Gallery Late: Norwegian Nights
Immerse yourself in Nordic culture, from stunning natural landscapes to folk music and traditional food and drink, and experience the enchanting work of Harald Sohlberg after-hours in this special Gallery Late.
Throughout the evening explore Norwegian identity, landscape, and folklore through pop-up talks, storytelling, art-making, music, food and drink.
Includes entry to Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway and our Collection.
See below for full line up
Free, but ticketed
Harald Sohlberg, Fisherman’s Cottage, 1906
7pm, Gallery 5
Norwegian duo Konradsen perform dreamy folk tracks from their latest releases including ‘Never Say A’ and ‘Baby Hallelujah’. Inspired by Sufjan Stevens, Nina Simone and Bon Iver, join Eirik and Jenny for a one-off performance.
Hourly from 6.45-8.45pm, Mausoleum (first-come, first-served)
Storyteller Vanessa Woolf tells strange, chilling and magical tales from Norway, set amongst Mariele Neudecker’s mesmerising tank installation in the Mausoleum; And Then The World Changed Colour: Breathing Yellow.
Hourly from 6:30pm-9:30pm, Gallery 9 (first-come, first-served)
Join one of our guided tours of Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway and discover more about one of Norway’s greatest artists. You can visit the exhibition independently at any time.
6-10pm, Linbury Room (first-come, first-served)
Immerse yourself in a virtual world inspired by Harald Sohlberg’s landscapes, brought to you by students from the London College of Communication’s Virtual Reality, Special Effects, and Sound Effects courses.
The Blue Hour
6-10pm, Gallery 2 (drop in)
A famous natural phenomenon in Norway, the ‘blue hour’ is the name for a specific quality of light found in the winter months. Explore Sohlberg’s depiction of blue in this collaborative collage-making session, creating trees, buildings and figures to set against a blue sky.
6-10pm, Sackler Centre (drop in)
Authors of Nature Journal, Marianne Wie and Zoe Burt lead this drop-in workshop where you can paint and embroider postcards with decorations inspired by Norwegian national dress. Whether you send your postcard, or keep it for yourself, is up to you…
Sohlberg meets South London
6-10pm, Café (drop in)
Does Harald Sohlberg: Painting Norway make you question your relationship to the landscapes around you? Enjoy a series of short films created by year 9 and 10 students from Harris Academy Bermondsey and St Thomas the Apostle College exploring this question.
These films are a product of a special Schools project joint funded by Allies & Morrison, and Arts Council England.
Discuss and Debate
6-10pm, Café (drop in)
Come and share your thoughts about the past, present and future of the natural world in these drop-in discussions.
Food and Drink
6-9.30pm, Gallery 4
Norwegian-inspired cocktails created by the master mixologists Gimlet Bar.
A variety of dishes from our café’s Nordic themed menu, ranging from Scandinavian meatballs to cloudberry waffles.
Images: Top banner: Harald Sohlberg, Summer Night (detail),1899, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Norway. Painting in carousel: Harald Sohlberg, Fisherman’s Cottage (detail), 1906, Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Edward Byron Smith. Photographs by Roser Jorba Soler.