"Nature has always been used as the source of inspiration and motif in art, but it has usually been necessary to view this art in urban surroundings. The idea behind the gallery of Kronborg was to bring art into nature and thereby create a new meeting place for culture."
Lena Langvand Samuelsen and Runa Gulliksen, the first initiators. (Link to Kronborg's first website).


Galleri Kronborg is an opportunity to showcase in a different exhibition space and setting. The works of art are exposed to the weather and left unattended for a time. This implies a risk that the work may be damaged or stolen.
The concept is to a large extent process oriented, the walk itself up to the gallery takes place in plenary and requires endurance from visitors who join the walk. You share a time, thoughts and exchanges around the surroundings.
The gallery is a venue where the concept and ideas involved in the artwork take place over traditional aesthetic and material matters. Galleri Kronborg is a non-commercial, non-profit and free exhibition venue. Exhibitors come from different locations in Norway and abroad and are selected by submitted applications through advertised open calls.


Galleri Kronborg is a conceptual art gallery located two hundred meters south of the mountain peak Rundemanen in Bergen. The Kronborg Gallery takes place in an old ruin, and consists of a small, open room. This is the only thing left behind a cabin called Kronborg. The original building was probably built in 1905 and has had several owners over the years. The cabin was used frequently until the 70's (1973). In recent years it has been in a very bad condition, and in April 2010 Kronborg was demolished. Left are a small open room, and a stone staircase.

Galleri Kronborg has been in operation since 2009 under various initiators educated at the Art academy of Bergen. From 2012 to 2016, “Site Group” - ongoing workshops for the students of KHIB, were run by Corrina Thornton through her researches in the project “Topographies of the Obsolete”. The artists Traci Kelly and Nora Adwan were recurrent guests teachers within “Site Group”.

Tia Casper

Louise Butler

Lorie Ballage

Malin Nyheim Overholth

Oda Tungodden


For every autumn and spring period, Galleri Kronborg launch an open call for the next coming calendar. A number of four participants is chosen per calls.

The deadline for our open call is July 14 2022 for the autumn semester 2022.

Autumn semester : August - December

Spring semester : January - July


Applications must be written in english as pdf-file containing the following information:

– Name, email, phone number
– CV (Curriculum Vitae)
– Artist Statement
– Description of the exhibition or project proposal.                   (Maximum one page)
– Preferences of exhibition dates.
– Images, documentation, sketches of your work and what     you would like to exhibit ( Maximum 6 images 72dpi,           .jpeg format).

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