Exhibitions 2017

Freedom of Expression | ELEPHANT KUNSTHALL

An exhibition based on submissions to an international drawing competition on the theme of freedom of expression. The exhibition was made possible through a collaboration between the Norwegian newspaper illustrators’ house Avistegnernes Hus, City of Refuge artist Arifur Rahman and the Norwegian Festival of Literature and will be exhibited in the Avistegnernes Hus in Drøbak, at the Elephant Kunsthall in Lillehammer, the Indian Institute of Cartoonists in India and in Slovakia.

In collaboration with Avistegnernes hus | 31 May – 4 June | Free of charge

WITHOUT BORDERS – Picture book illustrations by Svein Nyhus | GALLERI ZINK

Svein Nyhus is one of Norway’s foremost picture book illustrators. He is also this year’s Boklek author and, this spring, has been travelling around Oppland county meeting primary school children. At Galleri Zink he is exhibiting digital art prints from The Greedy Child (Den grådige ungen), What a Girl! (Snill), Mum’s Hair (Håret til mamma), Aquarium (Akvarium) and other well-known books for all ages by Gro Dahle. Also on exhibit will be drawings from his own picture books The World Has No Corners (Verden har ingen hjørner), Daddy! (Pappa!) and Me! (Jeg!), from Andre Bjerke’s Funny Verses (Moro-vers), Ylvis’ What Does the Fox Say? (Hva sier reven?) and several others. Visitors will also have the chance to see some original pencil drawings and paper collage illustrations.

In collaboration with Galleri Zink | Free of charge | Sales exhibition



Hedevig Anker (1969) is known for poetic photographs of empty and abandoned rooms from both private homes and public museums. She studied painting at the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Art but has throughout her entire career used analogue photography. Her ability to abstract a motif and simultaneously bring out the memories and perceptions lodged in a building, acquire an added dimension in her new series from Sigrid Undset’s home, Bjerkebæk. She tries to disclose what we cannot immediately see, but which lies there like an experience without language. Undset’s significant literary works give the motifs a unique resonance. Curator: Janeke Meyer Utne. Guided tours on 3 and 4 June, 2 PM.

Organizer: Lillehammer Art Museum | 30 May – 4 June | Free of charge with annual ticket and festival pass

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IN THE LIGHT OF ITALY: A Danish-Norwegian artistic community, 1879-1886 | LILLEHAMMER KUNSTMUSEUM

The exhibition tells the story of a group of Danish and Norwegian artists who travelled to villages near the mountains of Abruzzo south-east of Rome and made the dream of Italy come true. They developed a stronger form of Realism inspired by the Italian light, the monumental landscape and, not least, the richness of daily life. The exhibition is a collaboration between Den Hirschsprungske Samling in Copenhagen, Skovgaard Museet in Viborg and Lillehammer Kunstmuseum, and contains some 100 artworks communicating the exotic daily life and the varied landscape around Sora and Civita d’Antino. Guided tours on 3 and 4 June at 2 PM.

Organizer: Lillehammer Art Museum | 4 March – 4 June | Free of charge with annual ticket and festival pass


Tom Gundersen’s main project for many years has been graphic art portraiture. This has resulted in an extensive series of likenesses of authors, painters, composers and other individuals from Norwegian cultural life. These portraits, which have not been commissioned, have often involved playing with the conventions of the genre. They do not testify to a direct encounter with the model, but have come about through long detours through the history of art and culture. In this exhibition, a series of author portraits are presented in a small format. The portraits are otherwise found on the walls of the Norwegian Parliament, Gyldendal and Aschehoug publishing houses and in many Norwegian embassies. They have been purchased by the Norwegian National Gallery and National Museum of Norway.

Organizer: Galleri Zink | 30 May – 4 June | Free of charge


Syria has been a war zone for more than five years and in the years preceding was a dictatorship of the worst kind. Political illustrators have lived with censorship and threats and for many of them exile has been their only option. The exhibition explores the artistic boundaries of freedom of expression, and features political comic strips and drawings by more than 20 Syrian artists. The exhibition is curated by Ronald Bos and the prize-winning Syrian artist Mwafaq Katt and organized of the foundation Syrian Dreams.
In collaboration with Lillehammer Municipality | Free of charge


Through the works of newspaper illustrators, Aulestad presents a story about Norway – a story about Norwegian history and Norwegian identity.

Opening: Saturday 3 June at 12:00 noon.

Organizer: Aulestad |Entrance: Standard museum ticket


Here you can see the winners of The Most Beautiful Books of the Year competition. This competition is a Grafill initiative and stems from a desire to encourage publishers, authors, designers and illustrators to create books of a high visual calibre in all genres. This year 307 books were submitted to the competition and the jury has awarded prizes to 46 deserving winners. The Most Beautiful Books of the Year is Norway’s only competition honouring the visual dimension of the book trade.

Organizer: Lillehammer library in collaboration with Grafill | Free of charge | 30 May–0 4 June

[3]Elisabeth Moseng | Galleri MYEART

Elisabeth Moseng is an illustrator, designer and writer. She has worked with children’s books for many years. This year she is represented at the festival with her fresh and exciting picture book Herr Hansen får besøk (Mr Hanson has a vistor) about how life is turned upside down when a sour puss suddenly discovers an elephant in his garden!

The book and original prints from other books can be found at Galleri MYEART in Storgata.

Sale: illustrations and children’s books by Elisabeth Moseng. Jewelery in silver and fabric. Scarves and ponchos in fun materials. Graphic photo art, carved tree art, textile prints and photographs. Other digital and hand drawn illustrations. We sell from the wall..

Opening times: tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday og saturday – 12pm – 5pm.

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