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VKL Guest studio

The spring sun has begun to warm us again at Vestfossen, where we – as every year - are working flat out to get our exhibition and guiding programme for the coming season ready for release. While you are waiting, we would like to tell you about one of the subsidiary projects we are engaged in at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (VKL), the Guest Studio.


In the winter of 2015, VKL acquired the rental lease of Arena Vestfossen – a studio collective attached to the same building that houses VKL. The artists working there today are Lars Andreas Tovey Kristiansen, Ståle Vold, Kenneth Alme, Javier Barrios, Are Blytt and Morten Viskum, along with Øvre Eiker Municipal Arts School. The Guest Studio covers 130 m2 ranging across an office, a garret and work spaces. In 2015 we announced a trial period for the Guest Studio, and hired it out to artists Tonje Bartnes Andersson and Beathe C. Rønning. The trial period continues this year; five artists have hired the studio, each for four weeks at a time.


In the course of the coming years we will gradually find out how best to utilise the Guest Studio and what part of VKL’s art platform it should play a part in. By hiring it out to artists for a trial period we are gaining invaluable information about how best to manage and run the Guest Studio.


This year’s guest artists are Elin Glærum Haugland (April), Marit Silsand (May), Peter Gregorio (June), Ellen Henriette Suhrke (July) and Hilde Honerud (August). VKL will be happy to receive applications for next year’s Guest Studio from the autumn.


Our summer season starts on7 May. If you LIKE us on Facebook and Instagram, and by receiving our newsletter, you will be able to follow all the preparations at Vestfossen up to the Season Opening!