Anaïs Boileau
Fabrice Houdry & Marion Dutoit
Hugo Zangl & Thomas Halkin

At the press of the Jardin des plantes de Rouen – Free on reservation, limited gauge.

A year ago, we organized a collective exhibition entitled Notre Jardin, in which we brought together several artists investing the territory of the garden as a place of possible resistance to adversity. The exhibition was coupled with another collective exhibition, L’Ecole buissonnière, presented at the Jardin des Plantes, which retraced the artistic residencies carried out in urban and rural schools on the «question» of landscape. In both cases, the gesture, that of the artist and the student, was at the heart of the work.

Because we wanted to pursue the gesture with you, we designed a cycle of artistic practice workshops on the territory of the Jardin des Plantes.

Observe, glean, compose, illuminate, photograph, calligraphy, paint, exchange, laugh a little we hope: the 3 workshops we propose are joyfully plural.


Au vert : Photography and painting

Saturday 22, Sunday 23, Monday 24 August

Anaïs Boileau, who is used to the exercise of still life photography, which she regularly practices within the framework of commissions, will propose to the participants to make a portrait of the Jardin des Plantes, through a game of selection and composition, by mixing the vegetal elements which compose the garden and the tools which allow to maintain it.

During the three days of the workshop, the photographic print will be reworked with paint, in addition to the shooting (and its stages of selection, composition, lighting).

A graduate of the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Anaïs Boileau mixes commissioned projects with her personal practice. Among her projects, the Plein Soleil series was part of the Black Mirror exhibition in New York organized by the Aperture foundation and was distinguished at the Festival de Mode et de Photographie de Hyères in 2016. In 2018, she is exhibiting at the Thessaloniki Photography Festival and in 2019 in Braga, Portugal at the Encontros da Imagen festival.

From 15 years old.


Un herbier à la marge : Botanical observation and illustration
Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26, Thursday 27 August

We invite landscape artist Marion Dutoit and graphic illustrator Fabrice Houdry to propose, together, a workshop that revisits the tradition of the herbarium. Strolling, observation, collection, pressing will be followed by a work both meticulous and fundamentally fanciful of composition, naming and ornamentation, involving in particular a practice of calligraphy and grease chalk, for cheerful digressions, in margin.

Landscape designer DPLG, Marion Dutoit develops on the territory of Le Havre a work of plastician. By simple and surprising gestures, her realizations colonize the space by the repetition, and spread in the time: her model is vegetal. Drawing from the context of her interventions, she uses different media in connection with the territory in which her works are anchored: here wicker sculpture, there clay modeling. In recent years, she has carried out numerous collaborative projects in Normandy: a mobile chicken coop in Le Havre, a textile/signage workshop at the EHPAD in Grugny, etc.

Illustrator, graphic designer, member of the HSH collective and based in Rouen, Fabrice Houdry works on a wide range of graphic projects such as illustration, design and communication, exhibitions, publishing and teaching. Using various processes, such as drawing, painting, collage, silk-screening, digital image making, typography and three-dimensional installation, he creates graphic signs that are abstract, poetic, demanding, typographic, sometimes colored in black and white, sensitive, always meaningful, and constructed with a touch of minimalism or mannerism.

From 12 years old.


Portrait of / in the garden : Collodion photography

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 August 

The workshop led by Hugo Zangl and Thomas Halkin from Rouen, offers you the discovery of an old photographic process, wet collodion, and the handling of a large format camera.

The participants will practice still life and portrait photography with a view to developing the ambrotype, the negative on a glass plate. Placed on a dark background, the plate will reveal a rich and deep palette of grays, characteristic of ambrotype, which made it popular since its invention in 1850 and which still earns it the affection of contemporary authors.

A black velvet, a little chemistry, a touch of silver salts and magic.

Hugo Zangl and Thomas Halkin, both photographers from Rouen, working mainly in the field of commissioned work, joined forces in 2020 to create a traveling studio for wet collodion photography.

More information on request.

From 15 years old.

Free of charge, they are accessible by reservation only – the gauge being limited – at:

Pressoir du Jardin des Plantes, Rouen.


Information and reservation
at 02 35 89 36 96