In 2000, De Oude Warande proved highly suitable as location and inspiration for contemporary art. The success of the international exhibition Lustwarande / Pleasure-Garden, originally staged as a one time refurbishment of the Baroque garden, asked for continuation. Since then editions have taken place every four years. With each edition a state of the art in recent developments in international sculpture was presented.
Since 2015 Lustwarande – Platform for Contemporary Sculpture stages exhibitions at this venue on an annual basis, every four years a survey of recent international developments, in the years in between smaller, thematic exhibitions. Every year also two editions of Brief Encounters take place. During one afternoon three event sculptures are staged, forms of ephemeral sculpture, which are bound in time and of which ultimately nothing remains.
Lustwarande follows current events at an international level. Research and experimentation, site specificity and temporality are key concepts. A large part of the artworks is produced by Lustwarande. Whenever possible it concerns international co-productions.
Lustwarande has a PBO-status.
RSIN: 90981 61
De Oude Warande
De Oude Warande was laid out between 1712 and 1715 by the German prince Wilhelm von Hessen-Kassel (Wilhelm VIII), at that time lord of the manor of Tilburg and Goirle. He had De Oude Warande created as a modest forest for hunting and pleasure, situated along the road from Breda to Tilburg. The word warande stems from the French varenne, which means hunting- or pleasure-garden. The main design is a ‘sterrenbos’ (a ‘star wood’, or a wood with paths forming the shape of a star), with the paths of the four quadrants laid out as four different geometric shapes, and so making the woodlands into a maze. After being landscaped, pleasure gardens of this kind were usually enlivened with mythical sculptures, grottoes, fountains and ponds, which provided a setting for fêtes galantes. No traces of statues have ever been found in De Oude Warande and it is not known whether it was ever intended that statues should be installed. Shortly before the realisation of the park Wilhelm VIII left Tilburg.
In 1952, the city council of Tilburg became the owner of De Oude Warande. Between 1989 and 2010 work has been taking place on a complete restoration of the original Baroque design.
Heidi van Mierlo
marketing & PR
Annelieke van Halen
sponsorship & patronage
Patricia de Ruijter
Claire Beke – Communicatie in Cultuur
Wiseguys – Urban Art Projects
Tommy van der Loo
Trudi van de Berg
Marianne van Terheijden
Tommy van der Loo
Lucien Kuijsters, treasurer
Jannie Mooren, secretary
John Stokmans, chair
The board is honorary.
Prof.dr. Sylvester Eijffinger
Ambassadors are honorary.
|Emile Aarts||former Rector Magnificus Tilburg University|
|Nicholas Baume||director Public Art Fund, New York|
|Dominic van den Boogerd||coordinator artistic supervision and research De Ateliers, Amsterdam|
|Lex ter Braak||former dean Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht|
|Tom Claassen||artist, Breda|
|Wim van de Donk||Commissioner of the King of the province of Noord-Brabant|
|Hendrik Driessen||former director De Pont Museum, Tilburg|
|Piet Hein Eek||industrial designer, Eindhoven|
|Sjarel Ex||director Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam|
|Guido Geelen||artist, Tilburg|
|Antony Gormley||artist, London|
|Xavier Hufkens||founding gallery director, Brussels|
|Anish Kapoor||artist, London|
|Joep van Lieshout||artist, Rotterdam|
|Mark Manders||artist, Ronse (BE)|
|Charles de Mooij||director Het Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch|
|Els van Odijk||former dean Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam|
|Lisette Pelsers||director Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo|
|Ugo Rondinone||artist, New York|
|Maria Roosen||artist, Arnhem|
|Timo de Rijk||director Design Museum, Den Bosch|
|Martijn Sanders||chairman Holland Festival, Amsterdam|
|Rob van Steen||director Theaters Tilburg|
|Ranti Tjan||director European Ceramic Working Centre, Oisterwijk|
|Henk Visch||artist, Eindhoven|
|Fons Welters||founding gallery director, Amsterdam|
|Errol van de Werdt||director TextielMuseum, Tilburg|
|Theo Weterings||mayor of the city of Tilburg|
Lustwarande can only come about with subsidies, contributions from sponsors and funds and with the valued support of you, our audience. The generous (multi-year) contribution of contemporary patronage is of great importance for our international programme. Your support directly benefits this programme.
Would you like to introduce a wide audience to contemporary sculpture at an international level?
Would you like to actively contribute to the production of new images?
Would you like to help promote contemporary sculpture internationally through exclusive publications?
Would you like to contribute to the development of a dynamic program of international allure, with up-to-date educational guidance for pupils and students at all educational levels?
As a Friend of Lustwarande you contribute to these activities every year, you are part of a group of lovers of contemporary sculpture in the best preserved star-shaped forest in the Netherlands and you are involved in the development of Lustwarande. With your support, Lustwarande can further develop into an internationally recognized platform for contemporary sculpture.
As a Friend of Lustwarande you enjoy, depending on your contribution, the following benefits: invitations to openings, public information, guided tours, receptions, meetings with artists, publications and attribution.
If you would like to become a Friend of Lustwarande, please send an email.
Lustwarande heeft de ANBI status. Dit betekent dat giften onder de Geefwet vallen en tot € 5.000 fiscaal aftrekbaar zijn. De voordelen van de Geefwet gelden voor alle belastingplichtigen (particulieren en bedrijven) en zijn van toepassing op zowel eenmalige als op periodieke schenkingen. Lustwarande vertrouwt op uw bereidheid om te doneren.
RSIN: 0090981 61
Lustwarande - Platform for Contemporary Sculpture
park De Oude Warande
5000 AJ Tilburg
Lange Nieuwstraat 237a
5041 DE Tilburg
T +31 (0)13 545 7573
Since 1 February 2019 Lustwarande is the statutory name of the foundation, previously named Fundament Foundation.
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When is Lustwarande open?
Lustwarande is open from 15 June till 20 October, daily from dawn till dusk.
Is Lustwarande free?
Yes, but you are requested to pay a suggested admission fee, in order to support the organisation.
Where can I park my car?
You can park your car for free at the carpark of Auberge du Bonheur, Bredaseweg 441.
Are there guided tours?
Yes, you can book a guided tour here.
Can Lustwarande be visited on bike?
Yes, but it is recommended to visit the exhibition on foot.
Can the exhibition be visited in a wheelchair?
Yes, all sculptures can be seen but unfortunately not all works can be viewed up close when seated in a wheelchair.
Are dogs allowed in the park?
Yes, as long as they are on a leash.
What about the presence of processionary caterpillars in the park?
There are practically no processionary caterpillars in the park and trees that have or had them are all clearly marked. None of the paths with marked trees have to be strolled to see the exhibition.
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