Would you like to see the Texel landscape reflected in inspiring art? Then the Island Gallery is definitely recommended for you. In an old school building in South Eierland, in the north of Texel, you can get acquainted with the work of the artist couple Niek Welboren and Kerstin Edelmann. You can also recognize the gallery by the striking Moai in the front garden. This image symbolizes the bond between Texel and Easter Island. Niek and Kerstin present drawings, paintings and ceramic objects. The coastal landscape is a source of inspiration for both artists. They translate timeless elements such as water, clouds, wind and currents into paint or clay in their own way. The history of the monumental school building and the surrounding polder can be found in a beautiful collection in the Historisch Lokaal. Opening hours: from spring to autumn on Wednesday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 5.00 pm. In winter, subject to exceptions, the gallery is open on weekends. Call: +31(0)222311214 to make an appointment.
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Postweg 72, Zuid-Eierland, 1795 JR, De Cocksdorp. There is a stop in front of the door, safe parking is possible on site and on the Muyweg.
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At the Eiland Galerij in the north of Texel, in the Eierland polder, you can get acquainted with the work of the artist couple Niek Welboren and Kerstin Edelmann. The Island Gallery The coastal landscape is a source of inspiration for both artists. They translate water, clouds, wind and currents in their own way into paint or clay. In the Eiland Galerij they present their drawings, paintings and ceramic objects in four atmospheric rooms and an organically designed sculpture garden. A visit to the Eiland Galerij, the longest existing exhibition space for art on Texel, is a surprising experience! In addition to the presentation of island art, the school and polder history is honored in the monumental building with a fascinating collection in the Historical Lokaal. The combination of: the art made on the spot, the meeting with the makers in their own designed "Art Island in the polder", the special bond with Easter Island, the beautiful history of the building and the soothing sculpture garden, can certainly be called unique. the artists Niek Welboren incorporates his sketches and outdoor studies into small works on paper or paintings of a larger size. Space and movement are important features of his island impressions. Kerstin Edelmann translates the shapes, colors and structures of the coastline into ceramic objects for indoor and outdoor use. The spiral, as a symbol of life, is the blue thread in her work.
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