- Artscape Nordland
- Horizons and Fragments: Sculpture Trail Bru
- Kistefos-Museet Sculpture Park
- Sti for Oye
- Vigeland Museum and Sculpture Park
Norwegian artist Ann Katrine Dolven's concept for Artscape Nordland was that each of 45 municipalities in this northern part of the world would have its own site specific art. This collection of art in the landscape includes works by over 30 international sculptors from Europe, Brazil, United States and Japan, and can only be seen by taking a 450 mile drive. Work can be seen by significant artists such as Anish Kapoor, Dan Graham, Tony Cragg, and Per Kirkeby.
Horizons and Fragments: Sculpture Trail Bru
Landowners, Inger Lise and Magnus J. Bru have initiated an ambitious land art sculpture trail in the woods, gardens, meadows and coastal landscape of the private 2000-acre island of Bru. In 2008 this trail was opened to the public. Four Norwegian visual artists; Ingrid Juell Moe, Barbro Raen Thomassen, Tori Wrånes, Jørn Rønnau, and Norwegian poet Torild Wardenær have created around 15 site specific works as part of this unique project.
Also on the island is a pond for swimming, ancient monuments and an ancient burial site. Dogs should be kept on leads and visitors are requested to ensure all field gates are closed during each visit.
Kistefos-Museet Sculpture Park
Kistefoss, 3520 Jevnaker
Tel: +47 61310383
Kistefos-Museet is situated in beautiful surroundings by the river Randselva in Jevnaker, just an hour’s drive northwest of Oslo. The former Kistefos Wood Pulp Mill is today an industrial museum, and the only intact surviving pulp mill of formerly 70 in Norway. In addition to the industrial museum and an exhibition venue with shifting art exhibitions, the museum houses a significant sculpture park, constantly under expansion. It has become the most comprehensive collections of outdoor sculpture in Norway, containing works by 22 international and Norwegian artists, such as Anish Kapoor, Tony Cragg, Olafur Eliasson and Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen.
The Kistefos-Museet is open from May to October annually, from 10am till 5pm. Guided tours of the sculpture park are at 3pm each weekend.
The Sti for Oye project is a trail of sculptural interventions within Vestfold Forest, instigated in 2001 and opened to the public in the autumn of 2009. 12 works have been installed by six artists Lars Fake Wide, Jorn Ronnau, Hilde Dramstad & Tor Jorgensen, Ingrid Kuiters, and Sally Matthews. Lighting along the trail has been designed by Erik Selmer.
Open daily, all hours.
The 80 acre sculpture park was designed by and displays the works of Gustav Vigeland and is considered the largest park for a single artist’s work. Over 200 sculptures are on display in the park. The museum in the grounds of the park presents Vigeland’s works and changing exhibitions of contemporary art.
From 1 September to 31 May, Tuesdays to Sundays: 12.00 - 16.00. From 1 June - 31 August, Tuesdays to Sundays: 10.00 - 17.00. Closed Mondays. Admission is charged.
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