“Nieuw Waldeck 2551 ZC”
september 6, 2011
Recycled Artwork back into the district Waldeck
On Thursday, August 25 Councillor Ingrid Engelshoven (Education) revealed in the schoolyard of the International School of The Hague a work of art. This artwork was created by girls from New Waldeck (Loosduienen), along with artist David Bade in an earlier workshop and working period last year.
The sculpture has been made for the greater part by recycled materials. It is the result of an art project Loosduinen in collaboration with the Gemeentemuseum The Hague. Before it’s unveiling last year, it was damaged by vandals. See this blog May 2010. The “Artgirls of Loosduinen” from New Waldeck did not sit there and fought for the restoration of their artwork.
Together with the district Loosduinen and The International School of The Hague we found a new, safer place to put it back. At the front of the International School in Kijkduin it stands safe and is still into contact with many people and youth in particular every day.
The new title is: “Nieuw Waldeck 2551 ZC”, which refers to the zipcode of the citypart Niew Waldeck.
The ‘Artgirls from Loosduinen’ under the excellent guidance of Sabine Wenneker from the communitycenter ‘De Geest’ who worked with me were: Sharona van der Hoeven, Ichrak Chiban, Carmen Massa, Eugenie Bergen, Lientje Bergen, Birgül Dogan, Gülizar Dogan en Feriel Mastouri.