This season’s exhibitions are in preparation.
The new programme will be announced in late April.


As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium is preparing an alternative programme for its 2020 season. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates.


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Opening Hours

The 2020 season is expected to start on 2 May, subject to conditions.


Dear Visitor! VKL is complying with official guidelines for the coronavirus outbreak.
The 2020 season is expected to start on 2 May, subject to conditions.


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Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium

– a centre for contemporary art in the old Vestfos Cellulosefabrikk (1886–1970)


Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium was established by artist Morten Viskum and opened to the public in 2003.

At present there is a programme of exhibitions each summer, and we are open from May to September. The Main Building houses the season’s main exhibition across four floors. Two unrelated exhibitions are housed in Galleri Star and the Exhibition Hall.

Opening Hours: Tuesday–Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00, (May–September)
Visiting address: Fabrikkgata 11C, 3320 Øvre Eiker
50 min. from Oslo

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Guided tours / Education

Guided tours, events and other educational services


Every Sunday at 13:00 and 15:00 there is a guided tour of this season’s exhibitions. The guided tour is included in the price of admission.
If you would like to book a private guided tour, contact us at post@vestfossen.com

Inforeaktor: This is our Visitors’ Room, where you will find digital resources and literature about the exhibitions and workshop facilities. We arrange a variety of events, including lectures and art workshops. Art in the Countryside! is an event for young people (9–14) in June, July and August.

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Café Cellulose

The café is situated in the entrance hall to Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium and is open Tuesday–Sunday from 11:30 to 18:00


Café Cellulose offers a relaxing and elegant environment in exciting architectural surroundings – the perfect place for a break from exploring art. You are also welcome to visit the café without a ticket to the galleries.

The café serves its own range of lunch menus, delicious cakes, all types of coffee – and is fully licenced.

Café Cellulose is open Tuesday–Sunday during the exhibition season, May–September.

If you have any questions about the café, menus or event hire, please get in touch: +47 95752302 / cafecellulose@gmail.com

See our menu

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Catalogues from present and previous exhibitions, art books, posters, postcards, carrier bags, etc.


The Bookstore is situated beside the Café. Both the Bookstore and the Café keep the same opening hours as the galleries, and can be visited without a ticket to the exhibitions.

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Guest Studio

Available to artists during the exhibition season May–September


The Guest Studio is still a project in development and for a trial period it is being made available to artists, each for a period of five weeks, during the VKL summer season. It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm we announce that Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium has been awarded the Art Endowment of the Sparebankstiftelsen foundation 2018–2020. The endowment is earmarked projects that arise from our Guest Studio programme. It is our aim to invite artists to Vestfossen to develop and exhibit their projects in collaboration with VKL.

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News & Events

News from Kunstlaboratoriet

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Season opening May 4!

Welcome to the opening of this season’s three exhibitions at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium! ... Read more...

A Sunny Season Opening!

Thanks to all who joined us during the opening day of our summer season on May 5, 2018. It was a wonderful day under sunny skies. The exhibitions were officially opened by Grunde Almeland, Member... Read more...

New Executive Director at Vestfossen

Kristiansen new Executive Director at Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium ...

2017 VKL Guest Studio

In the winter of 2015, VKL acquired the rental lease of Arena Vestfossen – a studio collective attached to the same building that houses VKL. The artists working there today are Lars Andreas Tovey K... Read more...

Save the date!

Welcome to Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium in 2017! We are happy to present this year's program consisting of three exciting and different exhibitions.   Main Building:IF YOU DON'T LIKE ART, GOOD... Read more...

Announcement! VKL Guest studio

Announcement! Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium (VKL) Guest studio / 2017 We are happy to announce that we are accepting applications for VKL’s guest studio, for five periods in the spring season (Mai-... Read more...