Galleri F 15
One of Norway’s oldest art institutions contveying contemporary art
The institution was created in 1966 as the first gallery of its kind; the name derives from the address, number 15 Fossen in Moss, the gallery’s first locale. A year later the roof blew off the old mill building and the gallery was allowed to rent the Main Building of the Alby Estate in the county of Moss. Galleri F 15 is still in a class by itself in as much as it is not-for-profit gallery receiving public funds, but not consisting of a permanent collection.
The gallery wishes to blaze new trails in the arts world, without completely forsaking more traditional venues. One of the primary goals is to maintain the tradition of painting by exhibiting young artists whose chose painting as their main medium. Another thing we emphasize when creating an exhibition is that there should be a balance between Norwegian and international work. We want a fair representation of two- and three-dimensional visual arts, as well as hand crafted articles. Further, there should be both collective and individual shows. Important to its international profile is the gallery’s foothold in Moss, a point of intersection for communication between the three Scandinavian countries, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. As the gallery is not located in the capital, we have a better chance of forging stronger links with more capital cities than merely Oslo. Gallery F15 has, in the course of the last couple of years, developed a profile of exhibitions that emphasize Norwegian, Nordic and International contemporary art, but that also includes contributions of works of more traditional visual arts. This admixture has proved to be successful by the steady stream of visitors and the favorable attention our shows have received from the media and artistic community.