duo-exhibition mixed media art & sustainability

'The Pink Parade' by Ida Broekhart 2019 in progress





From Saturday 4 May
to Sunday 2 June
Ida Broekhart and Jannie van Essen will exhibit in the beautifully situated 'Douanehuisje', Govert van Wijnkade 52 overlooking the Scheur river in Maassluis.
The art forms on display - from colourful embroidery, mixed media, soft sculptures to wearable art - have been created with a nod to sustainability.
On Saturday, Sunday and Wednesday, one of the artists will always be present
from 1 pm to 5 pm.
The exhibition will be officially opened by Nadîja Roza Broekhart, theatermaker, performer, founder of HipSick Unusual Theatre and general director artplatform Roodkapje Rotterdam. Also a perfomance by Hanneke Leroux, citypoet in Gouda from 2016-2018. In that context she wrote the poetry collection "City reports".

Van zaterdag 4 mei t/ zondag 2 juni exposeren Ida Broekhart en Jannie van Essen in het prachtig gelegen Douanehuisje, Govert van Wijnkade 52 met uitzicht op het Scheur in Maassluis.

De tentoongestelde kunstvormen -van kleurrijk borduurwerk, mixed media, soft sculpturen tot wearable art - zijn met een knipoog naar duurzaamheid gecreëerd.
Op zaterdag, zondag en woensdag is er altijd eén van de kunstenaars aanwezig van 13.00-17.00 uur.
De tentoonstelling zal officieel geopend worden door NadÎja Roza Broekhart, theatermaker, performer, oprichter van HipSick Unusual Theatre en algemeen directeur kunstplatform Roodkapje Rotterdam. Tevens een optreden van Hanneke Leroux, stadsdichter in Gouda van 2016-2018. In dat kader schreef zij de dichtbundel "Stadsberichten".

sheila hicks tapestry




Though her celebrated tapestries now hang in museums across the world, those she designed in 1967 for the Ford Foundation building in Manhattan have always been special to the textile artist Sheila Hicks.

A balance of detailed intricacy and monumental scale, they were made with an understated, honey-colored thread that warmed, but did not overwhelm, the rooms in which they hung and were important early works in what has stretched into a long career.
“In the ’60s, there were alternatives,´ Ms. Hicks said in an interview at the foundation building. “Rothko was alive. You could have brought color in here.” Instead, she opted for a subdued tone, so people “could spend hours in the room in meetings” without feeling an assault on the senses. But while being fireproofed sometime in the 1980s, the tapestries were saturated with a caustic chemical. Threads rotted, crisped and popped, and the work also suffered the wear and tear of time as people leaned or brushed their bags against them. “There was no reversal,” Ms. Hicks said of the damage.

“For 10 years, I’d been hearing about it: ‘What are we going to do?’ ” Ms. Hicks said. “The only thing I could do was roll up my sleeves and assemble a team.”
It is far from common for an artist to revisit the site of a commission to recreate the work of decades past. In Ms. Hicks’s case, the effort is particularly unusual.
She turned 85 in July. She lives in Paris. She had to finance much of the project herself. And at this stage in her career, she had nothing to prove.
“Even though everyone was against my doing this,” she said, “I thought it was a great way to go.”

women's day slut walk & banner making workshop









Banner Making workshop 
organized by KONTRA en Roodkapje Rotterdam
Delftseplein 39, 3013AA Rotterdam near Central Station. 
Saturday March 9th 
12.00 - 14.00 hrs.

Just before Women's day Slut Walk + celebration of Womxnhood, KONTRA organizes a Banner Making workshop at Roodkapje Rotterdam  under the creative supervision of invited female artists. 
KONTRA will provide: 
💪 Cardboard 💪 White paint
💪 Different art stations where you can perfect your banner
💪 A nice and familiar atmosphere 💪 Artistic supervision (& help if you need it)


KONTRA = is a grass roots project that focuses on supporting countercultures and subversive art. Rotterdam based but all dissidents are welcome.