Press release

12 January, 2022

Art education workshop

Professional art education workshop in Saxnäs!

We will collaborate with the municipality’s schools so that students can use our art pedagogical approach. Arrange activities that aim to inspire and activate children, locals and other interested parties. We must make it clear that there are other alternatives to leisure activities and we of course welcome everyone. EMMAS is a 2-year project funded by Postkodsstiftelsen.

On 22 December, an agreement was signed between Ricklundgården and Postkodsstiftelsen on a project that will start up in Saxnäs on 1 February 2022. Ricklundgården is the owner of the EMMAS project and has been granted SEK 2.2 million.

From the first time I stepped through the door, a freezing winter 2019, into the picturesque office in the green building up on the hill at Ricklundgården, I have felt that there is a lot of potential here! It is no secret that we fulfill an important purpose for artists, nationally and internationally, but here is the opportunity to do so much more, for so many more! ”

– Tina Larsson, operations manager Ricklundgården

Despite, or perhaps thanks to Ricklundgården’s geographical location, our business is widely known and historically embeded in the cultural world. It would be a shame not to take advantage of the cultural treasure that it is by letting more people take part in it. During this project, it will be the children who are in focus.

We will cooperate with the municipality’s schools and in this way let the children take part in ours art pedagogical approaches. This co-operation is of great importance, it means that private or financial conditions do not determine whether the children can participate or not.

With that said, of course EVERYONE is welcome to visit, participate or in other ways take part in the content of our project EMMAS.

It benefits society that residents have access to cultural in different forms and are offered equivalents opportunities to create and practice culture, and have the conditions to influence, take part and participate in society. Not least from a young age. We are therefore incredibly proud to support the Emma Ricklund Foundation, which wants to open up this opportunity for children and young people in Vilhelmina. ”

– Marie Dahllöf, Secretary General of the Swedish Postal Code Foundation

Culture and art are for everyone and this time it is for the children and young people in our vast inland municipaliti! ”

– Tina Larsson

About Ricklundgården

Ricklundgården was created by the couple Emma and Folke Ricklund in the late 40’s. Together they built their dream villa up on a hill in the middle of the mountain village Saxnäs. Today, Ricklundgården is a museum and art residence.

Artists from all over the world come here, all year round, to soak up nature and create art in the two studios.

Art in Halland residence grantee Tove Möller

Art in Halland residence grantee Tove Möller

In March 2023, Art in Halland invited visual artists with connections to Halland to apply for a residency grant to Ricklundgården in Saxnäs, (September 15-28). Based on the applications received, the jury has decided that the scholarship will be awarded to Tove Möller.

Tove Möller (b. 1986) grew up in Laholm and today lives and works in Stockholm. Tove is educated at Gerlesborgsskolan in Stockholm and Kungl. Stockholm Academy of Arts.

At the same time that Tove Möller goes to Ricklundgården in Saxnäs, the artist Helena Wikström, based in Västerbotten, comes to Halland with Halmstad as her base. Host for the stay is Halland’s Art Museum and Art in Halland.

In parallel, an educational project is also underway between school classes in Halmstad, Laholm and Saxnäs.

You can read more information about this residency scholarship and our art education project here on our website shortly.

Play in a band

Play in a band

Are you retired or have time to spare? Do you feel like trying to play or sing in a band but perhaps haven’t learned to play an instrument? Or maybe you once played but forgot most of it. In that case, there is now the chance to come to EMMAS without any prior knowledge and together with me Kristoffer, who is a trained music teacher, try playing together, completely unconditional. Have fun together!

The instruments available are drums, guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, piano, keyboard, ukulele and microphones for vocals. (If you own another instrument, you can of course bring it with you)).

The time is Thursdays at 10.30-11.30 after coffee.

There are a limited number of places and instruments, so register your interest before 11/9 with your name and instrument preference to:

Write “Band testing” in the subject column!




It´s time to start our OPEN THURSDAYs again, we offer brunch and we’ll start a bit calmly with a music quiz!

Come join us! Bring a friend or an acquaintance who hasn’t been here before, maybe you know someone who needs context or wants more community?

Start: at 09.30

Location: EMMAS

Warm welcome!

Okay dear friends, you know…Rome was not built in a day

Okay dear friends, you know…Rome was not built in a day

On our meadow slope, it wasn’t beautiful either when we stopped mowing it with lawnmowers the first (or second) summer. Nah. It wasn’t pretty. Initially. But! Now, now!! Now it is as beautiful as a beaten flower meadow can be! First it gave us a lot of joy there in June; bubbling life and buzzing and humming. With the help of the Nature Conservation Association, we learned about new species and we learned how the raccoon’s good nature is recovering. Then it was beautiful with daisies and flowers throughout July, so beautiful.

Now the grass is cut in the old-fashioned way with a scythe and hemmed according to all the rules of the art.

We will continue with this method and we are SO proud that we decided (despite two summers of less than perfect slope) to return to the only right thing in this otherwise culturally historic environment.

Thank you Nils for wanting to work with us and help us help nature on the trot! For us, it’s no secret that you’re a rock, but for those who read this and don’t know or know you, it doesn’t hurt to mention!

Hej! Vad vill du göra?

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