This winter we will feel the pulse of Norwegian material-based art with a massive exhibition of contemporary arts and craft.

The Annual Craft Exhibition (Årsutstillingen) is an annual exhibition arranged by The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, and in 2020 it returns to Tromsø for the first time since 1980. We are looking forward to an exciting and challenging exhibition, filled with stark contrasts and new directions for material-based art.

Hilde E. Dramstad's brooch "Strata crust 1" is pre-selectedto ÅU20. Photo: Hilde E. Dramstad

The exhibition is juried and open to anyone who wants to contribute. This year 362 applicants submitted 947 works. The final selection will happen in September, but three works have already been pre-selected by the jury: Helen Hausland's Anima Mundi, Hilde E. Dramstad's Strata crust 1 and Kari Mølstad's Krystall, blå.

Header image: Krystall, blå by Kari Mølstad. Photo: Jørn Hagen


Lise Dahl, curator
+47 915 73 362
Kjetil Rydland, communications
+47 951 76 509