Study this page carefully before you decide to travel to us.
How do I get to Kongsvinger and then Atelier Austmarka?
From Oslo citty there are train about every hour L14 or L14x to Kongsvinger.
From Kongsvinger you can take a bus or a taxi
The taxi will cost approximately 1100 NOK during the daytime. 1400 NOK at weekend.
It’s also possible to organic someone to pick you up. This MUST be arranged in advance and will only be available during the early afternoons during the week at a cost of 250 NOK each. (At any other time the cost will be 500 NOK each.)
If you need help ask the voluntary group at the atelier, send an contact form, email or sms. (Do not ask in the village. This are our rule!)
From Gardemoen airport we recommend:
Get on a bus that has the registration number 838, that will take you to Årnes
At Årnes you get on the train that has the registration number L14 or L14x to Kongsvinger
It is advisable to bring a pair of indoor shoes/slippers as it is a concrete floor and you might get cold feet 😉
Light/darkness – We have light summer evenings (no midnight sun) and just a few hours of daylight mid winter. The light changes slowly between day and night. Not much disturbing light for watching the sky/stars at night.
Is it noisy in Austmarka?
Not out in the forest/nature but here in the house it might be because the walls are a bit thin.
Can I send materials/equipment/large objects to you instead of carrying them?
If you wish to send materials, equipment or larger items via parcel post for example, please send them to this address which is the local post office and shop.
These can be collected from the above address when you arrive during the normal shop opening hours.
There isn’t any employed host in the house.
we do not allow oil paint- or product with heavy odor. The studio do not have fresh air system for that
What rules do you have concerning smoking?
No smoking allowed inside but you are welcome to use the balcony or outside.
Can I have visitors there? What about children?
This is a working space so children are not allowed.
Only short time (no over night visitors) allowed because we do not want any outer distubance in the atelier.
What kind of things can affect my allergies?
There could be fumes from oil paints or other artists materials.
Candles and wood burning fires will be used sometimes.
The owner has a standard Poodle that may be on the premises at times.
Can I bring my own pets?
The owner has a dog that will be on the premises at times.
No other pets of any kind are allowed.
Can I order take-away food?
No. You are too far away from the nearest take-away shop.
Do I need to bring my own bed linen/towels?
No, these will be provided.
There are no paid staff or cleaners here so you must take the responsibility for ensuring the house is kept clean and tidy for everyone who is there and for those that come after you. One is responsible both for your sleeping area as well as the common areas i.e. living room, kitchen, toilet.
Cleaning equipment and soaps that are in the house upon arrival, must be replaced before departure. The rule of thumb is to leave a bit more than when you arrived. This also applies to whatever spices and condiments that are in the kitchen.
Everyone should do their bit. This gives all visitors a good start on their arrival.
There is a communal washing machine available to use.
Unless you expect your mother to do the cleaning after you we strongly advise you keep the place clean and tidy.
In the event that you leave without cleaning, we will hire someone to do it, and charge you for the pleasure of being lazy
Who can assist me
Please respect our neighbours and DO NOT approach them for assistance or convenient help. In the atelier there is a list of names and numbers of people for hire, subject to availability. However, we generally do not recommend that you rely on other people’s assistance.
Do you allow alcohol?
Yes but you must be over 20 years old. Only beer is available in the local shop.
The nearest shop for wines and spirits is called Vinmonopolet and is situated in Kongsvinger. Wines and spirits are very expensive in Norway. I am sorry to tell you that the artists favourite drink of Absynth is illegal in Norway. 😉
Where can I buy my food.
There is a local store about 600 m from the atelier.
WHY THIS HOUSE RULES AND STRANGE RULES OF BEHAVIOUR.
You are a visitor and a guest in another culture. It will take too much time to explain why we beg you for following our rules.
Unfortunately, we have unexpected experienced that some do not comply certain rules. Other want to discuss and change them to suit them better. This we do not want to use time on.
We want Atelier Austmarka to be an institution that has the respect and sympathy of the village people.
We are a new and different institution in this forest, but the rule maker and the owner is a Norwegian. Place help and respect us for our higher goal even if you find it strange.
After the recidential period all artists is askt to write a short report, with some visual documentation of the stay. We will use this internally for the future of the studio. But we will also like to use some of it on our webside.
Foreningen Atelier Austmarka
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Atelier Austmarka har Org nr 914 062 721
Adressen er : Holmenveien 70, 2224 Austmarka, Norway
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