Faith and Image
3 February 2023 - 21 June 2023

Faith can be many things. The word “faith” can refer to a religion, a belief, something existential, something abstract.

In Faroese society, faith has played a large role. If we look at religion, Christianity has the biggest presence in the Faroe Islands, while during the Viking period and antiquity, it was the belief in the ases, a pagan faith, which was the main religion in the Nordic countries.

Historically, artists have been commissioned by the churches to make altarpieces and other works. As a result, religious motifs play an important role in the global art history. For instance, most of us recognize motifs such as The Last Supper, The Crucifixion of Jesus, and the Pietà. For this reason, it can be easily argued that faith and art are intimately linked and have a striking bond. Not least, art possesses the qualities to create nearly religious experiences.

But how is faith depicted by Faroese artists, and what is the role of faith in Faroese art history? This is what the exhibition “Image and faith” at the National Gallery of the Faroe Islands seeks to answer. The exhibition includes works by some of the foremost artists from the Faroe Islands and consists of works from the collection as well as loaned works.

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