KASTEEL WIJLRE ESTATE AND LISMORE CASTLE ARTS COLLABORATIONS
In 2018, Kasteel Wijlre estate and Lismore Castle Arts will collaborate on the programming of exhibitions and the communication of two unique historical locations in the Netherlands and Ireland. Both cultural sites are known for their international contemporary art programmes, their renowned gardens, and their history as a private initiative.
The collaboration with Lismore Castle Arts fits within Kasteel Wijlre estate’s ambition to share knowledge with like-minded partners in Europe and to develop projects to make visible to society historical, and often peripheral, places for contemporary art, heritage, architecture, and nature.
The first collaboration between Kasteel Wijlre and Lismore Castle Arts is the group exhibition TRACES, which takes place from 1 July 2018 in Kasteel Wijlre’s Hedge House contemporary art pavilion. The exhibition focuses on the intense relationship between artists and nature. Artists have always been influenced by and interested in the connection we experience with nature and, at the same time, how we counteract nature. The exhibition shows work by artists such as Martin Healy, Alan Butler, Michael John Whelan, Giuseppe Penone, Sanne Vaassen, Diana Scherer, and Jean-Marc Bustamante. Paul McAree, curator Lismore Castle Arts, and Brigitte Bloksma, director of Kasteel Wijlre estate, will curate the exhibition.