NILS AAS ARTWORKSHOP
A creative and living space
Nils Aas Art Workshop is located in the town centre of idyllic Straumen in Inderøy, just an hour north of Trondheim, and was founded in close cooperation with Nils Aas himself. A few steps away, you will also find the Muustrø Park with sculptures by Nils Aas.
Experience Nils Aas (1933 - 2004), one of Norway's most significant sculptures. Nils Aas was a man of few words, but conveyed a very powerful message through his art. His art production range from the intimate to the monumental, from the figurative to the abstract, from paper to steel. Nils Aas was an artis of enormous scope and material control.
Inside the art workshop, you will therefore encounter a very special collection of art, where Nils Aas himself has put together the exhibition in its peculiar way.
Nils Aas emphasises proximity to material and process, and the exhibition stands almost as a textbook in sculpture. By the same token, the exhibition has strong narrative and biographical elements; where it extends from childhood memories reflected through sculpture, to the breakthrough as an artist represented by a miniature statue of King Haakon VII. A massive wood sculpture, titled "BAUTA" or "GIFT" stands in the middle of the room, as a natural centre of gravity in a varied and exciting showroom.
In addition to the permanent exhibition of Nils Aas, the gallery show cases exciting Norwegian -and international contemporary art. Nils Aas artworkshop houses five exhibitions a year. Program available on their website.
Nils Aas Kunstverksted aim to be a creative space. They have therefore a separate workshop deep within the premises, where visitors can work with different materials. If you have children, or you yourself want to try making a clay sculpture, this is a superb place to visit. There is great danger that you will be inspired by Nils Aas and other exhibitors!
In addition, the workshop also offer activities for toddlers every other Sunday, and the workshop can be booked with an art leader for a course for adults or other groups..
In the museum shop there is an exciting and varied assortment of products. They offer small sculptures by Nils Aas in terracotta, various Nils Aas products that are only available at the shop, art crafts, graphics, posters, postcards, art books, picture books and comics.
Show rounds are held every Sunday during the summer season and by request. You can also experience lectures, concerts and courses on our premises. Please contact Nils Aas for more information about their offerings.
Welcome to Nils Aas Art Workshop!
Adults NOK 70
Seniors NOK 55
Students NOK 50
Groups, min. 10 people NOK 50
Members of the "friends group" free
Members of art organisations free