Hulda Garborg’s House and the Visitor Centre at the Iron Age Farm, University of Stavanger

The extension to Hulda Garborg’s House will feature a photographic art project by Line Bøhmer Løkken. Meanwhile Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen’s bronze sculpture Bench will be installed outside the new Visitor Centre at the Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug.

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About the project

About the project

Public Art Norway is working on two art projects for new buildings at the University of Stavanger.

The new extension at Hulda Garborg’s House, which is home to the primary-school teacher education programme, the Centre for Behavioural Research, and the Department of Cultural Studies and Languages, will provide three additional lecture theatres, teaching rooms and offices. The Norwegian artist photographer Line Bøhmer Løkken has been invited to create a photographic project based on the life and work of Hulda Garborg.

Line Bøhmer Løkken (born 1970) studied photography at the University of Gothenburg and has taught photography for several years at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has exhibited widely in Norway and elsewhere in Scandinavia, and has published several photographic volumes and other publications in which she investigates places that are special because of their characteristics or unusual histories.

Bench, a bronze sculpture by Norwegian artist Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen, will be installed outside the new Visitor Centre at the Iron Age Farm at Ullandhaug. The 4.67-metre-long bronze sculpture is a cast of a wooden bench – now outside the Clive House in Kolkata, India – that was made from the original main supporting beam of the Clive House.

The Iron Age Farm is a farmstead dating from the Migration Period (350–550 AD). Visitors to the hilltop farm at Ullandhaug can enjoy views over Nord-Jæren and Hafrsfjord. The Visitor Centre will include a cafe, shop and an education area with displays about everyday life in the Iron Age alongside selected archaeological finds. Approximately 20,000 people are expected to visit each year.

Tarje Eikanger Gullaksen (born 1973) studied at the Academy of Fine Art at Copenhagen. He is represented by the Krome Gallery in Berlin and has exhibited at venues including UKS Young Artists’ Society in Oslo. He has also participated in a number of prestigious exhibitions, including the Berlin Biennale and Art Brussels. Gullaksen works with sculpture, drawing, film and text.

The art project at the Visitor Centre will be inaugurated on 19 December. Both art projects will receive wider publicity when the extension to Hulda Garborg’s House opens in May 2018.




Kjell Arholmsgate 41
4036 Stavanger

Scheduled completion


Project manager

Stine Arnet Høyem, KORO


Hedevig Anker

Building owner/developer

Trond Liane, Statsbygg


Sóley Karlsdóttir, NUNO Arkitektur AS
Eivind Stornes Gjertsen, KAP Kontor for Arkitektur og Plan

Host representative

Roar Inge Huseby, UiS
Arnljot Corneliussen, UiS
Inger Sophie Von Krogh, UiS
Brynja Bjørk Birgisdottir, UiS


Art scheme for new government-owned buildings





  • Oppstartsmøte

  • Kunstplan godkjent

  • Ferdigstilling av delprosjekt 1

  • Ferdigstillelse av delprosjekt 2

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