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Developments in the book design & Vulva Quartet Game

February 13, 2019

Hi everyone!

Here's a new update from my side, as there have been some wonderful developments in the past few weeks. We've had a few meetings with the book designers so far, and the first design proposal has been shared. It's slowly starting to look like a real book, which is very exciting! It's a very fun but also weird feeling how a year of hard work finally starts to take shape. 

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Also the Vulva Quartet Game has had its first trial rounds during a few game nights! We discussed the categories and the informative content on each card, and I received some very useful feedback (and we had lots of fun playing the first trial round - it's going to be such a fun game!). 

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And finally I've started painting the vulva portraits that have been pledged during the Kickstarter campaign. So far I've painted 15 portraits - so 'only' 45 more to go :) I'm making a time lapse video of each portrait, so each individual I'm portraying can view how their portrait came about. 

I can't wait to see what the upcoming weeks will bring, and I'm really looking forward to sharing more about the book with you soon again!

Warmest regards,



Update: starting with the book design & game

January 14, 2019

Hi everyone!

First of all: Happy New Year! I'm happy to share another update with you as there has been some great progress with the book. Last week I've finalised the text with the help of my wonderful editor Jo, and everything is ready for the next stage: the book design. 

Last Thursday I had a meeting with the graphic design duo to exchange thoughts about the look and feel of the book. Sanne and Rémi will be working on the book design in the upcoming weeks, and I'm very excited to see how my ideas will translate into a real book with their help. 

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I've also been working on the Vulva Quartet Game; the first version of the game will be finished this week. And then it's time to play the first test round with some friends, to find out what the game feels like and if there are any adjustments to be made. 

Many exciting things, I can't wait to share more with you soon! 



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New update & Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2018

Hello everyone!

Three weeks after the Kickstarter campaign has ended I'd like to share a small update with you. In the past weeks I've been working hard on the text for the book, selecting personal stories and portraits, and fact-checking everything with the help of some wonderful sexual health experts. Last Monday I've sent all the text to the editor - another step closer to realising the book!

Yesterday I made the book available for pre-ordering on my website (click here!) for everyone who missed the Kickstarter campaign. The Vulva Quartet Game is available for pre-ordering as well! 

Now I'll be enjoying a few days off during the holidays, and in January I'll be continuing working on the book again. This is when the graphic design duo will start with the book design - I'm very excited about this and can't wait to see the book taking its final shape. 

For now I'm wishing you all wonderful holidays, and a very happy New Year!


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The Vulva Gallery Book - Kickstarter Campaign Successfully ended!

December 1, 2018

Hi everyone!

I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for supporting this project and being part of this. In a month time, together with the help of 1281 individuals from all around the world we raised over €56,000 - such a wonderful step towards realising The Vulva Gallery Book, and of course the Vulva Quartet game 🙂

Now the actual creation of the book can start! More updates on this will follow soon.

Thank you all,

Hilde ♥️

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On Friday, November 11th 2017, I will be one of the guests at SPUI25. Here I will be speaking about The Vulva Gallery, and my work will be shown.

The whole evening will be in English. Feel free to join and have a chat afterwards! 


Friday, July 7th - Sunday July 16th

Starting today, during the upcoming week, The Vulva Gallery will be exhibited as part of the Opium TorenkamerEXPO @ VondelCS.

Date: July 7th, 6pm-9pm
Location: VondelCS (Vondelpark 3, Amsterdam)


A series of illustrations from The Vulva Gallery will be shown, including two larger vulva paintings 💕


Feel free to stop by and say 'hi!' today, it's going to be a lovely evening! :)

For more information, see the FACEBOOK EVENT.


Sunday, March 12th

On Sunday, March 12th, I will be one of the guests at Verso in Mezrab Theatre. Here I will be speaking about The Vulva Gallery, and my work will be shown and sold in the book store.

The whole evening will be in English. Feel free to join and have a chat afterwards! 

VERSO / is a monthly literary journal of our city’s and our world’s best editors, writers, artists, and thinkers, in live-form poems, stories, essays, interviews, reviews, and more. Volume 3, "Obstacles", turns to topography in its many shapes and materials. Our seventh edition this season "Meandering" is curated by Shailoh Phillips. 

Moving forward, in the attempt at a straight line. Meandering reveals the beauty of wandering. The sides are eroding, things get lost along the way. During this edition of Verso, we will be exploring the movement of words and images and erosion over time and space. 

Editorial by Shailoh Phillips
Art by Hilde Atalanta / The Vulva Gallery
Words by Maxi McNaughty
Words by Lee Jing-Jing
Video performance by Kate Tempest
Live video installation by Razan Hassan

For more information:

Date: Sunday, March 12th • 7pm-10pm

Entrance: 5 EUR


Wednesday, March 8th

On Wednesday, March 8th, my work will be shown in a mini-exhibition at Mail&Female (a wonderful female-friendly & gender inclusive sex shop in Amsterdam), in the context of International Women's Day. You'll find some of my original work, as well as prints, postcards, calendars, tote bags and the vulvacat pin.

From this day on, The Vulva Gallery items will be part of the regular collection at the Mail & Female shop as well.

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Op woensdag 8 maart zal mijn werk in het kader van International Women's Day te zien en te koop zijn tijdens een mini-expositie bij Mail&Female in Amsterdam. Er zal origineel werk te zien zijn, maar ook prints, kaarten, kalenders, tote bags en de vulvacat pin.  

Vanaf 8 maart worden de Vulva Gallery items ook in de vaste collectie van de Mail & Female opgenomen.

Date: Wednesday, March 8th • 11am-7pm



Woensdag 8 maart

Op woensdag 8 maart, Wereldvrouwendag, ben ik te gast bij Theater de Mus in Amsterdam, tijdens "Kut-mus" een avond waarin de vrouwelijkheid gevierd wordt. Hier zal ik spreken over The Vulva Gallery, maar ook over mijn andere werk. 

De Mus: "De Mus is een wekelijkse theateravond in het Torpedo Theater. Vanaf 20.00 uur delen vier verschillende artiesten uit totaal verschillende disciplines hun kunsten. Dat kan een muzikaal optreden zijn, maar evengoed een live operatie van een stofzuigerzak of een operazangeres die een stripboek zingt. Kunst, cultuur, interviews, korte films, gave projecten, muziek, spelletjes en al het andere soort vermaak dat je kunt bedenken, vinden hun thuis bij de Mus."

Meer informatie?

Datum: woensdag 8 maart, 20.00u



Dinsdag 7 maart 

Op dinsdag 7 maart ben ik met nog drie anderen te gast in Pakhuis de Zwijger in Amsterdam, tijdens de talkshow "What's Up?". Het thema van de avond is Geen Woorden Maar Daden, en ik vertel over The Vulva Gallery. 

Pakhuis de Zwijger: "What's Up is een maandelijkse talkshow waarin we het beste dat Amsterdam in huis heeft aan creatie en innovatie ontvangen. Van mode en industriële vormgeving tot film en fotografie; van reclame en muziek tot architectuur, grafisch ontwerp en gaming. Jonge honden en oude rotten uit de creatieve industrie vertellen over bijzondere projecten en showen hun actuele opdrachten.

Dit keer met vier gasten die ons wakker proberen te schudden. Door middel van verschillende kunstvormen houden deze creatieven ons een spiegel voor, zetten ze ons aan het denken, confronteren ze ons met onze eigen ongemakken en brengen ze ons een boodschap waar we - op onze eigen manier - iets mee kunnen."

Meer informatie?

Datum: dinsdag 7 maart, 20.00u, EXPO