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De moeders van Klarenbeek

Birthe Leemeijer


14 May 2023
11 am – 12:30 pm
Vleeshal (Map)

Free Entrance

Photo: Birthe Leemeijer | De moeders van Klarenbeek | Birthe Leemeijer

This Mother's Day, Vleeshal organized a special program which was dedicated to art and motherhood.

For the ongoing project De moeders van Klarenbeek by Birthe Leemeijer, which was specially developed in 2010 for the Middelburg Kunst in de wijk project, everyone who becomes a mother in the Klarenbeek neighborhood gets to plant a fruit tree in her garden. All participants receive a tile next to their front door showing their contribution to this growing fruit garden. Vleeshal will again provide fruit trees for the project this year.

While enjoying something sweet, we unveiled several portraits of participants. Photographer Gunnar Meier captured the participants who planted new life in their gardens. Leemeijer talked about the project and her practice, and discussed motherhood in art with curatorial assistant Adriënne van der Werf.

On November 15 there will be another tree planting. On this day, the chosen fruit trees will be planted in the gardens of all mothers who participated in this project this year.

Do you live in Klarenbeek and have you just become a mother or are you expecting a baby? Then you are cordially invited to join Birthe Leemeijer's art project De moeders van Klarenbeek (The Mothers of Klarenbeek). Since 2010, mothers from Klarenbeek can receive a fruit tree when a new child is born and plant it in their garden. This way, Klarenbeek grows into a flourishing fruit garden.

Would you like to participate? And plant a fruit tree that grows with your child?
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Vleeshal is an internationally oriented center for contemporary art, rooted in Zeeland. In Zeeland Focus, Vleeshal highlights regional artists, takes part in and celebrates local contemporary art and culture.