Susanne Demåne, a unique sight i Blekinge, southern Sweden

Art & Culture

Welcome to a creative and vibrant county! Art and culture in Blekinge range from industrial design to paintings, glass and sculptures. From crafts from the past to hyper modern murals and artforms that demand attention. Expressions that makes impressions, covering close to every corner of the spectrum and every page of the colour-chart. Here are nine hues of the colours of Blekinge, get inspired! Start exploring!

 

9 hues of colourful Blekinge

 

Susanne Demåne

Susanne Demåne is a must-visit. Susanne creates fantastic sculptures with her chainsaw. Dreamlike oil paintings with their brush, captivating enamel and beautiful ceramics. The interior of the old school in Edestad showcases Susanne Demane's multi-faceted artistry. She started filling it with life and her art when she moved there just over 20 years ago. Then she created her own artwork of the garden and the old schoolyard.

Susanne Demåne, ett unikt besöksmål i Blekinge
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Ebbamåla Bruk

Ebbamåla Bruk outside Kyrkhult tells the exciting story of the industrial revolution in Sweden. It's about the entrepreneurs, the workers, the inventors, the engineers and the interaction between people and machines in an entire engineering industry from 1850 to 1950. Feel the scents and heat of iron foundry and forge, listen to the sounds of water turbines and other strange machines. In the factory booth, you can see the craftsmanship forged and cast iron products that once laid the foundation for the welfare of Swedish industrial society. The mill is an award-winning tourist destination and perhaps Europe's best-preserved industrial museum.

Ebbamåla Bruk i Olofström
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Karin Meijer

Much like a pastry chef, ceramic artist Karin Meijer uses piping technique to create her highly creative, pastel-colored, and charmingly playful artwork. Karin makes stoneware, and porcelain tableware, but has also created public decoration pieces. Meijers work has a strong identity - a unique look.

Karin Meijer, Karlskrona
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Skärva 

Skärva is a magical spot about 7 km outside Karlskrona. An 18th-century manor named Skärva Herrgård is part of the World Heritage of Karlskrona, but Skärva is also the name of the whole area - a beautiful nature reserve. The manor was first built as a "summer haven" for shipbuilder-genious Henrik Fredrik af Chapman and has been a scene for social events and celebration ever since. Today, Skärva Herrgård can be booked for weddings and festivities, and functions as an inn/a guesthouse, as well as an event area for music and art. Next to the manor lies Skärva Gård where art exhibitions, and seminars take place, and where you find a lovely ecological farm shop. 

Konst och kultur på Skärva Gård i Karlskrona, Blekinge
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Saxemara boatyard - keeping tradition alive

Saxemara boatyard has been on the same site in the Saxemara bay outside Ronneby since 1927 and is a symbol of an old, genuine, boat building tradition. The yard was one of Sweden's most renowned boat builders during the 1930:s, known for high-quality leisure boats and yachts. Traditional wooden boats are actually still manufactured here by Nyströms brygga. The yard is a living cultural heritage and is owned by the Blekinge Museum. As a visitor, you get to experience classic craft, enjoy beautiful wooden boats, the unique atmosphere, and buy genuine boat care products in the shop.

Saxembara Båtvarv i Blekinge
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Kulturcentrum (The cultural center in Ronneby)

The cultural center in Ronneby is situated in what used to be Kockum's enamel plant. Kulturcentrum is a hub for art and culture, and holds one of southern Sweden's most extensive art galleries. World class exhibitions take place here year after year. If you want to stay tuned on what is "hot or not" in the world of art, make sure to visit Kulturcentrum on a regular basis.  

Konst och kultur, besök Kulturcentrum i Ronneby, Blekinge
Current exhibitions at Kulturcentrum i Ronneby

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Listers Härads Tingshus

The Town Hall in Sölvesborg offers architectural memories of the acclaimed architect Gunnar Asplund. Here, and in connection with the house, you will find the Sölvesborg Art Association, which regularly provides beautiful and visitor-friendly art. When renovating the Tingshuset, the artist Ludvig Ödman made a public decoration in the house that is well worth checking out.

Konst och kultur, Lister Härads Tingshus i Sölvesborg
Lister Härads Tingshus, Sölvesborg.

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Malin Mena

Malin Mena and her studio glass cabin can be found in the closed old water tower just outside Nättraby. Just outside the door, Malin has a Japanese garden, and inside the brick wall, you will find glass art that ultimately speaks of life.

Malin Mena Glastornet Studioglashytta i Nättraby, Blekinge
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Karlskrona Lampfabrik

Karlskrona Lamp Factory has been owned by the Skantze family since its inception in 1884. Valdemar Skantze and his wife Katarina are the fifth generations. Manufacturing takes place with the same machines that were used when it was first started. Karlskrona Lampfabrik is like an industrial museum and yet so highly topical.

Karlskrona Lampfabrik i Blekinge
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