Rijswijk Textile Biennial

From June 27 until September 13, 2009 the first Rijswijk Textile Biennial will be held in the Museum Rijswijk.

In this first Rijswijk Textile Biennial, the work of sixteen contemporary fine artists who use textiles in their work will be on show. Originally a painter, sculptor or graphic artist, they each realized at a particular point in their careers that textile fibres were the ultimate means of expression for their ideas. In order to achieve this, they had to first familiarize themselves with new techniques and master other materials. They employ time-honoured textile-making skills and materials, often in an unorthodox way and from a modern viewpoint, with the computer frequently playing an important role.

To mark the conclusion of the 2009 Rijswijk Textile Biennial, a grand textile fair will be held on Sunday 13 September from 13:00 (1pm) until 17:00 (5pm) on the premises and in the grounds of Museum Rijswijk and inside the Oude Kerk (Old Church) opposite the museum. Countless artists and textile merchants from the Netherlands and other countries will be displaying and selling their wares.

Arjan van Arendonk, Monika Auch, Saskia E.M. van Dijk, Lidy Jacobs, Marita Kratz, Wilma Kuil, Conny Kuilboer, Jan Koen Lomans, Jet van Oosten, Anne van de Pals, Karola Pezarro, Nancy Pigmans, Erna van Sambeek, Hinke Schreuders, Jeroen Vinken, C.A. Wertheim.

Opening times Museum Rijswijk: during the Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2009

Tuesday to Sunday 12.00-17.00, closed Mondays

Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2011:

The next Rijswijk Textile Biennial will be organized in the summer of 2011. If you would like to participate, please send us a cd-rom with pictures of your recent artworks and a curriculum vitae in English before August 30, 2010. Please send it to:

Museum Rijswijk
Rijswijk Textile Biennial 2011
Herenstraat 67
2282 BR Rijswijk

At the end of September 2010 a jury will meet and make a choice for the Rijswijl Textile Biennial 2011.