Royal Delft and Schiffmacher Tattoo Heritage present: Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo
An unexpected collaboration about faith, hope and love
Schiffmacher Royal Blue Tattoo
Ink connects. Layered, deeply rooted and a respectful ode to Delft Blue and the art of tattooing. A unique collaboration between two traditional crafts from the old world. Brought here overseas from the east. Rich with culture, tradition and symbolism. Art forms that are applied manually once. With a needle on the skin or with a brush on earthenware.
On show from 29 November to 15 March at Royal Delft.
Where craftsmanship meets
Unique expo on show untill 15 March 2020
Delft Blue pottery and tattoos may not be the most obvious combination, but they have more in common than thought. Parallels can be found in, among other things, origin, meaning, craftsmanship and mastery. Henk Schiffmacher has made a number of unique objects with the master painters of Royal Delft, where the two worlds literally touch each other. Through the collaboration awareness about craftsmanship, symbolism and traditions arises again, and different target groups come into contact with each other and with new worlds.
Tattoo Tile workshops
Paint your own faith, hope and love tile
From 29 November
A personal audio tour takes you on a journey between two worlds in a story about faith, hope and love as a substantive thread. A side program consisting of painting workshops, master classes, lectures and a book complete the exhibition.
Interested in a Tattoo tile workshop? Under the supervision of our workshop supervisor these unique workshops take place every day at 2.30 p.m. Costs for participation € 29 per person. From 29 November
To unlock the valuable and unique cultural heritage of Henk Schiffmacher and his tattoo art, to make it accessible and visible for the generations of now and in the future, the Schiffmacher Tattoo Heritage has been established. For the purpose of international knowledge exchange about meaning, rituals and stories that would otherwise be lost. The focus areas "collection, art & craft, academy and library" offer opportunities for unexpected collaborations and crossovers.