Silence and peace of mind. With a clear blue sky high above and lots of light, Hven is a natural hub for art and culture. The island has a number of artists who have drawn inspiration from the beautiful light and the surroundings. There are several studios and galleries, and on the ascension of Christ in May the annual art day is organised where all artists open up their work shops and galleries. THE perfect day to visit the local artisans and take part in courses and painting courses.
HVENS HEMBYGDSFORENING – NÄMNDEMANSGÅRDEN
If you want to know more about Hven’s story, then you should visit the beautiful Nämndemansgården, a Grade II listed farmhouse from the late 1700s, where there are several exhibitions on Hven’s history including on the island’s brickyard era.
Potter, sculptor and painter… The artist Lene Cedergren is a talented designer of among others bronze sculptures, usually in the form of animal heads such as horses, dogs, cats and sheep. Lena has participated in numerous exhibitions in Sweden and abroad. Phone: +46 (0) 706 096 423
HVENS CULTURAL HOUSE
In 1891, the Salvation Army built its own house on Hven. The house and the Salvation Army meant a lot to the island, and after the Salvation Army ceased operations in the mid-1990s, Hvens cultural association managed to buy the house. Hvens Cultural House is today used for all kinds of exhibitions, events, theatre and music events.
HVENS WEAVING WORKSHOP
Here you will find, among others, the famous Malvalampet, hand-woven carpets, as well as bags and hats in own design. At Hvens Vävstuga you can learn all about textile art and material, and in the old barn Tuna Boden weaving classes are organised for all who wants to learn weaving.
Multi talented Hven artist with own studio where she creates paintings, glass and jewelry inspired by Hvens nature – very thoughtful and beautiful art pieces. Talented Malin Ljung produces unique hand made jewelry from own workshop and you are most welcome to come around for a visit!
Silversmith Ninna Mandin is housed in the white house with green details next to the road leading up on the island from Bäckviken habour. The materials she works with are primarily sterling silver, glass and resin. The handmade jewelry is of own design and meanings, symbols and language create jewelry with strong expressions.
Old farmhouse which houses a major art gallery. Here the creative couple Céleste and Stig Ove Jemby exhibits their art in the gallery as well as in their impressive park decorated with sculptures and fountains. Painting courses can be organized and they have rooms for you to rent as well as a small café.
The former All Saints Church in the middle of Hven, surrounded by a beautiful Renaissance garden, is the perfect setting for this modern museum telling about Tycho Brahe’s life and his scientific achievements. Visit the museum to learn more about the exciting story of the famous astronomer Tycho Brahe.
CASSIOPEIA GARDEN GALLERI
Artistic workshop and garden galleri with ornaments and decorations of own design primarily made of the materials clay and porcelain. Visit the galleri in the greenhouse in search of a unique art, and be inspired by Anna Molins many creative decorations, her designs and artistic whim.