june: start creative cooperation with Berlin musician & filmer Ronny Strehmann
7 sept - 2 dec exhibition De Gouden Eeuw van de Vliet.- Museum Swaensteyn Voorburg
6 july -19 aug 2018 group exhibition: Art With Pride - Zandvoort's Museum
27 june - Pink Terrorists Radio interview about Art With Pride expo & Ronny Strehmann - luister (in dutch)
Spring travel: Mexico
aug: Lecture in Sociëteit De Witte - nov: Jury member in Sociëteit De Witte
Several work publications
Film commissions: theatre- and music promos
Spring travel: Malta - checking out the largest Caravaggio painting
Contrubution to the Mathilde Willink book by Lisette de Zoete
Maurice Heerdink show in Museum Soest september 2016 - january 2017 (more in video's)
new projects & new techniques
Spring travel: Andalusia
Autumn Travel: Barcelona
THE ART OF MAURICE HEERDINK book is now available in Amsterdam, Antwerp, Berlin and Stuttgard
Spring travel: Brno - Auschwitz
Great international book reviews
Publication of the book THE ART OF MAURICE HEERDINK
Autumn travel: Papua New Guinea - september Goroka Sing Sing Festival
Workshops and some new projects
Spring Travel: Turkey
Autumn travel: Peru
When my friend Peter Devers tied to get Liza Minnelli to sign a photo of a very old portrait I made of her she signed a studio photo of herself and confiscated my portrait for her scrapbook! Doesn't the woman has taste.
Spring travel: Switzerland
A personal year.
Since june 2010 I am no longer a resident of The Hague, but live very close by. All in all, after 34 years, it was a intense happening, but pleasing.
Istanbul and Mexico-Belize-Guatemala Travel
A very busy year personally with funny commissions, new works and Asia travel.
Some very interesting sales to the States, several commissions and workshops.
august 12 - september 17 Second exhibition Westfries Museum in Hoorn
IN HET LICHT VAN DE SCHIJNWERPER (In The Spotlight)
Opening: Sasha Bulthuis -- Guest of honor: Ellen Vogel
june: lecture on Why are there no drawings by Carravaggio, Vermeer and Van Hals?
january-february - several workshops
3 september-16 october first exhibition Westfries Museum in Hoorn, FOREIGN CULTURES AND VOC
Painting more THEATER CELEBRITIES: Johnny Kraaijkamp sr, Willem Nijholt, Aus Greidanus jr
april - Checking out a real master: Caravaggio at the National Gallery in London.
Started the series DUTCH THEATER CELEBRITIES including Ellen Vogel, Jenny Arean, Willem Nijholt, Aus Greidanus jr, Johnny Kraaijkamp sr..
Opening-exhibition of the Sandberg Gallery (quite an experience)
Lectures on painting and drawing
Several of my works were shown in MATHILDE WILLINK SUPERPOES. A documentary by Jasmina Fekovic and Eddie van der Velden (shown at the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam and on television: Uur van de Wolf)
Working on THe Falconer (New York commission) and Prometheus
Since 1996 over 50 publications of his work in magazines, newspapers and catalogs; Collaboration-talks with filmdirector/-critic of Vrij Nederland Ab van Ieperen about his upcoming movie-drama
Groupexhibition: the Jesus Mystery - Curaçao
TV-documentary: The Playful Eroticism of Maurice Heerdink
Exhibition in Amsterdam during Gay Games
Mathilde Willink presentation in Studio Ans Markus
f.l.t.r: Painter Adrian Stahlecker ( http://home.wanadoo.nl/stahleck/ ), Pistolen Paultje, Painter Astrid Engels, Chanteuse Marjol Flore, Theo Sijthoff, Painter Ans Markus and Maurice Heerdink round his painting 'Mathilde' in Studio Ans Markus. Amsterdam 14-6-1997 (photo: uitgeverij De Vleermuis)
First business-commission: portrait of 27 board members
Groupexhibition in Pulchri Studio, the Hague
Short film: 25 Years Houses - a comedy
Played Gangsterboss in short movie: Dick Bos komt los
Illustrated over 80 books and 15 magazines
Berlin and Switserland
Two month journey through Central America
Performances with Bertold Brecht songs
Five short movies (with Ed van der Kooy)
a) Love Story, comedy
b) Angst, psychological drama
c) Tryptich, three horrorstories
c) Lost in Horrorland, four horrorstories
d) Garbage, horror
Graduated from Royal Academy of Fine Arts, the Haque
Art Academy filmproject: Terschelling
First newspaper publication
Born August the 12th in the Netherlands