Non-profit organisation and artist-run space(s), founded by Victor Van Wassenhove in 2019.
The building that is currently rented in the Nieuwpoortsesteenweg was always known to be of a temporary nature and will be sold. After a period of vacancy PLEASURE ISLAND was born in this premises in 2019 and has been active there since. At this moment we're still looking for a new location +150m2, garden, Oostende (incl. Mariakerke) / Bredene, buildings in any state (industrial / residential) and corresponding budget can be discussed. If you have information about a possible location don't hesitate to get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nieuwpoortsesteenweg 133, BE-8400 Oostende
FROM OSTEND STATION IT’S ABOUT A 20 MIN. STRAIGHT FORWARD WALK FOLLOWING THE BOATS ON THE LEFT SIDE FACING THE STATION IN THE DIRECTION OF THE FAMOUS ‘MERCATOR’ SHIP, CONTINUING TO THE ‘ALFONS PIETERSLAAN’ AND STRAIGHT FORWARD AFTER PASSING A ‘CARREFOUR’ SUPERMARKET ON THE RIGHT TO THE ‘NIEUWPOORTSESTEENWEG’. OR TAKE BUS 6 (LUCHTHAVEN RAVERSIJDE) OR 68/69 (NIEUWPOORT - KOKSIJDE) TO ‘STELPLAATS DE LIJN’ (FIFTH STOP), IT’S ABOUT 8 MIN. DRIVE. IF YOU GET OFF THE BUS, CROSS THE STREET, PLEASURE ISLAND IS ABOUT 20 METERS ON THE RIGHT.
Beach pavilion (51°13'30.3"N, 2°53'48.7"E)
FROM OSTEND STATION IT’S ABOUT A 30 MIN. WALK FOLLOWING THE END OF THE HARBOR TOWARDS THE SEA AND CONTINUING THE SHORELINE FOR ANOTHER 2 KILOMETERS UNTIL YOU’LL GET CLEAR VISION ON THE STANDALONE BEACH CABIN. OR TAKE TRAM 0 (DE PANNE) TO ‘OOSTENDE RENBAAN’ (THIRD STOP), IT’S ABOUT 9 MIN. DRIVE. IF YOU GET OFF THE TRAM, CROSS THE STREET TOWARDS THE SEA, FIND YOUR WAY BETWEEN THE APARTMENT BUILDINGS, PLEASURE ISLAND IS ABOUT 250 METERS ON THE RIGHT, ON THE BEACH.
Permits can be found here here.
Many thanks to Aaron Daem, Camille Paycha, Deveny Faruque, Dries Peeters, Elien Vansteenkiste, Emma Joly, Ewaut De Cat, Gus Van den Abeele, Gustave Demoen, Kristina Sedlerova-Villanen, Maïly Beyrens, Marketa de Borggraef, Nana Esi, OHK, O.666, Stella De Witte, Stephen Van Elslander, Stijn Van Renterghem, Stilbe Schroeder and Ziggy Devriendt for their help in any sense.