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Exhibition “Micro-sculptures inspired by the Northern lights”

In connection with the 11th edition of the Arctic Frontiers Conference, to be held in Tromsø from 22nd to 27th January 2017, the Italian Embassy has organized the exhibition “Micro-sculptures inspired by the Northern lights”. The micro-sculptures are realized by Italian jewellery artists, Patrizia Fratta and Teresa Arslan. Made with semi-precious materials like silver, bronze and copper and characterized by original forms and design, the micro-sculptures are inspired by the unique phenomenon of the Northern lights, a wonder of nature that since times immemorial has fascinated human beings. The exhibition, in addition to the micro-sculptures, includes also prints on canvas by photographer and explorer Luca Bracali.

The initiator of the exhibition is photographer, curator and journalist, Ada Grilli, who is interested in Arctic issues and involved in Arctic activities.

The exhibition is shown at the Italian Cultural Institute (Oscars gate 56, Oslo) and it was inaugurated  on Tuesday 17th January during a successful evening with high attendance and interested visitors. The exhibition will remain open until 31 January during the opening hours of the Italian Cultural Institute.

30/01/2017 –
The exhibition will be open until February 8th 2017.


Program of the opening on Tuesday 17th January

– Welcome and presentation of the exhibition and the artists by Erle Wold, Italian Cultural Institute

– Presentation of the Arctic Frontiers Conference and Francesco Negri, the first Italian traveller to reach North Cape in the 17th century, by Ambassador Giorgio Novello

– Presentation of the Italian group Cimberio and the company’s activities in the Andøya space center as a concrete example of Italian involvement in the Arctic region, by Managing Director Sture Ombler

– Presentation and video of the Northern lights by Pål Brekke, Senior Adviser at the Norwegian Space Center


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Erle Wold

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Ambassador Giorgio Novello                                      Sture Ombler

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Pål Brekke