Polly's Playground

12 Nov 2016 – 10 Dec 2016

Event times

Wed-Sat 12.00h-17.00h

Cost of entry


Hotel Maria Kapel (HMK)

North Holland, Netherlands


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Polly’s Picture Show is taking over HMK! The artist collective is inviting 23 artists to create new work.


Polly’s Picture Show (Anne Huijnen en Anna de Jong), Maurits Koster, François Dey, Sarai de Haan, Silvia Ulloa Marquez, Adriana Bogdanova, Sonia de Jager, Céline Manz, Noël Loozen, Sara-Lena Maierhofer, Paula Winkler, Steven Bos & Susan Lanting, Linda Beumer, Mylou  Oord, Simon Wald-Lasowski, Katrin Kamrau, Arnar Ásgeirsson, Otto-Kaan, Kasper Jacobs, Marieke Zwart, Abel Minnee, Sohrab Bayat


Polly’s Picture Show is taking over HMK! The artist collective is inviting 23 artists to create new work. Following the ideas of artist Constant Nieuwenhuis – a proponent of experimentation and creative play - Polly's Picture Show fills the chapel with wood, paint, chalk, a photocopier and many other materials to literally create a playground for artists. The coming weeks the space will continuously change: the invited artists may use any object or material, move or transform them, with the only rule being the use of the objects chosen byPolly's Picture Show. Sculptures are built, demolished or used for photos, video and/or sound recordings. Time and again the same objects play a different role in the work of various artists. 

During this process HMK is open to the public from Wednesday to Saturday. At the end of the work period, Polly's Picture Show composes a presentation. This presentation is both exhibition, collective installation, and a studio, consisting of a combination of existing objects, artworks and documentation. Polly's Playground blurs and redefines the boundaries between artist and curator, between work, object and presentation.



Anne Huijnen

Anna de Jong

Exhibiting artists

Steven Bos

Marieke Zwart

Abel Minnee

Maurits Koster

Silvia Ulloa Marquez

Mylou Oord

Sarai de Haan

Paula Winkler

Céline Manz

Sara-Lena Maierhofer

Kasper Jacobs

Sonia de Jager


Noël Loozen

Katrin Kamrau

Adriana Bogdanova

Linda Beumer

Simon Wald-Lasowski

Arnar Asgeirsson

Sohrab Bayat

Susan Lanting

Francois Dey


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