Sunday 3nd of June
Time: 12.00 - 13.30
Address: Tøyen, Meeting point - Nord & Natt, Hagegata 22
In recent years Oslo’s inner city of Tøyen has become quite famous for its street art. Previously this part of town was known mainly for The Munch Museum and Botanical Garden. With the Munch Museum now on the move to a seaside location in Bjørvika in 2020, many worried that this part of the city would lose its art connection. Thanks to Foreningen for urban kunst, Viktor Gjengaar’s project for urban contemporary art, and house owners willing to surrender their gable walls to urban artists, this city landscape is transforming into a high quality outdoor gallery and celebration of street art. The history behind the many free windowless wall spaces dates back to the housing crash of 1899 when the city of Oslo abruptly halted the building of new structures, leaving perfect canvases dotting the streets. With new pieces continuously popping up, the once dreary streets are now filled with vibrant pieces that catch the eye. The artists behind the works are both Norwegian and international artists of high calibre.
The Photo Safari will be guided by Melissa Hegge, a trained graphic designer and celebrated Norwegian freelance writer within the fields of architecture, travel and design through her blog "Ideas to Steal”. Check out Melissas instagram @melissahegge.
The tour will give insight into the artists behind each piece as well as the Tøyen neighbourhood history and current renaissance, and include a printed map of the route we’re taking.
Come meet up at Nord, a great coffee bar at Tøyen Torg (nordognatt.no) at noon (12.00) and let’s stroll around the neighbourhood for about an hour and a half. The walk will end in the Barcode area. Bring your camera!
VisitOslo's overview of the city's street art scene
An article from Culture Trip on urban art in Oslo