about us

Drawing Centre Diepenheim is a leading international platform for contemporary drawing in the Netherlands. The Centre initiates exhibitions, publications and public programmes to explore the role and meaning of drawing within contemporary artistic practices. The Drawing Centre also offers residencies, master classes and an education programme.

Drawing as a medium that connects

Drawing Centre Diepenheim focuses on presenting, stimulating and researching current developments in drawing. In partnership with international artists, makers, thinkers and institutions, it offers a wide-ranging perspective on contemporary drawing in the visual arts: ‘drawing in the expanded field’.

Jérôme Zonder, installation in exhibition La Jeune Fille et la Mort, 2016

Drawing Centre Diepenheim believes that drawing is a democratic medium that brings people together, and forms the basis of fine art, and of ideas. The lines that unfold may evolve into autonomous drawings or find expression in other presentation formats, from installation to performance. The Centre provides Dutch and international artists with opportunities for experimentation, and invites the public to take part. With this, drawing is able to extend into a multiplicity of fields, in the arts and beyond.

The Drawing Centre’s programme fosters experimentation and research. The Centre encourages expanding the boundaries of the medium, experimenting with new modes of exhibition-making and engaging with new forms of representation. Questioning the role of

drawing in the development of contemporary visual art is one of the starting points.

In collaboration with its selected artists, Drawing Centre Diepenheim reflects on our world today, and maps alternate visions of the present, from contrasting perspectives on society to personal experiences. Our audiences are invited to get involved, participate, and express their own creativity through drawing.

Located in tranquil rural surroundings, Drawing Centre Diepenheim is an art space that offers time and space for close observation, conversation, and opportunities to engage with drawing as a means of discovering and understanding today’s world together.

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Marlies Leupen

Noa Zuidervaart

Susanne Dolman

Annelien Dam

Gerry Voskamp

Jürgen Eissink

Frits Rietman

John Kerkdijk

Ellen Snellenberg en Erna Niels

Supervisory Board

Annemiek Barendrecht (chair)
Thomas de Bruin
Stan Petrusa
Nienke van der Wal

Public Benefit Organisation information (ANBI-informatie)

(Stichting) Drawing Centre Diepenheim, until 1 January formally still Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, has the status of a Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI) and complies with the digital disclosure condition that is required of ANBI’s, by publishing the following information.

General information:
BTW Number: 8022.56.831.B01
KvK: 40075008
Trade name: currently still: Kunstvereniging Diepenheim
RSIN /tax number: 8022.56.831
Publication requirement form ANBI 2020

Annual reports

Location Drawing Centre

Diepenheim may be a little off the beaten track, but once you’re here, you discover a place […]


The gardens are Drawing Centre Diepenheim’s special outdoor collection, where artists present their vision of gardens, nature […]


Drawing Centre Diepenheim (founded in 2008) has its origins in the vibrant history of its predecessors Galerij […]


Internationally, Drawing Centre Diepenheim (1) ranks among the large, leading institutions dedicated to the medium of drawing, […]