Artist in residence / Gallery Svalbard

Svalbard

Svalbard

Exciting news – I’m going to Svalbard! Yay and Woo-hoo! :-) I’m so excited about the news that I will be traveling to Svalbard . A short time ago I received an email from the gallery manager on Svalbard, who verified that I had been given artist residency in March.

Svalbard Gallery and the residency

Svalbard Gallery and the residency

Farfar Kåre Lund

Farfar Kåre Lund

My art project is to follow in my grandfather’s footsteps. Grandpa worked in the mines on Svalbard in the early fifties. Initially, I will try to capture the ambience around the mines and get inspired by the scenery, but also the nature and the light. Otherwise I will keep my mind artistically open, to see what comes to me on my expedition. I’ll keep you updated as the journey progresses :-)

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Here’s grandfather working in the mines on Svalbard (second from right) 1950-52