Patrice and Manu, founding artists and co-directors of the Naïa Museum
At the origin of this project, a couple of artists. He, Patrice "Pit" Hubert, is a sculptor. She, Manu Van. H., is a painter-drawer. It was in Brussels that they met a little over 20 years ago. Their story led them to travel and finally settle in Brittany in 1996.
It is in 2015, after a meeting with the mayor of Rochefort-en-Terre and thanks to the support of the municipality, that they create the Naïa Museum. The medieval environment brought by the castle estate, the history of the place, access to a part of the ancient underground fortress, the history of Naïa the witch... the atmosphere is ideal to embark visitors in the world of the imaginary arts.
The network of artists they have established through their numerous experiences and encounters allows them to offer a rich and varied scenography and to present an undeniable level of plastic and technical quality.
PATRICE "PIT" HUBERT
After studying decor design in Rennes, he moved to Brussels at the age of 23. There he met his wife and partner, Manu, who followed him to Brittany a few years later.
He becomes a conceptor and scenographer in textile volume and works on big events.
In 2003 he began his own series of monumental kinetic metal and textile sculptures, the "Kinetic mecaniK", several of which are exhibited in the museum.
Manu Van H.
Of Belgian origin, she adopted Brittany twenty years ago.
Graduated in graphic and visual art, she expresses her creativity through numerous projects (creation of sets, stands, posters...).
In 2004 she became a professional painter. In addition to her work as an artist, she regularly worked with children.
Since 2015, she co-directs the Naïa Museum with Patrice full time.