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It's my dream women will grow like flowers pushing through the glass ceiling.

Its my dream that women will grow like flowers pushing through the glass ceiling. I made this work as I’ve felt shocked by women’s rights being violated globally. I so want to change this. I wish for women to be respected, admired and cherished as we do with flowers.

Criminalizing abortion is a crime in itself. It violates the basic human rights to health, equality and freedom of women and healthcare providers. So save lives and protect safe abortion practice to all women. Inspired by  Rubens' sketches I like women to grow like flowers. Rising up!

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2022-07-16 Let’s party and celebrate!!

Dear artlovers,
 
Let’s party and celebrate!!
Saturday 16th of July, Muriel Mager of Contour Gallery and yours truly are throwing a party to celebrate the exhibition ‘MAKE LOVE NOT WAR - the Power of the Flower’. From 3 PM till 5 PM
 
The party is in celebration of my new and fresh collaboration with Contour Gallery and we look back on Photo Basel, which really caught the eye. Read what the British Guardian wrote about it.
 
We can also tell you about our encounters and adventures in heat-tormented Celleno (IT) last month, during the exhibition ‘Incontro’.
 
We’d like to hear about your Summer stories too.
Maybe you know North sea Jazz festival? My work 'Fruits the Rococo’ is jazzing along at the exhibition ‘Empowerment’, together with works of art by other tough female artists. 
 
And last but not least, we'll present my latest works, such as Aturalia, (2022) and Nartificialia, (2022).
 
See you then!
 
Muriel Mager and Margriet Smulders

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14-06-2022 /19-06-2022 Photo Basel

Rotterdam Contour Gallery, proudly presents Margriet Smulders at Photo Basel 

https://www.contour.gallery/photo-basel-basel/

We where happy to be featured in the Guardian

 

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06-05-2022 / 06-26-2022 / Wysteria / p.ART.s / Oirlo NL

Did you miss the openingsparty of the show Wysteria?
Piet Siebers opens the doors of his white grain silo for you.
I love how the winding vines overgrow my works.

In Piets gardens you can enjoy wonderful flowers.
p.ART.s gallery, Castenrayseweg 19, Oirlo.
Saturday and Sunday from 12 AM to 5 PM
Till the 26th of June 2022

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2020 /2022 a film has been made: Oogmerk

Happy to announce a film has been made: Oogmerk, a series on Dutch artists. Secrets are revealed about my family background, life, work, inspirations and how I make these works.  

https://vimeo.com/711116142

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22-05-2022 / 16-07-2022 Make love not war

The Power of the Flower

Solo show in Contour Gallery, Rotterdam  

Feel welcome to join the preview on Sunday May 22 at 4 PM

https://www.contour.gallery/exhibitions-fairs/

Starting a new collaboration with Rotterdam based gallery of Muriel Mager. Gallery Contour shows young artists with an emphasis on photography.

 

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06-24-2022 / 06-27-2022 Incontro Celleno Italy

Happy to join Incontro festival in Celleno

Come and visit this medieval city to explore your own creative energy. We attended a workshop with kids from Celleno who where inspired by flowers like I do. Hope to meet you in this paradise. My works and explorations will be presented in the church in the castlo on top of the 'Borgo"

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28-5-2022 Flowering in Photography

I am very happy and proud to have been picked for publication by Lenscratch.
Lenscratch is a platform for contemporary photography that has been giving its ongoing attention to my floral still-lives ever since 2006 and has just now filled a whole week with floral photographers on their website.
A heart-felt thank-you to Barbara Ciurej, Lindsay Lochman and Siobhan Wall
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13-4-2022 / 18-4-2022 KunstRAI 2022 Amsterdam

 Gallery Dom'Arte  from Rucphen is presenting my works at the KunstRAI. I was happy Gerry Broos made a solobooth to show my newest works. Now on show in her gallery in Zundert in a soloshow in her pavilion.

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16-1-2022 / 8-5-2022 Fruits de Rococo Slot Zeist

Margriet Smulders vindt het geweldig om in Slot Zeist te exposeren vooral vanwege de vrolijke roze en gouden krullen in de Spiegelzaal. “De levenslust die daar uitspreekt hebben we nu hard nodig. Roze en wit, de kleuren van 'Comfort Me', zijn rococokleuren”, vertelt Margriet. “Evenals goud. Rococo is in mijn ogen een aansporing om van het leven te genieten en te kiezen voor vrolijkheid en vruchtbaarheid”.

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