Tegnerforbundet (TF) (The Norwegian Drawing
Association) is an artist-run centre
for drawing-based art, with over 550 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. All artworks in the sales departement are available online on shop.tegnerforbundet.no. We are also shipping abroad. 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. NUMER also provides an online plattform - numermagasin.no.
We also are part of NBK (National organization for visual artists in Norway) and member of Kunst i Kvadraturen (Oslo Art District).