Norwegian Crafts director, Hege Henriksen and curator, exhibition programmes, Lars Sture are traveling to New Zealand courtesy of Creative NZ and will be hosted by Objectspace. We invite you to hear about the work they do to strengthen the position of contemporary crafts internationally.  

Join us at Objectspace for a drink to celebrate their visit, and stay on for an informal lecture about their work to increase the visibility of and demand for this work internationally and to create new commercial opportunities for artists.

Norwegian Crafts connects Norwegian and non-Norwegian institutions, artists and other craft professionals through their relationships and partner orgnisations. They organise expert, curator and press visits to Norway for the field of crafts. 

Hege Henriksen, trained as a designer in Australia and studied project leadership at the Norwegian Business School BI. This year, Norway will be the ‘Guest of Honour’ at the Frankfurt Book Fair, an occasion that offers an opportunity to promote Norwegian craft. To get the most out of the projects Norwegian Crafts is involved in, Henriksen has developed partnerships with cultural organisations, private partnerships and other patronage.

Lars Sture is a freelance curator and artist with 25 years of experience. Sture is an artist who has exhibited in galleries in Norway, Sweden, Italy and the UK, in addition to participating in a vast number of group shows. He also experienced great success with his own company Lars Sture Jewellery, founded in London in 1994. Sture worked alongside Prof. Jane Rapley OBE and Prof. Louise Wilson OBE on establishing a master degree program for jewellery design at Central St. Martins School of Art/University of the Arts, London, and was the first option leader of the same programme.

Photographer: Lasse Floede

Photographer: Kaja Bruskeland