Friesland or Frisia is a province in the northwest of the Netherlands. Its regional capital, Leeuwarden, has been selected as European Capital of Culture 2018. This means that throughout 2018 a host of activities and events, including art, theatre, dance, music and literature, will be on offer. You can find the full program here: https://www.friesland.nl/nl/culturele-hoofdstad
At Gallery Terbeek we invite you to join us in this special year for a series of special exhibitions with Dutch art and artists.
Frisian values: Freedom, authenticity and culture
Friesland is an independent and proud region with its own language. “Mienskip”, meaning working together to achieve a goal, is a word that encompasses this region’s values. Friesland also epitomises the beauty of the Dutch natural landscapes across fields and rivers that stretch as far as the eye can see. It is in this setting that Gallery Terbeek has been exhibiting art from national and international artists for 15 years. Located just over an hour away from Amsterdam, Gallery Terbeek is perfectly situated on route to Leeuwarden at the “Gates of Friesland”.
Bespoke sculptures for Leeuwarden Capital of Culture 2018
As part of the 2018 celebrations and events, Gallery Terbeek has commissioned bespoke bronze sculptures from two of our internationally renowned Dutch artists, Anke Birnie and Joris Verdonkschot. Both artists are incorporating Frisian values, including freedom and ‘mienskip’ into their design process. Given the existing collections and international demand for these artists, we can’t wait to show you our collection in person. Our special exhibition will be available to view from Saturday 30 December, 2017, just prior to the official opening in January 2018 of Leeuwarde Capital of Culture. Gallery Terbeek is situated in a stunning, traditional Dutch farmhouse in the midst of the Frisian landscape. Nearby there are also plenty of opportunities for recreational activities and sports such as hiking, biking and sailing.
For culture lovers, this unique area of Friesland also offers opportunities to explore Frisian history and heritage, for example the UNESCO World heritage site “Woudegemaal”. Located 15 minutes away from Gallery Terbeek, this is the largest operational steam-powered pumping station in the world. It allows you to see how we keep our feet dry!
Whether it is art, nature or culture you’re after, all of them are close at hand in Friesland!
We look forward to welcoming you at Gallery Terbeek where in addition to sculptures, we also have a variety of other fine art on offer.
We are opened 7 days per week from 10.00-17.00. Feel free to give us a call [+31 (0)6536 66921] or drop us an email [firstname.lastname@example.org] in advance if you have any questions or simply to let us know that you’re coming in this busy period. You can find us next to the Tjeukemeer.