Textiles and fashion can be regarded as a visual language reflecting the spirit of the time, coupled to materials, craft and tradition. Finding a personal balance between textiles and fashion is essential. An important guideline for the Textiles and Fashion programme at the KABK is the history of historical costumes and folklore. Developing a personal style, a way of working and a personal statement in all of the facets of the textile and fashion profession is thoroughly explored.
The Textiles and Fashion programme at the KABK has two areas in which students can specialize: Textile Design and Fashion Design. In the propaedeutic year, students acquire the basic skills, techniques, insights and knowledge that together comprise the foundation
for the following years of the programme. In addition to designing, Visual development, Pattern and Fashion Design, Colour, Photography, Styling and various techniques such as weaving, knitting, painting and design are the important supporting subjects. The student’s own inspiration and assignments are the basis on which a collection is designed and created. The development of the concept consists of a thorough preliminary study, experimenting, research and adding techniques. Students of Textiles and Fashion are trained to become fashion designers, designers or textural designers. The individual accent can also be placed on, for example, views on designing, views on clothing, textural development, presentation styling or concept styling.
In 2003 the KABK began a joint programme with the Art Academy in Antwerp, a school that is recognized as one of the most important European trendsetters in fashion. The study plan, drawn up by Erik Verdonck, Marina Yee and Gerdi Esch, is the result of professional experience and knowledge. This has resulted not only in a broad network of national and international apprenticeships but also in having internationally known craftsmen participating in the programme. In addition to Erik Verdonck, the head of the programme, Gerdi Esch, fashion journalist and co-founder of the Flanders Fashion Institute and Marina Yee, a member of the former group of Belgian designers known as ‘the six from Antwerp’, teach courses in this programme.
If you are interested in studying with us and you want to sign up for the admission examination, please click here or on the admission button on our website. After you have registered,you will receive an email with information about the admission procedure.
Head of Textile and Fashion: Jurgi Persoons email@example.com
The European Fashion Award FASH 2015 on the topic of “Freedom” is searching for fashion as an expression of attitude: social utopia, poetic symbol of protest, or escape from the everyday routine. application: www.sdbi.de
Sonny Roffel, student Textile and Fashion is awarded with the Masterly Young Talent Award 2013. He will show his work from 29 November till 1 December 2013 at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam during the ‘Meesterlijk’ event.
Until 10 November 2013 students and alumni Anouk van Klaveren, Christa van der Meer, Dewi Bekker, Loekie Mulder, Merel Bos, Nienke Smeulders, Nikkie Duijst, Sonny Roffel & Tessa van der Meerendonk from the Textile & Fashion department present their works at the Résidence de la Mode 2013 in The Hague.
Fashiondesigner Claes Iversen (graduated from the Textile and Fashion department in 2006) has designed a special Royal inaugural medal witin the context of the abdication and investiture on April 30th 2013.
WANTED Magazine - the KABK magazine made by and for students - is creating an archive of contributions.
Do you have a story, essay, body of work, idea, illustration, comic, poem, ETC you think suits WANTED Please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org Or post on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magazinewanted
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The cahiers on display are the end result of the 'Research Lab: Are you a hunter or an observer?', they show the outcome of the research in relation to the documentation of the student’s work and the work of others.
The Research Lab is part of the Honours Programme of the Lectorate Art Theory & Practice.
Starting from famous quote by Le Corbusier and Toffler's wave theory, Sebastian Janusz depicts relationships of the post-industrial society with its' visual environment. By using wide palette of references ranging from architecture, urban planning, economy, geopolitics to fashion and pop-culture he aims to create rich and dense image of the current habitat.
24 until 28 March 2014 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Presentation and exhibition 28 March until 4 April 2014
Opening Friday 28 March 16:00 hrs.
On Thursday 27 March 15:00, Marcel van Eeden will give a lecture in the auditorium of The KABK.
Opening Friday 28 March 16:00 hrs.
Like every year, the Student’s Choice Jury (5 students of The Hague’s University of Applied Science) has nominated 3 films from the Movies that Matter film program for the Student’s Choice Award. Students can visit the festival and see these 3 films for free! (makesure you’ll bring your studentcard)
Eye is calling students, the public and film professionals to send in their homemade recut trailers. The best ones will be shown on the big screen in EYE, and featured during the Night of the Recut Trailer, on May 9
Visit KABK STOOR during Hoogtij #36 and enjoy VJ performances by students Csaba Bogadi and Allison Western. 18 galeries, artist spaces and cultural institutions will be open to the general public on the 7th of March from 7 pm - 11 pm. Admission is free.
Are you a young filmmaker between 15 and 30 years old? And are you not yet graduated from an art academy? Then the organisation of the Young Art Short Film Award would like to receive your short film. Categories are: animation, docu, fiction and experimental.
For our new project we're looking for someone who could shoot 3 short video's (in 3 languages) for us and edit them. In the beginning and middle of March we would like to start working on it and at the end of March it needs to finished. We don't have professional equipment, but you could use our GoPro. If you have good equipment yourself, that would be great. The compensation is 800 euro (Incl. Vat). If you're interested and/or you want more details, please send an email to email@example.com.
Van 14 maart tot 4 mei is elke vrijdag, zaterdag en zondag de tentoonstelling, waarin de evolutie van de strandbeesten van Theo Jansen wordt getoond. Wij zoeken vrijwilligers die ons willen ondersteunen bij de ontvangst van de bezoekers, het uitvoeren van hand -en spandiensten tijdens het evenement en/of administratieve werkzaamheden. Kom je ons graag helpen? Mail dan uiterlijk voor 7 maart naar firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new competition :output award 2014 has started. Any work related to an area of Design or Architecture, usch as Graphic Design / Product Design / Typography / Photography / Illustration /Typeface Design / Multimedia, Moving Image, Interior Design and Archtitecture is eligible for submission. The winner will be awarded a scholarschip of 3000 Euro.
Wanted Magazine is the academy wide magazine made by students from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
The first issue will be launched Thursday the 6th of February at STOOR, Herengracht 38.
Party starts at 17:00.
Come by for your copy and enjoy the music and a drink with us!
Marieke Schoenmakers new Director of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.
As of 1 January 2014 Marieke Schoenmakers has taken up her appointment as the new Director of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK). Next to this she has taken a seat on the Board of Governors of the University of Arts, The Hague. Henk van der Meulen, Director of the Royal Conservatoire and currently Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors will take up the role of Chairman on the same date. Marieke Schoenmakers will succeed Jack Verduyn Lunel, who will retire in January 2014. The Supervisory Board, the KABK and the University of Arts, The Hague, have all expressed their pleasure at this appointment. Chairman of the Supervisory Board Sjoerd Eisma: “With her professional experience in arts education and her affinity with design and the visual arts, we at the Royal Academy of Art believe we have found an inspirational new Director.”
Ben jij een talentvolle vormgever / ontwerper / architect / productontwerper / modeontwerper / onderzoeker / stedenbouwkundige / game-ontwikkelaar / illustrator / beeldmaker? Ben je in de laatste vier jaar afgestudeerd en wil je je professioneel verder ontwikkelen? Dien dan je portfolio in en misschien wordt jij een van de nieuwe talenten met een beurs binnen de Deelregeling Talentontwikkeling van het Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie.
A panel made up of eight international experts from the world of fine arts and design visited the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK) in October 2013 under the chairmanship of Prof. Janwillem Schrofer, former president of the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. They assessed each study programme according to three standards, with possible scores including unsatisfactory, satisfactory, good and excellent. This week, the panel gave their final assessment: the Bachelor in Fine Arts (ArtScience and Fine Arts departments) received two scores of ‘good’ and one ‘excellent’ and the Bachelor in Design (Photography, Graphic Design, Interactive/Media/Design, Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and Textile and Fashion departments) was rated ‘excellent’ three times.
The Master of Design in Type and Media was also assessed by an international panel in October. The panel was chaired by Prof. Erik Spiekermann, acknowledged internationally as one of the leading experts in typefaces and typography. The panel also rated Type and Media ‘excellent’ three times.
The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague presents the exhibition THIS IS THE SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL IS MANY THINGS which brings together the works of 11 alumni: Jessica de Boer, Gilles de Brock, Yair Callender, Vera Herr, Anouk van Klaveren, Nynke Koster, Femmy Otten, Willem Popelier, Johan Pragt, Martijn Rigters and Nikkie Wester.
In light of the publication of the fourth edition of AR[t] magazine, the launch of the Royal Academy of Art’s workshops website and the Research Department IVT’s acknowledgement as a so-called centre point digital visualisation and production techniques in art education, a mini-conference will be hosted on Thursday 28 November 2013.
In April 2013 the Royal Academy of Art The Hague presented itself for the sixth year in a row at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan, Italy.
Today LIVE FACTORY MAKE MY DAY takes on a new life at the Ministry of Finance, as ‘Interior Moves. KABK alumni and students at de Salone Internazionale del Mobile Milano 2013’.
Roosje Klap (Head of Graphic Design) & Claudia Linders (Head of Interior Architecture & Furniture Design) designed the third commemorative two euro coin within the context of 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Out of a selection of 11 design proposals, Linders’ and Klap’s proposal was chosen as the winning design. On 25 November 2013 the new eurocoin was presented to the public by the vice president of the 'Raad van State' Piet Hein Donner.
Thursday November 14th at 16:00 City Council Member of Culture Marjolein de Jong will announce the winner of the ‘Prijs voor Haags Toptalent 2013’.
Three of the in total four nominees graduated this summer from the Royal Academy of Art: Jan Rosseel (Photography), Dayna Casey (Graphic Design) and Nynke Koster (Interior Architecture and Furniture Design.
Met ontzetting en verdriet hebben wij kennis genomen van het onverwachte overlijden van onze zeer gewaardeerde oud-collega Klaus Baumgärtner.
Op 8 november 2013 om 15.00u opent de tentoonstelling ‘In Memoriam Klaus Baumgärtner’ in de galerie van de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, Den Haag. De tentoonstelling is tot en met 15 november te bezichtigen.
Visual artist and artistic researcher Krien Clevis is the first doctoral student to receive a PhD from Leiden University after having finished the PhDArts programme, the collaboration between the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University, and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague.
October 30th 2013
Auditorium KABK, The Hague
The lecture is free of admission and open to all
Koen Kleijn – Philosopher, Writer, Micha Hamel – Composer, Poet, Gijs Assmann – Visual Artist
Anne Kluytenaar – Fashion Designer. Performance by Lukas Varady-Szabo. Workshop by Cornel Bierens in Dutch. To participate, sign up by sending an email to email@example.com
As every year the Morelato company will produce the prototype of the winning project which will become part of the permanent collection of the MAAM, Museum for applied Art in the Furniture Field of the Foundation.
For the 2014 edition there are two major awards:
• First Prize “The Aldo Morelato Foundation – Opera Project” of € 5,000.00 (for professionals);
• The Student Awatd of € 2,500.00 (for students).
Integrated2013 is an international platform where students and professionals from the field of art and design can meet and exchange knowledge. New technologies and strategies will be discussed and looked at from multiple viewpoints. Tickets for students/teachers are 75 euros.
The winner will receive the prize of 10,000 PLN (about 2300 euro). Works of the winner and eight finalists will be presented at the exhibition during Fotofestiwal in June 2014 and as a slide show during international festivals of photography.
What do you think about when you hear the word Portugal? The Dutch embassy in Portugal invites you to design a book cover for an upcoming publication about Dutch-Portugees relations.
Deadline for submission: 31 October.
Voor het tweede jaar in successie daagt het Cibap talent uit, om deel te nemen aan de Cibap Ontwerpprijs. Dit jaar gaat het om het maken van een ontwerp voor een woon- of modeaccessoire, dat geprint wordt met een 3D printer. In het ontwerp gaan functionaliteit en design samen.Dick van Hoff, ontwerper en docent aan de Design Academie Eindhoven verbindt zich dit jaar als voorzitter van de jury aan de ontwerpprijs van het Cibap. Zijn motief: “Creativiteit ligt ten grondslag aan nieuwe ontwikkelingen, ik draag hier graag aan bij.”
After two succesfull attempts in Amsterdam and Milan we are honoured to announce the next performance of the theatrical installation 'Volta' by Dick Raaijmakers.
9th of October 2013
18.00 till 22.00
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
The New Institute announced the HOT100 2013 recently. They presented a selection of the best recently graduated artists and designers in the fields of art, media and technology. Four of our alumni are listed in this top 100: Menno van den Berg from Interactive/Media/Design and Marloes van Son, Daniel Berio and Nenad Popov from ArtScience. On 27 & 28 september 2013 during TodaysArt Festival in The Hague these alumni will present their works. The New Institute is a merger between Nederlands Architectuur Instituut, Premsela, Dutch Institute for Design and Fashion and Virtueel Platform.
Nest invites all students of all departments to reflect or react to the importance of 'the ego' within the context of the exhibition 'Me, Myself and I'. Selected students will receive an intensive acquaintance with the world of contemporary art in October and November. Their work will be regarded and criticized by curators, writers and art professionals with the aim to reach the appropriate level for exhibition in a public art space.
Let's Talk is a series of evenings with guest lecturers from the creative sector. The series is organised by Creative Network and aims to inspire and bring together designers from various disciplines and the marketing/advertising community in Europe.
3 conservatoriumstudenten zoeken ‘kunstdocent’ (m/v) voor de KunstKazerne; een nieuw, uniek concept, waarbij basisschoolleerlingen na schooltijd gedurende 3 uur les krijgen in beeldende kunst en muziek, met ruimte voor
Experimental Art Jam Session
at Roodkapje Rotterdam
Vond. A is Roodkapje's experimental art jam session during which four individual artists create a collaborative interdisciplinary work. Their time-based disciplines such as video, sound, performance and installation art synthesize and form a new dimension. The audience plays an active and passive part in the process and thus produces and consumes this work simultaneously. This way the audience can experience both the process and the outcome.
November 14th and 15th 2013 the VERS Awards XL will take place! Are you a new, young filmmaker, and did you make a film which is not older than a year, and the screen time is not longer than 25 minutes? Sign up for the VERS Awards before oktober 14th, and maybe we will show your movie on the big screen, for an interested audience and critical judges.
Design a lamp for iFabrica in the theme bio-based, sustainable, reuse/recycle/upcycle, local and fitting within the context. The lamp will hang above a table used to cut textile in the crafts& textile workshop of iFabrica. Prizes are a year long memebership to iFabrica (value 1740 euros) and a basic course of your choice.
Je bent verantwoordelijk voor de gastvrije ontvangst van bezoekers tijdens openingsuren en geeft uitleg over de lopende tentoonstelling. Daarnaast nodigen we je van harte uit om mee te denken over Nest. Heb je interesse in hedendaagse kunst en leg je makkelijk contact? Stuur dan een korte motivatie met cv naar marijn[at]nestruimte.nl.
Temporary Museum of Random Art
Sep 15th, 1-6 PM, Eendrachtsplein Rotterdam
On September 15th, the Eendrachtplein in Rotterdam will be transformed into a temporary museum. Everybody can join. There is no curator or commission money. Just the possibility of an enormous audience.
The Tiele foundation awards a prize to the best thesis on the subject of book studies in the broadest sense. Everyone who finished a thesis at a Dutch University or HBO education in the academic year 2012/2013 is allowed to participate. Already published theses are excluded from entry. Launguage of the thesis should be Dutch or English
This autumn, Study in Holland and NL Agency are holding a Creativity contest for international students in all fields of study. This is a chance for you to win great prizes!
Why this contest?
Study in Holland promotes studying in, that's right, Holland, by showing that Holland is different from other countries because it is truly pioneering, creative and connected. And the best way to prove this is by asking you, the international student, to show how Holland has helped you to be a pioneer, be creative and get connected. Show us the most creative project that you are working on or have finished at your Dutch institution.
Hop on your bike to join Lorenz on a compostour to visit some local gardens that use composting in different ways. Meet other local gardeners and learn more about the possibilities for your organic waste. The fieldtrip ends at the Nutstuin again where Lorenz elaborates on his work and reveals his new designed compostbin for collective use.
Got a green thumb? Join Lorenz Olivier Schmid on Compostourism!
Nutstuin 13:00 – 17:00 + drinks
Send an email
This fall, Japanmuseum SieboldHuis and Gallery Diana Lepelaar inniate the art project “Samurai Warrior”. 60 artists will be chosen by an expert jury to exhibit their work in the museum from 7 December 2013 till 9 March 2014. The pieces will be offered for sale and 100 % of the profits will go to the artists. Also the winning artist will receive a cash prize and a solo exhibition in Galery Diana Lepelaar.
Etsy wants to help you start your own shop. Visit www.etsy.com/promotions, enter the code ‘Fin’ and pay no listing fees for your first 20 items. The offer is valid for one use per new seller and will be available until September 30th. It’s a simple way to get started on Etsy and sell your handmade items to customers all over the world.
In the group exhibition On the Edge nine visual artists and designers are exploring the boundaries: not only of their discipline but also of their imagination. Three alumni of the academy will present their works in this exhibition which will be on show from August 31st until October 27th.
As we are slowly but surely approaching the ninth edition of the TodaysArt Festival, we would like to ask for your help again!
The ninth edition of TodaysArt will transform the former ministries of Internal Affairs and Justice. These iconic towers - 124.000 M2 of currently vacant space - are located in the geographical and political city centre of The Hague right next to the Spuiplein, the traditional heart of the festival. In addition, the festival will take place in the City Hall’s Atrium and the public space in between these buildings.
On Tuesday 18 June 2013, from 11.45 till 13.00 hrs, the Centre for Innovation in The Hague will organise their first Inspiration Lab session. Head of the AR Lab, Yolande Kolstee, and professor at Leiden University, Robert Zwijnenberg will present their views on art and technology during this event. The importance of art and technology in education and future research are up for discussion.
Place of venue:
Leiden University Campus The Hague
2511 VA The Hague
Smits graduated from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2010. His works were part of the Best of Graduates Show 2010 at Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam. Since then his highly detailed drawings have succeeded to build a notable following of his work. Premiering at the Volta Show will be his first 3D-work entitled Capital One.
On February 18th the Mondriaan Foundation announced the names of the fifty artists nominated for the Prix de Rome 2013. The artists were selected by a group of 35 scouts, comprising artists, critics and curators. Among the nominees are 7 former students of the KABK. Good luck to: Iva Supic Jankovic, Femmy Otten, Sarah Carlier, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Thomas Raat, Rafael Rozendaal and Maarten Sleeuwits! More information: www.mondriaanfonds.nl
The Revolution will not be Televised
Win 1000 euro in the Chaumont Student Competition
Entries for THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, the 20th edition Chamont Student competition, are now open. The competition is aimed at design students enrolled in public or private art schools, universities, technical and vocational schools for the current year 2012-2013.
Simon Levelt invites you to design a new saucer for coffee cup ‘ONE’. The 3 winning designs will be produced (in limited edition) and sold in the stores of Simon Levelt. An expert jury will decide the best (future) professional and amateur design. Also they will nominate the ‘runner-up’ for the third award: the public prize.
Send your self-portrait to Boijmans TV-tour guide Bregje for a change to win 1000 euro plus participation in the exhibition: ‘There is accounting for Tastes’ (Over smaak valt te twisten), opening on February 24th, 2013 in Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.
Can the roots of our current economic and financial crisis be made tangible through photography? The Noorderlicht International Photofestival 2013 aims to peer into what has caused our current state of affairs, particularly into the so-called '1%' and its financial and political power at the expense of the '99%'. For this challenging theme, Noorderlicht calls upon the photographic community to help to build an inspired, profound and heartfelt exhibition.
Start of M2LIVE, the event for young and creative talent in the Bonnefantenmuseum. All student filmmakers from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are invited to send in their movie for the M2LIVE Film Award 2013.