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The Queen in a conversation on art

On Wednesday, 1 October, Her Majesty The Queen will be attending an event and reception at the National Gallery in Oslo in connection with the Queen Sonja Print Award. The deadline for accreditation is Tuesday, 30 September, 15:00.

Please download a more detailed programme in PDF, via link to the right.

At the event, Queen Sonja and Norwegian artist Ørnulf Opdahl will present new works of graphic art that are the result of a collaboration with Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE), a fine art print publisher in New York.

The renowned printer Bill Goldston of ULAE will also be in attendance. In the US, there is a widespread tradition of inviting artists to do a signing. The Queen and Mr Opdahl will be signing their new prints on the stage at the National Gallery event.

The Queen will speak about her art interests in a conversation with Ørnulf Opdahl and Swedish printer Ole Larsen. The conversation will be moderated by Sune Nordgren, project manager at the H.M. Queen Sonja Art Foundation.

International graphic art award

The Foundation will also make an announcement at the event.

The H.M. Queen Sonja Art Foundation seeks to generate interest in and promote the development of graphic art. The Queen Sonja Print Award is presented every second year. There have been two recipients thus far: Tiina Kivinen of Finland in 2012 and Svend-Allan Sørensen of Denmark in 2014.


Members of the press seeking to cover the event at the National Gallery must be accredited by at the latest Tuesday, 30 September, 15:00. Requests for accreditation must be sent by email to llk[at]slottet.no.



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