Greg and Vanessa Holt
Founder and director of Simple Gallery Gstaad.
Central Saint Martins, London BA Fine Art graduate 1995.
Practices as one half of Cenamaximale.
Central Saint Martins, London MA Art and Science graduate 2015.
Practices as the other half of Cenamaximale.
Central Saint Martins, London MA Art and Science graduate 2014.
Since its inception and for the time being Greg and Vanessa Holt are underwriting the costs involved with Open Spaces. They pay a monthly rent to the commune of Gsteig and Feutersoey and have so far sponsored most of the exhibitions held at Open Spaces. Greg took on the project as a way of giving a similar opportunity to other artists as the one he had through a program called Live Art when he first moved to Switzerland.
Kyra and Roderick MacLeod have implemented the Open Spaces program and are its current managers. They are both artists. The project, while being a direct extension of their art practice, also allows them give back to a region which has given them much.
Work is under way to structure the Open Spaces program as an Association to ensure its longevity. Please watch this space for further updates in Spring 2018.