News

May 14 Now online: Project Page including link to catalogue file regarding silent auction of Kyiv Assemblage No.7 - Solidarity. 
Click here

May 7
Today we were on the radio Sleutelstad fm #Cultuur071 promoting the exhibition Kyiv Assemblage No.7 - Solidarity. 
We have also created an event on Facebook and Eventbrite regarding the fundraiser diner that is going to happen on May 21, 8 PM.
Link to Fundraising dinerKyiv Solidarity on Facebook
Book your place directly here
Tell us your food preferences / allergies here
Link to exhibition on Facebook

April 30
Kyiv Assemblage No.7 - Solidarity
OPENING Thursday May 12, 8 PM
In close co-operation with our international partners t e k s a s (DK), Saturation Point (UK) and West Projects (AUS) and courtesy of Három Hét Galéria (HU), EST art foundation (NL) will present an exhibition for our Ukrainian friends Kiyv Non Objective, KNO.
DINER Saturday May 21, 6 PM

May 12 - May 22
Fri -Sun 1 - 5 pm
and appointment

Link to the invitation of the event

April 25
Soon: Fundraiser for Ukraine and KNO group! Click here to see the published event on Facebook. Updates will follow. 


February 26

Tonight, finissage at Papegaaisbolwerk 20 from 8 - 10 pm!

February 2
NEW OPENING TIMES Especially for younger children we have decided to bring the opening time for Through the looking glass forward to 6 pm, but only on Fridays! Thus, current opening hours are now as follows:  Venue Papegaaisbolwerk (gate open, doors open): Thursday: 8 - 10 pm Friday: 6 - 10 pm Saturday: 8  - 10 pm All others locations (including Papegaaisbolwerk) dailyfrom dusk to 11 pm

January 26
Cultural locations like ours can be open again from Wednesday 26 January between 5:00 and 22:00! The Protocol as of January 26 2022 regarding the protection and safety of employees and visitors, presentation and post-academic institutions can be downloaded here.

January 19

Through the looking glass is connected to Leiden2022 and today it is all about Neon. For this day we have created the video that is placed here. This video shows Martin M Aart de Jong performing his poetry in front of Mirror house by Jos Agasi, to enlighten your curiosity. 

Januari 18
You can click on any of the images above to jump to the Through the looking glass project page.

January 8
Update on Through the looking glass: First, Leiden based Fields of Wonder have installed their neon reflective pillows in the water of the Maresingel. Enjoy your stroll from Papegaaisbolwerk to Portiersloge -or vice versa- along the Maresingel to watch. Can't miss it.

January 7
Theo de With wrote a very nice article on Through the looking glass for Leids Dagblad. Big photo by Hielco Kuipers on the frontpage and a spread on page 8 and page 9. Thank you Theo and Hielco. 

January 1
Through the looking glass is on! Works shine from dusk to 11 pm.
Follow Facebook and Instagram for status updates and other images. 

December 31

EST is wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year. Stay tuned for updates regarding Through the looking glass.

December 17

Following on last year's edition, soon EST will install 
Through the looking glass, an exhibition in public space during dark hours under COVID restrictions. Works shine from 5pm onwards. This exhibition is for everyone to be seen while walking or cycling in Singelpark Leiden. Stay tuned.

October 3

With over 1250 visitors, the exhibition Transformatie has come to an end. It was a successful experience. Congratulations to the artists and thank those who visited. The exhibition was generously sponsored by Gemeente Leiden and hosted by Museum De Lakenhal. We will soon update the project page.

October 2
During the radio programme Cultuur071, Joque Mulder interviewed Iemke and Guido about the plans for the Leiden Art Hub. Listen Cultuur071 here.

September 22

Coming up: Kunstroute Leiden! September 25 and 26. The Exhibition Transformatie will be open to the public on these days from 12 to 6 pm.
Open on Thu - Sat, Sep 30 -Oct 2 from 1 - 5 pm. Other days and times after appointment. See also here
Due to Open Monumentendagen, Transformatie already received over 750 visitors.

September 3
Currently, we are preparing our next exhibition Transformatie for Open Monumenten Dagen and Kunstroute Leiden. Open Monumenten event will happen on September 11 and 12. Kunstroute Leiden September 25 and 26.
Transformatie is an exhibition with local artists including sculpture, ceramics, paintings and performance. With: Judith Bloedjes, Emma van Noort, Albert Roskam, Janet Vollebregt and Rob Walters. Stay tuned and follow our newsletter.Transformatie will run from September 11 to October 3, 2021.

August 25
We have updated the project page EST ist was IS war with several images. More to follow. Click on image above.

August 20

We noticed that our opening times may be unclear. It depends on the project we are running. Please refer to the relevant project. Regarding EST ist was IS war, we are open from Thu - Sat from 1 - 5 pm and on Sundays from 2 - 5 pm. Finissage August 29.

August 14
Today opening 3 - 6 pm.

July 30
Save the date: 14th of August! We are preparing an international exhibition entitled "EST ist was IS war". With Kirstin Arndt, Linda Arts, Lars Breuer, Frauke Dannert, René Eicke, Sebastian Freytag, Billy Gruner, Ivo Ringe and Katleen Vinck. Stay tuned.

May 29

Leiden Art Hub got it's own website. You can find it here. Dutch read. Plans and policies in section Projects has been updated.

May 28
Exciting times regarding to the further development of the Leiden Art Hub.
As a first, today, Tribes dance and yoga is using the factory as a recording studio for a performance. To be streamed soon!

March 2

Last week to check outThrough the looking glass! Click here to see more.

February 25
EST is delighted to announce that we have added a committee of recommendation to the organisation. This includes two former directors of Museum De Lakenhal, namely Jetteke Bolten-Rempt and Meta Knol, artist Bob Bonies as well as former director of the Mondriaanhuis Ankie de Jongh-Vermeulen.

February 14

We have added the Through the looking glass online event. Check the project page and scroll down.

February 8

The project page 06/Through the looking glass has been updated.

February 5
However unfinished, we have decided to add the project page 06/Through the looking glass. Since there is no roomsheet or any reference in public space, here you can find some details of the works exhibited as well as links to the artists websites. It is not complete yet. We will update it the coming days.
Also, we have changed the start time to 6 pm. The darkest days are behind us.

February 1
We announce the exhibition project "Through the looking glass", a COVID-proof exhibition in public space bringing new light to the industrial complex Papegaaisbolwerk 18/20. With works by Jos Agasi, Anneke Bosma, Barthel Brussee, Sandor Hötte, Sarah Klein, Mathias Krissmer and David Kwan.
On view in the dark from 17:00 onwards to curfew, daily, until 7th of March.

October 16
Coming Sunday will be the last day to see EST's first exhibition entitled Transmissie (Transmission) at the Watergasfabriek. The venue is large enough to host people safely. We follow RIVM regulations. 4 persons at a time. Do you feel healthy and safe? Plan your visit. Open from 13h - 17h CET.

October 1 2020
Added, Project page 02/ Transmission 
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September 25 2020
Kunstroute Leiden! It's on!

June 18 2020
We have published the plan for the Leiden Art Hub. Click on the link to view.

February 3 2020
EST art foundation has been established.

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