What qualifies to be defined as culture, and what does not? The discussion is ongoing and sometimes vivid. In Blekinge, the cultural scene is both vibrant and quiet, innovative, but also traditional; having the Naval City of Karlskrona on the UNESCO World Heritage List somehow makes that a given. In Blekinge, you’ll find culture in the shape of arts and crafts, dance, theatre, literature, history, film, and art in all its forms. And probably much more than that. Free for everyone to experience, but not always easily digestible or simple. Because it’s culture’s job to itch and beautify, amuse and worry. Enrich life and awaken new thoughts, show different perspectives. In short, it should move us. As the cultural scene in Blekinge does.
Art & Culture
Blekinge is peppered with art. Public art in parks, and urban environments, indoors and on the outside of buildings. It´s abstract and modern, there are paintings and prints, glass, stone, textile, and installations. It´s low-key and loud. You´ll find it in the art galleries around the county and in the artists' homes as they open their studios for a few days of art tour – or for a whole season like Susanne Demåne – don't miss out on her magic world!
Konst i Blekinge (Art in Blekinge)
Region Blekinge and Kulturcentrum//Ronneby konsthall collaborate to create a long-term strategy and action plan for the development of the art area in Blekinge. If you want to keep up (... and understand Swedish) listen to Konst i Blekinge's pod with episodes on different themes.
One of Sweden's largest arenas for contemporary art. Every year, 10–15 exhibitions are held here with regional, national, and international contemporary art, design, and crafts.
Konstrundan (The Art Tour)
During the Art Tour in Blekinge, the members open their studios. The exhibitors are scattered throughout Blekinge and show everything from iron work to painting and textile art. This weekend in May has become an established and popular art event with several thousand visitors.
The Martinssonska gården Art Museum is located in the old wooden house district in Karlshamn. Here, modern art is shown in a historical environment; initiator Johnny Martinsson's sculptures as well as paintings and printmaking pieces by Oskar Wickström, Thure Wahlström och Per Serre.
PLX is an independent group that has produced cultural events around Sweden for 15 years with a focus on Skåne and Blekinge. In addition to art exhibitions and performative sets, PLX arranges the Tjärö festival in the Blekinge archipelago.
Scroll through the selection of galleries, exhibitions, and all the different possibilities to experience art in Blekinge.