Glass art in unique setting
Deep down in Vattenfall’s bunker under Stenungsund’s four iconic chimneys, you’ll now find a unique exhibition of glass art by Kjell Engman and watercolours by Linda Ljungblad. Behind the metal doors, an imaginative exhibition takes visitors deep into the mountain. This unique exhibition must be experienced.
Inspired by summers sailing on the West Coast, Seaside is Kjell Engman’s fourth exhibition in Vattenfall's bunker. Each exhibition has attracted about 25,000 visitors and connoisseurs both nationally and internationally.
“We want to offer unique exhibitions in unique environments. With Seaside, we showcase artistic glass in a barren, industrial environment which creates a cool overall experience. We want to help grow interest in the arts while making a difference, so this year, the voluntary entrance fee will be donated in full to Jontefonden, a fund for child recipients of donor organs and their siblings, says Roger Fahlén at exhibition organiser PHromotion.
Above and below the surface
Seaside is Kjell Engman's largest exhibition. Kjell creates different stories around his exhibitions. Large glass jellyfish hang above a basin installed at the far end of the bunker, while a thousand threads of fibre optics and glass water creatures lie on the bottom below the water surface.
“Around the basin, a beach setting plays out with people, cabins, fish, houses and forests. Lighting and music help create a performance and a relationship between the beings above and below the surface. I will exhibit about 100 unique glass artworks, says Kjell Engman.
Watercolours by Linda Ljungblad
The exhibition also showcases some fantastic watercolours by Linda Ljungblad, a young and promising artist from Falkenberg who has been compared to Lars Lerin by art connoisseurs.
“It will be great fun to do this exhibition. Visitors will get to see a lot of what I hold dear; the sea, the West Coast, Bohuslän, Gothenburg, Halland and trams; all through my eyes and my heart, says Linda Ljungblad.
Location: Vattenfall’s bunker, Kraftverksvägen, Stenungsund
Dates and times: Open Wednesday - Sunday 12.00 - 17.00.
Showtime: September 21 - October 20, 2019.