The start of new 12 part series in which Maurice discusses one of his works. In VIDEOS.
The start of Strehmann-Heerdink short films and entering filmsfestivals.
The Price Of Art winner Best Cinematography at Canadian Couch Film Festival. The Pyramid Dogma winner Best Horror Film in Canadian Cinematography Awards. Property For Sale winner Best Soundtrack in Venice L.A. Festival.
Commissions and sales
Start of Maurice Magic Stories on YouTube – Short stories written, read and illustrated by Maurice Heerdink
Start political illustrations for the magazine Pensioenbelangen
2020 02 20 – Start of a new chapter.
New Maurice Heerdink website by Strehmann-Heerdink
Radio guest in “Uit De Kast,” talks about his career and work with Strehmann. Listen here. (in Dutch)
Exhibition “De Gouden Eeuw van de Vliet” (Museum Swaensteyn Voorburg)
Group exhibition “Art With Pride” – Zandvoort’s Museum
Pink Terrorists Radio interview about “Art With Pride” expo & Ronny Strehmann – listen here (in Dutch)
Start of the creative cooperation with Berlin filmer & musician & Ronny Strehmann
Travel to Mexico
August / November:
Lecture in “Sociëteit De Witte” / Jury member in “Sociëteit De Witte”
Several work publications,
Film commissions: theatre and music promos
Travel to Malta – checking out the largest Caravaggio painting
New projects & new techniques
Travel to Andalusia
Travel to Barcelona
Travel to BRNO and Auschwitz
Great international book reviews
Travel to Papua New Guinea and the Gororka Sing Sing Dance Festival
Workshops and some new projects
Travel to Berlin
Travel to Turkey
Travel to Peru
When my friend Peter Devers tried to get Liza Minnelli to sign a photo of a very old portrait I made of her she signed a studio photo of herself and confiscated my portrait for her scrapbook! Doesn’t the woman have taste.
Travel to Switzerland
A personal year.
Travel to Egypt
Since June 2010 I am no longer a resident of The Hague but live very close by. All in all, after 34 years, it was a intense happening, but pleasing.
Childrens book week
Travel to Istanbul and to Mexico-Belize-Guatemala
A very busy year personally with funny commissions, new works and Asia travel.
Some very interesting sales to the States, several commissions and workshops.
Aug 12th – Sept 17th:
Second exhibition Westfries Museum in Hoorn
IN HET LICHT VAN DE SCHIJNWERPER (In The Spotlight)
Opening: Sasha Bulthuis – Guest of honor: Ellen Vogel
Lecture on “Why are there no drawings by Carravaggio, Vermeer and Van Hals?”
January – February:
Sept 3rd – Oct 16th:
First exhibition at Westfries Museum in Hoorn, FOREIGN CULTURES AND VOC
Checking out a real master: Caravaggio at the National Gallery in London.
Opening exhibition of the Sandberg Gallery (quite a messy experience)
Lectures on painting and drawing
Several of my works were shown in MATHILDE WILLINK SUPERPOES. A documentary by Jasmina Fekovic and Eddie van der Velden (shown at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and on television: Uur van de Wolf)
French book cover
Working on The Falconer (New York commission) and Prometheus
Collaboration talks with filmdirector / -critic of Vrij Nederland Ab van Ieperen about his upcoming movie drama (project cancelled)
Groupexhibition: The Jesus Mystery – Travel to Curaçao
TV-documentary: The Playful Eroticism of Maurice Heerdink
Exhibition in Amsterdam during Gay Games
Joop van Loon’s Mathilde Willink book presentation in Studio Ans Markus
f.l.t.r: Painter Adrian Stahlecker, Pistolen Paultje, Painter Astrid Engels, Chanteuse Marjol Flore, Theo Sijthoff, Painter Ans Markus and Maurice Heerdink round his painting “Mathilde” in Studio Ans Markus. Amsterdam 14-6-1997 (photo: uitgeverij De Vleermuis)
First business-commission: Portrait of 27 board members
Short film: 25 Years Houses – a comedy
Role as a gangsterboss in the short movie “Dick Bos komt los”
Illustrating over 80 books and 15 magazines
Two month travelling through Central America checking out La Routa Maya
Travels to Canada and Paris
Performances with Bertold Brecht songs
Five short movies (with Ed van der Kooy):
a) Love Story, comedy
b) Angst, psychological drama
c) Tryptich, three horrorstories
c) Lost in Horrorland, four horrorstories
d) Garbage, horror
Art Academy filmproject: Terschelling
First newspaper publication
Born August the 12th in the Netherlands