Tegnerforbundets utvalgte 2022

Jan 27, 2023


Mar 19, 2023

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Opening: 26.01, 18-20.

Tegnerforbundet - The Norwegian Drawing Center is proud to present the sixth edition of Tegnerforbundets utvalgte. This exhibition shows the finest examples from the field of picture books and comics published in the past year, along with original sketches and digital drawings from the books. Ten books have been selected by this year’s jury, made up of Anja Dahle Øverbye, Anders Nordmo Kvammen and Melina Edvardsen. 

Tegnerforbundets utvalgte 2022:

Anna Fiske, Museum , Cappelen Damm

Christopher Nielsen, Weltschmerz 10B , No Comprendo Press  

Ragnar Aalbu, Det suser i Sivert , Vigmostad & Bjørke

Inga H. Sætre, Luringen , Gyldendal

Ronny Haugeland, Store ord , Vigmostad & Bjørke

Xueting Yang, Kjøkken , Jippi Forlag

Henriette T. Osnes, Une og skolestarten , Aschehoug  

Mattis Bekkelund, Hip Hop - gutta , Træsh forlag

Knut Nærum, Streberne , No Comprendo Press

Nora Brech, Tenk å vere eit menneske , Vigmostad & Bjørke  

With the exhibition, we want to pay tribute to the great diversity of comics and picture books, as well as elevate the visual book as a separate art form. Our goal is to increase knowledge and promote discourse about this field. The selected books will not be ranked and no winners will be announced.

The jury says about this year's selected books:  

With a great variety of styles and genres, the selected books represent both newly established and more seasoned artists and illustrators. The books are all brimming with creativity and a playful use of color. They defy the boundaries of genre, demonstrating that there is room for experimental expression. Engaging with society, they reflect how we live and spark conversations. Humor and seriousness go hand in hand in this year's selection. They show that the tradition of the picture book in Norway is on solid footing and optimistically and playfully lead into the future. The book is not dead!

In the exhibition, we also present video interviews with the participating artists, and Henriette T. Osnes has created an original drawing on the gallery's window facade. The selected books will be available in the gallery during the exhibition period.

The exhibition is supported by Norwegian Illustration Fund. 


Illustration: Henriette T. Osnes.



Works list

Press release - Norwegian

Press release - English

Background information about this year's jury


Read reviews and testimonials here.


Events during the exhibition period:

Thursday 02 February at 6pm: Panel debate: Nordic Manga ?!? Find out more.

Saturday11 March, 11-14:30: Animation workshop for children between 9-12 years old with Annette Saugestad Helland. Limited number of participants. More info and registration.

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On the occasion of the exhibition, we interviewed the ten participants in the exhibition about their artistic practice and relationship with drawing. The film will be shown in the gallery during the exhibition period.

Video production: KUNSTDOK / Jon Marius Nilsson
English subtitles: Rosanna Vibe
The film is supported by: Norwegian Illustration Fund