Toril Bjorg


1944 Norway

Training / Education:

  • 1964-68 Metalwork ,The National College of Art & Design, Oslo. Norway
  • 1981-82 Sculpture ,The National College of Art & Design, Oslo Norway

Work Experience:

  • Own studio from1968
  • 1972-79 Designer David-Andersen A/S Jewelers Oslo Norway
  • 1977 and 1983 visiting professor, The National College of Art & Design, Oslo Norway

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

Solo Shows

  • 1978 “Tendenser”, Gallery F15, Moss,Norway
  • 1979” Festival of Elverum”, Elverum, Norway
  • 1980 “Tendenser”, Gallery F15, Moss, Norway
  • 1981 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
  • Bryggen Museum, Bergen, Norway
  • Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
  • Hordamuseet, Bergen, Norway
  • “Tendenser”, Gallery F15, Moss, Norway
  • 1990 “Bergen Music Festival”, Bryggen Museum, Bergen, Norway
  • 1991 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
  • 1993 Electrum Gallery, London UK
  • 1998 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
  • 1999 Atelier 88, Bodø, Norway
  • 2000 Arvika Konsthall, Arvika, Sweden
  • 2004 Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo, Norway
  • 2005 Museum of Applied Art, Trondheim, Norway
  • 2005 The Art Museum of Northern Norway, Tromsø, Norway

Group Shows

  • 973/74 “Norwegian Craftsmen Today”, Germany, UK, USA
  • “Norway Now” Sunderland Art Centre, Sunderland, UK
  • 1987/89 “Norwegian Jewellry” Japan, Germany, UK
  • 1989“Norska Smycken” Röhss Museum of Applied Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1991 “The 20th Anniversery Show” Electrum Gallery, London UK
  • 1994 “Giello Norvegisi 1945-94”, Palazzo delle Esposizione, Rome,Italy
  • 1995 Hordaland Art Center, Bergen, Norway
  • 1995 “Silver High Tech” The Jazzfestival of Kongsberg, Norway
  • 1996 “10 Years Crafts”, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1996 “Norge-Belgia, objekten&juvelen” Villa Eksternest, Brussels, Belgium
  • 1997/98 “Nordic Jewellery” The first Nordic jewelry triennial, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 1998 “Jewellery Moves” Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • 1999 “Sølv i nåtid og fortid” Norwegian Mining Museum, Kongsberg,Norway
  • 2002 “Textile Techniques in Metal” Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, US
  • 2004/05 “Norwegian Contemporary Jewelry”, Museum of Arts&Crafts Itami, Japan
  • 2004/05 “Contemporary Norwegian Crafts”, Flow, London, Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, Oriel Myrddin Gallery, Wales UK

Awards / Grants:

  • 1979-81The National 3 year Scholarship for Artists
  • National Scholarship for Artists,Travel and Study
  • The National Guaranteed Minimum Income for Artists
  • 2003 The City of Oslo Art Scholarship

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • The Norwegian Cultural Council
  • The Museum of Applied Art, Oslo, Norway
  • The West Norway Museum of Applied Art, Bergen
  • The Trondheim Museum of Applied Art, Norway
  • The Art Museum of Northern Norway
  • The Art Museum of Sogn og Fjordane, Førde, Norway
  • The Röhss Museum of Applied Art, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • The Royal Museum of Scotland UK
  • Rikshospitalet, University Hospital,Oslo Norway
  • The Court Building, Lillestrøm, Norway
  • The National College of Music, Principal`s Chain,Oslo, Norway


  • J.L. Opstad: Ny Norsk Gullsmedkunst. C.Huitfeldt
  • O. Untracht: Jewellery Concepts& Technology. Doubleday
  • J.L.Opstad: En ny Bevissthet. Norsk Kunsthåndverk 1970-90. C.Huitfeldt.
  • 1995 Nordisk Smykkekunst/Nordic Jewellery. Arnold Busk. Denmark
  • Arlene M.Fish. Textile Techniques in Metal. Lark Books,NY
  • Amanda Game/Elizabeth Goring. Jewellery Moves. NMS Publishing Scotland
  • 2002 Paul Greenhalgh. The Persistense of Craft. A&C Black.London

Artist Statement:

Central themes for me are structure, volume and movement in relation to the mental strength of woman and the body`s capacity to express itself. The works are mobile constructions in sterling wire.