John Savio Award 2017

Thursday, 21. September 2017 - 19:00
Britta Marakatt-Labba. Foto: Andreas Walitalo/Norrbottens-Kuriren
Prisvinneren Britta Marakatt-Labba. Foto: Andreas Walitalo/Norrbottens-Kuriren

The Relief Fund for Visual Artists, Sami Artist Association og Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum are honoured to award the John Savio Award 2017 to Britta Marakatt-Labba. We celebrate the price winner with an open house event at Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum, with speeches, music and refreshments.

Detalj fra Britta Marakatt-Labbas «Historja». Foto: Ola Röe

The award is given to Britta Marakatt-Labba for her four decades as a storyteller of essential stories in the Sámi cultural heritage. Her striking imagery and riveting motifs from Sámi mythology and social, cultural and political history have forged new paths for generations of Sámi artists.

The John Savio award is awarded by The Relief Fund for Visual Artists in cooperation with Sámi Artist Association and Nordnorsk Kunstmuseum. The price money of NOK 150.000 is awarded to an artist with Sámi background and identity who has made a special contribution to the arts in Norway, either through recent projects or oeuvre

Music by Risten A. Kvernmo Gaup, speeches by representatives from the awarding organizations, The Sámi Parliament and the award winner.

Free entrance, open to all.