Nordic House exhibition

 A “north-east passage” of art, ideas and stories between Scotland and our northern neighbours.

Kaare Espolin-Johnson -  Roere

Kaare Espolin-Johnson - Roere

Women fishing, Finnish Åland islands, 1920s

Women fishing, Finnish Åland islands, 1920s

Kaare Espolin-Johnson -  Lysbroen

Kaare Espolin-Johnson - Lysbroen

Arctic seascapes; Icelandic lava fields; Denmark's oldest allotment gardens; women fishing on the Baltic and a subsidence-threatened Swedish mining town – all these landscapes feature in this pioneering Nordic art exhibition, which has previously been displayed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh.

The exhibition features reproductions of work by some of the most significant and acclaimed Finnish, Swedish, Icelandic and Norwegian artists, capturing lost ways of life and the deep relationships between people and landscapes.

Nordic House director Lesley Riddoch says: "Since I first travelled to Iceland and the Far North of Norway I’ve admired [Johannes Sveinsson] Kjarval and [Kaare] Espolin Johnson, artists who battled poverty and blindness to demonstrate an intimacy with landscapes too quickly dismissed by others as icy wastelands. I think anyone who loves the island landscapes of Scotland will instantly connect with their vivid portrayal of remote, northern scenery and fishing life."