During the Norwegian Week, Vihula Manor will also be visited by the authors of beautiful Works of art, the Norwegian artists Bjørn Aurebekk, Agnete Erichsen and Tom Lid. Works of all three will be on display for the Norwegian Week Exhibition in Vihula Manor’s Barn House.
Bjørn Aurebekk was born in 1948. in Kristiansand. Bjørn’s works have been on display in juried exhibitions for six times and he has around 43 solo exhibitions in Europe, of which 30 have been in Norway and 6 in Sweden. His works have buyers in Norway, Sweden and Germany. He has participated in about 30 collective exhibitions in Norway, 1 in Finland, 1 in Germany and 2 in Sweden – of these last two, one was the Stockholm Art Fair.
Bjørn has been on the boards of various Norwegian art institutions, for example, he has been the board leader of the Norwegian Association of Visual Artists and the board leader of Fellesverkstedet Myren Grafikk. He is currently on the board of the Agder Art Center for the second time, this time as the board leader.
You can learn more about Bjørn’s work here: www.aurebekk.net
Agnete Erichsen was born in 1958. in Kristansand and she is currently living and working in the Norwegian village of Høvåg. From 1977-1981, Agnete studied in the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry and from 1981-1985 in the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts. Today, both academies are a part of the three faculties of the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
Over the years, Agnete has had solo exhibitions in Oslo, Kristiansand as well as Asker. Additionally, she has participated in multiple collective exhibitions. Some recent examples are the 2015 exhibition “Between Art and Religion” in London and the same year’s exhibition “I Sammen” (Together) in Kristiansand.
Agnete’s works are on public display and can be seen in Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, the Arts Council Norway, the Kristiansand Kommune and the Sørlandets Art Museum.
Tom Lid was born in 1952. in Kristiansand and similarly to Agnete, he now lives and works in Høvåg. From 1972-1976, Tom studied at the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Art Industry and from 1976-1981 in the Norwegian National Academy of Fine Arts.
Tom’s works have been in multiple solo exhibitions in Norway and even in Paris. His latest solo exhibition was on display this year, in the Trafo Art Hall in Asker. He has also participated in various collective exhibitions, the most recent of which are the 2015-2016 exhibition “Jubileumsutstilling” (Jubilee Exhibition) in the Sørlandets Art Musem and the 2010-2011 exhibition “Blodig alvor” (Bloody Serious) that was on display in the Bergen, Sørlandets, Trondheim and Haugar Art Museums.
Tom’s works are on public display in Norway’s National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, the Arts Council Norway, the Sørlandets Art Musem, the Trondheim Art Musem and many other places.
If you wish to see the works of these artists with your own eyes, then visit Vihula Manor’s Norwegian Week and come by our old Barn House.