Leeuwarden: European Capital of Culture 2018
In 2018, Leeuwarden, together with Friesland, is the Cultural Capital of Europe. The programme consists of 40 major projects and hundreds of ideas.
Leeuwarden-Friesland 2018: European Capital of Culture
Friesland (or Frisia) is a province in the northwest of the Netherlands. Its region's capital, Leeuwarden, has been selected as European Capital of Culture 2018. Throughout the year, a series of activities and events, in art, theatre, dance, music and literature will be on offer. You can find the full programme here.
We would like to invite you to join us at Galerie Terbeek for this special year for a series of exhibitions by Dutch artists.
Friesland is an independent and proud region with its own language. “Mienskip” (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 Galerie Terbeek has been exhibiting art from national and international artists for 15 years. Located just over an hour away from Amsterdam, the gallery is situated on the route to Leeuwarden at the “Gates of Friesland”.
As part of the 2018 celebrations, Galerie 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 work.
Our exhibition opens on December 30, 2017, prior to the official opening in January 2018 of Leeuwarden Capital of Culture. Galerie 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, such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Woudegemaal”. Located just 15 minutes away from the gallery, this is the largest operational steam-powered pumping station in the world.