My conceptual art is created in the studio.

What I create I show in the gallery,

sometimes along with work by guest artists.

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Space and limitation, freedom and unfreedom are recurring themes in my work.

How much space do you need to be yourself?

Can you create your own space or do you make yourself dependent on others in doing so?

Many of my works are created by playing with casts of my body parts.

I then look for images that express oppression or constriction.

Or who are self-aware and powerful.

Or conversely, withdrawn and inward-looking.

The works often have rough edges and blemishes,

which refers to the imperfection of life, to decay, pain and being wounded.

I like to show that, because there is often tremendous beauty in precisely that.

there is much more spatial work here

A special friend summed up my work:

Trapped growth needs space, and boldness. Cross-border.

Haiku, Katrien Ruitenburg

You can also eat my work 😉 and wear it.

edible art portable art


The gallery is open every 2nd Saturday of the month.

Several times a year I invite a guest artist

to exhibit together in my gallery for a weekend.

Each time it is a treat to see

how the combination of our work produces surprises.

I enjoy it when the works reinforce each other.

Sometimes by sanding,

sometimes through the color combinations,

sometimes by the parallels in material use or theme.

look who is coming look who have been

The rest of the time I use the gallery

to play with my own work.

to create new combinations and discover

new stories.

Opening days and times:

The 2nd Saturday of the month.

If there is a guest artist also the Sunday.

Open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

more atmospheric images of the gallery

After summer, Harmke Zwep Gallery will also be open on 2nd Saturdays.

Atelier and Gallery Ingrid Slaa

Atelier and Gallery Harmke Zwep


Much of my work and that of my guest artists is for sale during the open days.

It is nice to be able to see the work in real life.

Then you will have a better idea of the dimensions and material.

And you can better experience what it does to you.

But also in addition to the open days, I am happy to show you my studio,

see my gallery and thus my work.

If you’re in the area, just stop by.

And otherwise, you can always make an appointment.

Maybe you see something on the site that you would like to see up close or

whose price you want to know. Send me a message

and I will be in touch.


May 5 to 31: Art in the store, Ulft

May 22 to 27: Ginnum, week of work in an empty little church

June through October: nature art park, Lelystad


I like to share with you my new work, where I exhibit, what inspires me and other news about my studio and gallery. I make a newsletter about that once a month.

Here you can read letters I sent.

If you like it when I send the new one to you, sign up here.