Augustiana is an historical and architectural gem on the banks of Augustenborg Fjord with a long and varied history and an exciting future as an international art park and art gallery. The focus of the programme is professional contemporary art. Augustiana presents temporary exhibitions in the Art Gallery and a variety of art projects and events in the Art Park.
Tuesday-Sunday: 12.00 – 16.00. Closed on Mondays.
Open 24/7 all year
08.07.23 – 17.09.23
Gilbert Gordon’s work includes film, sculpture and constructions – large-scale, total installations. The exhibition WHERE TO GO at Augustiana Art Gallery is no exception. Filling the three grand rooms on the ground floor of the mansion, video works will tell a coherent, sequential story.
08.07.23 – 17.09.23
Janne Malmros’s THRESHOLD is a multifaceted solo exhibition based partly on the history of the mansion and the nature in its grounds. The exhibition explores the term ‘threshold’ in three senses of the word: an entrance (the threshold of a door); a beginning; or the transition from one state (physical or mental) to another.
Throughout its history, people have wandered in and out of the house we now call Augustiana. The place bears traces of all these comings and goings, as does the park and the surrounding forest, where plants from the former Baroque park now grow. From their original location in the rigidly landscaped garden, they have spread, now posing a threat to the forest’s indigenous plants.
Take the web app with you around the town and read or hear about the different sights. For example, you can start by walking along Storegade or Slotsallé, which both lead to the palace. The web app covers the whole old town, the harbour, gardens, forest and most of the Augustenborg Path to Brovold.
You can also find eateries and overnight accommodation in the web app.
Explore the town at your leisure – the guide helps you along the way. Enjoy your tour.
Interview with Janne Malmros, in connection with her exhibition in The White Mansion, Augustiana. In the video, Janne Malmros expresses her thoughts and work in connection with making ‘Threshold’.
The video was produced by Søgaard Film for Augustiana Art Park & Art Gallery. The exhibition was subsidized by Statens Kunstfond and Det Obelske Familiefond, and can be seen up to September 17th, 2023.
23.09.23 – 26.11.23
Nour Fog’s exhibition The World’s Bubble fills the rooms of the White Mansion with experimental ceramic works. Some are displayed directly on the floor, others on ‘dancing’ metal tables with twisted legs, others hanging from the ceiling.
The World’s Bubble is about care and attention, and about the struggle of a newly born infant to adapt to life outside the bubble of the womb. Overall, the exhibition looks at how harsh and unpredictable life and the age in which we live can be. What fascinates Nour is who we turn into when faced with adversity, how we relate to our feelings and sensations, and the real role of art in this process. The works are rooted in the artist’s own bodily and emotional experiences. At the same time, though, they have a universal dimension that invites the viewer to muse on their own stories and thoughts.
23.09.23 – 26.11.23
Ivan Andersen’s exhibition Inadequately Maintained Surfaces looks at what is planned and orderly as opposed to that which is random and spontaneous.
Inadequately Maintained Surfaces challenges our traditional expectations of landscape painting: for example, in terms of the materials that artists generally use. Ivan Andersen uses sheets of OSB, woodchip wallpaper, putty and concrete, reflecting the world of the DIY store rather than that of an art supplies shop. Not only is the choice of materials in itself a comment on art as something elevated and sublime; it also underlines the recurring interest of this artist in triviality and banality: not as social critique, but to render interesting what we normally regard as ‘boring’.
The park is open 24 hours a day and worth a visit at any time of the year. The spacious grounds, situated between the palace and the fjord, feature some distinctive works, rare trees and shrubs, and a breathtaking view of Augustenborg Fjord.
The artist duo Claydies have created three ceramic ‘selfie’ objects for the Augustiana Art Park. They were accompanied by the exhibition En Claydies Affære (A Claydies Affair) in the White Mansion. The newl, selfie-inspired, outdoor works are based on the history of Augustiana, particularly the flamboyant princess and dowager duchess, Louisa Augusta, who lived in the White from 1815 to 1843.
These works by Claydies explore the ‘selfie’ concept and the relationship between viewer and work. Thereby, they spotlight the penchant for self-promotion and the Instagram culture of our time.
Come and visit the Art Park and take a selfie with one of the three ceramic sculptures!