Kunsthuis SYB to be included in Kunstpodia BASIS

News | 19/02/2021

Image: Maarten van Maanen

After the ‘positive advice without priority’, which SYB received in September 2020, Kunsthuis SYB submitted a motivated objection to the Fund. After weighing this objection, the committee has declared it to be valid.

7 December 2020 till 17 January 2021

De Onkruidenier


Onkruidenier - Chalk Talks, Warming Up Festival 2020. Foto: Tim Hillige

On Saturday, January 16, at 4:00 p.m., de Onkruidenier will engage in conversation with Anna-Rosja Haveman (SYB Circles) about their stay at SYB and their experiences.

Thank you 🎄

Thank you for your support and commitment and we wish you happy holidays and a good and healthy 2021!

To read, to listen & to watch


We have collected this year’s SYB Circles contributions by Liza Voetman, Anna-Rosja Haveman, and Josje Hattink for you to listen to en read. We have also included a link to watch Sissel Marie Tonn’s final presentation, for which she spoke with Josine Sibum Siderius.

Affecting change through Artist-in-Residencies

Online symposium

Image: Kristin Metho

Dates: December 8: AiR Network meeting & Keynote, 15:00 – 17:00 December 10: Lectures & working sessions, 10:00 – 17:00 January 14: Air Network meeting and final discussion, 14:00 – 17:00 Location: online Tickets: free Please sign up here Full program below

13 September 2020

Live Desktop Collage

Sissel Marie Tonn

On Sunday the 13th of September, Sissel Marie Tonn will be presenting her project Becoming a Sentinel Species as a work-in-progress in a live desktop collage. You are kindly invited to join us for this presentation in Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag), or to watch the live stream by clicking this link.

7 August till 20 September 2020

Becoming a sentinel species

Sissel Marie Tonn

While most people are aware that plastic is polluting the oceans and food chains worldwide, impacting the health of marine organisms, who really thinks about the possibility that humans are among the most highly plastic-exposed species?

Circles | Realm: the real Alma Mater of Senses

Josje Hattink & Laurent-David Garnier

In SYB Circles, young artists and academics are encouraged to experiment with media other than critical texts to reflect on SYB’s residents and their projects.

Provincial support for SYB


Kunsthuis SYB is een monument en staat ook bekend als 'Het Huis met Arend' - foto: Historisch Beetsterzwaag

Kunsthuis SYB is thrilled to receive structural funding from the province of Fryslan for the next four years.

1 till 25 July 2020

Halla Einarsdóttir


Portal Scroll (still), Halla Einarsdóttir, 2020

On view: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 – 5pm Final presentation: Saturday 25 July, 3pm

27 till 28 June 2020


Laurent-David Garnier

We kindly invite you to attend a presentation by Laurent-David Garnier in Kunsthuis SYB. Preview: saturday 27 june, 13:00 – 17:00 hours Final presentation: Sunday 28 June, from 15:00 hours

New member programming committee


Anika Mariam Ahmed - Crepuscular, oil on linen, 100 x 130 cm, 2020

We are happy to announce that Anika Ahmed has joined our programming committee.

15 May till 28 June 2020


Laurent-David Garnier

French artist Laurent-David Garnier often works with scents, and evaporating and elusive materials, to create immersive compositions and sculptures. 

17 till 29 May 2020

24-hour residencies

In collaboration with Minerva Art Academy, Groningen

What can you do and make in 24 hours?

25 March till 9 May 2020

Anna Hoetjes – Spectra

May 9th | Visit by appointment

Anna Hoetjes - Spectra (Portret van Astronomen Annie Jump Cannon en Henrietta Leavit gezien door een spectroscoop. Projectie op papier), 2020

SYB’s current resident is Anna Hoetjes (1984, Amsterdam). While SYB is currently closed to the public, we still want to continue to offer artists the opportunity to further develop their work.