Photo: Tegnerforbundet/ Øystein Thorvaldsen.

Rådhusgata 17
0158 Oslo
Hours: Tuesday–Friday 12–5pm,
Saturday–Sunday 12–4pm
T +47 22 42 38 06

Tegnerforbundet (TF)/The Norwegian Drawing Association is an artist-run centre for drawing-based art with approximately 600 members. TF owns a gallery located in the Art District area—Kvadraturen—in central Oslo.

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.

The gallery shows 9–12 exhibitions a year, and includes a sales department that provides a vast variety of drawings and illustrations created by the organizations member. In addition the premises offer a library with approximately 4,000 illustrated books from the 1800s until today.   

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