Conceptual Craft: New Art from Norway showcases the very best of contemporary Norwegian craft and features exciting new work that crosses the boundaries between craft and fine art. The exhibition was opened by Ambassador Tarald Brautaset at Usher Gallery on 9 April
The artists selected for this exhibition are those leading their field. The show includes work by Toril Bjorg one of Norway’s most outstanding silver makers and dresses by Ove Harder Finseth, an award-winning haute couture designer who was chosen to make the wedding gown for Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
Jeremy Webster, the Senior Keeper at the Usher Gallery, says ‘The Usher has a long tradition of working with artists from northern Europe and the Baltic States; it was initially with this in mind that the thought of working with Norway in its centenary year came into being.’
The resulting exhibition has been developed with the help and sponsorship of the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and the Norwegian Embassy.
Webster continues: ‘Norway has a long history of craftwork and people may be familiar with the more traditional craft produced. What is not so obvious is the dynamism and direction that makers are currently working in.’
Conceptual Craft: New Art from Norway
10 April - 3 July
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