Dutch art presentations in UK slowly pick up | Information
News article | 06-25-2021 | 18:22
Since the reopening of cultural venues in the UK, the work of Dutch artists is also making its way to the UK. There is a lot going on in the north of England and the south of Scotland right now. Most of the work is also accessible online, in one way or another. So even if you can’t make it to Glasgow International, Irvine Beach, the Liverpool Biennale, the Bradford Literature Festival or Abandon Normal Devices in Manchester, you can still soak up Dutch culture.
Yael Davids in Liverpool
At the Liverpool Central Library, visitors can view the work of Amsterdam-born, Israel-born Yael Davids. David’s project was inspired by drawings of birds she found in a rare 19th century book in the possession of the Liverpool Central Library. The Spectacular Bird Book made her think about what it means to migrate, and also what it means to study and to be studied. Can’t visit the library? No problem! You can experience the exhibit in virtual reality or get an impression on Vimeo.
Nora Turato and Dan Walwin in Glasgow
The work of two artists living in the Netherlands is currently on display at the Glasgow International Festival of Contemporary Visual Art. Nora Turato’s work is part of a group exhibition at 5 Florence Street. Images of the work can be seen here and here. Dan Walwin has a solo exhibition at the David Dale Gallery. The gallery’s website gives an idea of ââthe works on display.
Connie Palmen at the Bradford Literary Festival
Dutch author Connie Palmen talks about her recently translated book “Your Story, My Story” at the Bradford Literature Festival. Palmen’s novel is a fictionalized portrayal of Sylvia Plath’s love affair with fellow poet Ted Hughes. Palmen will be in conversation with Heather Clark who has written a biography of Sylvia Plath, an iconic poet and author whose fascinating life has inspired many writers to write about her. Watch the conversation on demand starting June 30, 2021.
Angeliki Diakrousi and MariÃ«lle Verdijk at AND Manchester
Abandon Normal Devices in Manchester welcomes ‘Weedweavers’, by Angeliki Diakrousi and MariÃ«lle Verdijk from the Netherlands. Last week, Diakrousi and Verdijk spoke with residents of Liverpool, via online gatherings, about the ancient use of algae in the area. They covered topics such as non-traditional science practices, myths, recipes, and feminism. It all ends with an audiovisual show, which will first be available online on Friday, July 9. Registration will remain available until Sunday July 11. Free.
Strijbos & Van Rijswijk on Irvine Beach, Scotland
A large-scale art installation will be launched on Irvine Beach on the west coast of Scotland on July 16. It is the work of Dutch audio artists Strijbos & Van Rijswijk, commissioned by the Glasgow-based cultural organization Cryptic. Visitors will need to take a relaxed stroll on the beach to hear the full musical performance. Signal-on-Sea can be visited at Irvine Beach July 16-25.
Supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands
Bringing artists and their equipment from the Netherlands to the UK can be quite expensive. To encourage UK organizations to work with artists from the Netherlands, despite these additional costs, the Dutch Embassy has funding. Learn more about our funding criteria and the process UK cultural organizations must follow if they wish to apply for funding from the Embassy.
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