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            Marianne Plomp

   Alphen aan den Rijn-NL



     Instagram: Wharfworks



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Paintings, drawings, objects, sculptures, installation and performance.

I use all kinds of material to tell my story.

My work contains and is influenced by icons, unique mythical figures and scenes from ancient art and cultures, video games and fantasy films.

What fascinates me and reflects in my work is the relationship of human nature with old spiritual sources in contrast with the modern fashionable world.

Most of my work is project based, dealing with social and environmental topics. I collaborate with other artists and people of all kinds of cultural backgrounds.


At Royal Academy of the Arts Den Haag I successfully completed my propedeuse direction autonomous in 1990. I started working at several theme's, feeling more a creative mind than an artist..

From 1989 to 1993 I made a study in art in coöperation with the late artist and inventor of the Kunstuitleen Pieter Kooistra. His book and foundation Uno Income for all People inspired me to the Democratic Economic Alternative (D.E.AL.) in 2012, a plan based on a basic income.


As member of foundation HUNI (Hulp Noord Ierland/Aid Northern Ireland) 1992-1999, I organised art- and theatre projects with Northern Irish youths. The stories and poems from the kids inspired me to make The Wall. A poetic story about life in four parts: 21 paintings, 7 textiles and a text (1995-1999). An exposition of the 21 paintings during millenium december/january 2000 in the Laurens Church Rotterdam was impressive.

The Arc, a triptych from The Wall story in cross form, I painted commissioned by the HUNI in 1999 and was a gift for the Northern Irish people. The triptych can be seen in the Waterfronthall in Belfast. "Wharfworks"started there and then.

In 2012 The Arc was added to the Public Catalogue Foundation of the United Kingdom (

The Wall is a constant source of inspiration. On the 5th of May (Liberation day Second World War Holland 1940/1945) in 2017 my partner Ton Peterse and me organised an exposition and installation about The Wall: The White Wall with Braintales dance performance in theatre Castellum Alphen aan den Rijn. An installation with paintings, drawings, figures in costume, objects and architectural pieces.


Concern with the environment caused that I started working with Hemp.

Costumes made of environmental friendly hemp fabric, painted and sculptured. As member of Fashion Platform The Hague in 1995 it led to an exhibion in Haags Gemeentemuseum and the Atrium.

With my partner Ton Peterse I started in 2014 WHART Design. A coöperation between Wharfworks and Art2B2 VOF Bouwprojectmanagement. Ecoboard wooden designs and architectural maquettes. Reuse and mixture of old furniture and new design objects. The Tower installation, the Pyramid, the Cubinets and Lightobjects. It tells a story and often matches together.


From 2005 up till now we are inspired by today youths and care about them.

With a number of students, punks, young artists and musicmakers we transformed an old industrial building in Alphen aan den Rijn into studio's for artists, bands and rooms for exhibitions, theatre, indoor skate park (CPA, Cultural Platform Alphen).

Resulting in 2007 in Galerie Beeldverhalen, to give young artists a start after their study. Tim de Groot, Michiel Kauw-A-Tjoe, Jan willem Campmans, Lobke van Aar, Christine Tau. Several Open Ateliers gave more artists a stage with us.

In 2013 we were partners in de Doorloop. Dreespassage 7 Alphen. "The Art of Construction". Expositions with a number of artists in shops, ment to be demolished for new archtecture.

Rap&Graph (2015-2017) a new city artspace in Castellum theatre Alphen was our latest initiative. A hotbed for creativity, Street- and Urban artists, poetry and performance. Design of the actors and artist rooms and a exhibition in the theatre gallery with Art2B2 and several stencil artists and writers. Efe-case; Ninapaintina, Simian Switch, Studio Mittens, Michiel Kauw-A-Tjoe,, Satoshi-Nakamoto, Murk-stencils, La Tash, Saali-art, Howlinquin.devreede, Serge_kb. With the Schrijftafel van Berdie Bartels, poetry and shortwriting.


In my weblog you can find some history posts. Check Instagram Wharfworks for my today artnews. Enjoy!


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