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Lauwer is a contemporary art gallery in The Hague, The Netherlands. It represents artists in search of the perimeters of their disciplines, with backgrounds in Fashion and Photography. With exhibitions and activities Lauwer hopes to show what art can do for art lovers, collectors and new art audiences.

Analogue, craft & collectible items.

advisory board

Adele Varcoe, Fashion Researcher and Performance Artist
Bart Epskamp, director reiskundig.nl, winner FD Gazelle Award 2017
Helen Westgeest, Photography Theorist Leiden University
Katharina Gaenssler, Artist and Photographer



Anna Elisabeth Kruyswijk (b. 1988, NL) is an Art Historian (MA, Leiden University) and a Fashion Strategist (MFS, ArtEZ) based in The Hague, where she works as the owner of Lauwer and as a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Art.

Lauwer does more than sell. Its gallerist Kruyswijk continues to do what she has been doing for the past five years as a curator / researcher for The Future of Fashion is Now (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen), Dancing Light, let it move you... (Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography), and On the Road, Travelling with the Photographer (National Archives of the Netherlands). During that period she became quite familiar with the world of art. If it were up to her she would like to see larger and more diverse audiences, and more accessible and playful forms of art. So, by the end of 2017, Kruyswijk founded 'Lauwer', a new contemporary art gallery that is connected to her areas of expertise Fashion and Photography. This way art stays close to daily life, and one doesn’t have to look far to understand it, or be moved by it. Lauwer celebrates what art can do.