The Art Gallery

Fall exhibitions

As of September 28th, parallel to the annual exhibition "Happy rooms," the Waldviertel art museum presents the solo exhibition "My life for art" by the versatile artist Helmuth Gräff on the ground floor of the museum, and the exhibition "Earth and Light" with works of art by jewelry-object artist Fritz Maierhofer and graphic and jewelry designer Margit Hart in the gallery.

Helmuth Gräff

My life for art, September 28th, 2019 - January 12th, 2020

Helmuth Gräff deals with philosophical-religious topics in large-scale triptychs and drawings. In his images, the thoroughbred artist shows very expressive and vivid renderings of nature.

Helmuth Gräff initially studied at the Vienna Art School and subsequently at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, in the painting master class led by Gustav Hessing and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. In 1983 he graduated with a diploma as an academic painter. Since 1989, he works as a self-employed painter and drawer and has started a lively exhibition activity. In 2003, he has added poetry to his works of art and in 2011 he received a doctoral degree in philosophy from the Vienna University of Applied Arts.


Fritz Maierhofer und Margit Hart

Earth and Light, September 28th - November 17th, 2019

Fritz Maierhofer about his 'mountains': "My fascination with the topic mountain began in the spring of 2013 during a stay of several months in the Piedmont Region. On clear days, you could see the Monviso because of its pyramid shape over a long distance from Cherasco.
The first drawings and watercolors were created, a wall object as well as brooches made from paper. Subsequently, I dealt with the new medium industrial enamel on iron. This is how I developed a diverse oeuvre over the past years: the mountains as wall objects and brooches, the so-called floatings, the universes and finally, sculptural objects."

Margit Hart about the "shadow flight": "I deal with these abstract photographic works since 2009. They are realized as Fine Art Prints on Hahnemühle paper, in variable sizes.
Traces of light in a darkened room become specific, ever-changing forms – three-dimensional objects which I observe and whose richness of variety I capture with the camera.
By inverting, i.e. a technical intervention on the computer, new nuances and details become visible for the eye. Drawings are created – but not by the hand and drawing equipment or printmaking techniques but with the medium of photography."


Opening times of the gallery:
Mo-Sat 9.30 - 12.30 am and 2 - 6 pm
Please use the door of the IDEA-Museumsshop
When the IDEA shop is closed, you can also enter the gallery through the museum's entrance

Galerie des Kunstmuseum Waldviertel
Mühlgasse 7 und 7a; 3943 Schrems
T 02853/72888;


Previous exhibitions

Exhibition of the arts academy Schrems

Young artists show their works of art from the summer semester

From May 18th until May 26th in the gallery of the art museum

In the summer semester of the arts academy, adolescents from the age of 12 to 19 could experiment with diverse materials and techniques of painting and improve the sills.

The next course starts in September 2019.

The arts academy Schrems is part of the Lower Austria Creativity Academy. To register for the course please contact the Creativity academy.

Opening times of the gallery:
Mo-Sa 9.30 - 12.30 am and 2 - 6 pm
Please use the door of the IDEA-Museumsshop if the museum is closed

Galerie des Kunstmuseum Waldviertel
Mühlgasse 7 und 7a; 3943 Schrems
T 02853/72888;