Nordic Itinerary

Here is a detailed itinerary of our Nordic Cohort's two part journey for researching Nordic Crafts. For a wider geographical context to these locations follow the route on our map below. To find who made up our Cohort details on the group are found on Curators page

Nordic Itinerary Part 1 - Denmark, Sweden & Finland

Sunday 3 May

Travel to Copenhagen arrive 17.20 local time (Metro from airport to Hotel)
Check-in: Copenhagen Strand, Havnegade 37, Copenhagen 1058

Monday 4 May

9:00 Danish Crafts – meet with Birgitte Jahn, CEO, Kristian Kastoft,
Head of Projects and Communication and the current curator, Karen
Kjærgaard. Together they will give the group a presentation/ overview
of contemporary Danish Craft and explain the role and activities of
Danish Crafts (an agency dedicated to raising the visibility of Danish
crafts at home and abroad, it is funded by the Ministry of Culture).
Amagertorv 1, 1.
DK - 1160 København K

11:00 Danish Design Centre was designed by Henning Larsen and
opened in 2000. It houses a collection of design icons and a temporary
exhibition programme. The exhibition on display at the time of our viist
will be “See the Light” – latest technologies in lighting from across the
world. We will meet with the Head of Exhibitions Maria Elskaer.
HC Andersens Boulevard 27
DK 1553 Copenhagen V

14:00 Galerie Metal – contemporary gallery specializing in metal based
jewellery and hollowware. Meet with directors and selected artists.
Nybrogade 26, 1203 Copenhagen

Take public transport to Vaerlose, approx 18.5km, Anne Meret
Groenlund will met us at Galerie Metal at 15:45 to accompany us to her

16:30 Galleri Grønlund the gallery specialises in contemporary Danish
glass – meet with Director and selected artists.
Birktetoften 16A
VÆRLØSE (3500 værløse)

Tuesday 5 May

10:00 Danske Kunsthandverkere (Danish Arts and Crafts Association)
– meet with Managing Director Nicolai Gjessing and staff who will talk
about their work in support of their 500 membership and advocacy for
Danish arts and crafts. The organisation founded the Trapholt Biennale
and publishes Kunstuff a quarterly magazine.
Bredgade 66
DK 1260 Copenhagen

11:00 Statens Vaerksteder for Kunst hog Handvaerk (The National
Workshops for Arts and Crafts). State funded residency studios and
workshops for artists, designers and makers. Meet with Director
Frederik Hardvendel.
Strandgade 27b
1401 Copenhagen

14:00 Danish Museum of Art and Design is one of Scandinavia’s
central exhibition forums for Danish and international industrial design,
decorative and applied arts. The museum’s collections, library and
archives constitute a central resource centre for the study of design
and its history in Denmark. Meet with Ulla Houkjaer Senior Curator.
Bredgade 68 / 1260 København

15:50 check-out hotel for onward travel to Kolding

16:30 Train to Kolding arriving 18:42
Check-in First Hotel Kolding, Banegardsplasden 7, 6000 Kolding.
Wednesday 6 May
9:30 – 13:00 Sustainability conference organised by Danske
Kunsthanverkere and hosted by Trapholt Museum

14:00 Lunch and then shuttle bus back to Kolding

15:00 Galerie Pagter an important craft gallery representing Danish
Adelgade 3
6000 Kolding

16:00 Bus back from Kolding to Trapholt for the opening of the Biennale

17:00 Trapholt Museum famous for staging the Appplied Arts and Design Biennale. The Trapholt collection features Danish visual art,
sculpture, furniture design, applied art and design produced after 1900, as well as a selection of works from other countries that set the collection of Danish art in context. Meet with the Director Britta Trondborg,
Trapholt Æblehaven 23
DK-6000 Kolding

17:00 Opening of the Biennale for Crafts and Design 2009

Thursday 7 May

Check-out hotel 7.00 for 7.32 train to Copenhagen and onward train to airport.

12:20 Flight SK1420 to Stockholm arriving 13:30

15:00 Visit artist group We Work in Fragile Materials at
The Swedish Institute
Slottsbacken 10
Old Town, Stockholm

16:30 Galerie Platina established by Jenny Edlund, Asa Skogberg and
Sofia Bjorkman, Platina is widely regarded as the leading commercial
jewellery gallery in Stockhom.
Odengatan 68
102 32 Stockholm

18:30 Check-in Hotel Esplanade
Strandvagen 7A
SE -114 55 Stockholm

19:30 Meet with Adam Jeanes of and

Friday 8 May

9:00 Breakfast meeting with Magnus Ericson and Sara Teleman of

11:00 Gustavsbergs Konsthall Opened in 2007 the gallery is devoted
to craft from both Sweden and abroad. As well as presenting craft they
aim to promote theoretical discussion to increase awareness of this
developing field. As well as changing exhibitions American Craft will be
on show when we visit, there is also a glass and ceramic studio
showing classic design to conceptual art. We will meet with Maj
Sandell (Artistic Director) and Agneta Linton (Curator) along with
artists working in the area.
Odelbergs väg 9
Gustaversbergs Hamm AB
134 82 Gustavsberg

16:00 Meet with Ylva W Franzen and then visit her studio
Return to Stockholm
Evening: Sight-seeing tour by boat around Stockholm hosted by the
Swedish Institute

Saturday 9 May

8:30 Check-out hotel (leave bags for collection later in the day)
Meet with artists:
09.00 – 09.30 Zandra Ahl
09.30 – 10.00 Albin Karlsson,
10.00 – 10.30 Andrea Djerf,
The Swedish Institute
Slottsbacken 10
Old Town, Stockholm

12:00 Crystal Palace is a gallery that presents the work of
contemporary artistic expression within art, craft and design. We will
meet with Jun-hi Wennergren Nordling and Katarina Sjögren along
with gallery artists.
Karlbersgsvägen 44
11362 Stockholm

14:00 Galleri IngerMolin
Kommendörsgatan 24
114 48 Stockholm

Magasin 3 Stockholm Konstall – One of the leading contemporary art
venues in Sweden housed in a renovated 1930s warehouse. The
director is David Neuman.
Exhibition: Santiago Sierra/ Johan Grimonprez “Double-take” and
outdoor sculpture project by Truls Melin plus collection. The gallery
and café are open until 19:00 on Thursday.
Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall in the building Magasin 3, floor 1,
elevator 4

Moderna Museet – Visit temporary exhibition PLAY – film and video
based exhibition illustrating how artists have used moving image to
document peformance, express feeling or create transformation.
Director Lars Nitve.
Skeppsholmen, Stockholm

20.10 Overnight Viking ferry to Turku “M/S Amorella”

Sunday 10 May

07.35 Arrive Turku and travel; to Fiskars by mini bus
Fiskars was once famous for producing cutting blades the industry
supported the settlement of a crafts community in Fiskars, this now
comprises a gallery, live/work accommodation and a Hotel. Some of
the best designer/makers in Finland are associated with Fiskars. and

10:00 Coffee at FiskarsForum and presentation about Fiskars by Mr
Ingmar Lindberg, former Executive Vice President for Fiskars
Corporation and
Chairman of the board for the Cooperative.

11:00 Fiskars 1649, visit exhibition and shop – presentation about
the Onoma Shop and Artist Cooperative by Martina Lindberg,
Executive Manager

12:00 Visit industrial artist Camilla Moberg and textile artist Soili Arha

13:00 By mini-bus to the studio of ceramic artist Karin Widnäs. We will
have lunch at studio Widnas.
Walk or bus back to village

14:15 Visit exhibitions – It is Beautiful Here (textiles) in the Granary
and Led by Form (serial production works) in the Copper Smithey

16:15 visit: The Paper House; The Forge; The Glass Studio

17:00 Tea at FiskarsForum with makers and designers

18:30 Mini-bus to Helsinki

20:00 Check-in Hotel Klaus
Bulevardi 2-4
FI-00120 Helsinki

Monday 11 May

10:00 Gallerie Norsu and meet Katarina Siltavuori and artists attached
to the gallery. Gallery Norsu is dedicated to Nordic contemporary craft.
The exhibitions show both unique pieces, tableware and installation
art. There is also a shop in the gallery where you can purchase high
quality, hand made objects of glass, wood and ceramics, textiles and
jewellery. The gallery is run by the Society for New Craft.
Kaisaniemaenkatu 9, 00171 Helsinki

11;30 Artists O – meet with Paula Susitaival and other artists from the
collective. We will have a presentation of their work before leaving for
a boat ride to to Harakka island – to visit studios and have a picnic.
Unioninkatu 26
00130 Helsinki

17:00 Design Forum The organisation promotes Finnish design and to
increase the use and applications of design in industry. It is an
information centre and organises exhibition in Finland and overseas.
The exhibition will be Young Designer of the Year Award. Meet with
Mikko Kalhama and Aila Kolehmainen (8121)
Errottajankatu 7, 00130 Helsinki

Tuesday 12 May

10:00 Galerie Anhava
Mannerheiminaukio 3
00100 Helsinki

11:15 Kiasma (optional instead of Design Museum – those who want
to stay at Kiasma longer can meet the others at hotel lobby)
The collections serve both as a memory and a framework for
contemporary art. Works of art are acquired in widening geographical
circles, although the focus remains on art from Finland and the
neighbouring regions.
Mannerheiminaukio 2, 00100 HELSINKI

11:45 Designmuseo
Meet with curator Jukka Savolainen visit exhibition space. The
museum is responsible for research and documentation in its field, and
for holding exhibitions on design history and contemporary products.
The exhibition on will be Head First – an exhibition exploring design
related to the head.
Korkavurorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki

13:00 All meet at Hotel - collect bags from and onward by mini-bus

13:30 Arabia Museum and Gallery
Meet with representatives of the Iittalla Group at the Arabia Museum
and studios . Arabia and Iittala have been the vanguard of Finnish
Design since the late 19th Century.
Hämeentie 135 FIN-00561 Helsinki
Leave 15:30 for airport
Return flight arrives in London Hrw T3 at 19:00

Nordic Itinerary Part 2 - Norway & Iceland

Wednesday 9th Sept

Fly London Gatwick direct to Bergen Flight DY1319 ( arrives 23.05

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz
5035 Bergen

Thursday 10 Sept

10.00: PermanentenVestlandske Kunstindustrimuseum (Bergen artmuseum), we will meetwith Curator Anne Britt Ylvisåker. The museum presents design and decorative art in untraditional ways. Our motto is to create debate about taste. In our permanent and changing exhibitions you can see the latest in contemporary decorative art and design, and view historic objects in new and surprising contexts.

Rasmus Meyers allé 3,
7& 9, N-5015 Bergen
12:30:Lunch at Smakverket – The StenersenBuilding, 
Rasmum Meyers alle 3,7 and 9, 5015 Bergen

14.00: Hordaland art center (HKS)) established 1976 as the first artist run art centre in Norway. Its activities are based around an exhibition programme with equal emphasis on dialogue, screenings and performances. Since 1987 HKS has had an artist in residence programme. HKS also works with public art commissions and regional touring exhibitions, and has since 2007 collaborated with the MA-programme atthe Bergen National Academy of the Arts. It is situated in one of the oldest remaining school buildings in Bergen. There is an open and accessible artist archive in the reception. Meet with Director Anne SzeferKarlsen.
Klosteret 17, PB 1745 Nordnes,
 5816 Bergen

15.30:Studio visits at “Verftet” TheUnited Sardine Factory (USF) is located at the Georgernes Verft, which once was the largest cannery in Norway. The old factory is transformed into a multiple arena - an art and cultural centre - which is unique in size and variety, according to both Norwegian and international standards. Art and culture are produced, organised and passed on in several forms and genres in a building that is more than 12,000 square metres. Amongst others we will meet:
ÅseLjones (textile) and Ida Helland-Hansen (textile/mixed media)
KariAasen and Eli Veim (ceramicists)
Textile artists Maria Udd and Siri Tollefsen

18.00:Dinner in Maria Udd’s and Siri Tollefsen’s studio – we will be joined by other artists we have met and the board of the Norwegian AAssociation of Arts and CraftsWestern Norway.
Gergernes Verft 12
5011 Bergen

Friday 11 Sept

09.15:Synnøve Vik will meet you at the hotel reception

9.30:Galleri FORMAT meet with  Director Stine Tveten/ Gallerie Format is the Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts’ own gallery. The organization is a national and for professional practicing artists. Established in 1975 it now comprises over 800 members. The association also maintains a Gallery FORMAT in Oslo that is centrally located and exhibits and the work of its members.

Vagsalmenningen 12
5014 Bergen
10.30:S 12 Artist run gallery for glassart and design. Meet with owner and artist Æsa Bjørk Thorsteinsdottir.  Preview of theannual exhibition Young & Loving! that opens the same evening.
Participating artists:
Stine Bidstrup (Denmark) 
Petra Thorgren (Sweden)  
Rebecca Arday (Usa)  
Hiromi Takizawa (Japan)  
Hilde Betten Pedersen (Norway)
Shortpresentations of three young local glass artists: Ellen Marie Tomtum Runningen,Thomas Petersen and Samantha Read
“Our exhibition program consist of exhibitions of art and design byemerging as well as established artist. The workshop consist of facilities forblowing, casting, model and moldmaking facilities as well as facilities forgrinding, polishing  and sandblasting.These facilities can be rented both long and short term and to support the workof emerging artist we offer them a 30 percent discount.”
Skostredet 12
N-5017 Bergen

12.30:  Floybanen– visit Mount Floyben by funicular – we will have lunch at the restaurant atthe top of the mountain.

Lateafternoon train – kl 15.15  to Osloarrives 22:30

Oslokl. 22.30

23:00Check-in:  Hotel Thon Opera Christian

Sat 12 Sept

10.00:The Director of NK Trude Gomnæs Ugelstad will meet the group in thehotel reception. 20 min walk to the museum:

10:30 National Museum of Art, Architecture andDesign  - meet with curator OleGaudernack for guided tour at Museum of Decorative Art and Design.

Establishedon 1st July 2003 the museum now the former Norwegian Museum of Architecture,the former Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, the former Museum ofContemporary Art, the former National Gallery, and the former National TouringExhibitions, Norway. The museum houses a large collection and temporaryexhibitions programme.

Kristian Augusts Gate 23

11:30- 13:30 Seminar Crafts of Norway  andUtstillingen -09
OnNorwegian contemporary craft and Norwegian craft artists abroad. Contributors:Art Historian Synnøve Vik, Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, metalartist Sigurd Bronger and glass artist Tanja Sæter.

13:30:Sandwiches in the museum cafè

14:00Opening ceremony of annual exhibition:Utstillingen -09  Since 1975 TheNorwegian Association of Arts and Crafts has organised annual juriedexhibitions of Norwegian crafts

Afternoon:Early dinner organized by NK (information on venue will be given later)

The Director of programmes Elisabeth Sørheim and Synnøve Vik will go with you byboat to Hovedøya.

17:30 Party at Hovedøya with studio visits to Kari Steihaug and Inger JohanneRasmussen.

21:30 End. Elisabeth Sørheim will go with you by boat to the city / your hotel.

Ferry nr. 92 or 93 from Vippetangen: 

Sun13 Sept

10.30 Meet Elisabeth Sørheim in the hotel reception. She will join the group thisday.

11.00 Train to Moss to Momentum meet curator Stina Hägkvist of MomentumNordic Biennial of Contemporary Art. This is the fifth edition, focusing on the work of artists with a background from,or a connection to, the Nordic region. The exhibition features 31 artists andgroups spread across two outstanding and strikingly different venues – MomentumKunsthall and Galleri F15, in addition to projects in the surroundingareas.

12.00 Momentum Kunsthall: Guided tour

13.00 Bus (short trip) to Jeløya og Galleri F15

13.15 Galleri F15 Guided tour.

14.00 Lunch in the café at Galleri F15
PO Box 1033
N-1510 Moss

14.00Lunch at Galleri F15’s -mission isto promote knowledge of visual arts and handcrafts, by way of exhibitions,seminars, cultural arrangements and appearances by artists, a library andrelated operations, together with conveying the best of Nordic andInternational Modern Art. Meet with the Director Dag AakSveinar and curator of current exhibition.
Alby Gard Ph
1033 Jelay
N 1510 Moss

16.00Return to Oslo
TheDirector of programmes Elisabeth Sørheim will join the group this day.

Mon 14 Sept

09.30Check out of hotel

09.45The Director of NK Trude Gomnæs Ugelstad will meet us at the hotel and join thegroup this day.

10.00:Galleri RAM (artist run gallery),showing arts and crafts exhibitions and very often large installations made byarts and crafts artists. One of the gallery’s initiators is KORO, thegovernment funded organisation working with art projects in public buildingsand spaces.
Kongens Gate 3
0153 Oslo

10.45 Galleri FORMAT (Oslo space, seedetails for Galleri Format Bergen above)
Radhusgaten 24
0151 Oslo

14:45 Flight Oslo to Reykjavik arrives OSLOKEF HK1 14:45 arrives 15:25

16:30 Check in: Hilton Reykjavik Nordica
Sudurlandsbraut 2
Reykjavik 108

Tuesday 15 Sept

10:30 Museum of Design and Applied Art where we will meet the director Harpa Honnunarsafn. TheMuseum of Design and Applied Art holds regular exhibitions. Hitherto the Museumhas held its temporary exhibitions in a small exhibition space at Garðatorg 7,Garðabær, but now an exhibition space is being completed at the Museum’s interim premises at Lyngás 7-9, Garðabær.  An exhibition with Icelandic design from the collection of the museum, opened in June 2009.
Lyngás 7-9, 210 Garðabær

14:00 – 15:30  Icelandic Design Centre meet with the Director Thorey Vilhjalmsdottir The purpose of the Iceland Design Centre is to achieve more appreciation of the importance of good design and architecture for society. Its role is to promote design of all kinds as a vital and profitable aspect of the Icelandic economy, and thus to enhance competitiveness and economic gain. The museum also has changing exhibition programme. Current exhibition will be 8+7 Made In (8 international design teams with 8 local manufacturers).

Honnunariostoo Islands
Austrurstraet 16
101 Reykjavik
16:30 Visit Gallery Kirsuberjatréö and meet the founding members/artists.  The gallery is run by 10 female artists and is located near the Harbour – it exhibits ‘objects for free open minded people’.

Wednesday 16 Sept

10:00 CIA.IS

CIA.IS’ role is to promote Icelandic visual artists abroad. The Center assists them in realizing their art projects abroad through means of funding, networking and cooperation with public and private associations, organizations and enterprises. Meet with the director Dr Christian Schoen.


12:00 Kraum – Icelandic Design meet with Director Halla Bogadóttir and selected makers. The store features work from over 70 designers including textile, jewelry, household items, and a variety of other utalitarian objest, all seledted by a professional committee to ensure a fair representation of Iceland´s best.

Handverk og Honnun meet with the Director Sunneva Hafsteinsdottir. Thepurpose of Crafts and Design is to collect and distribute knowledge and be a forum for crafts, applied arts and design. Sunneva has organised a number of studio to visit for the afternoon.
Both organisations are based at
Aoalstraeti 10
101 Reykjavik

14:00 – 19:00 Studio visits;
Guðný Hafsteinsdóttir, ceramist - 
DóraÁrna, ceramist –
HallaÁsgeirsdóttir, ceramist – 
Okkur (workshop) 
Ragnheiður Ingunn Ágústsdóttir, ceramist –
ÁslaugHöskuldsdóttir, ceramist
Aurum, Guðbjörg Ingvarsdóttir, designer and jeweler – 
Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir, artist and textile designer- -
SigrúnEinarsdóttir, glass
Páll Kristjánsson, knifemaker

Thursday 17 Sept

10:00 Meeting at Ministry of Culture (Utanrikisraduneytid) – Raudararstigur 25, 105 Reykjavik. We will meet Kristin Adalbjorg Arnadottir (Director of Communications and Public diplomacy), Audur Edda Jokulsdottir (Minister Counsellor), Gudney Hegladottir (Head of Division Dept of Cultural Affairs) and Aslaug Dora Eyfjolfsdottir (Advisor, Division of Arts and Museums, Ministry of Education Science and Culture).

12:00  I8 – Founded by Edda Jónsdóttir in 1995 – shows Icelandic and international artists

Klapparstigur 33 - tbc
101 Reykjavik
14:00 Kling & Bang shows emerging and established national and international artists.  We will meet with gallery staff.
Hverfisgate 42
101 Reykjavik

14:00 -18:00pm (thur-sun)

15:00 Studio visits in the vicinity of Kling & Bang, organised by Sunneva Hafsteinsdottir.

Friday 18 Sept

09:45 Check-out of Hotel

10:00 pick up from hotel and visit Blue Lagoon on route to the airport

16:10 Return Flight to London Heathrow KEFLHR HK1 

16:10  arrives 20:10 (for those leaving for Manchester airport  KEFMAN5 departing 17:30 and arriving 21.05 Friday 18 Sept)
The itinerary was researched and delivered by Ann Jones Director of ArtProjects and Solutions and Programme Director of Forming Ideas 

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