Bruges is famed for its history and cultural heritage, but in recent years a vibrant new art scene has been rearing its head in the medieval Belgian city. One of the latest additions is the Black Swan Gallery, opposite Snaggaard bridge on picturesque Langerei. The name hints at the unexpected and disruptive character of the gallery and the art they show. “As a gallery we do things a little differently from what people might expect,” says Kristoff Tillieu. Together with his partner Lieve De Cuyper, he set up Black Swan a year ago, realising a lifelong passion. “The idea had been in the pipeline for some 15 years.”