Martin Jacobson / Forest Path, Strong Light / 2012
22.9 2013 - 16.2 2014
MARTIN JACOBSON / EXCURSIONS
Entering the pictorial world of Martin Jacobson is like stepping into the shades of a magic forest, the traditional folklore site of dangers and adventures or – at times – of escape and refuge. In fairy tales this setting is sometimes peopled by weird animals and plants, by trolls and elves and other curious creatures, but it is not these that we meet in the exhibition Excursions. On the contrary, here we find ourselves travelling through an imaginary landscape where every clearing, lake and tree trunk whispers its secrets.
Martin Jacobson was born in Stockholm in 1978 where he lives and works. All the works on show here have been created specifically for this exhibition and are displayed for the first time.
Stian Hole / Annas himmel / 2013
22.9 2013 - 16.2 2014
THE CHILDREN BOOK IN NEW GUISES
A good illustrated children’s picture book consists of a magical merging of image and text, functioning together to tell a story. For more than six years now the Nordic Watercolour Museum has worked in a range of ways to explore the potential of pictorial story-telling, and this autumn 2013 we are presenting our fourth exhibition on this theme. In the exhibition The picture book in new guises twelve creators of illustrated story books, all from the Nordic countries, will be displaying original illustrations from books most of which were published in the past year and some so new that they have not yet reached the
THE NORDIC WATERCOLOUR MUSEUM
The museum is one of the most exciting cultural projecs in the Nordic countries. It serves as a Nordic center for contemporary art, for research and training, with the emphasis laid on techiniques of watercolour art.
At the Nordic Watercolour Museum you can see the work of leading contemporary international watercolourists or study classical watercolour paintings of the past. You can choose to take a specialised course led by professional artists, try how it feels to pait alongside your own children or grandchildren in the children's studio, or prepare your forthcoming exhibition in one of the guests studios.
The museum contains:
- Galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions
- Guest studios on the island of Bockholmen, just across the channel
- Children's studio Experimental workshop with advanced technical equipment,
for art work, intruction and research
- Assembly hall for use as dance theatre, for cultural programmes and conferences.
- The restaurant "Vatten ("Water") - Gourmet and Café", with in and outdoor seating and views across the water.
- A museum shop.