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 make impressions, covering close to every corner of the spectrum and every page of the color-chart. Here are nine hues of Blekinge, get inspired! Start exploring!
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.
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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. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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. WorWorld-classhibitions 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.
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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 Tingshuset, the artist Ludvig Ödman made a public decoration in the house that is well worth checking out.
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Malin Mena has a glass art studio in an old water tower from the 1950's, just outside Nättraby. This is where she creates her art, shaping and blowing glass for everyday use as well as for public art. In the shop inside the tower you can buy jugs, flasks and all sorts of decorative things, both for indoor use and for your garden. You can also come to Malin to experience a creative event and give blowing glass a try, for teambuilding with colleagues or a fun moment with friends and family.
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Karlskrona Lamp Factory has been run by the Skantze family since its inception in 1884. Valdemar Skantze and his wife Katarina, who are the current owners, are the fifth generation of Skantze running it. And they have been getting a lot of attention and praise for their series of kerosene lamps and the bestseller "Koholmen" (the image furthest to the left. The lamps are manufactured by the help of the very same machines that were used when the factury first started. Karlskrona Lampfabrik manages to balance being an industrial museum as well as utterly relevant. That's impressive!
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