The Coven

  • Nature
  • Community
  • Circularity

The Coven is the sanctuary of Gang Of Witches, it is inhabited and managed by the artists of the gang. We left the Parisian frenzy to live and work in nature.

Nestled in the heart of a pine forest in the Mediterranean, The Coven* is a total artistic experience and a sustainable place**. This “artivist” laboratory regularly opens its doors to artists in residence. Thus, little by little, the place is populated with in situ works and a permanent collection of our works and those of artists with whom we collaborate.


*Coven: Group, assembly of witches.

**We produce more than half of our food through permaculture; all our energy is solar; we aim for 0 waste; we compost; we recover rainwater and recycle grey water.

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Paola Hivelin "Invisible Ties" - Manipura #1

by Vivien Bertin

Paola Hivelin “Invisible Ties” – Manipura #1

Inspired by mycorrhizal networks, this meditative and spider-like work is part of a series that explores the theme of interconnection, and raises the question of our place within the earth’s ecosystem. What are our chosen and experienced connections? How can we re-establish virtuous and balanced interactions in a sick world?

Music: Lorn – Acid Rain

Ciou painting her necro kawaii Goddess of the Forest

by Vivien Bertin

Ciou painting her necro kawaii Goddess of the Forest in the Alley of Goddesses at the Coven.

Ciou has managed to establish herself within the international community of contemporary Pop art and Lowbrow artists. Her influences go from American popular culture from the thirties through the seventies to European Baroque but also the Victorian style. She is fond of contemporary art and traditional Japanese art. She has created her own cosmogony “necro kawaii”, with bewitching female dancers and their surrealist companions.

Music: Agnes Obel – Familiar

Vic Oh painting her Tanit Tinat Goddess

by Luke Atkinson

Vic Oh painting her Tanit Tinat Goddess in the Alley of Goddesses at the Coven.

It is in Mexico, the country where she grew up, that Vic Oh learns colours and emotions, and is imbued with naive art, magical realism and ancestral cultures. Today she is a visual artist based in Paris, with a degree in Art History from the Sorbonne, she likes to illustrate in her paintings the strength of the wild feminine as well as the mystical and sacred universe that surrounds us. Her works are regularly exhibited in European galleries (Paris, Florence, Amsterdam, Prague, Oslo…).

Music: SQÜRL – Funnel of Love

Sunny Buick painting her Lion Goddess

by Luke Atkinson

Sunny Buick painting her powerful Lion Goddess in the Alley of Goddesses at the Coven.

Sunny Buick is a Francophile American painter and tattoo artist. She has been living in Paris for many years and expresses her creative universe on canvas, paper or under the skin. Behind naive and sweet appearances, with a constant and keen sense for details, composition and symbols, Sunny explores fairground arts, tiki culture, milagros, pinups and monsters of any kind which question our society about subjects that deal with feminism, ancestral rituals, and more recently, international politics. She is a cofounder of the gang.

Mermaid Julie Atlaz Muz

by Valérie Mitteaux

Julie Atlas Muz (born Julie Ann Muz on May 30, 1973) is a New York City-based performance artist, dancer, burlesque artist, stage director, and actress. In 2012, she married English actor Mat Fraser.

Muz is best known as a performer in the New York City burlesque scene and neo-burlesque revival. She was the crown holder of the 2006 Miss Exotic World and the 2006 Miss Coney Island pageants. The New York Times calls her “the royalty of burlesque”. She is a member of the eco-feminist revolutionary gang, Gang Of Witches.

Julie Atlas Muz is Tiger Cat

by Valérie Mitteaux