The 2022 St. Olaf’s Exhibition - "Skøra"
28 July 2022 - 14 August 2022

The Faroe Islands Art Association organised the very first St Olaf’s Exhibition in 1948. The event went on to become an important and traditional contribution to the annual national festival.  Each year there is a different curator. This year the Art Association invited the Faroese artist Bárður Dal-Christiansen to curate the exhibition.

The title for this year’s St. Olaf’s Exhibition comes from the plant Lady’s mantle. Under the right circumstances, the plant grows wild and is difficult to get rid of. Many people do not want the Lady’s mantle in their gardens, where everything is planted carefully and meticulously. Lady’s mantle is not native to the Faroe Islands, but it has nonetheless become a part of our landscape. An example of the fact that the Faroe Islands are not an isolated, static place, but a living part of the surrounding world. Perhaps it is all about our attitude towards this weed, Lady’s mantle. Because if you pay attention, it is actually a beautiful flower. This year’s St. Olaf’s Exhibition has been developed from this metaphor.

At this year’s exhibition, a conscious choice has been made to focus on artists from abroad as well as Faroese artists. The curator has made an effort to showcase art from our neighbouring countries, which he hopes can inspire fellow artists. Some of the participating artists have academic degrees, while others have different backgrounds. Some are active street artists, others in galleries or on a stage. As such, the exhibition is a complex bouquet of diverse artists.


Johan Deckman, Alda Mohr Eyðunardóttir, Simon Fensholm, Stinne Bo, Jesper Jokeren Dahl, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Anders Reventlov, Jacoba Niepoort, Claus Bohn and Ole Wich.



Back to the exhibition
+298 22 35 79
Gundadalsvegur 9, P.O. Box 1141 FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands
Opening hours

From 1 November - 30 April
Monday, Thursday to Sunday 11 - 16

(1th Thursday every month 11 - 20)

From 1 May - 31 October
Monday - Sunday 11 - 17

Adults: 90 DKK
Senior discount ticket: 70 DKK
Students: 25 DKK
Children and young people under 20 years: free

Group discount min. 12 adults: 60 DKK per person

Annual pass for one: 225 DKK
Annual pass 1+1 - bring a friend for free: 300 DKK

The annual pass includes free entrance to the museum as well as free admission to guided tours, concerts and events.

In addition to that, you get 10% discount on posters, books and postcards as well as 10% discount in the museum café.
+298 22 35 79
Gundadalsvegur 9, P.O. Box 1141 FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands