Swedish Lapland AiR is a cultural project aiming to build a network of artist residencies within Norrbotten, in northern Sweden. The creative programme is directed to visual artists interested in a new engaging practice. Sign up to our newsletter further down for open calls and news. 


Berwick-Upon -Tweed calling Råneå

Welcome to a talk about the digital residency between Råneå/Sweden and Berwick/England.

When. 10th of June, on Zoom
CET (Swedish Time) 14.00 – 15.00
UTC (English Time) 13.00 – 14.00
EET (Finnish Time) 15.00 – 16.00
Where.  Zoom
Organizers. Resurscentrum för konst and Berwick Visual Arts
Who. Mats Wikström, artist, Morag Eaton, artist
Hanna Isaksson, manager Resurscentrum för konst and project leader Swedish Lapland AiR
James Lowther, Head of Visual Art, Berwick Visuals Art
Javier Rodriguez, artist

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Lerin/Hystad - Study of the Arctic flora

During their stay as Artist in Residence, Lerin/Hystad will study and explore the nature and flora around Jokkmokk and in Norrbotten. What can nature teach us about a place and can you learn about the history of a place by studying it’s plants? Through fieldwork in nature the duo will record the flora around Jokkmokk and create new musical compositions.

"During my time at the residence I will experiment with different casting techniques for upcoming projects. I will work with various silicone and sand molds where I will cast sculptures in wax, concrete and metal. They will then be part of a larger installation which will be presented in Kiruna next year." 

In Jokkmokk, Petter will explore the relation between land, climate and building with a particular attention to temporary structures and recycled material as an adaptive and ecologically enmeshed architectural approach. This will encompass research into the nomadic traits of Sami tradition as well as inte Jokkmokk as a market place.    

In the work ‘Big science small country', Erik Thörnqvist returns to the road his 
grandfather built in connection with the construction of Esrange space station.


The digital exchange is an opportunity for a creative practitioner based in Råneå and Berwick-upon-Tweed to learn about each other's practice and the creative communities they are part of within their respective rural localities.
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During my time in Haparanda, I literally want to take on the dark time that hangs over us and the future, by putting myself in a physically dark place. With dark place I mean what nature, the time and the
earth´s epoch force us into. 


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