Kasteel Wijlre estate has opened its gates again with a varied programme of exhibitions, projects, routes and educational activities in the Hedge House art pavilion, the Stables and the Garden.

We are open on Pentecost Sunday and Monday.


Compositions Trouvées by Kim Zwarts – until 3 July 2016

The Hedge House presents the exhibition Compositions Trouvées by photographer Kim Zwarts. It is no coincidence that Kim Zwarts is exhibiting his work in the Hedge House. The link between Kim Zwarts and the estate Kasteel Wijlre goes back a long way. Jo Eijck and Kim Zwarts are old friends. For instance, at the request of Jo Eijck, 
Kim Zwarts photographed the architecture of
the Hedge House, the castle, the stables
 and the garden in 2002. This series of photos perfectly captures the tension between the architecture of the seventeenth-century castle
 and the contemporary Hedge House.
Compositions Trouvées contains a selection of 14 monumental prints from US.0916, a long-term project about the USA that began in 2009 and will be completed in 2016. These works are presented in dialogue with a series of photographs that Zwarts took of the peristyle at the Palais de Justice in Brussels (Belgium).


What About a Garden – until 30 October 2016

What About a Garden is a collaboration between the Van Eyck (Maastricht) and Kasteel Wijlre estate. The project consists of an exhibition at the Stables, a series of routes and interventions in the Garden by, among others, botanical artist Stefan Cools and artist Sanne Vaassen, and educational activities.

The exhibition What About a Garden examines the significance of the garden for our thinking and our endeavours, and includes works by three attendees of the Van Eyck post-graduate institute for art and design in Maastricht: Jason Hendrik Hansma, Alessandro Bertelle, and Stefan Peters. Their work interweaves with artworks from the former Eijck Collection, which are part of the collection of the Bonnefanten Museum since 2012. With works by Donald Judd, Ger van Elk, Mitja Tusek, Ewerdt Hilgemann, Nicholas Pope, Niek Kemps, and Richard Long.


Kamer Eijck – permanent installation

A special permanent addition to the Kasteel Wijlre estate’s presentation spaces is the Kamer Eijck. Jo Eijck furnishes the salon of the Koetshuis with documentation of exhibitions he previously realised at the headquarters of Verfindustrie Jac Eyck. The Kamer Eijck will present documentation of exhibitions by, among others, Peter Struycken, Ad Dekkers, Richard P. Lohse, and A. Cortier. The Kamer Eijck paints a remarkable picture of the artistic vision of the art collectors and founders of Kasteel Wijlre estate, Jo and Marlies Eijck, and the importance they attach to making their collection and cultural heritage accessible to the public.


Kasteel Wijlre estate is open until 30 October 2016, from Thursday until Sunday, 11:00-17:00 hrs. The entrance fee for all exhibitions and the garden is €8,-.