Dock 13, art and culture in the spotlight
Dock 13, a hangar of approximately 700 m2 next to Port Louis Waterfront, has been transformed into a permanent area dedicated to local and international artists. Mixing design, gastronomy, wines and spirits, and the promotion of arts, it will now host exhibitions.
After having played a central role in the history of Mauritius (in the sugar and marine industries), this iconic site has been transformed to welcome temporary exhibitions as well as events. Dock 13 has from now on the aim of being a meeting and sharing venue between the public and art, refined cuisine, wine and spirits, art promotion and events lovers.
The brainchild of a group of enthusiasts
The Third Dot, Bacchanale, The Gourmet Emporium and EKLA are the partners from different fields who have made this great project come true with the objective of bringing the best to fans of aesthetics and Epicureans! Always striving to be innovative in the promotion of arts, The Third Dot offers, via Alicia Maurel and Laetitia Lor, a cultural and artistic platform mostly in conceptualisation, creation, management and promotion of projects, for instance, by representing our Mauritian artists on the national and international stage.
Bacchanale, via Géraldine and Sébastien Leclézio, is a cellar master and importer in Mauritius of the finest wines of the world. With Alexandre Harel joining the company in 2015, a large range of craft spirits has been developed as well as wine accessories such Riedel & Spiegelau glassware and the famous Coravin.
The Gourmet Emporium, via Emanuelle Coquet, its Director, is devoted to fine palates and has distinguished itself since 2010 in the supply of gastronomy products through 3 delicatessen shops in Grand-Baie, Floréal and Tamarin. The company thus proposes quality products from different regions of the world with the thrust to satisfy fully its clientele – private customers, Chefs from hotel and resorts, and restaurants of the island.
As for EKLA – with Paris-based gallerist Elsa Lemarignier and Shenaz Currimjee, Mauritian designer and artistic director -, it is a company proposing a selection of objects from around the world, such as lightings, for interior and exterior decoration to private and corporate customers.
Dock 13 is nothing else but the brainchild of these 4 partners. The public now is encouraged to go and visit their masterpiece.