Idéen med Galleri Tornby udspringer i galleriejerens lidenskab for kunst såvel som aktiv kunstner,
som kunstnyder samt opvækst i et kunstnermiljø på egnen omkring- og i Hirtshals.
Galleri Tornby præsenterer kunst af høj klasse fra det meste af verdenen, dog mest fra nordiske kunstnere, og er i dag blandt de førende gallerier i Nordjylland af god og varieret kunst, udstillet i de intime lokaler.
Det er primært malerier, der fylder galleriets intime udstillingslokaler, men der er også unika
såsom bronzeskulpturer, raku skulpturer, lertøjsskulpturer og meget andet unika samt litografier og grafiske tryk.
Galleri Tornby byder på masser af forskellig artet kunst fra hele verden, og ofte er der ferniseringer med gode musikalske indslag.
Vi glæder os til at byde jer velkomne til kunst af høj international klasse og god variation
samt mange skiftende udstillinger henover sæsonen.
GALLERI TORNBY´s vartegn "FILLOD STENEN" af DANIEL FILLOD, Frankrig, juli 2012
Når man betragter "FILLOD STENEN" foran Galleri Tornby, kommer man uværgerligt til at tænke på "JELLINGE STENEN",
kaldet Danmarks dåbsattest... og sammenligningen er ikke helt ubegrundet.
Begge sten er vægtmæssigt nogle sværvægtere.
"JELLINGE STENEN" vejer ca. 10 tons, og højden er 2,43 meter.
"FILLOD STENEN" vejer ca. 15 tons, og højden er ca. 3 meter.
Figurer og runer i "JELLINGEN STENEN" er hugget i lavt relief, og man mener, at den oprindeligt har været farvelagt.
Ja, Peter Duetoft, der holdt åbningstalen til den dansk - franske kulturuge på GALLERI TORNBY fortalte ligefrem,
at "JELLINGE STENEN" i sin oprindelige form var malet på lignende vis som "FILLOD STENEN".
Den franske kunstmaler Daniel Fillod, har lagt navn til stenen og prydet den store sten med 77 figurer
med udganspunkt i nordisk mytologi, fransk og indisk billedkunst samt Fillod´s egen sprældlevende fabelverden.
Fillod fyldte 77 år på selve dåbsdagen af "FILLOD STENEN".
Fillod er ikke bundet til et lærred, men maler på snart sagt alt. Tingene sprudler omkring ham.
Herhjemme bliver han ofte sammenlignet med afdøde billedkunstner Henry Heerup.
Signe Hansen, attraction of the month, Scan Magazine.
At the idyllic Gallery Tornby in Northern Jutland, artists and visitors from all over the world benefit from owner Kim Bernhard Tornby’s genuine love of art and the people behind it. This autumn, the gallery exhibits the work of Norwegian multi artist Arjuna Geir Aasehaug and Serbian visual artist Gala Caki as well as selected works of the almost 50 artists connected to the gallery.
As a testimony to the continued artistic significance of Denmark’s famous northern tip, also known as the land of light, Gallery Tornby, in Vester Tversted (on the main road to Skagen), presents a surprisingly international art collection of, primarily, paintings. Immediately upon turning towards the charming, white farmhouse, guests are faced with a giant manifestation of the sky-high level of creativity and ambition that saturates its every nook and cranny. The Fillod stone, a 15 ton rock decorated in captivating patterns, serves as the fittingly original landmark of the gallery. Among the many well-established names to have exhibited and worked with the gallery is the Fillod stone’s creator, the now 78-year-old French artist Daniel Fillod. The enigmatic artist, who uses everything from walls to windows as canvasses, decorated the stone with a combination of Nordic and Indian mythology as well as “a bit of his own soul”, explains gallery owner Kim Bernhard Tornby. The three meter tall stone was one among many artworks created during the gallery’s French/Danish art week in the summer of 2012.
International reach Despite its somewhat secluded and serene location Gallery Tornby’s reputation has travelled afar since its inauguration in May 2009. One of the gallery’s first exhibitions with a non-Scandinavian artist was that of the visual artist Serhiy Savchenko from Ukraine. The artist’s positive experience with the gallery since enabled a string of collaborations with other Eastern European artists. This has set Gallery Tornby apart from many Danish galleries focused on mainly Nordic art. “What I aim to do, is to stand out from the crowd and showcase something which is not often seen in Denmark. The problem with new Eastern European artists is that they are not that known in Denmark - and not at all known in Tversted,” jokes the gallery owner with a reference to the remote location and tiny size of Tversted. “To some extend people buy art because they like it, but they also think about its prospective value, and that means that because they hear and read more about Danish art, they are more likely to buy that. That’s why I make four year contracts with my artists - to give the quality of their work time to soak through.”
Gallery Tornby also represents a string of Danish and Scandinavian artists as well as artists from France, Spain and South America. When setting up exhibitions artists benefit from the gallery’s adjoined holiday cottage and artist refuge.
The infectious joy of art The idea of opening his own gallery came to Kim in 2008, after he, in his 40s, had rediscovered a passion for visual art. “As a kid I used to help out my granddad who had a paint store. He was also a keen art painter and he sold art items such as canvasses, which I helped make. Actually, I made canvasses for some of Denmark’s most famous artists, and I grew up in a very artistic environment,” Kim says. However, Kim left the art world behind when he decided to travel the world as a marine engineer. But when, years later, back in Denmark he and his Faroese girlfriend, Hannelin Simona Á Hálvmørk, stooped upon a beautifully located old farm house by North Jutland’s western coastline, Kim’s innate love of art turned into a dream of creating his own gallery. Less than a year later, he had turned the dream into reality.
Kim, who still works full-time as a production manager at a medical company, is not just dedicated to visual art but also to music. The two art forms are constantly interwoven at Gallery Tornby. Last year the gallery’s many musical events led Kim to be awarded the Jazz Award Of The Year at the internationally recognized jazz festival JazzyDays.
“The gallery is my free space, my passion and my social network, but do not misunderstand that, because it is also a professionally run business and there is a purpose to all of the initiatives which pop up again and again,” stresses Kim. This autumn Gallery Tornby will take part in the start of JazzyDays in Tversted with a live jazz concert with guitarist Ole Bech at the opening of the Arjuna Geir Aasehaug and Gala Caki exhibitions October 12 . The following week the gallery will be open every day except Monday.
Facts: Gallery Tornby is located close to Tversted, 35km from Skagen and 79km from Aalborg Airport.
The Gallery is open from 13:00pm-17:00pm all Saturdays and Sundays from March 24 to November 3 as well as specific holidays.
Address: Skagensvej 53b, Tversted, 9881 Bindslev
For more information visit: www.galleritornby.dk
Med venlig hilsen
Kim Bernhard Tornby