Our aim is to focus on children's experience of art, and to allow them to encounter art on their own terms.
Suitable for: 3-12 year olds, accompanied by adults
Meeting point: Lobby (15 minutes before start is recommended)
Price: 50 NOK per child (includes admission)
Adults must buy regular entrance tickets
Create your own dream world together with pupper maker Suzannah Øistad
In this workshop during the children’s art day March 19 an April 23, children are invited to be inspired by their own dreams. Together with graphic artist and puppet designer Suzannah Øistad, children get to draw and build their own dream universe. As an artist, Øistad has worked with a dream diary in which she tracks her own dreams using drawings and watercolor paintings. Earlier, she has assisted Norwegian Toolbox in their work with the muses that children can see in the exhibition Shadows. She has also worked as a puppet maker for animated movies.
Do you want to join an improv dance tour of our exhibitions?
In this dance tour for children, the dancers use their fantasy in order to immerse themselves in the landscapes and people seen in the paintings. They take the children with them on a journey through the hard and the soft, the melancholic and the lively, death and love. Everything is conveyed with humor and playfulness. An underlying theme here is to challenge established gender norms and to take a closer look at queer ways of expression. This is, amongst other things, shown through costumes and play with gender stereotypic qualities, poses, and movements; all material taken from the performance Blooming. Here, there are no limits to who you can be!
Ticket gives access to workshop and tour.
Suzannah R. Øistad (b.1993) is a visual artist based in Oslo. She graduated from the Oslo Academy of Fine Arts with a bachelor's in visual arts and a master's in medium- and material-based art in graphics. She has exhibited both domestically and abroad, i.a. in Galleri Adde Zetterquist, Akershus Art Center and the Danish Poster Museum in Aarhus. Of prizes and scholarships, she has, among other things, received the Jomdruland grant, the Norske Grafikeres Fonds artist grant and the Sandefjord municipality's cultural grant. Øistad mainly works with carved shapes in wood.
Carl Aquilizan (he/they) is a Norwegian-Filipino dance artist, educated at Spin Off Pre-Study in Dance and the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds, UK. Aquilizan’s artistic practice explores personal reflections on social and cultural norms, and how to challenge established thinking. He is currently performing the solo piece Flower Boy (part of Dansenett Norge, 2024) and the performance, Blooming (shown at Kloden Teater and at MUNCH). Both works explore gender norms and queer identity.
Choreographer and dancer: Carl Aquilizan
Co-creators and dancers: Iannes Bruylant, Anders Engebretsen, Emilie Karlsen, Oliver Sale, Frid Ding and Elias Elvegaard
Costume designer: Chris Le
Screening locations: Sentralen (TekstLab), Deichman, Kloden Theater and MUNCH
Co-producer: Kloden Teater