Symposium Norge Public Space

Skulpturpark Stålaker Tjodalyng

The sculpture park was already used as an exhibition space for symposium sculptures in 1990 and is located directly in front of the Stalaker quarry, where the international Larvikitt Symposium takes place every two years. This former agricultural area has expanded more and more in the area for exhibitions and today shows up to 30 sculptures in front of the quarry panorama.

Lundhs sculpture areal

The new headquarters of Lundhs AS is located directly at the port of Larvik and is also connected to an inhabited coastal strip of the city. In this environment, Lundhs AS has created a small sculpture park in order to be able to present Larvikite in connection with sculptural art. So far, three large-format Larvikite sculptures by Makoto Fujiwara are accessible to visitors and can be experienced.

Fredriksvern Verft Stavern

The Frederiksvern Verft in Stavern near Larvik has become a public exhibition space for sculptures from the Symposium Norges. Since 2017, 5 sculptors have been temporarily presented to a wide audience with their large-format Larvikitt sculptures. Here the military history of the historic city of Stavern meets the present and local stone marks a place communicated by international sculptors.

Larvik public space

The Symposium Norge has selected a few places in Larvik to display the sculptures of the international symposium participants and to create an encounter with the local population. Larvik offers opportunities to do this within the city center, on the coast and at social meeting points.

Sukkersletta NaThorPark

This area, located at the seaside of the Larvik fjord, is dedicated to Thor Lundh, owner of Lundhs AS and main sponsor of the Symposium Norge during the last 30 years. This new spot was mainly designed by Makoto Fujiwara, founder of the Symposium Norge. Within this park, there are placed three sculptures of Karl Prantl, Makoto Fujiwara and Knut Wold, as a gift to Thor Lundh.

Across the borders

International sculptors come to Norway for the symposium to work with the local stone and to familiarize themselves with the country and its people. Many of her sculptures are sold or travel with them to their hometowns. The Larvikite sculptures are reminiscent of their Nordic roots abroad and will be remembered.