Jubilee year with lecture programme

2024 is an anniversary year for the Achter de Westduinen Sculpture Garden because this year is our 10th season! To celebrate this, we are organizing a great lecture program: in August and the first week of September there will be a lecture in our sculpture garden every Wednesday evening from 8:30 PM, and if the weather is good, a tour of the garden in the dark, with a flashlight.

Practical information

The dates and topics:

Wednesday, August 7 from 8:30 PM
— Gardens behind the dunes
Wednesday, August 14 from 8:30 PM
— Gerard Höweler, his life, his work
Wednesday, August 21 from 8:30 PM
— Ipihan (art project by Rotterdam artists)
Wednesday, August 28 from 8:30 PM
— Bunkers Hofdijksweg Ouddorp
Wednesday September 4 from 8:30 PM
— Dune landscape of Schouwen

Participation, including drink and snack: € 17.50 per person.

Online registration possible from the end of May.

Initiatives

In addition to the sculpture garden, owners Arthur Broek and Stasja Goedbloed are committed residents of Ouddorp and Goeree Overflakkee. Their passion for art in public space has resulted in various initiatives that are in various stages of research, development or realization.

Maarten Struijs route Rotterdam

Route along the north-south axis of Rotterdam past buildings of former city architect Maarten Struijs. A very interesting day trip that starts at the beautiful Blijdorp metro station and ends at the impressive wind catcher at Rozenbrug.

Goedereede tower project

An initiative to make the three towers at the head of Goeree Overflakkee (tower of Goedereede, lighthouse of Ouddorp and the tower on the Brouwersdam) part of a unique art route, in which special sculpture and the specific character of these towers are used to enhance the to enhance the experience of both. This project is in the research stage.

Art at the recreation park

An initiative and research to use art together with the Landal and Klepperstee recreation park to improve the quality of the (semi-)public space. This project is currently being realized. The sculpture garden fulfills the role of advisor to the management

Inventory of art in public space

Archive research and inventory of art in the public space of the municipality of Goeree Overflakkee: what, by whom, where placed, on what occasion, when, what material, etc.), inspecting all images on site and advice regarding maintenance and management. This project will soon enter the realization phase with the support of the municipality

Practical information

The dates and topics:

Wednesday, August 7 from 8:30 PM
— Gardens behind the dunes
Wednesday, August 14 from 8:30 PM
— Gerard Höweler, his life, his work
Wednesday, August 21 from 8:30 PM
— Ipihan (art project by Rotterdam artists)
Wednesday, August 28 from 8:30 PM
— Bunkers Hofdijksweg Ouddorp
Wednesday September 4 from 8:30 PM
— Dune landscape of Schouwen

Participation, including drink and snack: € 17.50 per person.

Online registration possible from the end of May.

Initiatives

In addition to the sculpture garden, owners Arthur Broek and Stasja Goedbloed are committed residents of Ouddorp and Goeree Overflakkee. Their passion for art in public space has resulted in various initiatives that are in various stages of research, development or realization.

Maarten Struijs route Rotterdam

Route along the north-south axis of Rotterdam past buildings of former city architect Maarten Struijs. A very interesting day trip that starts at the beautiful Blijdorp metro station and ends at the impressive wind catcher at Rozenbrug.

Goedereede tower project

An initiative to make the three towers at the head of Goeree Overflakkee (tower of Goedereede, lighthouse of Ouddorp and the tower on the Brouwersdam) part of a unique art route, in which special sculpture and the specific character of these towers are used to enhance the to enhance the experience of both. This project is in the research stage.

Art at the recreation park

An initiative and research to use art together with the Landal and Klepperstee recreation park to improve the quality of the (semi-)public space. This project is currently being realized. The sculpture garden fulfills the role of advisor to the management

Inventory of art in public space

Archive research and inventory of art in the public space of the municipality of Goeree Overflakkee: what, by whom, where placed, on what occasion, when, what material, etc.), inspecting all images on site and advice regarding maintenance and management. This project will soon enter the realization phase with the support of the municipality