Fun theatre happening marks Museum Nord’s 20th anniversary
Published 29 February 2024
At Øksnes Museum, the first anniversary event took place: a humorous theatre experience about the giant Stor-Johan and Andrea.
05 January 2024
Narvik Museum has received a fantastic art gift all the way from Australia! The gift is a work by the local artist Trygve Thorsen from 1941.
Trygve Thorsen (1892-1964) was born in Arendal and came to Narvik with his family when he was ten years old. His father established his own business in the city. Thorsen studied photography at the age of 15, and later attended Den Kgl. Tegneskole in Kristiania, the Norwegian National Academy of Craft and Industry and the Academy of Fine Art. He went on study trips to Germany and Italy. Thorsen worked as a drawer, painter and sculptor.
Thorsen has executed a large number of portrait busts and reliefs, represented in a large number of collective exhibitions, several solo exhibitions, the Autumn Exhibition and Nord-Norsken, most recently in 1982.De most famous sculptures in Narvik are Rallaren in Gubrandsen’s Park, The Seaman in Harbour Park and Lekende barn (Playing children) on the Market Square etc.
Narvik Museum is already the owner of one of Thorsen’s paintings and the sketches for the work Lekende barn, which can be seen in the museum’s exhibition until mid-March. Narvik Museum sends a big thank you to the donor in Australia!