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Exhibition space

Exhibition hall in Waasmunster
with stunning artworks

Interested in art, culture and history? Or looking for a fun activity in the Waasland area? De Koolputten Kunstforum, centrally located in the Brussels-Antwerp-Ghent triangle, surprises with changing thematic exhibitions and cultural activities, all centering on perception, authenticity and quality.

Freddy Huylenbroeck en Jef Mouton

CURATORS

Every three months, we treat you
to a new, exciting exhibition.
Want to take a peek?

De Koolputten Kunstforum vzw
Koolputten 2 – 9250 Waasmunster
Company number 0719 278 655
expo@dekoolputten.be
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Everything you need to know about our exhibition hall in Waasmunster

Every exhibition runs for three months:

  • weekdays: guided group visits on demand
  • weekend: Saturday afternoon (2 pm – 5 pm) and Sunday (11 am – 5 pm)

Tip: Make sure to check our website before visiting our exhibition hall!

Our light-filled exhibition hall is located on a highly historic place where a successful inn used to be established. Although we’ve reconstructed the building, we’ve entirely maintained its unique character and authenticity. That’s why the exterior of the building practically still looks the same as it did in the previous century.

Want to admire fascinating pictures or rather spectacular paintings? Whatever you like. Our exhibited artworks are both modern and classical, are always responding to new themes and are created by local as well as national artists.

Our exhibitions are completely free of charge! This way, we want to make art accessible to everyone and encourage every visitor to De Koolputten to take a look in our exhibition hall in Waasmunster.

Our not-to-be-missed exhibitions

Bloot zijn en beginnen

Ilah, Nele, Marloes, Niet Nu Laura and Eva. Five cartoonists who repeatedly show themselves in their drawings. Their lines may differ greatly, but the content of the work is always courageous, vulnerable and witty. Five cartoonists, whose work at the exhitition ‘Bloot zijn en beginnen’ is in conversation with each other. Work that also wants to talk to you, wants to move you and make you smile.

  • 17.11.2019 to 25.01.2020           Cartoons and book illustrations
  • 16.02.2020 to 05.04.2020     Het landschap hedendaags
  • 17.04.2020 to 26.04.2020     Tram H
  • 10.05.2020 to 31.05.2020     Kinderspel
  • 14.06.2020 to 05.07.2020     Laureaten academies beeldende kunst
  • 12.07.2020 to 27.09.2020     Sculpturen, reliefstructuren, wandbevestiging en tekeningen van eigentijdse beeldhouwers
  • 11.10.2020 to 20.12.2020     Guillaume Vandenborre en l’Art Abstrait

Saturday afternoon from 2 pm to 5 pm

Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

We’re happy to organize guided tours on demand during weekdays. Do you have a question? Contact us via email at expo@dekoolputten.be.

Tip: Make sure to check our website before visiting our exhibition hall!

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Become a friend of De Koolputten Kunstforum vzw and be the first to enjoy all of our activities and exhibitions. Get inspired by our readings and have a nice chat during our public gatherings.

The benefits?

  • personal invitation to every vernissage and finissage
  • festive reception for every vernissage and finissage
  • free booklet at the end of every exhibition

Want to help us grow?

  • regular member: € 35
  • supporting member: € 50
  • member of the committee: from € 100

*your partner can become a member as well for only € 10 extra

You can transfer the desired amount to BE62 7310 4749 9861 with the indication “Vriend van De Koolputten”.

Our exhibitions

    • Kunstcahier nr 5 – catalogus van de gelijknamige expositie in De Koolputten (05/2019 – 08/2019)
    • Expositie De Lokroep van het water
    • Kunstenaars: Ferdinand Coenraets│Oswald Poreau│ Eugheen Van Mieghem │ Frans Masereel│Tony Van Os │Franz Courtens
    • Tekst: dhr. Freddy Huylenbroeck│gedichten van Christina Guirlande
    • Genummerde oplage van 100 stuks │isbn 9789082990126
    • 34 blz – full colour
    • Voorradig │kostprijs: € 10 (+ eventuele portkosten)
    • Booklet no. 4 – catalog about the eponymous exhibition in De Koolputten’s exhibition hall (02/2019 – 04/2019)
    • Sketch about the avant-garde in the 1920s
    • Artists: Jozef Peeters │ Marthe Donas │ Karel Maes │ Felix De Boeck│ Jos Léonard │ Marcel-Louis Baugniet
    • Text: Mr. Freddy Huylenbroeck │ poems by Etienne Colman
    • Numbered edition of 100 pieces │ isbn 9789082990119
    • 36 pages – full colour
    • Available │ price: € 10 (+ possible portage costs)
  • Booklet no. 3 – catalog about the eponymous exhibition in De Koolputten’s exhibition hall (11/2018 – 01/2019)
  • Exhibition with a nod to the 17th-century kitchen still life: 3 painters vs. 3 food photographers
  • Artists: Eric De  Vree │ Henk Helmantel │ Piet Sebens │ Frederik Bogaert │ Dimitri Cambier │ Bart Van Leuven
  • Text: dr. Ria Fabri │ poems by Eric De Vree
  • Numbered edition of 100 pieces │isbn 9789082990102
  • 38 pages – full colour
  • Available │ price: € 10 (+ possible portage costs)
  • Booklet no. 2 – catalog about the eponymous exhibition in De Koolputten’s exhibition hall (06/2018 – 09/2018)
  • Selected works of 4 contemporary artists, all centering on the theme of wood
  • Artists: Bart De Geyter │ Paul Gees │ Jean-Georges Massart │ Jo Van Rijckegem
  • Text: Freddy Huylenbroeck │ poems by Cecile van Camp
  • Numbered edition of 100 pieces │ isbn 9789491660177
  • 24 pages – full colour
  • Available │ price: € 10 (+ possible portage costs)
  • Booklet no. 1 – catalog about the eponymous exhibition in De Koolputten’s exhibition hall (09/2017-12/2017)
  • Text: Freddy Huylenbroeck | poems by Christina Guirlande, Etienne Colman, Staf De Wilde, Hilde De Paepe, Patrick Auwelaert, Chris Van Osselaer and Freddy Huylenbroeck
  • Numbered edition of 100 pieces | isbn 9789491660115
  • 42 pages – full colour
  • Available | price: € 10 (+ possible portage costs)
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Pure enjoyment,
from A to Z

Did you get wildly hungry after visiting our exhibition space? Or do you want to spend a magical weekend in the beautiful Waasland area? Everything is possible! We didn’t only turn the former inn into a creative platform, but also transformed the other buildings of our historic site to stylish, relaxing hotspots. Thanks to our exhibition hall, 4-star B&B, event venue and gastronomic restaurant, you’ve got all the ingredients to fully relax and unwind.

A touch of art in the middle of a picturesque region

Let yourself be surprised by our unique, elegant exhibitions. Do you need more information or do you want to book a guided tour?

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