Geist Glorup

May 26th to August 25th 2013

On Fyn lies one of the Danish cultural history’s best kept secrets. The beautiful Glorup Manor and fairytale-like Park. Even though the Manor and Park have both been recognized as important cultural heritage much of this exciting history today lies quietly forgotten. The Geist Glorup-exhibition will show artworks by a number of acclaimed Danish artists who, through sound, words and images, will activate the history surrounding Glorup Park. The exhibition aims to highlight the Park’s surprising elements, original as well as new, and invites the public to explore the gardens, the past and the contemporary art.

Throughout the 19th century Glorup had a significant position in the Danish cultural landscape and many prominent figures of the cultural elite have had strong connections to the manor, among others Karen Blixen and H.C. Andersen. Since the late 19th century Glorup Park has seen only very little change and gives a rare view into the garden architecture of the past. The park showcases excellent examples of both the baroque and the romantic garden-style and along the numerous paths the park offers a number of surprising and dramatic stagings of nature.

The artworks produced specially for the exhibition lies in direct extension of Glorup’s special tradition for equipping the existing scenery with storytelling elements. The participating artists Camilla Berner, Randi & Katrine, Peter Callesen, Karin Lorentzen, Jette Ellgaard, Christian Vind and the experimental critical ensemble SCENATET have, through ongoing research, chosen different elements of Glorup’s history and characteristics which they use and relate to in their site-specific works.

Geist Glorup was initiated by the curatorial team Umage who wanted to put more focus on Glorup Park’s many unexploited potentials, as well as create new meaningful stories and help Glorup Park into the 21st century.

Children and youth workshops

In April and May 2013 two artist-driven workshops were held with local children and youths as part of the Geist Glorup exhibition. The artists and students moved out of the classroom and out to Glorup, where the students on site developed artistic projects with the fascinating stories surrounding Glorup and the artists’ own contributions to the exhibition as their starting-point. As an extension of the exhibition, the aim of the workshops was to demonstrate how contemporary art, in it’s own unique way, has the ability to activate and actualize history to make it interesting and relevant for our younger generations.


Geist Glorup – May 26th to August 25th 2013

The exhibition is open thursday to sunday from 10 to 5. Free entry.


Glorup Park

Glorupvej 38

5853 Ørbæk


Travel information

By car:

GPS coordinates: WGS84:N 55° 12.402′, E 10° 42.268′WGS 84 – decimal:55.20670, 10.70447

The trip from Copenhagen to Glorup takes about an hour and thirty minutes.

By public transportation:

The trip from Copenhagen to Glorup with train and bus takes about two hours and after that a 20-25 minute walk.


From Jutland – take the train to Odense and change to bus nr. 162 which will take you to Svindinge. The rest of the trip to Glorup is by foot approximately 1.6 km.

From Sealand – take the train to Nyborg and change to bus nr. 911 towards Svendborg. Get off in Øksendrup and walk the final 1.6 km to Glorup.

Please contact us with any questions at or:

Line Kjær, curator tlf. +45 26367939

Lotte Boesen Toftgaard, curator tlf. +45 30236043