PRINTMAKERS SAVE THE DATE! the 4th of july
SWAP IS BACK FOR ITS 6TH EDITION!
Just before the summer holidays, Willem de Kooning Academy’s Graﬁekstudio and SingerSweatShop will be hosting another print swapping. Bring your own screen-, block, wood-, computer- and or other prints, your misprints and proofs. And swap them with your favourite fellow printers.
The old Singer Factory is located at Hoogstraat 170, next to the Vlasmarkt. After the WWII, Singer was one of the first to open a factory in Rotterdam, in order to produce jobs within the recovering city. Today, the factory is no longer functioning.
The SingerSweatShop, an artist collective, is currently activating the building. Urban Fabric strives to reveal and emphasize Read more ..
From May the 29th til June the 9th the SingerSweatShop will be one of the festival locations for ZigZagCity, with an installation and several different events organized by Land and Civilization Compositions.
Get Spooked is a Halloween art & performance event featuring dark, spooky, spoofy, creepy, scary, hairy, ghastly, ghostly, deadly serious and lively funny creations. This haunted art house brings you freaky videos, hair rising performances, nails-on-chalkboard type of sounds, and bloody objects. Dress up in your craziest costume and come get spooked!
Jorrit found this nice picture of the Hoogstraat before 1940, with the old Singer building on it from which we got our name and where we are currently residing. Not totally though since, as you know, the centre of Rotterdam was bombed in WWII. The building we are currently in was also Singer and, hitorically interesting, the first one to be erected in the whole area after the war, as you can see on the picture below, which Gyz de la Riviere sent us.