Proudly presents, Sofie Karlsson

28 September, 2021

Sofie Karlsson

Proudly presents, Sofie Karlsson, born 1990 in Halmstad. Lives and works today in Gothenburg.

Sofie has a bachelor’s degree from HDK-Valand, University of Gothenburg in Textile Art from 2019. Previous educations from Gamleby, Löftadalen and Östra Grevie folk high schools, all with different textile specializations in arts, crafts, pattern construction and design.

– My artistic work revolves around textile fibers and materials where I use the different properties of the fibers to create shape, structure and volume. I work mainly with hand weaving and various knots and weaving techniques. During my stay in Saxnäs, I have focused on working freely and pleasurable, it has been a very rewarding and creative time”.

Sofie says that she is very happy to have been selected as a scholarship holder from Art in Halland and had the opportunity to come to Ricklundgården this September and experience the magical mountain world in autumn colors.

The change of environment, breaking routines and patterns has been important in gaining new perspectives on my work. After a corona year, the trip to Saxnäs has been of great importance, both through magnificent nature experiences and through the inspiring encounter with Emma Ricklund’s textile world and life, says Sofie. ”

I asked Sofie if she had any dreams about her artistry and the answer I got was:

“- I look forward to new trips, exciting collaborations and projects with the hope of visiting Ricklundgården again in the future.”

We say thank you to Sofie who in so many more ways than just her fantastic artistry has enriched our existence at Ricklundgården💚


Sofie Karlsson

Sofie Karlsson

Sofie Karlsson

Sofie Karlsson

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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