GALLERY OF NORTHERN NORWAY
The Gallery of Northern Norway is an exhibition space
for works in visual and interdisciplinary arts from established as well as emerging artists. It was established
to provide the region with a place where diverse art forms, traditional as well as experimental are accessible. With our diverse exhibitions we aim to
challenge and expand public understanding and perception of contemporary
art issues, to encourage vision, reflection, communication and discovery.
The gallery, designed by one of Norway's leading architects, Jan Inge Hovig, was originally Harstad´s swimming pool and was redesigned by
A3 Architekt AS in 2000. The result is a 400m2 white space divided
into a main salon, an inner room to accommodate black box work and a
mezzanine gallery. Galleri NordNorge took its name from its location as the midpoint
for the region of North Norway, which spans over 2000 miles, from Mo i
Rana in the south to Kirkenes, the most northerly town in the region of
Finmark. The name has also come to represent the gallery’s ability to
draw national and international artists and collaborate with national institutions and organisations.