Animals inspire the Thursday-Night-Feature of October 4th, 2018
It is almost October, a month that marks several important moments. Most
importantly to us here in Suriname, October is the month that marks the
beginning of the new school year, but another important event this month is the
celebration of World Animal Day on October 4th. And since this day
coincides with the date of the October Thursday-Night-Feature (TNF) at Readytex
Art Gallery, it is more than appropriate that we, just like we did last year,
dedicate our October TNF to animals. We will once again present the public with
a beautiful exhibition.
The gallery will be filled with artworks that in one way or another,
either directly or indirectly, have something to do with animals. And because
many of our Surinamese visual artists do take their inspiration from the
tropical wealth of flora and fauna in our country, there is more than enough material
from which to put together this special selection in honor of World Animal Day.
This theme is also especially appropriate considering the fact that Readytex and
Readytex Art Gallery have long been great supporters of the good work done by
the ‘Stichting Dierenbescherming Suriname’ (DBS). Most notably, Readytex and
DBS have a special collaboration running since 2013, in which they produce a
unique line of limited edition DBS T-shirts, of which the proceeds contribute
to the fundraising efforts of DBS. Whereas the designs of the T-shirts were
initially thought up by the Readytex and DBS team members, the design part has
been transferred into the capable hands of the visual artists associated with Readytex
Art Gallery, since 2017. This collaboration has already produced T-shirts
flaunting designs by the artists Rinaldo Klas, Sri Irodikromo, Dhiradj
Ramsamoedj and Kit-Ling Tjon Pian Gi. And
now, for the occasion of World Animal Day 2018, we will launch a new DBS
T-shirt with a special design by Reinier Asmoredjo. On the TNF, Dr. Leontien
Bansse-Issa, one of the veterinarians and chairwoman of the foundation, will
give a short presentation. Among other things she will talk about the issue of
wild animals that are being kept as pets.
On the TNF of October 4th, guests will also have ample opportunity
to enjoy all of the beautiful works of art that have been displayed throughout
our gallery especially for this occasion and the rest of the month. The
collection of works displayed on the ground floor of Readytex Art Gallery, was
carefully selected in honor of World Animal Day by the creative team of the
gallery. As usual all of the other spaces in the gallery show a mixed
exhibition of artworks from all of the artists associated with Readytex Art
For the TNF of Thursday October 4th, the doors of Readytex
Art Gallery will be opened from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Everyone is welcome!