Gabrielle Kroese

Visual artist

The Canteen Conversation #1 @ ACEC café

9 MARCH 2022


18:00 dinner
19:30 start of program (conversation will be in Dutch)
23:00 expected end


Registration for the Canteen Conversation is necessary. To do so, please send an email to: [email protected], indicating whether you would like to join the buffet prior to the Canteen Conversation.


Entrance: free of charge (refreshments to be paid by yourself)

Costs dinner buffet: €17.50 per person.


ACEC Café | Roggestraat 44 | Apeldoorn




photo credits @Gea Schenk



The Canteen Conversation (Het Kantinegesprek): an evening of inspiration and encounters with the nicest colleagues in the green field and anyone who loves gardens, art, plants, landscape or design. During this evening, five speakers will have the opportunity to showcase their work. The topics are very diverse, but always present a different way of looking at outdoor space!




Gabrielle Kroese – visual artist. As an artist, she creates paintings, drawings and magazines. She will come and talk about her most recent work which will also be on display that same month during Showcase IV: the annual exhibition at ACEC around the themes of art, greenery and landscape.


Marcel van Ool is an art historian and has been with Staatsbosbeheer (the Dutch Forestry Commission) since 1998. For this organization he published on the landscapes of Van Ruisdael, Van Gogh and Mondriaan. He wrote critically about spatial planning in the Netherlands, researched the history of outdoor life and charted the 120-year history of Staatsbosbeheer.


Maayke de Ridder originally studied fashion design, followed by a study of graphic design. After working as a fashion and interior stylist and photo editor for many different Dutch magazines, she started studying photography. This versatile background gives her ‘another eye’ on her work as a photographer.


For the second time, Emiel Versluis and Margo van Beem of Vis-à-Vis Ontwerpers collaborated on the design of a fantastic Floriade garden for Vakvereniging Wilde Weelde, which has now been largely constructed.


The Hague textile artist Sara Vrugt (1981) started the embroidery project 100,000 trees and a forest of thread in 2020 out of her concern for the climate. Realizing that she could do little on her own, she transformed her feeling of powerlessness into a large-scale art project.