Christie van der Haak (1950) has been awarded the Ouborg Prize 2015 for her extensive body of work. In the 1980s she was very successful with her paintings of madonna’s that were partly painted over with ornamental shapes. Since then, ornamentation has been a constant factor in her work. Around 2003, Christie van der Haak gradually switched to designing patterns for fabrics that are used for creating autonomous artworks such as tapestries and rugs, but are also applied for furniture upholstery and wallcoverings. The Ouborg Prize consists of a grant, an extensive publication, designed by Studio Renate Boere, and an exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, both titled Sproken/Fairy Tales. The exhibition runs from 28 November through 31 January 2016 at the Projects Room of the museum.