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March 2015

Solo exhibition with works by John Moran will opening on March 20th, with the artist present. The opening will include music with DJ Henrik Svanevik.   Light refreshments.

Demo:  John Moran will give a demo in hot sculpted glass on Saturday 18th of April  between 1.oo – 3.oo  p.m.

John Moran is an artist in residence at  S12 until april 20th

Educational activities like , the SundaySchool, FamilyWorkshops UNG 15  &  Den Kulturelle Skolesekken  will take place every week until May.

January 2015

The Gallery in S12 will stay closed for the public in January.

5 artists will be working in the workshop during the period:
The Artists in Residence: Maria Bang Espersen, Max Syron and Monica Amundsen.
In addition Ingrid Nord,  Maria Frantzsen and Æsa Björk.

Our education program for 2015 is a busy one starting already at the end of January with students from the ART School in Hardanger fjord  HAKU,  being taught by Maria Frantzsen.



December 2014

Julia Chamberlain has been our Artist in Residence since beginning of November.  Working and experimenting with Touch.

Julia will give an artist talk on Saturday 13th of December  at 02.00 p.m.  She will in addition demonstrate Flame-Working in the studio accompanied by Gingerbread and Gløgg.

In our Gallery we are showing works by Saman Kalantari made during his residency in November, and photos by a member of the S12 team Monica A. Amundsen.  Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts you will also find in our FUNN corner.

Sunday 7th and 14th we arrange a Family Workshop  from  1.oo – 4.oo  p.m.  Here you can make your ornaments – figures and shapes at your own choice.
This is Drop-in  only and the price is kr. 250.- pr family.






CUD & Tinna  in  S12

The Residency of John Drury and Robert Miller, the CUD artist duo, will culminate in an exhibition opening Friday 16th of May.  In addition to preparing their own exhibition they have been working with us on: Til Skostredet, our biggest community project ever.

The exhibition:  “Sålebrødre”   “Solebrothers”  will include a lot of shoes – including the biggest shoe in Bergen made in mosaic.

The pianist TINNA from Iceland joined Robbie and John on the 9th of May and will participate in the opening on May16th with her own performance act: crying Piano, performed on GlassPiano, in addition to performing music by Alvin Lucier on both her Toypiano and a glass Tea-pot created in S12.

S12 in April

“Se Mitt Bilde !”, Last week,  last day is April 27th.
Siste utstillingsuke og siste dag søndagen 27. april.

AiR i S12:  Mike Simi has been working in the Studio all of April.
He was the top ranking scholarship recipient in Pilchuck Glass School in 2013.  A part of his scholarship was a residency in S12.  Mike is now working in S12, and will be until beginning of May. Alli Hoag assists him in the Studio.
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Se Mitt Bilde ! New Exhibition / Ny Utstilling

Velkommen til utstillingsåpning lørdag 5. april kl. 14.00. Utstillingen viser 163 selvportrett i glass, laget av like mange barn og realisert gjennom Den Kulturelle Skolesekken i S12 Galleri og Verksted. Utstillingen åpnes av ordfører Trude Drevland.

Welcome to our exhibition opening on Saturday April 5th, at 2pm. The exhibition shows 163 self-portrait in glass, made by the same number of children and realized through “The Cultural Rucksack” in S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery. The exhibition will be opened by Mayor Trude Drevland.

This Week in S12

Open House and Demonstration:
The Master Blower, Brad Turner, will demonstrate his glass blowing skills on Saturday 25th from 13.oo – 16.oo, assisted by Alli Hoag.
Brad Turner has been the Artist in Residence in March.
The Creative SundaySchool every Sunday between 12:oo – 17:oo
Kids from DKS continue making their portraits of glass
And Students from HAKU
The Gallery will be closed until 5th April when we open our next exhibition.

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Funn – Art & Design in S12

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FUNN represents works by 28 artists and designers working in our region, or by artists in residence who have worked at S12 this year.  Visit FUNN and support local artists before Christmas!  You find us in Skostredet 12, through the backyard or entering from Sparebankgaten 4.

S12  presenterer FUNN,  der finner du kortreiste julegaver av 28 kunstnere og designere.