Our story

Galleri Ruth started out in 2012 as a tiny contemporary artist run indoor gallery at Solberg farm situated inbetween the two rural councils Råde and Rygge in the south east part of Norway. Outdoor we served wind-powered wafles. In the summer months around 2500-3000 cars were passing the gallery each day. When the drivers saw the windmill and the gallery they did slow down, but very few managed to stop and get out of the car to enjoy the art show.

In 2013 Galleri Ruth was transformed into a Drive In of Sound Art Gallery. This was an attempt to meet the possible needs and interests of the car drivers and at the same time make it easier to access contemporary sound art by using the car as the extended gallery space in a beautiful remote and rural setting.

After tree years in Råde/Rygge, Galleri Ruth began to explore new sights in urban Fredrikstad and rural sites in the county. Since 2016 the project started the Nordic tour and in 2018 the northern tour in Norway begins.

NRK link: https://www.nrk.no/video/PS*111922

Logo designed by: Irwan Ahmet and Tita Salina