´Show Your Hope’ – the art project that became a mini-festival

How does one define hope? This is the question local Dutch artist, Martin Voorbij, has asked thousands of artists worldwide over the past few decades.

Rather than responding to him in words, Voorbij requested them to reply to him by painting their personal interpretation of the theme ‘hope’. This weekend, Voorbij will exhibit part of his art collection at De Sociale Dienst in Eindhoven, during the Show Your Hope – Mini Art Festival.

The exhibition will be made up mainly of works that Martin collected during his bus tour through Tunisia several years ago. The artist himself will offer guided tours, discussing some of the paintings. He will share a few of his Show Your Hope adventures abroad too. There will also be a photo presentation of Voorbij´s trip through Tunisia, and Tunisian food and music.

Pitch Parade

Since many Tunisian artists that Voorbij visited spoke words of revolution, this weekend´s mini-festival will also provide for a so-called Pitch Parade. This will offer live columnists a stage on which to talk about revolution, hope, art, and the current changes in our society.

Also, the festival offers an opportunity to follow in the footsteps of the Show Your Hope collection artists and participate in a painting workshop on Sunday, 12 May. The workshop is suitable for children as well as adults.

The mini-festival runs from tomorrow afternoon, 10 May until Sunday, 12 May. On 10 and 11 May, it will be open from 16:00 to 02:00 and on 12 May from 12:00-00:00. The painting workshop will be between 13:00 and 17:00.

Although admission is free, the painting workshop will set you back €3. The Show Your Hope – Mini Art Festival will be held at De Sociale Dienst, 4-6 Deken van Somerenstraat in Eindhoven. Please visit their Facebook event page for more information.

For Eindhoven News: Marloes Eindhoven

Editor: Melinda Walraven

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