The main urban cemetery at Heimolen will be equipped with an imposing, bronze work of art. Between Hope and Despair represents a seated woman bent forward looking at the ground, without showing her face. The sculpture of the young Winke Besard (28) is currently made in polyester and will be cast in bronze. In the spring of next year - by then the crematorium will be ready - it will have a place at the beginning of the cemetery, to the right of the urn field. The work of art, the cost of which is not known, will be paid for by the Sint-Niklaas association Kunst in de Stad. There is already a sculpture by the Brasschaat-based artist Besard in the Waasland region.


BESARD Winke (1979)

Winke Besard, daughter of Hugo Besard, famous graphic artist from Antwerp with international fame, follows her higher secondary education at 'De Kunsthumaniora' in Antwerp, department of free art. Afterwards she follows the course 'Fine arts, free arts / sculpture' at the KASK in Antwerp, where she is a student of, among others, Wilfried Pas. Initial teacher training of academic level. Since she graduated, she has received several awards such as: the 'First prize Werminval vzw' in 2003, an 'Honourable mention Prize for Sculpture Marc Macken' in 2004, the first prize and public prize '1st Triennial Brasschaat' in 2005 and an honourable mention at the 'Ernest Albert Recognition of Merit Award' Cultural Centre Mechelen in 2008.


Kunst in de Stad, October 04th 2008