Tegnerforbundet (TF) - the Norwegian Drawing Center is centrally located in Kvadraturen in Oslo. We work to show the breadth of drawing art and to promote the discourse around drawing as an art form. Our vision is to be Norway's foremost disseminator and advocate of drawing art.

Our premises in Rådhusgata 17 house a large and modern gallery where four to five exhibitions are shown each year. We also organize communication projects and events focusing on drawing for young and old, professionals and drawing enthusiasts, as well as those who want to become one. The premises also include a sales department with selected art by TF members. The sales department has its own online shop.

TF is also the publisher of NUMER, Norway's only magazine for drawing, illustration and book art. NUMER is published three times a year and sent to subscribers in Norway and abroad. The magazine is free for TF members, and interested parties can buy NUMER in TF's gallery and online store, as well as in a number of museums, various bookstores and galleries. NUMER's digital platform numermagasin.no offers reviews, interviews, artist portraits and the latest news in the field of drawing nationally and internationally.

Professional practitioners with a focus on drawing can organize themselves in Tegnerforbundet by applying for membership. TF is a member of the Norwegian Association of Visual Artists (NBK ) and TF's board works together with NBK to improve members' conditions and rights. As of today, TF has approximately 600 members.

From 2002 to 2023, TF has organized Tegnebiennalen/ Tegnetriennalen (from 2016), an arena for the display and dissemination of contemporary drawing art at an international level.

Tegnerforbundet is part of the network collaboration Kunst i Kvadraturen (KiK ) and is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Equality, the Norwegian Illustration Fund and the City of Oslo.


Find out more about the history of Tegnerforbundet.