Thanks to the Danish Arts Foundation's Project Support Committee for Visual Arts
who have granted support for the exhibition programs in 2020 and 2021

17 December 2020 - 10 January 2021

Henrik Saxgren - From Tønder to Thule

Over Christmas and New Year, Art Centre Silkeborg Bad shows a large exhibition of photographer Henrik Saxgren's monumental landscape photographs.
Thematically and in terms of work, the exhibition includes two sections, of which the series from the Tønder marsh constitutes one half, while the other half consists of works from Iceland, Greenland, including Thule, and other Danish / Nordic motifs. Read more

16 January - 18 April 2021


It has been three years since we were last able to present the abundance of expression in woven tapestries that make up ARTAPESTRY. 40 weavers from all over Europe are participating in the triennial this time, giving us an impression of the currents that weaving art is currently preoccupied with. For the sixth time, a jury under the European Tapestry Forum has selected the most beautiful, skilfully executed and most creative tapestries from more than 100 submitters. The first prize this time went to Livia Papai from Hungary for the weaving "Way to light". In addition to the European weavers, two guest exhibitors from the USA have been invited: Helena Hernmarck and Nancy Koenigsberg, two prominent artists who give an impression of what is happening on the weaving scene outside Europe. Read more

16 January - 18 April 2021


Atelje 61 is a weaving workshop and museum for image weaving in Novi Sad, Serbia.
For 60 years now, the workshop's professional weavers have realized motifs, made by both Yugoslav, later Serbian, and a broad international section of artists. The workshop houses a large museum collection of these tapestries, which draw a historical sectional view of modern tapestry.
Curator of the exhibition is weaver and art historian Ulrikka Mokdad, who has a thorough knowledge of the workshop, its history and activities. Read more

24 April - 19 September 2021


H.C. Andersen's fairy tales are known all over the world, also in Cuba. In the capital Havana lives a magazine illustrator and illustrator - Ricardo Reyes Ramos - with the artist name Richar. He is both a trained draftsman and an economist, born in 1961.
Confronted with H.C. Andersen's fairy tales, which we perceive as very Danish, Richar has made more than 20 large drawings as illustrations for various of the fairy tales: What the father does is always the right thing to do. The ugly Duckling. The little girl with the matchsticks. The brave tin soldier. KlodsHans et al. Read more

30 April - 19 September 2021

The journey of the blue salmon

It is a life's work that is summed up in this large solo exhibition of completely new works, where visual artist Pia Andersen experiments with new formats and expression media, in parallel with the more classical painting. Some of the new formats are glass works made in collaboration with Per Hebgaard's workshop, others are quite large ceramic works, which she has created in collaboration with a workshop in Spain. Motivationally, the artist uses several of his expressions in his own work. This can be seen, among other things, in the fact that motif elements and colors that have previously appeared in her works now find their way into the new works in a different way. Read more

8 May - 29 August 2021

COAST - Gjerrild Beach - Porto Covo

In the exhibition, the artists attack the theme COAST from different positions and with different art expressions. You get around different aspects of the concept and natural phenomenon coast, specifically a Danish coast and a Portuguese coast. The contributing visual artists and professionals are: Visual artist Erik Gamdrup Jensen, painter Irene Grundel, historian Asmus Gamdrup Petersen Jensen and film photographer Louise McLaughlin. Read more

22 May - 19 September 2021

Pat the horse

The exhibition has a cultural-historical focus and is presented as visual documentary material. The more than a hundred photographs reproduce all kinds of artistic sculptural depictions of the horse in Denmark, from the Middle Ages to our own time. Photos: Martha Velasques. Curator: Chr. Heilskov Rasmussen. In parallel, five contemporary sculptors will shape a "Sculpture Experiment Silkeborg". Read more

4 September - 12 December 2021

Bjørn Kromann-Andersen

Sculptor and visual artist Bjørn Kromann-Andersen (b. 1954) has throughout his oeuvre so far created a large number of works that in one way or another have had man's relationship to nature as a common focal point. He has had a free relationship with sculptural means of expression, so his works are often carried by materials adapted to the context in which they are created. Some of the artist's works have been site-specific and temporary. Read more

25 September - 12 December 2021

All meat is like grass - Borgny Svalastog

Borgny Farstad Svalastog (b. 1943, N) works in many different materials such as drawing, textiles, graphics, pastels, sculpture and installation. For many, she is especially known for textiles and embroidery, among other things she has made bishop's robes and church textiles for more than 40 churches, primarily in Norway. Read more

25 September – 12 December 2021

Off Stage

Staged portraits of publicly known Danes, seen through the camera lenses of six Danish art photographers: Jan Grarup, Astrid Kruse Jensen, Ole Christiansen, Jens Juul, Miriam Dalsgaard and Tune Andersen. Many of those portrayed are artists themselves, but here they are shown outside the scenes they usually appear on. Read more

1 October - 19 December 2021

Drawing land

In this workshop exhibition, professional Danish visual artists focus on the art of drawing and nature's path into art. In the first half of the period, there will be 5 workshops with 5 different visual artists, who each work for open curtain during the art center's opening hours. This allows the audience to follow the artistic processes quite closely, and have a chat with the artists. You can also follow the process of assembly, where the exhibition technician and artist work together, and from the sidelines experience how an exhibition is gradually formed. Drawing land takes place in the panorama hall.