Conservating, restorating, exhibiting
With Rebecca Heremans (Restorer and Conservator, S.M.A.K., BE) and Joris Van Grieken (Curator of Prints and Drawings, KBR - Royal Library of Belgium, BE)
Moderator: Sofie Frederix - EN - Duration 1h

Talk II - Thursday 6.10 at 4 pm - Artist Interview - Boris Thiébaut
With Boris Thiébaut (Artist), and Caroline Wolewinski (Founder and Creative Director, Bureau Wolewinski, BE)
Moderator: Marion Adrian - FR - Duration 1h

Talk III - Friday 7.10 at 2.30 pm - New Generation! 
With Bérénice Béguerie (Co-Artistic Director, Médor, BE and Co-Editor of Phenicusa Press, FR/BE), Eric Hemeleers (CEO Eeckman Art & Insurance, BE), Ludi Loiseau (Co-founder and Member of the CA, Médor, BE, Typography Teacher and Lecturer in Digital Cultures, ERG, BE) and Christine Meisner (Artist and Teacher of Conceptual Drawing - Master section, ERG, BE)
Moderator: Constance Hautier - EN - Duration 1h

Talk IV - Friday 7.10 at 4 pm - Drawing and Architecture - Evolution of Representation  
With Francis Carpentier (Head of Collections, CIVA, BE), Carlo Menon (Architect, Co-Founder of Accattone Magazine and Teacher of Architecture, ULB - Faculté d'architecture la Cambre-Horta, BE) and Eva Le Roi (Artist, Teacher of Architectural Representation, Master section, UCL - Faculté d'architecture, BE)
Moderator: Constance Hautier - FR - Duration 1h

Talk V - Friday 7.10 at 5.30 pm - Collector's Practices - "...there are big nights even for small gardens"
With Yves Randaxhe (Art Historian and Curator)
Moderator: Marion Adrian - FR - Duration 1h