Works of art

Halland offers several public works of art just waiting to be discovered. Most of the sculptures and installations are located in the towns, but you’ll also find them in other places in the region. We hope you’ll find time to wander about among Halland’s works of art!

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  • Askungen

    Askungen (Cinderella) by Stig Blomberg, from 1950, is a white marble statue located at Drottning Blankas plats.

     
  • Klyvning

    The Klyvning (The Split) sculpture in charnockite by artist Roland Ohlsson, 1992. The stone industry has had great significance...

     
  • Svarta fönster

    Three natural stones in black diabase put in place by the German artist Rudolf Schäfer. According to the artist, with their shi...

     
  • Maj

    The Maj (May) sculpture from 1950 is by Erik Näsvall and is located by Varbergs Sparbank.

     
  • Blommans cirkel

    Blommans cirkel (The Flower Circle) by Vladimir Stoces, 2007, is the latest addition to Badhusparken and was created in memory ...

     
  • De levandes cirkel

    This sculpture (The Circle of the Living) from 1997 by French sculptor Eric Therét constitutes a meeting point at Rörbecksplatsen.

     
  • Kvinnogestalt

    Kvinnogestalt (Female Figure) by Peter Mandl from 1988 can be found in S:t Jörgens kyrkogård in Varberg.

     
  • Pilgrimsfalkarna

    Mural of peregrine falcons by Gunnar Pettersson from 1995, located on the gable of Holgersgatan 7 in Falkenberg.

     
  • Neptun och delfinen

    This sculpture of Neptune and the dolphin was created for the Gothenburg Exhibition world's fair of 1923 and was then relocated...

     
  • Farled

    In the middle of the roundabout at the intersection of Peter Åbergs väg and Nygatan stands Farled (Channel), by Åsa Herrgård. T...

     
  • Himmelsbåt

    Sculpture by Torgny Larsson, inaugurated at the turn of the millennium, 1999–2000. In Filtparken by the eastern bank of the Riv...

     
  • Non violence

    The artist originally created the work Non-violence as a comment on the murder of John Lennon but over time it has come to be a...

     
  • Från prins till groda

    Humorous work (titled From Prince to Frog) by Lennart Nilsson and Jussi Taipakaneenmäki from 2000. The bags are hewn from natur...

     
  • Göran Karlsson

    Sculpture of Göran Karlsson, who founded the Gekås department store in Ullared in 1963 and owned the business until 1991. The s...

     
  • Hyltedamer

    A surrealistic work titled Ladies of Hylte at Storgatan in central Hyltebruk in painted bronze. Created by Lennart Nilsson and ...

     
  • Torellbrunnen

    Fountain sculpture by famous glassmaker Edvin Öhrström from 1970. It was erected in memory of Otto Torell, who was born in Varb...

     
  • Konfirmanderna

    This statue was erected in 1956 by Nils Erik Nilsson from Harplinge and depicts three young girls being confirmed. It is locate...

     
  • Växtätande dinosaurie och Gasell

    The sculptures of carnivorous dinosaurs and a gazelle are by Kjell Lundberg and date from the 1970s. They are taken from a larg...

     
  • Salamit och Zulamith

    Stig Blomberg's fountain sculpture in bronze depicts Salamit and Zulamith from the poem by Zacharias Topelius, Vintergatan, fro...

     
  • Meta

    By the old stone bridge in central Getinge stands this approximately 3 metre-high sculpture by Carl Magnus, who stems from Geti...

     
  • Badande ungdom

    Bronze statue at Stora Torget in Varberg by Bror Marklund. The sculpture depicts a young, naked couple with a ball. Badande ung...

     
  • Leda och svanen

    Bronze of Leda and the Swan by Arvid Carlson from 1961.

     
  • Laxmosaik av Axel Olson

    Between the town hall and the bookshop in Laholm is Axel Olsons Laxmosaik, made of multicoloured marble. The three salmon are a...

     
  • Fredand

    This sculpture (Duck of Peace) is by artist Jan Norén and blacksmith Morgan Kajsson. From 2008. It is located on the square in ...

     
  • Mötet

    Mötet (The Meeting) was made by artists Göran Jönsson and Taisto Määttänen in 2001 from concrete and stainless steel. The work ...

     
  • Kungsbackagumman

    Kungsbackagumman (The Old Woman of Kungsbacka) is a bronze by Sven Robert Lundquist. It depicts Britta-Lena Andersson (1824–190...

     
  • Horisonten och sen då

    In the centre of Skrea strand beach is a 14 metre-high lifeguard chair by Ulf Rollof, which has stood here since 2002. The work...

     
  • Fredsträdet

    In the Kungsmässan shopping centre, you can see the Fredsträdet (Tree of Peace) sculpture by Kungsbacka artist Lars Stocks.

     
  • Hjortbergstavlan i Släps kyrka

    This painting in the church in Släp is a strange oil painting of priest Gustaf Fridric Hjortberg with his wife and children – b...

     
  • Ömhet

    Outside Resecentrum is Pål Svensson's sculpture Ömhet (Tenderness), in red Bohus granite. Two arches that enclose one other.

     
  • Neptunus

    A monumental sculpture by Peter Mandl from 1990 situated in central Halmstad. The 5 metre-high monument consists of 1,000 panes...

     
  • Laxen går upp

    Copper sculpture of salmon by Walter Bengtsson from 1962, located on the eastern bank of the River Nissan.

     
  • Clownen

    Clownen (The Clown) by Laholm artist Lars Trollberg has stood in front of Rådhuset since 1988.

     
  • Spegelbänk med solitär

    Made of dark diabase from the county of Skåne by Danish-born artist Lone Larsen.

     
  • Hästen och bonden

    Bronze sculpture of a horse and farmer by Nanna Ullman from 1965, in Pilhagen. This artist also made the Gustav Ullmansstatyn s...

     
  • Enhet 1 & 2

    This sculpture in Halland gneiss by artist Pål Svensson is based on contrasts – a dark, wet surface against a lighter, dry one,...

     
  • Hästbrunnen

    At Hästtorget is the sculpture Hästbrunnen (The Horse Well) by Stig Blomberg, an interpretation of Swedish author Olof Dalin's ...

     
  • Sörjande moder

    Sörjande moder (Grieving Mother) is a bronze by Tore Heby from 1978 and is located in S:t Jörgens kyrkogård, by the garden of r...

     
  • Napoleon - ett strandfynd

    Napoleon was found at Skummeslövsstrand beach in 1871 by fisherman Kalle Bläsing. The figure had been attached to the Norwegian...

     
  • Tjäderspelet

    Statue of a woman and a capercaillie by Thorwald Alef at the square in Hyltebruk.

     
  • Mätaren

    The stone sculpture Mätaren (The Meter) is by Per Agélii and is sited close to the paved labyrinth in Kulturhusparken.

     
  • Kram

    Kram (Hug) was made by Lennart Linjer in 1983 and is located on the gable of a building at Borgmästaregatan 29. The design is a...

     
  • Livscykeln

    This work shows four different stages of a person's life and is by Bernard Andersson from Halmstad. It was erected in Brunnspar...

     
  • Månfisken

    Månfisken (The Moonyfish) is by Lennart A-son and was a gift from Varbergs BOIS football club from 1961. It is located on the l...

     
  • Snövit

    Kungsbacka artist Björn Wennerberg (1910–1978) exhibited the sculpture for the first time in 1945 in Jönköping, as representati...

     
  • Gustav Ullmansstatyn

    Bronze from 1948 by the Danish artist Nanna Ullman in memory of the poet Gustaf Ullman (1881–1945). Nanna is buried in S:t Jörg...

     
  • Fyrvaktare

    This statue (titled The Lighthouse Keeper) is a bronze by Peter Mandl, located on Storgatan in Halmstad since 1988.

     
  • Cubes

    Cubes consists of six red concrete cubes weighing between 200 and 450 kilos and is described as a stylised meteorite strike. Th...

     
  • Cyklisterna

    Cyklisterna (The Cyclists) on Viktoriagatan (temporarily moved to Mjellby Konstmuseum due to renovation of HFAB officebuilding)...

     
  • Europa och tjuren

    For many years, the idea of erecting a statue on Halmstad's Stora Torg was the subject of much discussion. After having rejecte...

     
  • Flicka i balja

    Work in bronze by Lena Cronqvist from 2009, depicting a girl in a tub, in Norre Katts park.

     
  • Livets träd

    The copper sculpture Livets Träd (The Tree of Life) is in the centre of Stortorget in Kungsbacka. It was made by Kungsbacka art...

     
  • I sommarhagen

    This sculpture by Emil Näsvall is from 1951 and is located between the blocks of flats at Krabbes väg 6–8.

     
  • Vattenverk

    Vattenverk is a granite wall with a water feature by Pål Svensson from 2001, at Rörbecksplatsen in Falkenberg.

     
  • Lyrträdet

    This bronze sculpture on a plinth of hewn Söndrum granite is by Axel Wallenberg, who donated the work to Halmstad municipality ...

     
  • Kvinnohuvud

    A 15 metre-high sculpture in blasted concrete depicting a woman's head by Norwegian artist Carl Nesjar. The statue was erected ...

     
  • Konstverket Fraktskutan

    Erected in the Freeport factory outlet area. Large copper ship from 2001 by Kungsbacka artist Thomas Palmqvist.

     
  • På kyrkstigen

    Sculpture titled On the Church Path by Eric Nilsson from 1944 that symbolises the piety of the west coast of Sweden.

     
  • Kraka

    Kraka, a bronze of a woman by Gustaf Nordahl, stands opposite Bandholtzgatan 16 in Varberg.

     
  • Spirande snäcka

    Sculpture in copperplate by Walter Bengtsson from 1996. The spiral was used to transport sacks between floors at Hamnmagasinet,...

     
  • Skattvårderskan

    Skattvårderskan (The Treasure Keeper) stands by the ruins of the Borgen Falkenberg castle. Sculpture in bronze and granite by B...

     
  • Ceremonimästare

    The sandstone sculpture Ceremonimästare (Master of Ceremonies) is by Sven Robert Lundquist. It is located by Aranäsgymnasiet, a...

     
  • Karlavagnen

    Karlavagnen (The Plough) is a light installation by Gert-Ove Wågstam from 2007 located opposite Rökeriet on the other side of t...

     
  • Förankrad farkost

    Förankrad farkost (Anchored Craft) by Ulla and Gustav Kraitz is an ellipse in black diabase on a granite plinth, along with a s...

     
  • Drömbanken

    The Dreambank monumental wall at Falkenbergs Sparbank, in painted and patinated bronze and copper by Walter Bengtsson (1927–199...

     
  • Skulptur Hertig Knut

    Made of coloured sheet metal by Walter Bengsson in 1985. Depicts Knut Porse, Duke of Halland in the 1300s. He is considered to ...

     
  • Vårflickan

    Vårflickan (Girl in Spring) by Edvin Öhrström from 1950 can be found in the park beside Folkets Hus in Varberg.

     
  • Idrottsmotiv

    Idrottsmotiv (Sporting Motif) is a bronze by Bertil Lundgren from 1964 and is located on the wall to the left of the entrance t...

     
  • Pi

    Pi – a facade painting by Carolina Falkholt, 2013. The gesture made by the hand can be seen as a blessing or a speaking gestu...

     
  • Kulram

    This sculpture from 1992 is by Kenneth Andersson. The artist sees the abacus as a symbol of a healthy and realistic approach to...

     
  • Gäddleken

    Gäddleken (Spawning Pike) is a bronze by Clarence Blum from 1956 located by Varbergs Sparbank.

     
  • Himlajord

    Stone sculpture in Bohus granite by Tore Heby, portraying Gustaf Löfgren's adventurous life. Gustaf is John in Evert Taube's po...

     
  • Glädjens källa

    Glädjens källa (Source of Joy) is the oldest sculpture in Badhusparken. The fountain was made at Götaverken, probably based on ...

     
  • Ätran

    In Badhusparken in Falkenberg is the Ätran sculpture in stainless steel, which depicts the changing of the seasons. It portrays...

     
  • Laxbrunnen

    Laxbrunnen (The Salmon Fountain), also known as Laxakalle, is a fountain in bronze by Halmstad artist Bernard Andersson. It was...

     
  • Stenlagd labyrint

    The labyrinth was laid based on the same dimensions and pattern as the stone labyrinth at Skallanäs in Onsala. The stones come ...

     
  • Isväktaren

    Isväktaren (The Ice Guard) is a stout granite sculpture, also known as Hockeyspelaren (The Hockey Player), by Thord Tamming out...

     
  • Lagafontänen

    This fountain at Stortorget is by John Lundqvist and is a panegyric on the River Lagan. In the middle is Näcken, and the two ot...

     
  • Råmärke

    A 5-tonne pyramid in granite that has been surface treated in various ways and is located in a strategic position outside the H...

     
  • ASAMK

    ASAMK is by Halmstad-born artist Olle Bærtling. The sculpture has been sited at the crossroads of Laholmsvägen and Kristian IV:...

     
  • Ett 650-årsminne

    Work in red granite by Harry Kivijärvi, 1993. The work was erected in memory of the selection of the king and the peace treaty ...

     
  • Erik Höglunds glasfönster

    In 2010 Halmstad's new pedestrian street Köpmansgatan was inaugurated by placing four of artist Erik Höglund's decorative glass...

     
  • Musica

    Bronze sculpture by Peter Mandl from 1994. Musica stands in a small park on Kungsgatan in Varberg.

     
  • Historisk kavalkad

    By Erik Olsson from the Halmstadgruppen group of artists in 1959. In this work, titled Historic Cavalcade, the artist wishes to...

     
  • Two out of twelve chairs from De levandes cirkel

    At Kulturhuset Fyrens park in Kungsbacka, two of Eric Theret's chairs can be seen. The chairs are part of a set of 12 that make...

     
  • Tandemrondellen

    The roundabout in the centre of Tvååker features a tandem bicycle, which refers to the humorous nickname for Tvååker, "Tandem",...

     
  • Gossen med guldgåsen

    Sculpture from 1950 by Einar Luterkort of the boy with the golden goose from H.C. Andersen's fairy tales. In Societetsparken.

     
  • Minnesbrunnen

    This bronze sculpture is by the Italian artist Luciano Minguzzi. Minnesbrunnen (The Memorial Fountain) commemorates three men w...

     
  • Årstiderna

    In Rådhusgården in Laholm is a drinking fountain in white marble by Stig Blomberg, erected in 1945. The motif of the four seaso...

     
  • Sprattelgubbe

    Sprattelgubbe (Jumping Jack) by Leif Ericson is in Kulturhuset Fyren's entrance stairwell and is big enough to entice adults to...

     
  • De badande barnen

    This statue, depicting children bathing, is by Stig Blomberg from 1940 and can be found at Gröningen by the River Lagan in Laholm.

     
  • Kungamötet

    The statue depicts the meeting between King Gustav II Adolf and Danish King Christian IV at the castle in Halmstad in 1619. By ...

     
  • Solbadande flickor

    This sculpture made of Ekeberg marble is by Thorwald Alef from 1956. Solbadande flickor (Girls Sunbathing) had a natural place ...

     
  • Vattenstenar

    Sculpture in natural stone by Martti Rylander from 1985, located in Societetsparken in Varberg.

     
  • Riddarspelet

    On the gable of Rådhuset is Stig Blomberg's creation Riddarspelet (The Tournament), which is made up of two sections – a plaque...

     
  • Hålrum

    Hålrum (Cavity) from 2006, made of patinated bronze, is by Eva Hild. The first version was made of stainless steel in 2006, but...

     
  • 0+0=8

    A sculpture in the River Nissan by Borås artist Fredrik Wretman, selected by Halmstad residents and erected during Halmstad's 7...

     
  • Drottning Kristina

    Drottning Kristina (Queen Kristina) by Tomas Frisk from 2000 is located in Drottning Kristina passagen, which runs from Storgat...

     
  • Murstensskulptur

    By the internationally renowned Danish artist Per Kirkeby. There are a further four brick sculptures such as this one in Sweden...

     
  • 91:an

    Created by Rudolf Petersson when he served in Halmstad's I16 regiment, the popular Swedish comic strip character 91:an stands f...

     

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