Art Noord IV


four-day art fair!

6 to 9 October 2022 (in the entire museum)


Museum Belvédère, in collaboration with 17 participating galleries and art dealers, is organizing the fourth edition of Art Noord, the only museum art fair in the Netherlands. Art Noord is the stage where modern and contemporary art from the north and other parts of the Netherlands is shown in a museum context and is for sale.

Participating in this edition are: Galerie Getekend (Heerenveen), Kunstlokaal08 (Jubbega),

Galerie de Roos van Tudor (Leeuwarden), Kunsthandel de Vries (Leeuwarden), Galerie De Vis (Harlingen), Galerie Lyts (Woudsend), ALTA BOSCA (Gorredijk), Galerie Hoogenbosch (Gorredijk), Galerie With Tsjalling (Groningen), Kunsthandel Richard ter Borg (Groningen), Kunsthandel Peter ter Braak (Groningen), Prentwerk (Groningen), Philip Elchers (Groningen), Kunstruimte Wagemans (Alkmaar), Rueb Modern en Contemporary Art (Amsterdam), Galerie Frank Welkenhuysen (Eindhoven), Contempo Galerie (Rotterdam). 
Also on view during Art Noord: a special presentation of Afslag BLV, annex of Museum Belvédère and platform for young artists.

Jochem Hamstra


October 15, 2022 to January 29, 2023 (main hall)


The painting of Jochem Hamstra (1962, Heerenveen) moves between figuration and abstraction, but is always based on visual perception. He prefers to paint on the back of linen, because that is how the material offers the most resistance. This stubbornness can also be found in his sometimes unruly formal language, while the paintings often exude a melancholy atmosphere. Thanks to a strong personal style and a refined sense of color, his work is always surprising and yet recognizable. In this way he has built up a coherent and high-quality oeuvre that has never been shown in its entirety. Reason enough for Museum Belvédère to organize its first museum solo exhibition. His work is well represented in the collection and has been a permanent fixture since the museum was founded. A publication will accompany the exhibition.