Who we are

Who we are...


Gugliemo Vecchietti Massacci, sculptor and Isabel Permanyer, painter and restorer from Barcelona, came here to the Le Marche region of central Italy in 2005 after being thrown out of their magical home in San Colombano Church in Bologna (where Gugliemo had lived for 40 years).



work has been shown in sculpture parks and public places in cities throughout Europe from the 1970s. He has done all the restoration work on the house nestled in fields where they cultivate numerous plants native to the region as well as growing olives and tending a kitchen garden...

GUGLIEMO's work has been shown in sculpture parks and public spaces in cities throughout Europe from the 1970s: 1991 – 1992 in Sadurano 1989 – 1990 'Flights and Sails of Hope' in Nanatola 1988 – 1989 in Jesi 1987 – 1988 in Pieve di Cento 1985 – 1986 'Thought's Door' in Hasselt, Belgium 1984 – 1985 In Kekrade, Holland 1983 – 1984 'Sculptures in Cities' in Dunkerque, France 1981 – 1982 in Fontenay-Sous-Bois, France 1970 privately in both Bologna and Rome His monumental works 'In Flight', 'Vibrations', 'Thought's Door' and 'Icarus' have been permanently installed in Dunkerque, Kekrade, Hasselt and Pieve di Cento. Group shows include: 2011 International Sculpture Biennial, Borgo di Montone in Umbria 2009 Crespellano, Bologna 2008 'Eclipse' for I Lazzri in Parma 2008 The Archbishop's College, C Endrici in Trent 2000 – 2001 The BolognaTriennial 2000 The First International Biennial of Sculpture in Binale Emilia 1998 Budrio (Bologna) 1998 Bellaria A.R.T.E. 1998 The Bologna Triennial, Palazzo Re Enzo – Villa delle Rose 1997 Exposition at the Gozzadini Hospital in Bologna 1997 The International Sculpture Biennial in Terrasini in Sicily 1997 26 Sculptors at the Rocca dei Ventivoglio in Bazzano (Bologna) 1996 XXV Biennial 'Aldo Roncaglia', Rocca Estense, San Felice sul Panaro (Bologna) 1995 Museum of Modern Art in Pavullo nel Frignano 1993 Bologna Biennial, Palazzo Re Enzo 1992 Travelling show 'Italian masters for F Garcia Lorca' 1991 'Directly proportional spaces' Palazzo Mangelli at the University of Forli 1990 'Stone unveiled' L'Aquila 1990 'Salon Comparison' at the Grand Palais, Paris 1990 in Evreux in Normandy 1987 II Biennial of Art and Architecture 1987 'African Dream Village, two cultures encounter' Malindi – Kenya 1986 The International Exposition of Sculpture in Collioure, France 1982 'Sculpting in the open' in Carrara 1981 III Sculpture Biennial in Reggiolo 1980 IV Salon of Contemporary Sculpture in Fontenay-Sous-Bois, France 1980 The 9 Columns Gallery in Bologna 1980 the Caplijna Sculpture Symposium, in Bosnia and Herzegovina 1978 – 1980 International Sculpture Exposition and Symposium in Le Vaudreuil, Ville Nouvelle, France 1978 – 1980 in the Paris Salon 1978 – 1980 in Castellanza (Milan) Private collections : in the Bargellini Sculpture Garden in Pieve di Cento (Bologna) in the Zoboli Garden in S Giorgio di Piano (Bologna) in the Martani Sculpture Park in Ponteronca (Bologna) in the 'Chiusa' Park (Casalecchio) in the Ibar Collection, La Trappe in France in Melindi, Kenya in Conches, Normandy, France in Fontenay-Sous-Bois (Paris) in Caplijna (Bosnia and Herzegovina) in Kerkrade, Holland in Jasselt, Belgium in the Anthony Cerami collection in New York

Guglielmo has been invited to lecture on his work in Italy, Europe and the US and he has also restored works by Biani, Melotti and Vignoli.



received her fine arts degree from the Fine Arts Academy S Jordi in Barcelona in 1987. Since, she has participated in numerous restoration courses and conferences through various world-class organisations and academies:2004 The Foundation for the Conservation and the Restoration of Books in Spoleto 2000 The Centre for Book Conservation in Arles, France 1997 and 1996 The Catalan Official School of Fine Arts 1996 The Gravat Centre in Andorra 1992 – 1993 The Fine Arts Academy of Bologna 1991 'Il Bisonte', The International School of Graphic Arts in Florence 1987 The Institute for Art and Restoration in Rome 1980 – 1990 The Historical Archives of the City of Barcelona Isabel has received scholarships from: The Catalan Department of Culture The Catalan Centre for Conservation and Restoration The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs The Italian Institute o f Culture of Madrid and as a teacher in the 'Erasmus' programme at the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna She taught Paper Restoration for 10 years in the Fine Arts Academy of Bologna, from 1999 up to 2010 as part of the project 'Methodology for Artistic and Cultural Conservation – Laboratory Techniques in Conservation' MIUR. She has collaborated with The Cabinet of Drawings and Prints in the National Gallery of Art of Bologna as well as having taught at the 'Primo Levi' University for Senior Citizens in Bologna. She has collaborated with the Zelig Studio decorating the children's library of Senigallia and organising other artistic workshops. She also took part in the Crafts Fair of Senigallia in 2011. Isabel has been showing her work since the late 80s in both one-woman and group shows throughout Italy: 201-121 in The Governor's Palace in Urbania 2011-12 ' The Gelso' in Senigallia 2011 The Church of S Rocco in Senigallia 1997 – 1998 Ennevu Gallery of Art in Bologna and in Barcelona and other cities in Spain: 1996 Trespeus Art Gallery, Vic ; Propostes Art Gallery, Barcelona; Sennaccheribbo Art Gallery, Barcelona; III Biennaial against AIDS at the Archeology Museum, Barcelona; A Sitges Prize for Painting at the A. Gali ; the 10th 'Sanvicens' Painting and Sculpture Contest at the J Maragall Cultural Centre, Sitges 1995 – 1997 XII and XIII Annual 'Art Supermarket' and American Prints in Madrid and Barcelona 1995 Trespeus Art Gallery; in the Hotel Llacs de Cardòs in Tavascan 1992 Vila d'Art Gallery in Viladrau in Girona 1990 Casa Elizalde, Barcelona; the S Luc Artistic Circle, Barcelona; '35 Prizes for Young Painters' at the Sala Parés, Barcelona 1988 the Ynglada-Guillot Foundation, Barcelona