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THE ISLAND OF GALLERY
A unique art island in the polder
In the North of Texel, in the Eierlandse polder, close to De Slufter and De Muy, you can get acquainted with the work and the world of the artist couple Niek Welboren and Kerstin Edelmann.
In the Eiland Galerij, established since 1978 in the former neighborhood school of South Eierland, they present their drawings, paintings and ceramic objects in four attractive spaces and an organically designed sculpture garden.
The coastal landscape is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for both artists. The timeless elements that surround the island: water, clouds, wind and currents, they each translate in their own way into paint or clay.
Niek Welboren processes his sketches and outdoor studies into small works on paper or paintings of a generous size. Space and movement are important characteristics of his often abstracted island impressions.
Kerstin Edelmann translates the shapes, colors and structures of the coastline into ceramic objects for inside and outside.
The spiral, as a symbol of life, is the blue thread in her work.
In addition to the presentation of island art - and art from islands - in the monumental building, the school and polder history is honored with an exciting collection in the Historisch Lokaal.
The combination of: the art made on the spot, the meeting with the dedicated makers in their own hand-crafted "Art island in the polder", the special bond with Easter Island, the tangible history of the building and the relaxing sculpture garden, can certainly be called unique .
A visit to the Island Gallery, the longest existing exhibition space for art on Texel, is a surprising experience!
The Island Gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. An appointment can also be made for targeted studio visits outside opening hours. There is a stop in front of the door, secure parking is possible on site and on the Muyweg.