Artist’s Portrait : Gabriella Hirst

KSAT Portrait : Gabriella Hirst from KSAT KSAT on Vimeo.

Gabriella Hirst is an Australian artist from Sydney. We met her while she was doing a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris.

She works with a large variety of medias. She is one of the artists that was selected to take part in the Rotterdam exhibition « Rebellion with no cause » that is going to take place at Post–Office on December 14th.

Here is a video that presents the work she has been developping during her residency in Paris.

You can check more of her art here.


Video by Martina Margini


KSAT in Rotterdam : Rebellion in the youth / Workshop

Closing drinks and outcome of the week


We had a very productive week in Rotterdam. We finished saturday evening with some drinks and the celebration of Martina’s birthday.

We met some amazing artists that we will present you better in the following weeks.

Time to leave and go back home

Conclusion of the workshop written on the way back to Paris. Working night-time kept awake by the enthusiasm !


The three goals that we wanted to reach were :

-       settling on a common direction on how to approach the theme

-       agreeing on a common frame for the collaborative artwork that is the book

-       thinking about the exhibition space and settling on how we are going to arrange it

Here is the summary of the outcome of these goals :


-       We decided that we could work on 2 main points :

  • Developping the idea of a rebellion without a cause

  • Changing the cliché face of the Rebel (from bearded guy to shaved guy, change of weapons : no more guns and more internet etc…)

-       We decided to mix the book and the bag and make a bookag.

-       The exhibition plan is still a bit foggy but in development.


See you soon Rotterdam


Workshop day 3 : Questionning the book format


The day 3 of the workshop started with a KSAT Rebellion !

But then finally we arrived at Post — Office to start working

Catching up with brainstorming started right away

Then we had a relaxing break and got a friendly visit from a butterfly

Time for some graffiti !!

Remembering the neighorhood’s rules in a quick way

Then we started with some artbook experiments

Cake break

Here are some of the samples we came out with. We tried to cross the bag and the book format.


That’s it for today ! See you tomorrow!


Workshop day 2 : A rebellion with no cause





Starting the day in a nice and sunny Rotterdam

Coffee at Post–Office to warm up

Building up on yesterday’s outcome we continue the research and create a potential survey

Intense focus and hard work

James Dean was mentionned quite some times

Inspiration quote brought in by Iris

Discussion last later

Let’s pack and be ready for tomorrow


See you tomorrow!!!


Workshop day 1 : Rebellion in the youth

Time to find our way through the streets of Rotterdam. Surprisingly the weather is fantastic.

We arrive at Post Office super enthusiastic to get to work and start brainstorming ideas


Discussing our potential connection with the neighborhood we are in.

Interesting discussions and exchange.


Sylvan presents some of his ideas regarding his project Playful Revolution

Time to play !

Screening of La Haine

 Late brainstorming session

Time to go home and to experience dutch tall bikes.



day 0 : meeting at Post Office

First Meeting

Ella and Yasmine (drawing by) travelled from Paris to R-Town by bus. Long journey of 7 hours where we almost missed the bus.

Ok we are definitely in Holland. Here is a snack, it’s their own sort of « saucisson ». Interesting to try

René and Gabriella in the back and Martina in the front.

Sue and Iris

Day 0 : opening drinks

We arrived this evening at Post Office in Rotterdam. We took some time to chat and get comfortable in the place.

We’re getting ready to start.


First Workshop of the season at Post-Office in Rotterdam, Holland


Hello Hello !

We are back!
KSAT is a team of international artists. We gather around a theme in order to create a collective artwork in the shape of a book.
The new cycle of 2013-2014 will be about Rebellion.

What we are going to do :
We are going to brainstorm and exchange ideas about the book as an art form.
We are going to discuss about the theme we’re working on that is « Rebellion in the youth ».
We are going to think of an artbook that could be designed to fit the theme « Rebellion in the youth »

The KSAT team organizes « open workshop nights » and everyone that wants to bring input or participate or meet and have fun can join.

The whole group will be reunited again on December 13th-21st, to organise an exhibition and present the outcome of the project with artworks and the collective artbook.

Along the year the cycle will be divided in 3 parts :
- Rebellion in the youth : Holland between october and december
- Rebellion in society : Germany between January and march
- inner rebellion : Denmark between April and July

Each part will be independent in the content so that we will have 3 artbooks created collaboratively and presented along with the personal artworks at the end of the cycle.

In september 2014, all the 3 books and the artworks will be presented in Paris for an exhibition.

To have more information about attending or else don’t hesitate to email : contact@ksat.fr

Here are the participating artists :

- Gabriella Hirst : http://gabriellahirst.com/
- Kazuma Eekman : http://www.keekman.com/
- Marilou Klapwijk : http://www.ahappyfamily.nl/
- Roos Pollmann : http://roospollmann.nl/
- Lotte van Geijn : http://www.lottevangeijn.blogspot.nl/
- Begane Grond Sue Van Geijn, Nora van der Steeg, Lisa Thissen) : http://www.beganegrondcollectief.com/
- Iris Schuttevaar : http://cargocollective.com/Irisschuttevaar
- Sylvan Steenhuis : http://www.sylvansteenhuis.nl/
- Martina Margini : https://vimeo.com/martinamargini
- Thibault Pomares : http://latelelibre.fr/
- Yasmine Tashk : http://yayainthemoon.blogspot.fr/

The first workshop is going to start next week. You are more than welcome to join if you are in the netherlands or near. Otherwise we’ll be digitally connected and share the outcome and the backstage in here.



KSAT is a Youth in Action program : http://jeunesseenaction.fr/
Media partner : http://latelelibre.fr/