Art house Messen, Ålvik, Norway
Kunstnarhuset Messen, Ålvik, Norge

Open Studio August

Photo review of the Open studio in August:

We feel so lucky with all the poem readings we got from our dear friend Ross for many years already! Every reading is special!

Ross reading from his book Sjøvegen, with translation from Bjørn Otto in nynorsk and in spanish from Donna Glee.

Videostill of the music video, a collaboration of Bjørn Otto and Ross Donlon. music: Bjorn Otto Wallevik Camera: Ross Donlon

Videostill of the music video, a collaboration of Bjørn Otto and Ross Donlon. music: Bjorn Otto Wallevik Camera: Ross Donlon

Donna Glee is telling about the inspiration for her new book that she is working on during the residency at Messen. — met Donna Glee in Ålvik, Hordaland, Norway.

Neal Cahoon at his studio, showing his writings and sound works that he is been working on during his first month at Messen. — in Ålvik, Hordaland, Norway.

Neal Cahoon

Neal Cahoon

Ingrid Pasmans showing her artworks inspired by the surroundings of Messen and by her daily morning swims in the fjord ! (respect Ingrid !)

Behind Ingrid is the work that she specially made for the Art festival OddArt in Odda.

Hellen Abma at her studio showing the results of her stay at Messen and how the norwegian landscape began to appear in her drawings.

Hellen Abma

Hellen Abma

The youngest artist in the house (daughter of Hellen) proudly showing her latest artwork


August 31, 2018
Open Studio August

Open Studio July

Review of the Open Studio in July:

Ross reading his poems.

The children contributed with their artworks. This is Diego (son of Jean-Michel Crapanzano)

Studio work of Jean-Michel Crapanzano

The contribution of the other artist son, Carlo.


Visiting the studio of Jean-Michel Crapanzano.

Fei Li.

Visiting the studio and paper installation of Fei Li.

Paper installation of Fei Li.

Visitor standing in the paper installation of Fei Li.

Printwork of Sylvia Waltering

Visiting the studio of Sylvia Waltering.

Printwork of Sylvia Waltering.

Visiting the studio of Amy Dynan

Charcoal drawings of Amy Dynan

Amy Dynan talking about her drawing process.

Open Studio chats

July 28, 2018
Open Studio July

Open Studio June

We experienced another wonderful Open Studio at KHMessen. Wow, what a super skilled artists are visiting Messen. We feel very lucky!
Thank you so much for showing all your fine works: Rebecca, Leo, Anna, Gabriel and Cheryl!

Studio visit at Rebecca Haseltine

Drawings of Eléonore Scardoni

Studio visit Eléonore Scardoni

Book with studio coordinates of Anna Hill.

Studio visit of Anna Hill

House made by Gabriel Kaprielian

House with a view made by Gabriel Kaprielian

Studio visit Gabriel Kaprielian

Studio visit Gabriel Kaprielian

Concert of natural sounds by Cheryl E. Leonard

Concert of natural sounds by Cheryl E. Leonard

July 1, 2018
Open Studio June

Apply for a residency in 2019 !

(photo credit Tom Lauritz Haaland)

Apply for a 1 up to 3 months residency at KHMessen in 2019 !!!!

Our application period is open from the 1th July until 31 august 2018.
The online application form will be avaliable at in this period.

June 6, 2018
Apply for a residency in 2019 !

Open Studio 24th March

KHMessen will open their door again for the next Open Studio at 24th March. kl. 18:00 – 21:00

For some of the artists it marks the end of their stay at Messen, yet for others the beginning.

Participating artists are:
Zsófia Jakab (Hungary)
Carla Souto & Álvaro Giménez Ibáñez  (Spain)
Graham Murtough (USA)
Filipa Pontes (Portugal)
Seirin Hyung (UK / South Korea)
Juliette Romboti (Greece)
Wim van den Toorn (NL / Norway)



Zsófia Jakab – Spinning Wheel 1


Alvaro Gimenez Ibanez – [Due to Compelling Reasons, We Could Not Offer a Higher Rate of Profitability for This Piece of Nature. We Apologize for Any Inconvenience Caused.]

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Carla Souto



Graham Murtough – Remembering Ruin 1



Filipa Pontes


Seirin Hyung


Image Layering (14)

Juliette Romboti


March 15, 2018
Open Studio 24th March

Solo exhibition Seirin Hyung

We are very proud to announce the solo exhibition of Seirin Hyung at Galleri Bokboden in Bergen.
Paintings made during her residency at Messen !

Opening at 5. March, from kl. 17:00 – 19:00 !


February 14, 2018
Solo exhibition Seirin Hyung

Open Studio of Iryna Vorona and Pavlo Baltaziuk

Welcome to the Open Studio


Iryna Vorona and Pavlo Baltaziuk – Ukraine based mixed media artists.

Irina and Pavlo have stayed 1 month at KHMessen. During this working period they have dived totally into the norwegian way of living, meaning; working hard, hiking, fishing, enjoying the sunset and capturing nature through there selfmade television screen.

The results of their stay will be shown : Thursday 11th januari, 19:30 hrs.

Iryna Vorona Installation
“Silence of light” shows essence of human being as unique and perfect spirit connected to nature.
Analyzing of time motion through combination of material and light, and feelings with light. All parts interact each other by changing own material being, and it’s continuous live process, an integral part of which is human.  47 emotionally psychological portraits with intuitively-symbolical way of expression, organic compound of people with environment.
Along with light we can perceive motion of time inside each part of little life fragment. All our feelings, mental, social and emotional experiences are connected with time. It’s not a physical value. It is an experience, unique adventure of our lives.


Conjointly made project:
#Ålviktv – Specific fiction of fleeting moment, state of soul – something unbelievable and escaping, just a moment in time, that is placed into the memory, like invisible thread connecting your soul with nature
….what you are is what you see…


Pavlo Baltaziuk project – “ Ålvik, Hardangerfjord” – soul of nature. Research of local environment in order to depict the most important specifics. Diversity and beauty of nature states using oil paint and hand pressing technique.


January 10, 2018
Open Studio of Iryna Vorona and Pavlo Baltaziuk

Alt Går Bra

Alt gar bra

Hvor ofte har du muligheten til å snakke om ditt drømme-samfunn?
Måten samfunnet er organisert på avgjør alle aspekter av livet ditt: kvaliteten på helseomsorg, utdanning, offentlig transport og boligsituasjon. Andre viktige avgjørelser bestemmer hvordan samfunnet organiseres og drives, som for eksempel utviklingen av bærekraftige måter å leve på som tar i betraktning naturvern og beslutninger om hvordan vi håndterer vold, krig og fred, for å nevne noe.

Kunstnergruppen Alt Går Bra vil gjerne høre om dine drømmer, for prosjektet Den norske idealstaten.
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vil være på Kabuso tirsdag 5., fredag 8. og lørdag 9. desember for å utføre en spørreundersøkelse med Øysteses innbyggere.
Kunstnergruppen vil presentere prosjektet i Kabuso tirsdag 5.desember kl. 12.00. Alt Går Bra vil deretter være tilgjengelig på Kabuso for å gjennomføre én til én spørreundersøkelser hvor du vil få anledning til å fritt uttrykke dine ideer om din personlige idealstat.

Én til én spørreundersøkelser i kaféen, Kabuso :
tirsdag 5. desember 12.30 – 15.00
fredag 8. desember 11.00 – 15.00
lørdag 9. desember 11.00 – 16.00

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December 6, 2017
Alt Går Bra