Proudly presents Per Fritz and Gunvi Bengtsson.

30 August, 2021

Per Fritz och Gunvi Bengtsson

Proudly presents Per Fritz and Gunvi Bengtsson.

Per and Gunvi have been together for 44 years and this is their second visit together in Kultsjödalen.

– The first time we where here was in 1977 but we were not resident artists at Ricklundgården that time, we where just tourists in the area. The place is extremely important, I want to be open to the place and explore a bit to see if it is possible to reach old memories, says Gunvi.

– “You never descend into the same river twice”, says Gunvi Bengtsson.

Gunvi has studied at Valland and has also worked as a teacher at KV art school in the subject of sculpture. During her stay here, Gunvi has completed a previous project with the help of nature around Ricklundgården, more specifically a root. In the picture you see: “About the root attachment”, paper, pencil and root.


Per has attended Hovedskou painting school in the 70’s where he studied graphics in a total of 5 years. Over the years, Per has sat in his studio and worked and as time passed, the graphics were replaced by painting.

– In recent years, there has been a lot of focus on animals, bumblebees are very fascinating and here at Ricklundgården I have made a mobile with the 8 northernmost now living bumblebee species. Then I also started on a mobile with the material meadow wool, says Per. In the picture you can see the mobile, 140×100 cm.

All in all, Per and Gunvi are happy with their stay, it has been a good mix of work and leisure. They have walked along Trollstigen, Njakafjäll and Satsfjället and have been sitting in the studio in the annex, watching out over the landscape and fascinated over the changes.

8 nordligaste nu levande humlearterna


”Om rotens fäste”

”Om rotens fäste”


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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