Threads of Nature




Threads of Nature:
Textile Inspirations
A Duo Exhibition by Ailsa Anastatia
and Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey


Opening October 14


WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – Landhuis Bloemhof is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, "Threads of Nature: Textile Inspirations" featuring the dynamic and captivating works of two talented artists – local artist Ailsa Anastatia and USA fiber artist Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey.

"Threads of Nature: Textile Inspirations" is a must-see exhibition that brings together the unique perspectives of two artists, each with a deep commitment to exploring the intricate connections between humanity and the environment. The exhibition will open on October 14 at 10:30 AM at Landhuis Bloemhof in the presence of both artists and will be showing until November 25, 2023.  

The artists: Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey / Ailsa Anastatia
Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey, a self-taught master of fiber art, takes viewers on a colorful voyage with her hand-dyed silk, surface design and fabric manipulation. From her early days designing dolls' clothes, which she still does and sells on Etsy, to having her designs grace the pages of ‘Vogue’ magazine and ‘Architectural Digest’, Golbert's artistic journey has been nothing short of exceptional. Her artwork, which began on the body; designing costumes for carnivals and for Broadway theater and dresses for debutants and brides, now adorns large hotel walls and spaces. Sandra, who was born in Puerto Rico, has a special connection with Curacao. She used to live on the island in the 70’s where she would spend her days creating for commissions, shows and exhibitions. With a deep love for the sea and vibrant tropical flora, Golbert's art embodies the essence of island life while seamlessly integrating neutral tones in her silk creations. Sandra participated in many exhibitions, solo and group, throughout the years like the exhibition titled “9x9x3” at the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Art and Design) in New York City. This show traveled throughout the US for 4 years. She also has a piece in the Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, in the permanent collection of the National Association of Women Artists. Her work can be found in many countries, in residences, corporate offices and hotels in the USA, the Caribbean, South America and in Puerto Rico.

Ailsa Anastatia attended the Fontys School of Fine and Performing Arts before finalizing her formal education at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in The Netherlands. Anastatia has many solo and group exhibitions under her belt and her artwork is displayed in collections in the USA, South America, the Caribbean, and The Netherlands. Anastatia is a versatile artist that explores diverse themes, from spirituality and memories to cultural heritage and ecological issues impacting Curaçao. Ailsa Anastatia, in her recent series titled "Resilient Horizons", made possible by the Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds, invites viewers to pass through her artistic journey that interweaves untouched landscapes with human-altered ones. Her works thoughtfully narrate Curaçao's evolving landscapes and emphasize the importance of acknowledging historical imprints while fostering optimism for the future. 

To learn more about the interplay of fabric, texture, and the profound connection between art and nature, we invite you to meet both artists on Tuesday October 17 at 7 PM. Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey will also be talking about silk painting.

Landhuis Bloemhof
Landhuis Bloemhof is a cultural center located in Curaçao, dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts and culture. Through exhibitions, workshops, and events, Landhuis Bloemhof serves as a platform for artists and creatives to showcase their talents and engage with the community.

Join us at Landhuis Bloemhof from October 14 to November 25, 2023, to experience the artistry of Ailsa Anastatia and Sandra Golbert - de Aldrey in this exceptional exhibition. For more information, please visit, Santa Rosaweg 6, 7375775.

A Night at the Cathedral of Thorns


A Night At The Cathedral Of Thorns
Dibo Doran & Randal Corsen

Saturday September 23
7.00 PM

We are excited to announce "A Night At The Cathedral Of Thorns", Saturday September 23rd!!

Featuring very special guest Levi Silvanie! With guest performances by Lizz Schott and Christine Corsen together with our new band ft. Ravello Antoin, Laverne Leblanc, Chris Walle, Josuah Boetius and Royston Hato.

Showtime 8:00 PM, doors will open at 7:00 PM with music entertainment by Dj Lu-C. With exclusive guided tour of the Cathedral of Thorns by Herman van Bergen after the concert.

Tickets Naf 65 available at Mensing's Caminada, Landhuis Bloemhof and The Zumpiña Shop (next to restaurant Number Ten)


Hòfi Cinema Yubismo


Hòfi Cinema
Yubismo - Bida i Arte di Yubi Kirindongo

Friday September 22

Yubismo – 60 minutes – Papiamentu, Dutch spoken, English subtitles
Yubismo tells the story of the life and art of Curaçao artist
Yubi Kirindongo. The documentary made by Corry van Heijningenpremiered last year in Curaçao and has been selected for the Caribbean Tales Film Festival in Toronto

The festival guide states: ‘Known for his reuse of worthless materials, namely his chrome bumper artworks, Yubi Kirindongo followed an unconventional life path, which manifests itself in a large range of art forms that each embodies the simple complexity, sensitive rigidity, and harsh beauty of Curaçaoan reality.’

Hofi Cinema will showcase Yubismo to celebrate Yubi's international recognition, his influence on upcoming artists, and his multiple talents, including his iconic works made from discarded bumpers, driftwood, plastic waste, and more. Don't miss this compelling exploration of Yubi Kirindongo's artistic legacy.

Syba- 7 minutes
Syba, a short animation tells the story of a fisher boy who catches a mysterious object while out fishing.

Silent Auction of ‘De Leusden’


Silent Auction of 'De Leusden' Art Piece

Roberto Tjon A Meeuw

Silent Auction started
Auction Finale on September 29 

In the continuation of our 'Sorry' exhibition, we shine a spotlight on a remarkable metal artwork in our current exhibition Lanta! titled 'De Leusden.' This piece, a prominent feature of Roberto Tjon A Meeuw’s exhibition at Landhuis Bloemhof, is not just a testament to artistry, but also a reminder of a dark chapter in history.

'De Leusden' stands as a majestic metal ship, crafted from iron scraps and draped with Pangi, which is a traditional Suriname cloth, proudly commanding the exhibition hall. 'De Leusden' was once a vessel of the West Indian Company (WIC), tasked with the harrowing journey of transporting African slaves to the sugar fields of Suriname. On New Year's Day in 1738, tragedy struck as the ship struck a sandbank and capsized near the river mouth of the Marowijne River. What makes this story all the more heart-wrenching is the crew's response. Fearing a rebellion by the 650 enslaved souls on board, they sealed all possible exits, condemning those innocent lives to a watery grave. The crew survived, leaving a haunting legacy of injustice.

Now, 'De Leusden' is poised to be a catalyst for positive change. This piece will be available for auction, and all proceeds will go toward a cause close to Roberto Tjon A Meeuw's heart—teaching underprivileged children how to surf. By bidding on 'De Leusden,' you will not only acquire an art piece that honors history but you will also contribute to the future through the empowerment of the youth of Curaçao.

The auction of ‘De Leudsen’ will be conducted as a silent auction throughout the duration of the exhibition with an opening bid of Nafl 2.000,-. The grand finale will be the live auction, scheduled for Friday September 29, starting at 7 PM at Landhuis Bloemhof in the presence of auction master Michèle Russel-Capriles. This event will be accompanied by a festive closing, featuring musical beats by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw and Mathijs Rijne, renowned in the Netherlands for their unique fusion of local traditional music with a modern twist. Entrance to this event is free.

How does the silent auction work?

You fill out a form at Landhuis Bloemhof with your bid and toss it in the designated collection box you can find on the piano in the exhibition hall. Every Saturday we will update the silent auction to the highest amount bidden so far. You can also send us an e-mail via so we can mail you the form for you to fill in and send back to us. This silent auction is anonymous till the grand finale where the starting bid will the amount raised up to September 29 at 2 pm.

We invite you to be a part of this journey—where art meets history, compassion meets action, and the legacy of 'De Leusden' continues to evolve in the realization of Roberto’s dream for our kids.



Roberto Tjon A Meeuw and Mathijs Rijne

Friday September 29
7.00 - 10.00 PM

The exhibition Lanta!, by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw will culminate in a festive closing with musical beats by Roberto and Mathijs Rijne, renowned particularly in the Netherlands for fusing local traditional music with a modern twist.

The auction of ‘De Leusden’ will be conducted at this Celebration. the audience is asked to participate in a silent auction throughout the duration of the exhibition with an opening bid of Nafl 2.000,-. The grand finale will be the live auction in the presence of auction master Michèle Russel-Capriles.

Meet the Artist Roberto Tjon A Meeuw


Meet the Artist Roberto Tjon A Meeuw

Wednesday September 13
7.00 - 9.00 PM

An insightful "Meet the Artist" evening will be organized, offering a platform for Roberto to delve into the profound messages conveyed by his works. He will engage in discussions with the audience about the tangible actions that can be taken to drive positive change within the community.

Workshops by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw


Workshops by Roberto Tjon A Meeuw

Saturdays | 9.00 am- 12.00 pm
September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

During the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to engage directly with Roberto Tjon A Meeuw. He will be present in the garden of Landhuis Bloemhof every Saturday from 9 AM to 12 PM. Those interested are cordially invited to join in, with a maximum of 8 participants per Saturday, to contribute to the creation of a piece for the Whimsical Tree in Bloemhof's enchanting courtyard.

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Roberto Tjon A Meeuw



August 26 till October 7


Prepare to be captivated by the artistry of Roberto Tjon A Meeuw as Landhuis Bloemhof invites you to embark on a transformative journey through his latest exhibition titled Lanta! This mixed media exhibition featuring creations made with washed up plastic and wood, iron and paint is set to open on Saturday, August 26 at 11 AM at Landhuis Bloemhof. Lanta! will grace the art scene until October 7th, offering visitors a chance to delve into the multifaceted art of Tjon A Meeuw.

Roberto's creations echo a profound message - an urgent call to restore harmony with nature. He stands as a messenger and artist-philosopher whose every creation births a dialogue between humanity and its natural habitat. Tjon A Meeuw beckons us to reimagine, repurpose, and rediscover the relationship between humans and the environment. His works are testament to the spirit of an artist on a mission to reshape the world.

During the exhibition Roberto Tjon A Meeuw will be present in the garden of Landhuis Bloemhof on Saturdays from 9 AM to 12 PM. He will be working during the mornings, and anyone interested is welcome to join in and create a piece for the Whimsical Tree in Bloemhof's courtyard. Additionally, a Meet the Artist evening will be organized during which Roberto will discuss the messages conveyed by his works and engage with the audience in discussions about tangible actions taken on the island. Lastly, the exhibition will culminate in a festive closing with musical beats by Roberto and Mathijs Rijne, renowned particularly in the Netherlands for fusing local traditional music with a modern twist.

About the artist
Hailing originally from Suriname, Roberto Tjon A Meeuw has enriched the creative tapestry of Curaçao for nearly 12 years. He has various exhibitions under his belt in Curaçao, Suriname, Tobago and The Netherlands. Furthermore, he worked on many special projects like building a playground out of recycled materials, furniture for restaurants and establishments, commissioned murals and creative workshops in Curaçao and Suriname. 

Renowned for his art installations crafted from repurposed materials, Roberto's most well-known work in Curaçao stands proudly as the 9-meter-long "Piská." Nestled within the heart of the Scharloo neighborhood, this recycled fish takes center stage in Parke Leyba.

The idea behind "Piská" emerged from Roberto's deep-seated concern for marine pollution plaguing our shores. Rallying island schoolchildren to partake, Roberto orchestrated the birth of a plastic art piece which underscores the power of collective action.

Beyond his artistic endeavors, Roberto's identity is intertwined with the rhythm of the waves, a seasoned surfer who bridges his artistic pursuits with his role as a stay-at-home father. His home remains his sanctuary. Within these premises his sons bear witness to his creative process. In Roberto's philosophy, being a father and an artist seamlessly intertwine. His aspirations were always rooted in awakening consciousness. His creations serve as vessels to realign humanity's trajectory, reflecting the urgency to reconcile with nature. 

Lanta! will be showing until October 7th, 2023. Landhuis Bloemhof, Santa Rosaweg 6, open from Tuesday through Saturday from 9 AM to 2 PM. For more information: or call/whatsapp (5999) 7375775.