In early May a number of Norwegian art students in the UK get the chance through the initiative NorskArt to exhibit their work in London at The Empire gallery.
ANSA (Association of Norwegian Students Abroad) UK took the initiative for the event which was held for the first time at Candidarts in North London in March 2005.
Those members of ANSA who are art students, were offered to participate in NorskArt for free. This is a unique opportunity for the students, and an excellent chance for the artists to reach a wide public as well as art professionals who might be future partners.
The Empire gallery has been hired to room the young artists. The exhibition will include a wide spectre of genres, and no constraints have been laid on the artists. This will be a weekend of dance, drama, paintings, photographs, ceramics and more.
NorskArt hopes to attract both a Norwegian and an international audience. This is not only an art exhibition, but also an excellent opportunity for the artists to make contacts in an industry which is hard to break into. At the exhibition, visitors, art professionals and potential partners will get a unique tour inside the younger part of the Norwegian art scene.
NorskArt is organised by volunteer students. It is the artists that benefit from the project, and no one else leaves NorskArt with a profit.
The Empire, Bethnal Green, 33a Wadeson Street, London E2 9DR
Friday: 6pm - 9pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12noon-6pm
The exhibition has free entrance, and has a special opening show on Friday 5 May, between 6pm and 9pm.
Artwork by Kyrre Wangen, BA Photography, University College Falmouth