Tegnerforbundet

The Norwegian Drawing Association

Tegnerforbundet (TF) (The Norwegian Drawing 
Association) is an artist-run centre 
for drawing-based art, with over 500 members.
  

TF owns a gallery located in the Art District 
area – Kvadraturen - in central Oslo. The gallery shows 13 -15 exhibitions a year. The gallery also includes a sales department that provides a vast variety of drawings and illustrations in all sizes and price ranges created by the organizations members. In addition the premises offer a library with approximately 4,000 illustrated books from the 1800´s till today.  

TF´s mission is to show the huge diversity of 
drawing and illustration art, and to increase 
the understanding of drawing as an independent 
artistic expression. TF works with an extended 
definition of drawing that aims to preserve, but 
also challenge, the traditional line.
  

TF is hosting the Tegnetriennalen / Drawing Triennial, and publish NUMER – a magazine for drawing, illustration and book arts.

We also are part of NBK (National organization for visual artists in Norway) and member of Kunst i Kvadraturen (Oslo Art District).