Norwegian Crafts announce appointment of new curator
Lars Sture is a freelance curator and artist with 25 years of experience. Recent curatorial work include DKUK Presents Jóhanna Ellen: Digital Retreat dot com with Daniel Kelly (UK) and Jóhanna Ellen Rikhardsdottir (I/N) at gallery Entrée in Bergen; Julie and Jimmy go dogging with Julie Verhoeven (UK) and Jimmy Merris (UK) at Hordaland Kunstsenter; TREKK – Contemporary Art in Iceland with Katrin Sigurdardottir Ragnar Kjartanson, Steingrimur Eyfjord, Haraldur Jonsson and Örn Alexander Ámundason for Sogn og Fjordane Kunstmuseum; and Paradigm, a travelling exhibition by The Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts in collaboration with The Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Sture is an artist in his own right and has been honoured with more than a dozen solo exhibitions in galleries in Norway, Sweden, Italy and the UK, in addition to participating in a vast number of group shows. He also experienced great success with his own company Lars Sture Jewellery, founded in London in 1994.
In addition to his extensive background as curator and artist Lars Sture has experience from academia, lecturing in subjects relating to the arts at home and abroad. Sture worked alongside Prof. Jane Rapley OBE and Prof. Louise Wilson OBE on establishing a master degree program for jewellery design at Central St. Martins School of Art/University of the Arts, London, and was the first option leader of the same program.
We look forward to welcoming Lars to Norwegian Crafts where he'll be working with strenghtening our exhibition program alongside our partners at home and abroad.