Easter 2017: Sand drawings at the Viking Ship Museum

From the 8th - 17th of April The Viking Ship Museum invites both children and adults to create sand drawings, inspired by the voyages and artistic ornamentation of the Vikings.

In collaboration with the Museum, artist and designer Helle Hove has developed an installation, which focuses on the playful and exploratory, where anything goes and nothing is trivial. The installation, which is to be found in the Viking Ship Hall, will be in a constantly evolving state, as Museum guests create it in partnership with Helle Hove.

Get in close contact with the artistic process in the workshop

The artist will invite both children and adults to create sand drawings, inspired by the voyages and artistic ornamentation of the Vikings. “I find that Viking Age interlaced motifs exude an energy and a sense of joy in their creation, which I hope the Museum’s guests will also experience themselves, when we experiment with sand drawings together”, tells Helle Hove. She will let guests come in close contact with the artistic process by setting their own fingers in the sand in the nine sand-trays, which form the core of the installation.

The Viking Ship Museum will document the process in photos, and immortalise the sand drawings as digital images on Instagram. Museum guests are also welcome to photograph their own works.

Guided tours

From the 19th - 28th of March, we offer a free guided tour at 14.00 in English. The guided tours are conducted by history and archaeology students. Their stories give life to the original ships and put the discovery of the five Skuldelev ships into perspective in relation to the maritime culture of the Viking Age.

Easter 2017

Program:

Saturday 8th – Monday 17th April kl. 10:00-17:00:
Installation and workshop are open
Free family guided tours 11.30 and 13.00 (danish)
Free guided tour 15.00 (English)

Entrance adults: 130 kr. 
Free entrance for children under the age of 18


By: Sabine Stubbe Østergaard

06/03 - 2016