AMSTERDAM SHOWCASE - INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR
IN DE OUDE KERK
In 2012 Ellen was invited to exhibit her art at Amsterdam Showcase in the iconic 'de Oude Kerk' (Amsterdam's famous historical church).
Two-hundred of the most talented artists and art galleries exhibited a wide variety of styles and high quality contemporary art pieces for Amsterdam Showcase 2012.
Artists traveled from as far as Japan, USA, The UK, China, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and even from Australia to exhibit, show and sell their amazing works at this exclusive art event.
This one-day event in the heart of vibrant Amsterdam attracted over 2500 visitors giving the art-loving crowd in the Netherlands (and rest of Europe) the opportunity to meet World’s most amazing and top emerging artists.
"MUST-SEE'S AT AMSTERDAM SHOWCASE:
Award-winning artist Ellen Stapleton will be traveling all the way from Australia to exhibit her famous street & tattoo art inspired work. Ellen's art is known to be contemporary, urban with traditional Eastern imagery drawing a fine line between Contemporary and Traditional. Ellen recently won Barcelona Showcase Artist Award and received great feedback. A definite must see at Amsterdam Showcase!"
- Global Art Agency Press Release
ABOUT DE OUDE KERK
The famous historical church in Amsterdam De Oude Kerk ("The Old Church") is Amsterdam's oldest parish church, consecrated in 1306 by the bishop of Utrecht with Saint Nicolas as it's patron saint. It stands in De Wallen, the heart of vibrant Amsterdam, and is surrounded by de Oudekerksquare.
The floor consists entirely of gravestones. The reason for this is that the church was built on a cemetery. Local citizens continued to be buried on the site within the confines of the church until 1865. There are 2300 graves in the Oude Kerk, under which are buried 10,000 Amsterdam citizens.
Rembrandt was a frequent visitor to De Oude Kerk and his children were all christened here. It is the only building in Amsterdam that remains in it's original state since Rembrandt walked it's halls. His wife "Saskia" van Uylenburgh was buried here in 1782.