Gudrun Westerlund & Ebba Stålhandske

2025 Upcoming Artist-in-Residence • Painter & Fibre artist

Gudrun Westerlund & Ebba Stålhandske

2025 Upcoming Artist-in-Residence • Painter & Fibre artist

Painter Gudrun Westerlund and fibre artist Ebba Stålhandske, both from Sweden, share a deep connection to local nature.

Gudrun Westerlund and Ebba Stålhandske, hailing from Sweden, share a profound connection to nature and local landscapes.

The work of this artistic duo is a fusion of abstraction, figurative elements, and narrative expressions, using a wide range of materials and techniques.

Gudrun Westerlunds paintings, often minimalist, depict events in fictional landscapes that blend abstraction with more figurative than narrative expression. The artist draws from her memories, improvises, building her works in thin layers whose accumulation reveals an imagination steeped in the landscapes of northern Sweden, where mountains, forests, and bodies of water coexist.

Surrounded by nature, Ebba Stålhandske observes every detail. A lichen or a mossy stump can inspire weeks of work. Starting from an idea or a sketch, the artist selects suitable fabric, dyes it, and begins embroidering. Each stitch gradually shapes the final artwork.

Current Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

2024 • New media artist

2024 • Multidisciplinary artist

2025 • Painter & Fibre artist

Past Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

2023 • Painter

2023, Guest Resident • Playwright

2023 • Textile artist

2023 • Visual artists

2023 • Painter

2023 • Painters

Permanent artist-in-residence

Ceramicist

The work of this artistic duo is a fusion of abstraction, figurative elements, and narrative expressions, using a wide range of materials and techniques.

Gudrun Westerlund‘s paintings, often minimalist, depict events in fictional landscapes that blend abstraction with more figurative than narrative expression. The artist draws from her memories, improvises, building her works in thin layers whose accumulation reveals an imagination steeped in the landscapes of northern Sweden, where mountains, forests, and bodies of water coexist.

Surrounded by nature, Ebba Stålhandske observes every detail. A lichen or a mossy stump can inspire weeks of work. Starting from an idea or a sketch, the artist selects suitable fabric, dyes it, and begins embroidering. Each stitch gradually shapes the final artwork.

Current Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

Upcoming Artists-in-Residence

2024 • New media artist

 2024 • Multidisciplinary artist

2025 • Painter & Fibre artist

Past Artists-in-Residence

2024 • Painter

2023 • Painter

2023 Guest Resident • Playwright

2023 • Textile artist

2023 • Visual artists

2023 • Painter

2023 • Painters

Permanent artist-in-residence

Ceramicist