Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Frans Beelen, jewellery-maker and member of our Zone collective, spent 3 years working on a series of work inspired by the life and paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. As a culmination to these 3 years she was invited in February 2012 to spend a month as artist-in-residence in the guest atelier of the Van Goghuis museum in Zundert (Van Gogh’s birthplace) where she completed this series of 24 unique pieces: 16 neckpieces, 3 brooches and 5 rings. A highlight is the neckpiece “for Van Gogh’s mother” which has been taken into the permanent collection of the VanGoghuis museum. (see this blog january 2012)

In January 2013 Boster Publishers brought out the book  "Frans Beelen bezoekt van Gogh" in which photographs of all 24 pieces are shown, together with the paintings and writing by Van Gogh which inspired them.

From 30th March 2013 the whole series will go on show in the Vincentre, Nuenen (the place where Vincent Van Gogh painted his ‘Potato Eaters’ in 1885.

However we at Zone are proud to announce that from 7th to 23rd March 2013 there will be a special preview show in Galerie Zone, Leiden

To celebrate this we are having the opening on the evening of March 7th from 19.00 to 21.00 o' clock
You are all welcome!!

For those who can’t make it to the opening, we are open Wednesday to Friday 12.00 – 18.00, Saturday 10.00 – 17.00 and Sunday 13.00 – 17.00

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