High Culture Gallery & Gallery Mariska Dirkx at Glasstec 2012 in Dusseldorf

In a cooperation of the two galleries Mariska Dirkx & High Culture the Glasstec 2012 became a stylish exhibit of contemporary glass art sculptures.

A catalogue of the objects included can be requested by email and here are photo's.

Galerie Mariska Dirkx is situated on the historic city defensewalls of Roermond. The picturesque surrounding of this ancient part of the city underline the character of the gallery. It has been a studio for over 120 years. The Stained Glass Family Nicolas occupied the entire building for their activities which were know throughout West Europe and even the USA. Since 1979 the family van Wijk- Dirkx settled in the building with its rich historical background. Currently, the sculptor Dick van Wijk has his studio at this monumental building. Several webpages are dedicated to his work. So, he continues the art-profession on ground level of the church like building. On the second level is the gallery situated.

It is easy to understand why Galerie Mariska Dirkx started to present modern glass-objects. Joep Nicolas and relatives had an enormous impact on the stained glass profession. Because of this, Mariska Dirkx, became interested in their activities. Already in 1974, she presented art on a regular basis. And gradually the glass- objects got their deserved place in the gallery. In the garden, which is a surprisingly wide space in the center of the city, most of the bronze objects are presented. Years went by and the attention for glass-objects gained their place in the modern art scene. Now it is a full-time profession for Mariska and her children Olivier and Coco. Thanks to the art passion transmitted by their parents, Olivier and Coco opened two galleries in Maastricht: High Culture Gallery and Young Culture Gallery.


With the participation at art fairs in Strasbourg, Geneva, Innsbruck & Dusseldorf over the last 6 years, Galerie Mariska Dirkx is quiet active. The last 3 years they presented sculptural art at Concours Hippique in Lanaken, Belgium and Den Bosch, Holland. More and more people got in contact with glass as a modern art form. A masterclass was arranged in 1994 in the Art academy of Maastricht. Artists and organizers worked together with the sponsors to produce a successful event. Glass was gaining! Outdoor exhibitions in the town Tubbergen and Roermond were welcomed and provided a life dominated by beautiful art objects. In the gallery, 5 exhibitions take place each year.

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Date: 6 November 2012
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