Follow urban artist Martin Whatson on his creative tour of the Oslo region
Urban artist Martin Watson creates street art all over the world, but for a period of eight months, he has travelled in his home region and created art works inspired by the stories he found and the people he met there. Taking in the contrasts between local traditions, mighty nature and urban life, he has created seven murals in different places along the way. Together, they make up a playful portrait of the Oslo region.
The craftsman in Gjøvik
In the town of Gjøvik, Martin Whatson pays tribute to the craftsman. Gjøvik was home to the first private glass factory in Norway, and it's only fitting that a three-story-tall glassblower now decorates one of the town's walls. Whatson's glassblower reminds us of the Oslo region’s long-standing traditions of artisan craftsmanship, which are still very much alive.
Martin Whatson's guide to the Oslo region
Explore the different artworks and the places where they were created.
- Asker, a child's paradise
- Løten, birthplace of Edvard Munch
- Vinstra, land of Per Gynt's
- Oslo, city of innovation
- Fredrikstad, home to a king
- Horten, viking village