Kaus AustralisMelanchtonweg 137, 3045 PN Rotterdam, Netherlands
Foundation Kaus Australis is an organisation which was originally set up and still organised by artists. Its general goal is activating the development, exercise and sparking of interest in visual arts in an international context. Above all Kaus Australis strives to create an exchangeprocess through gueststudios and exhibitionspace. Local as well as artists and curators from abroad, who wish to work for a certain period in Rotterdam can make use of these facilities.
Stichting Kaus Australis was founded in 1985. For several years accommodation was found in temporarily available buildings which, one after another, were turned into suitable studio and presentation spaces. During this period Kaus Australis initiated a number of exhibitions and invited guest artists from different countries to share working and presentation space. Starting from 1993, Stichting Kaus Australis had the opportunity to design and realise appropriate and long term accommodation, reflecting a more functional artistic space.