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

Karin Meijer creates self-sprinkled ceramic goods that have a little extra. Karin has worked with public decoration, and her work stands out and creatively takes place. Both the stoneware and the porcelain are eye-catching.

Karin Meijer, Karlskrona

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Skärva is a magical spot about 7 km from Karlskrona. A 1700-century manor named Skärva Herrgård is part of the World Heritage of Karlskrona, but Skärva is also 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 parties, but is also a guesthouse, and an event area for music and art. Next to the manor lies Skärva Gård where art exhibitions, seminars and other events take place, and there's a lovely ecological farmshop. 

Konst och kultur på Skärva Gård i Karlskrona, Blekinge

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Saxemara båtvarv

Saxemara Boatyard has been on the same site in the Saxemaraviken off Ronneby since 1927 and is the symbol of old genuine boatbuilding tradition. The shipyard was one of the country's foremost boatbuildings during the 1930s, known for its high-quality leisure boats and yachts. Here, traditional wooden boats are still manufactured by mainly bleaching models. The yard is a living cultural heritage and is owned by the Blekinge Museum. You, as a visitor, get to experience classic craft, enjoy beautiful wooden boats and soak up the unique shipyard environment.

Saxembara Båtvarv i Blekinge
Saxemara Båtvarv

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Kulturcentrum (The cultural centre in Ronneby)

The cultural centre in Ronneby is in Kockum's old enamel plant. Kulturcentrum is a hub and gathering place with one of southern Sweden's most extensive art galleries. Here you offer exhibitions of the great international class year after year.

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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