the gatherists

The Gatherists was initiated with the idea of bringing creative people together in a casual way over coffee and cake. Working as freelance creatives, we - Margot & Marie - felt like we missed an opportunity to meet the many people whose work we had seen, read about and admired online and off. While social media channels like Instagram are great sources of inspiration (we, too, met via the app) nothing can compare to face-to-face interactions.


What started in June 2017 in Amsterdam with a small group of our friends has now grown into a small community of likeminded creatives – we meet monthly at Marieke’s atelier in small gatherings of 10 to 12 people to share what we’re working on and even struggling with, and hopefully inspire one another. There’s no program, hidden agenda or end goal.

We hope to become a platform for the creation of new connections and eventually new ideas, collaborations and projects. Because sometimes all you need to fuel your passion is a lovely conversation and a slice of homemade apple pie.

If you’re interested in joining us or want to find out more, send us an email at thegatherists[at] And feel free to follow along at and check out the hashtag #thegatherists.

Margot & Marie


agenda 2018

edition 15: October  17th 2018, in collaboration with Esther Blankers, Rotterdam
edition 14: October 10th 2018, in collaboration with Eilidh Izat, Edinburgh
edition 13: September 28th 2018, London
edition 12: September 19th 2018, Amsterdam
edition 11: August 8th 2018, in collaboration with Seraina Silja Hürlimann and Simon Ammann, Copenhagen
edition 10: July 4th 2018, Amsterdam
edition 9: June 13th 2018, Amsterdam
special edition: March 31 and April 1st 2018, in collaboration with Café Spontane, Amsterdam
edition 8: February 14th 2018, Amsterdam


agenda 2017

edition 7: December 13th 2017, Amsterdam
edition 6: November 15th 2017, Amsterdam
edition 5: October 11th 2017, Amsterdam
edition 4: September 13th 2017, Amsterdam
edition 3: August 16th 2017, Amsterdam
edition 2: July 5th 2017, Amsterdam
edition 1: June 21th 2017, Amsterdam