Iigo Lea at Nääs Konsthantverk
From Övre Soppero and then down to Luleå me and Monica Blind Påve wanted to bring the exhibition Iigo Lea further south and after some research we found the perfect place - Nääs Konsthantverk.
In 2018 me and Monica Blind Påve got invited for an Artist in Residence project. Here you can read more about the first part of the project and about the exhibition we did together at Norrbottens Museum.
Click the image for a virtual tour of the exhibition and find more tours here.
We wanted to bring the exhibition further south and after some research we found the perfect place – Nääs Konsthantverk in Floda about 35 km north east of Göteborg. The gallery reminded us a little of Per-Nils’ hous in Övre Soppero where we showed the project the first time, with big windows through which you can see the lake, Sävelången and the beautiful surroundings.
We wanted to use the reindeer antlers that we had used in the previous exhibitions, but transporting them the 1600 km from Soppero to Floda was not easy. We solved the problem by first driving them by car from Soppero to Umeå and then we built a backpack out of a cardboard box so that we could get them on the night train to Gothenburg. The reindeer skulls made the display look a bit like a mountain landscape together with the pieces in the exhibition.
Brooch and bracelet by Monica Blind Påve made of silver and naturally tanned reindeer skin.
Brooch and necklace by Monica Blind Påve made of silver.
Brooches and bracelet by Karin Roy Andersson made of naturally tanned reindeer skin and brass.
Gerd and Margareta by Karin Roy Andersson made of naturally tanned reindeer skin, brass, silver.
The display at Nääs Konsthantverk
Images from the opening
It was fantastic to get to show our work at Nääs and we got a lot of kind words and feed-back – and also some visitors that didn’t like it at all…
Looking forward to see where the exhibition will travel next time! And a big thank you to Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse who supported the project.