Camilla Orvik is one of Northern Norway's leading artists.
Orvik focuses on humanity and many of the paintings are portraits. She paints in an impressionistic and colourful manner which incapsulates the essence of a dreamscape.
Elisabeth Meyer was a known journalist and photographer of her time.
Elisabeth was a strong and independent woman and did much of her travelling alone. She travelled from Iran to Turkey in 1929 and to India in 1932. She had extraordinary meetings on her journeys such as the meeting with Gandhi and Atatürk.
She documented these journeys in her books called A women’s journey to Persia (published in1930). And A woman’s journey through India (published in 1933).
What was it like to grow up in post-war Finnmark?
Honningsvåg, Magerøya, and the majority of western Finnmark was bombed and burned during WWII, and in many of the villages there was nothing left when the war ended. Everything was burned by the Nazi force by command from Hitler, and what could not be burned, was blown up. There was nothing to move back to, yet people came back and started to rebuild as soon as they could.
This exhibition explores how it was to grow up in a post-war community that rose from the ashes after May 1945.
Nordkappmuseet is proud to present our new exhibition in collaboration with the Bjarne Holst Galleri Nordkapp.
Bjarne Holst (1944-93) and Kåre Kivijärvi (1937-91) are two famous artists and considered as artistic pioneers. Both derive from Finnmark and Bjarne Holst was born in Honningsvåg. The artists worked with different media, but their link to Finnmark is evident in their motifs. An interesting and modern art exhibition. The exhibition has now been extended to the 4. January 2019.
Our summer exhibition will take place from June 1st to August 19th and will present the artworks of six different artists from Norway, Finland and Sweden whom all have a Sámi background. The museum will be open every day from 10.00 to 18.00 during that period.