The Diamond Bird has arrived
Reveal: December 19th, 2018, Eelde (The Netherlands)
The mural “What’s for dinner” can now be seen in the 798 Art District in the capital of China! Our mural was also the backdrop for the opening of the Design festival. Present were officials from embassies including the cultural officer of the embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands. Many thanks to Contesthink!
Organizer of the Contesthink competition: Wopke Schaafstal. Architect from Friesland. Living in Beijing since 2010 and founder of Contesthink. With support of the embassy of The Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Toyism Art will be in China for the months of June and July! Toyist Dejo and trainee Kixoz will visit Beijing and Hong Kong to promote Toyism Art and make new connections. In Beijing they will meet with people of the Red Gate Gallery, visit the 798 art district and many more museums and galleries. And visit the new Chinese toyist trainee Clamaoing! During their stay Dejo will continue training the new toyists Clamaoing and Kixoz in the style of toyism.
In Hong Kong they will meet with Tong Lau Space for something special at the end of this year! Stay tuned for more!
In Toyism Behind the Curtain, you get a closer look at what toyism is about. This time we discover the musical heroes featured in the painting: The Magical History Tour. Now on display at Hotel ten Cate in the city of Emmen, the Netherlands. Can you guess who all the musical heroes are? Follow this link to find out!
The A-capella choir of G.S.M.G. Bragi, the largest and oldest student Music Association of Groningen, at the anniversary party Grand Carnival of the international art movement toyism. A short impression.
Toyism celebrates its 25th anniversary with a simultaneous exhibition, on display at 25 locations in the city of Groningen and the province. On Sunday, October 8, the exhibition called Toyism Takes Over was opened in Galerie Kunsthof in Appingedam. After a speech by Mr. Remkes, a MindGame was played by toyists Lodieteb and Aniyina and with that the exhibition was officially opened. At each location you can find colorful works of the toyists consisting of paintings, graphic art and sculptures. The exhibition runs from October 8th till December 17th of this year. You can find all the participating locations on this website. Do you already have a route dotted out?
Galerie Kunsthof in the city Appingedam, in a 17th century warehouse at the Damsterdiep.
Address: Blankenstein 2 – 9901 AX Appingedam
Open: Friday, Saturday and Sunday / 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Foundation De Noordelijke Kunsthof is possibly the oldest exhibition space of the North. Founded in 1951 in Appingedam by directors of the Maatschappij tot Nut van’t Algemeen, with the intention of “to let the common people in Appingedam and surroundings take knowledge of the Visual Arts”.
Since 1952, there were more than 250 exhibitions of all forms of the Visual Arts, and also concerts and lectures. Special exhibitions in the distant past included an exhibition of the 17th century masters Jan Steen, Van Ostade, and Van Ruysdael, in 1952. In 1954 and 1967 works by Jozef Israëls and Jacob Maris from the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam were on exhibition. In 1955 on the occasion of the first anniversary there was an exhibition with work by Jan Sluyters, Piet Mondrian, Kees van Dongen and Charley Toorop.
Henk Helmantel has exhibited here three times, including his first official exhibition in 1972. Furthermore Jan van der Zee, Dick Bruna, Johan Dijkstra, Jan van Loon, Claus Hansen, Pol, Jan van der Kooij have shown their work here.