Elspeth Diederix – new work
13.03.2024 — 25.08.2024
Hedge House

Elspeth Diederix presents a monumental installation with new work, based on photographic research into the nature surrounding Kasteel Wijlre estate.

Lou-Lou van Staaveren
13.03.2024 — 25.08.2024
Coach House

Presentation of recent work by Lou-Lou van Staaveren (NL, 1990), photographer and founder/editor of the international art and gardening magazine Pleasant Place.

Gert Robijns – Reset Mobile
13.03.2024 — 25.08.2024
Coach House

Presentation of recent work by Gert Robijns around his Reset Mobile-project: an artistic survey of 'landscape' and the way we relate to our direct surroundings.

Spark Birds & the Loneliness of Species 14.05.2023 — 03.12.2023
Hedge House

Spark birds are birds that hold special meaning to you; most people have one. The international group exhibition Spark Birds & the Loneliness of Species brings together work by artists who celebrate the mysterious appeal of birds and are interested in their artistic potential from a historical, ecological or decolonial perspective. They wonder if birds can help us break free from our entrenched anthropocentric notions and point us in the direction of new ways to live together more sustainably on a depleted planet. What can we learn from them about current topics such as migration and identity? Can they provide deeper insight into our human condition?

After Trouble wandering (to eternity), an exhibition about the flood that hit the estate in 2021, Spark Birds & the Loneliness of Species is the second exhibition in a new chapter at Kasteel Wijlre estate, in which we look through the lens of artists at the relationship between man and nature. The exhibition takes place in the Hedge House and the surrounding grounds of the estate, alongside a simultaneous solo exhibition in the Coach House by Daniel Godínez Nivón (MX, 1985). His exhibition focuses on real and fictitious flowers, plants and birds.

The exhibition runs until 3 December 2023. During the the exhibition, Kasteel Wijlre estate offers a public programme, including bird walks, guided tours, perfomances and artist talks. Keep an eye on our newsletter, socials and this website for the programming.

Participating artists: Sophie Barber (UK, 1996), Kasper Bosmans (BE, 1990), Petrit Halilaj (XK, 1986), Minne Kersten (NL, 1993), Kerry James Marshall (US, 1955), Louisiana van Onna (NL, 1995), Lin May Saeed (DE, 1973), Maaike Schoorel (NL, 1973), Thomas Swinkels (NL, 1988), Oussama Tabti (DZ, 1988), Guido van der Werve (NL, 1977) and Luuk Wilmering (NL , 1957).

Kasteel Wijlre estate is grateful for the financial support of our partners: Province of Limburg, Municipality of Gulpen-Wittem, Elisabeth Strouven Fund, Prince Bernhard Culture Fund and Fonds 21

Martin Brandsma – This is the boundary
06.09.2023 — 03.12.2023
Coach House

From 6 September - 3 December 2023, an exhibition with work by Martin Brandsma (NL, 1972) will be on view in the Coach House.

Winter closure
04.12.2023 — 05.03.2024
Castle, Hedge House, Coach House, Garden, Salon

Due to the annual winter break, Kasteel Wijlre estate will be closed from 4 December, 2023 until 13 March, 2024.