Het Vijfde Seizoen

ART & PSYCHIATRY - Residency in psychiatry

Het Vijfde Seizoen (The Fifth Season) is a residence for artists in psychiatry. Professional artists work here for a season.

Since 1998 many artists have worked in Het Vijfde Seizoen. It is an inspiring place. The line between sick or not sick sometimes seems to disappear for the artists and the patients. It is remarkable to see how each artist picks his own angle and approaches the psychiatry from a totally personal point of view.

By inviting a different artist every season to work at the residency, a contribution is made to our goal of bringing society closer to psychiatry. Through their works of art the artists contribute to the imaging of the psychiatric patient and psychiatry in general. 

Click on 'artists' for artprojects.

Under 'publications' you will find a list of all publications that artists have made during their residency in Het Vijfde Seizoen.

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HKU art students invited at Het Vijfde Seizoen

Since 2 years students of art academies are invited to work in Den Dolder. After the Rietveld Academy and the KABK, starting from February 9, art students of the HKU will start their residency. read more

Delfts Blue from Buhlebezwe Siwani in Kade

Delft blue dishes, covered with drawings that Siwani Buhlebezwe made with patients in Den Dolder. Displayed on an antique table where the form of Castle of Goede Hoop is visible. Now on display at the exhibition ' Tell Freedom '-Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort. read more

Buhlebezwe Siwani & Ashley Walters at Kunsthal KAdE

Het Vijfde Seizoen is pleased to invite artist Buhlebezwe Siwani and Ashley Walters as artists in residence. During the residency they will create a new art work for the exhibition Tell Freedom in Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort. Exhibition till 6 May 2018. read more

Exhibition Beautiful Distress because of success extends till 14 of Jan '18

Thursday 23 November the Beautiful Distress Art Manifestation on Mental Illness has been started. The exhibition at New Dakota is because of success extends till 14 of January 2018. read more

Beautiful Distress in the media

Great interest in the art manifestation Beautiful Distress, also in the media. Here are the articles and interviews. read more

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Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy

'Het Vijfde Seizoen Academy' (The Fifth Season Academy) is a program for psychiatrist and psychiatrist in training. During interactive sessions participants are confronted with the value of the arts. read more