Proudly presents

15 May, 2022

Patrica, Ilar, Anna-Karin

Proudly presents Patricia Roda’s from Tölby, 15 km south of Vaasa Finland, Ilar Gunilla Persson, now living in Bagarmossen outside Stockholm (but originally from Dalarna) and Anna-Karin Jansson who lives in Stockholm, Bagarmossen.

Patricia has a bachelor’s degree in photography and has worked as a photo artist and photographer for almost 20 years.

In my photographic art, I try to highlight societal issues in a conceptual way. For several years I have worked with the theme of violence in relationships and the healing process. I really believe that the private is political. I work analog, ie take pictures on film with a 4 × 5 inch camera. ”

– The stay at Ricklundgården was magical. The proximity to the magnificent nature and the daily sight of the mountain peaks opened up the vein of creativity in me. Grateful!”

Ilar Gunilla has a bachelor’s degree in photography from a university in Finland. Also has a polytechnic degree in Pre-press information production from the University of Gothenburg.

My art could be described, abstract images, thundering landscapes with installations, political social art mixed with Nordic mysticism. I work with things close to me to touch, question and hopefully influence. ”

When asked what the experience at Ricklundgården was like, Ilar Gunilla answers:

“- Fantastic! what an experience – a combination of art and skiing. That Patricia and I had the opportunity to continue working on our Nordess project was superb. ”

Anna-Karin has a paid job as a nurse, most recently in palliative care. For a period she devoted all her time to developing painting at Gerlesborgsskolan and later she started working at night to continue painting.

“- I work with charcoal, pastel and acrylic. Above all, coal is important in my creation. Much of what I do has a connection to the underworld, the root nests and headstrong nature. ”

“People’s studio gave me peace of mind and a space I longed for and the view is enchanting. Almost so that you have to be on your guard so as not to get completely lost in the ever-changing magnificent mountain view. ”

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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