2023

Fantastic voyage
I’m very pleased to announce my solo exhibition in Ruurlo Castle. It’s open for public as from Sunday January 22nd and will go on till June 11th. There’s going to be a selection of sculptures and photos in seven rooms and the elegant staircase of the castle. It’s a mixture of old and new artworks and some have actually been made for specific spaces. More information can be found on this link below

www.museummore-kasteelruurlo.nl/tentoonstelling/lynne-leegte

22 January – 11 June 2023
Ruurlo Castle
Vordenseweg 2, Ruurlo

Preparations for the show and an image of one of the serviettes which inspired Arjan Peters to write a poem ‘Atelierbezoek in Oostzaan’. It’s included in his collections of poems ‘Belvedere’

This exhibiton is being supported by

Stichting Stokroos www.stokroos.nl
Frame Products www.frameproducts.nl
Ruijgrok Piezografie www.piezografie.com
De Beeldhouwwinkel www.beeldhouwwinkel.nl
Van Oorschot, bouw- en klusbedrijf www.van-oorschot.com
Eiso Bergsma producten van plexiglas www.eisobergsma.nl

Setdesign
In 2015 I did the setdesign for The Olieworstelaar with stand-up comedian Erik van Muiswinkel. He’s asked me again for the show ‘Mooien ligjes in de lugt’. The premiere is Saturday 4 February in De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam.
For the whole playlist you can visit this:  www.bunkertheaterzaken.nl/artiesten/erik-van-muiswinkel

Biennale Noordwijk
is a brand new exhibition including site specific artworks in and around Noordwijk.
The exhibition runs from March 21 till August 21.
One can visit the website to see all the different plans from the artists. I was asked to make a work for the impressive church in De Zilk.
On Instagram I’ll be posting the preparations every now and again.


www.biennalenoordwijk.nl

Interview:
https://biennalenoordwijk.nl/blog/lynne-leegte-biedt-troost-liefde-en-een-boodschap-doe-iets

Meanwhile

Setdesign
After a rocky tour with the production ‘Circus Charms’ due to covid, Ensemble Seasession is doing a new production and this time they’re collaborating with actor and puppeteer Servaes Nelissen. It was a pleasure to work together with this group of talented people and I’m pleased to say to be doing the costumes for this production.

‘De zus van Frida Kahlo’ with Ensemble Seasession, Sjeng Schupp and Servaes Nelissen starts the end of March 2023.

Please consult the website www.seasession.nl
The Dutch press gave us good reviews: De TheaterkrantHet Parool and De Volkskrant

Ensemble Seasession in the set of Circus Charms 2020. Photo Hans Hijmering

Homo Symbioticus 
Writer Atte Jongstra explores the evolution of mankind and  illustrates his thoughts on this subject with works from the collection of the Rijksmusum Twenthe combined with work from contemporary artists. My Dancing shoes are involved.

Group show
25 September – 19 February 2023
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede

Tulpen NU
Group show with eight artists from different disciplines showing work based on tulips
17 December – 26 February 2023
Museum De Zwarte Tulp, Lisse

Museum MORE
The museum for modern realism in Gorssel is showing a selection of artworks through till 16 April 2023. ‘Cardigan’ is part of that show together with a work of my brother which makes this exhibition extra special.

©Museum MORE. Fotografie Eva Broekema

The residents
The Amsterdam University Library is undergoing a huge transformation. A former hospital is being converted into a modern library and study center. The Iconic staircase in the building has been renovated and I was asked to come up with a proposal for an artwork. This has resulted in The residents.
Books of alabaster are set in the wall of the staircase, referring to the collection, knowledge, the past and progress.

This fantastic assignment from the UvA is being supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

Due to corona there have been setbacks in the building process. The planned opening of the whole complex is 2024.


Shells
I have always admired the paintings by the Dutch artist Adriaen Coorte (1665- 1707). One of my favorites is the one of the asparagus hanging in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. To me his masterly way of working with light seemed to match with the light sensitivity of alabaster. This resulted in the asparagus sculpture. Coorte has also made a series of paintings with shells, each unique one carefully placed on a stone surface. In his days shells were precious and unusual exotic objects, coming from overseas. They showed the wealth of the owner. Nowadays the situation has changed. Because of extinction one isn’t allowed to take shells out of their habitat. In a sad way they’ve become precious again.The shells I use as models are the ones I found when I was young and living in the tropics. Remaking them in alabaster, these shells are future fossils.

The vaseline sea
The vaseline sea, a series of photos of my sculpted water. Combining different disciplines, I’ve found a way to solidify this intriguing subject. An oil based product is used to portray the vulnerable sea.