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Why does Middelburg need contemporary art?*


Saturday 10 December 2022, 3 – 4 pm
Thursday 2 February 2023, 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Thursday 2 March 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 20 April 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 25 May 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 8 June 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 20 July 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 31 August 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 28 September 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 26 October 2023, 12 – 1 pm
Thursday 30 November 2023, 1 – 2 pm

Vleeshal (Map)

Free Entrance

*and everything you always wanted to know about Vleeshal.

What is contemporary art? Why does Middelburg need art that, at first sight, feels new and unknown? How do artists translate current societal themes into art?

Would you like answers to these or other questions? Come to the Vleeshal and enter into a conversation with Director Roos Gortzak, Assistant Curator Adriënne van der Werf, or Curatorial Assistant Roeliena Aukema during our monthly ‘walk-in’ on Thursday.

Keep an eye on the program of Vleeshal to be kept informed about future dates.


Education is of great importance to Vleeshal. Its educational program accompanying the exhibitions is twofold. Firstly, for each child who visits the exhibition there is an educational assignment available at the counter. This assignment is based on the child's perception of the world. Secondly, Vleeshal organizes educational workshops for both primary school and secondary education. This workshop consists of a receptive part in which the schoolchildren or students view and discuss the exhibition, and a reflective part with a processing assignment.

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.