Norwegian presence at Fresh Air 2015

Hilde Angel Danielsen has presented her sculpture on several occasions and on different continents and is now ready to unveil her sculpture “Upside Down Again” to a new audience in the UK at an old rectory in Gloucestershire for Fresh Air 2015.


As the only Norwegian, Danielsen is showing her sculpture together with around 90 other artists from different places around the world, stretching from the larger sculptures like Danielsen’s to smaller sculptures like the petit metal flowers of Adam Booth or Natalie Dias’s clay work. Hilde received a warm welcome in the UK, and by being a part of Fresh Air it brings forward greater opportunities for her as an artist and brings forth new energy to continue with her work.

The exhibition is set in a rather unusual location. It is located in the countryside at the Quenington Old Rectory in Gloucestershire, where the atmosphere is relaxed and the audience can take in all of the impressions from Danielsen and the rest of the artists. This is the twelfth time the biennale has been hosted since 1997, and it continues to make a severe impact in the world of sculptures.

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The sculpture presented by Danielsen is a spatial wooden structure made out of 60 doorframes that originates from Scandinavian pinewood. The sculpture twists 180 degrees from start to finish, giving us the metaphor of the “open door” and the challenges and possibilities in life. And even though it seems like the wood is bending, that is just an optical illusion. The sculpture has architectural qualities and gives the viewer something that resonates and brings forward a Scandinavian spirit with a focus on minimalism and simplicity.

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The exhibition opened on the 14 June and last until 5 July 2015.

Support for the exhibition have been given by Fresh Air 2015, Bergen kommune Internasjonale kunst og kulturutvekslinger, Norske Kunsthåndverkere/UD-Stikk and Jeld Wen Australia.

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Sunday 14 June 2015 until 5 July 2015



Quenington Old Rectory
Gloucester GL7 5BN

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