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The museum shows sculptures, paintings, graphic art and drawings by the famous artist Dyre Vaa (1903-1980). The sculptor Tor Vaa, son of Dyre Vaa, is also represented by a special exhibition.
The Skinnarland Collection houses more than 100 works of art by sculptor Knut Skinnarland and a replica of his studio in Rauland. Also represented with several works is the sculptor Aslak Svalastoga. There are new sales- and special exhibitions every year.
Skåtøy is the largest of Kragerø’s islands with its own school, cafe & gallery, nice walking trails and Norway’s third largest timbered church.
Sannidal together with Kil, has the oldest urban settlement in Kragerø municipality. Here you can also find the municipalitys only Shoppingcenter, Amfi Kragerø. Bygdetunet a historical farmyard is located nearby the wooden church of Sannidal (1771).
The childrens favorite place to visit, lots of activities.
Porsgrunn Mule Varde is situated by hihgway E18 between Nystrand and Skjelsvik.
It is a publicly owned country house with beautiful gardens from...
Visit Heddal Stavkirke - the largest stave church in Norway.
Into the landscape
Few final adjustment works have finally brought to completion three wooden costructions along Seljord Lake, in the Telemark district of Norway. The three structures – a sauna, an observatory deck and a shelter for fishermen on the lake shore – have been designed and built
by a group of international students during a 10-days workshop led by Sami Rintala and Dagur Eggertsson in October.
The valley of ’Smørklepp’ in Vinje made a lasting impression on the famous Norwegian artist Henrik Sørensen, and a large collection of his paintings is exhibited at Vinje Gallery situated in this impressive landscape. The gallery is a distinctive building constructed by local rock.
Harald Kihle is another artist on display in the gallery. Sørensen and Kihle both worked and lived in the valley of Smørklepp.
Paintings by the artist Reidar Kolbrek at his farm in Rofshus, Nesland.
Folkestadbyen- The town of Folkestad.
In the 1870s, a centre for commerce and crafts started to appear in this small church village. The village received the name of “Folkestadbyen” and the towns people lived by paid work, commerce and handicraft.