INVITATION TO OPEN ATELIERS AMSTERDAM NOORD
OCTOBER 2 & 3, 2021
OPEN: 12.00 – 18.00
Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord (OAN): with 115 participants, it’s the biggest artists event in Amsterdam! Hello ?” is this year’s theme. It represents the encounter, the tentative approach, the desire to meet others, the exchange of ideas a bout art and culture, and the act of getting to know each other. “We survived! It’s been uncertain, lonely, dramatic, uncomfortable, and downright horrible, but also cathartic and stimulating. And now, we as artists return with art, culture, and the drive to show all of it to you.”
Open Ateliers Amsterdam Noord is an annual event in which artists open their studios to the public for a weekend. Especially in these turbulent times, artists have been inspired and have indeed created new work. Visitors will become aware of this in the studios. This year, a record number of 115 artists from Amsterdam Noord are participating, showing their work in their studios or at other surprising locations. From the NDSM terrain to Halte Zamenhofstraat, there’s art everywhere! You’ll know where to find all the studios and exhibit spaces through the digital map on the website and a well distributed print booklet.
The doors of my atelier are also open during this weekend. I showcase all photography and painting artworks that are present in my atelier, so there will be a wide choice of work available. I also have a digital presentation of new (photographic) artworks that can be ordered. I will be happy to tell you more about my way of working, showing you my sources of inspiration and answering all possible questions you might have. All works are also available for purchase. I am very much looking forwards to meet you there!
CENTRAL EXHIBIT IN DRAKA
The works of all participating artists are shown in a central exhibit. This year it is organized at a very special place, the former DRAKA factory in the Hamerkwartier has been chosen as the location of the group exhibit. It’s a delightfully gritty spot and a great starting point for a visit. In the vast warehouse, you can let your thoughts roam freely and find inspiration. The Hamerkwartier will be undergoing big changes in the upcoming years, so it’s worth making the effort to come see it now.
A WALK THROUGH THE BIGGEST ELM FOREST OF EUROPE
Did you know that my atelier is next to the largest elm tree forest of Europe? Yes, we are still within the ring of Amsterdam! After visiting the ateliers on the Zamenhofstraat you might want to let it all sink in during a walk through the wonderful Vliegenbos. From my atelier window you will find the tempting trees already luring, so make sure to put your walking shoes on.
ADDRESSES FOR A NICE ROUTING
OAN is to be found throughout all Amsterdam Noord. In this newsletter I told you about the central exhibit, my own work space and the Vliegenbos. In the map below you’ll find these three locations with a red dot. And oh, why not have a yummy lunch at Expocafe Zamen, just around the corner? Enjoy!
My atelier: Zamenhofstraat 110B, 1022 AG Amsterdam (next to Deux chevaux garage ‘Ruimzicht’ through the fence and up the stairs)
Central exhibit: Hamerstraat 2-4, Amsterdam (opposite the Tango gas station)
Expocafe Zamen: Zamenhofstraat 150, 1022 AG Amsterdam
Entrence Vliegenbos: Zamenhofstraat