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Sanbao Jingdezhen 2019

Simone Haak is back in Sanbao-Jingdezhen. Together with the artists Wilma Bosland (NL), Heide Nonnenmacher (D), Demi Tokutake (J) and assisted by Sierra Looijkens (NL) they go for a adventurous artist-in-residence project in the porcelain capital of China. Wellcome dinner at Sanbao restaurant

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artstalk magazine review KunstKamer Delft

KunstKamer Spring 2019 in Delft One of the high-spots of the social and artistic calendar in Delft has become the twice yearly KunstKamer held in a five-hundred-year-old private house on the city’s Oude Delft canal. Each May and November Ramon Dykgraaf and his partner Marc Cals throw open their doors to the public to show the work of half a dozen artists. The shows are organised with Joke Doedens and Simone Haak who run Galerie Terra in the city. The current exhibition shows the work of Michael Flynn, Catrin Howell, Wim Borst, Warffemius and André Joosten. All the work was excellent but…

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Royal decoration Gémessy

On Saturday May 11, 2019, with the presentation of her oeuvre-catalogue, Marijke Gémessy, artist at Terra Delft, was knighting in the Royal congregation of Oranje-Nassau. The Mayor of The Hague provided this in the Pulchri studio. She received the decoration for promoting the Dutch ceramic art at home and abroad, for publishing the catalogue of Katinka Bruyn-van Rood and for her work in several boards. Marijke Gémessy accomplished many monumental art-works among which the Tegelmannen in Delft.

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Golden Age cups

Delft and the Golden Age The Golden Age was a time of flourishing of the economy, arts and science. Nowhere is Golden Age more visible or tangible than in Delft! The city played an important role in the founding of the VOC (the Dutch East India Company) in 1602 and was one of six cities that boasted a Chamber of the VOC. The world-renowned Delft Blue was developed in 17th-century Delft. Furthermore, famous Dutch masters such as Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch and Carel Fabritius lived and worked in the city. Delft also played a key role in science in…

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Opening ‘China Blue’ in stadhuis Delft

The opening of the exhibition China Blue, variëren op Delfts Blauw on Saturday January 19 in the city hall of Delft was very successfull. The audience was present in large numbers and finally had to settle for a pitch. The Delft Deputy Mayor Bas Vollebregt, who is also responsible for culture and Jingdezhen in the twinned cities, led off with an entertaining speech in which he expressed his appreciation over the international and intercultural connections that are made. And about the importance to maintain. Karin Janssen, official in the city of Delft and painter, talks about her artist-in-residence experience in…

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