The North Norwegian Art Centre (NNKS) is a regional centre for visual art, comprising the entire region of Northern Norway. While our administration, gallery and artist residency is located in Svolvær, Lofoten, NNKS carries out an extensive range of activities in the region, focusing on contemporary art and crafts.

NNKS is owned by the Artist Associations of Northern Norway (NNBK and NKNN) and receives funds from Art Council Norway, the counties of Nordland, Troms and Finnmark and our host municipality Vågan.

How to reach us


  • Address

    Boks 285, N-8301 Svolvær

  • Phone

    +47 400 89 595

  • Email


  • Office address

    Fiskergata 5

Gallery and art shop

  • Address

    Torget 20


  • Opening hours

    Monday - Friday


    Saturday - Sunday

    10 - 16

Last from Kunstkanalen
Photos from The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts Theme Exhibition 2022: The Hands That Unravel the Sweater
Ten artists are represented in the exhibition: Ahmed Umar, Boom! Glass Group, Elisabeth Haarr, Erika Stöckel, Faith Ringgold, Hannah Ryggen, Hannah Ryggen Army, Karen Kviltu Lidal, matt lambert, Matt J. Smith.

THE HANDS THAT UNRAVEL THE SWEATER is curated by Anne Klontz for The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts and the North Norwegian Art Center. The exhibition is open from June 18. until August 14. 2022 at the North Norwegian Art Center in Svolvær, Lofoten.
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920 20 537