This year, Sculpture in Pilane will be visited by the world-famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who will show his installation ‘Roots’ - seven giant roots, the remains of one of the largest endangered trees on Earth. The roots are upwards of a thousand years old and have been preserved and turned into works of art depicting ancient giant birds and other creatures from the underworld.
May 13 - September 24 2023
The Nordic Watercolour Museum is showing ‘Animal Kingdom’, an exhibition of works that span from the 17th century to the present day, and which focuses on animals, nature, and ecology. Historical painting, whose main purpose was to systematize the diversity of nature scientifically, will be shown in dialogue with modern works that represent the great environmental and climate challenges facing us today.
May 7 - September 3 2023
This summer, international photo art is displayed right next to the King of Lighthouses, Pater Noster.
An outdoor photography exhibition devoted to the ocean, created in partnership with UpOnWalls.
The exhibition, featuring 18 images on recycled aluminum framed in reclaimed wood, introduces works by Christy Lee Rogers and Zena Holloway. Internationally recognized for their weightless aquatic art photography, both artists passionately engage with issues surrounding biodiversity and the health of our oceans.
June 2 - August 30 2023
Nordic Watercolor Museum
Sculpture in Pilane
Rent your kayak at Kajaktiv in Bleket. From here, paddle north towards Skärhamn, past salt-rimed boathouses, cobs, and skerries, to land on the beach outside the Nordic Watercolour Museum. In calm weather there is also the opportunity to paddle with a guide from Kajaktiv to the small island of Hamneskär, home of the Pater Noster lighthouse.