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Announcement! VKL Guest studio


Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (VKL) Guest studio / 2017

We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for VKL’s guest studio, for five periods in the spring season (Mai-September).

Send us an email with a short presentation of yourself (include link to website) and a short project description, stating your ambitions for your stay in the studio.


Send application to post@vestfossen, deadline December 15.


Greetings from the VKL team


The five periods are 1.5 to 31.5, 1.6 to 30.6, 1.7 to 31.7, 1.8 to 30.8, 1.9 to 30.9.


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. In 2016 our guest artists were: Elin Glærum Haugland (April), Marit Silsand (May), Peter Gregorio (June), Ellen Henriette Suhrke (July) and Hilde Honerud (August).


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 lending it out to artists for a trial period we are gaining invaluable information about how best to manage and run the Guest Studio.