A Child in A Cradle @ Van Zijll Langhout Gallery


Coming up: opening of A Child in A Cradle at Van Zijll Langhout / Contemporary Art on Saturday May 13th.

At this exhibition I will present the result of a special project that I have been working on for quite some time now, in collaboration with, among others, basket weaver Barbara Mahler and weaving specialist Marieke Kranenburg.

A CHILD IN A CRADLE
13 May to 18 June 2023
Van Zijll Langhout Gallery, Brouwersgracht 161, Amsterdam
Opening: Saturday, May 13th from 5 to 8 pm
De exhibition runs until Sunday June 18th. Open: Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. tot 5 p.m.

A Child in A Cradle was supported Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Stichting Stokroos and Fonds Kwadraat. Special thanks to Marian van Zijll Langhout, 37 PK Haarlem, the team of band weavers, Ilona Prins and Esmé Hofman.

Images:
(1) Archival image from research on how to carry a basket: John Gillies with his sons Callum and Ian, carrying peat creels near their home on Eilean Fladday, off Raasay (Gairloch Museum and Archive).
(2) First sketch of A Child in A Cradle.
(3) Detail of the woven poem, realized in collaboration with Marieke Kranenburg.