We are proud to present our new photo exhibition featuring Leif Gabrielsen and Kåre Kivijärvi. Two celebrated artists who both started their career with a box camera in Finnmark.
Sami Houses is a photo exhibition developed by the antiquarian Randi Sjølie. She has worked with Sami buildings for over 25 years and in connection with the work, numerous of photographs were taken of different types of Sami buildings. These pictures can tell us something about the variation in Sami building practices over the last few centuries. In this exhibition, Sjølie has selected 19 photographs in which she feels represents the ‘voice’ of the building, and which illustrates the technical details of the buildings.
The exhibition is funded by the Sámediggi / Sami Parliament.
Camilla Orvik is one of Northern Norway's leading artists.
Orvik focuses on humanity and many of the paintings are portraits. She paints in an impressionistic and colourful manner which incapsulates the essence of a dreamscape.
Elisabeth Meyer was a known journalist and photographer of her time.
Elisabeth was a strong and independent woman and did much of her travelling alone. She travelled from Iran to Turkey in 1929 and to India in 1932. She had extraordinary meetings on her journeys such as the meeting with Gandhi and Atatürk.
She documented these journeys in her books called A women’s journey to Persia (published in1930). And A woman’s journey through India (published in 1933).
What was it like to grow up in post-war Finnmark?
Honningsvåg, Magerøya, and the majority of western Finnmark was bombed and burned during WWII, and in many of the villages there was nothing left when the war ended. Everything was burned by the Nazi force by command from Hitler, and what could not be burned, was blown up. There was nothing to move back to, yet people came back and started to rebuild as soon as they could.
This exhibition explores how it was to grow up in a post-war community that rose from the ashes after May 1945.