September 2009

Last updated: 03/09/2009 //

DESIGN

100% Norway 2009

Presenting the latest Norwegian furniture and interior products, 100% Norway looks once again set to make an impact on the London Design Festival. Building on the success of previous years, 100% Norway 2009 will showcase the best new works of both established and up-and-coming designers, and feature a number of the country’s leading manufacturers. [+] Read more
Design

From Bergen with love...

‘Made in Bergen’, an exhibition project organised by six furniture designers located in Norway’s second city Bergen, will present new works at Tent during the London Design Festival. The exhibition will contain several award winning and well established products, but also introduce fresh new prototypes for which they seek contact with manufacturers. [+] Read more
Design

First-time showing of Norwegian Prototypes

Some of the brightest stars of new Norwegian furniture design exhibit their work at an exhibition in Brick Lane during the London Design Festival. These particular works challenge conventional and traditional Norwegian furniture design which has typically been characterised by its clean lines, functionality and mass production. 
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Music

The wait is over...

One of Norway’s most popular singer songwriters, Thomas Dybdahl, finally releases his self-titled debut album in the UK. The album, which is out on 14 September, includes the hits 'From Grace', 'A Love Story', 'Cecilia' and 'Adelaide' which made Dybdahl a star in Scandinavia. 
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Contemporary Art

Twiggy portraits by Norwegian photographer in London

A new display at the National Portrait Gallery will celebrate Twiggy’s 60th birthday with portraits by contemporary photographers, among them the acclaimed Norwegian photographer Sølve Sundsbø. Sundsbø, who lives in London, is a regular contributor to various magazines and has also shot album covers for the bands Røyksopp and Coldplay. [+] Read more
Film

What would you do in Terje Vigen’s shoes?

Ibsen's epic poem 'Terje Vigen', read by Vanessa Redgrave, is part of a spectacular cinema production that features numerous large screens next to each other. Following its critically acclaimed West Bank, Qatar and Norwegian tour, Thomas Høegh’s 'Identity of the Soul' can be experienced at the opening of the Cambridge Film Festival and in selected cinemas around the UK throughout the autumn. [+] Read more
Contemporary Art

Frans Widerberg’s “pictorial universe” on display

The acclaimed Norwegian painter Frans Widerberg will exhibit colourful paintings and prints at the University Gallery in September and October. His works are often described as new figurative, with strong emphasis on the primary colours, red, yellow and blue. The horse and rider is a recurrent motif in Widerberg’s art, which may remind the spectator of the Old Norse legends. [+] Read more
Culture

Anglo-Norwegian puppet production of Hamsun’s Hunger

An adaptation of Knut Hamsun’s famous novel 'Hunger' will be performed in London in September. It is the dark reflection of life in a modern metropolis that TinkerTing and Nordland Visual Theatre wish to express, using puppets, in the new adaptation of 'Hunger'. [+] Read more
Arts and Crafts

Sometimes size does matter…

Celebrated Norwegian ceramicist Marit Tingleff, whose dramatic painted dishes measures up to 1.5 meter, will exhibit together with her British colleague Alison Britton at the Marsden Woo Gallery in London. Britton and Tingleff are significant figures among a generation of artists who emerged during the mid to late 1970s to establish a range of fresh ambitions for ceramics as an independent art practice. [+] Read more
Contemporary Art

Multidisciplinary show from McGeorge

The Norwegian artist Eline McGeorge will present her new solo show 'Manual' in London, which incorporates several distinct elements; an animation, a soundscape and an artist’s book. Eline McGeorge has been living and working in London and Berlin for several years. Previous shows include participation in Momentum Favoured Nations in Moss, Norway, as well as 'Travelling Doubles' in Copenhagen. [+] Read more
Music

“Wee” Scottish jazz festival with Viking talks and music

The Viking heritage is evident at the Islay Jazz festival on the Hebridies, which sees a Norwegian world premiere and folklore-inspired music pieces as well as Viking talks. Islay, the most southerly of the Hebridean islands, is used as the beautiful backdrop for the annual jazz festival. This year, a number of Norwegian artists will perform their pieces, ranging from jazz to folklore to more contemporary beats. [+] Read more
Contemporary Art

Sweet dreams in Cornwall

 The ‘dream’ theme has been a constant throughout out Norwegian artist Kristin Vestgard’s career, and the results can been seen in her paintings at an exhibition in Cornwall. Like the dreams of the day, when you let your mind wonder to unknown landscapes of the imagination, Vestgard's paintings exist in a timeless space, where humans interact without conversation, place or time. [+] Read more
Contemporary Art

Henriksen at South London Gallery

 Knut Henrik Henriksen, is one of the seven artists in an international group show of site-specific and specially commissioned work prompting fresh perspectives on the South London Gallery’s architecture. Henriksen’s sculptural works continuously challenge exhibition spaces in which they take place. At this new London exhibition, four concrete sculptures by Henriksen are on show. [+] Read more
Culture

Norway’s Holland at National Portrait Gallery!

 Norwegian contemporary artist Natalie Holland’s work ‘Agnes’ has been selected to be part of the BP Portrait Award exhibition which runs from June until September. The Portrait Award, now in its thirtieth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twentieth year of sponsorship by BP, is the most prestigious portrait competition in the world, highlighting the very best in contemporary portrait painting. [+] Read more

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