Per Kirkeby
Wanås, 1994

Jacob Dahlgren 
Primary Structure,
2011

Wanås

Dan Graham,
Two Different Anamorphic Surfaces, 2000

Martin Puryear
Meditation in a
Beech Wood
, 1996

WANÅS KOnst - The wanås Foundation


The Wanås Konst Center for Art and Education produces and brings together art that challenges and transforms our view of society. Wanås Konst produces site-specific, contemporary international art and education with an emphasis on innovation and accessibility. Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature, and history meet. Wanås includes a medieval castle, an organic farm, an organic Café, a picturesque sculpture park, and an Art Gallery, and is located in southern Sweden 1,5 h from Malmö/Copenhagen. Today the Sculpture Park hosts over 50 permanent works, and 8,000 children participate in our art-based educational activities every year. Marika Wachtmeister founded the organization in 1987 and was the director until 2010 Read more ...The organization is currently co-directed by Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell Read more ...Wanås consists of a castle, an organic farm, an art gallery, a sculpture park, a museum shop and deli, and an organic café and is located in the municipality of Östra Göinge in northeastern Skåne.



Marianne Lindberg De Geer, Jag tänker på mig själv – Wanås 2003/I am Thinking About Myself – Wanås 2003, 2003
Sagofestival hos Wanås Konst / Fairytale Festival at Wanås Art
Pål Svensson, Sprungen ur/Sprung From, 1996
Drycker, kryddor och eterneller i Wanås Deli / Beverages, spices and immortelles in Wanås Deli
Jason Rhoades, Frigidaire (Cold Wind), 1996
Glimåkra preparandkurs besöker Wanås Konst /  Glimåkra preparatory course visiting Wanås Art
Yoko Ono, Wish Trees for Wanås, 1996/2011
Överblicksbild av Wanås Shop / Overview of Wanås Shop
Yoko Ono, Wish Trees for Wanås, 1996/2011
Henrik Håkansson, The Reserve (001), 2009-2012
Wanås Konsts projekt "Det var en gång" / Wanås Arts project "Once upon a time"
Chutney, tunnbröd och smaksatt socker i Wanås Deli / Chutney, flatbread and flavored sugar in Wanås Deli
En sommardag hos Wanås Konst & Café / A summer day at Wanås Art & Café
Workshop hos Wanås Konst under Barnens Bästa Biennal / Workshop at Wanås Art for Childrens Best Biennial
Wanås Konsts Konsthall / Wanås Arts Gallery
Överblicksbild av Wanås Shop / Overview of Wanås Shop

WANÅS KONST - The Wanås Foundation


The Wanås Konst Center for Art and Education produces and brings together art that challenges and transforms our view of society. Wanås Konst produces site-specific, contemporary international art and education with an emphasis on innovation and accessibility. Wanås is a place in the world where art, nature, and history meet. Wanås includes a medieval castle, an organic farm, a picturesque sculpture park, and an Art Gallery, and is located in southern Sweden 1,5 h from Malmö/Copenhagen.

Every year, Nordic and international artists are invited to create art in the Park, and currently there are more than 50 permanent works in our collection produced by artists specifically for Wanås. This site-specific collection includes works by Jacob Dahlgren, Dan Graham, Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Ann Hamilton, Henrik Håkansson, Jan Håfstrom, Jenny Holzer, Per Kirkeby, Marianne Lindberg De Geer, Srinivasa Prasad, Yoko Ono, Ann-Sofi Sidén and Robert Wilson. Wanås was initially focused on three-dimensional sculpture from the Nordic countries and the United States, but today our perspective has expanded to include both the world outside the West and the cousins of the visual arts: ​​design, dance, architecture, text, and even science. Read more...


In addition to producing and presenting art, publishing books, and organizing seminars, Wanås Konst engages 8,000 children in educational activities each year. Our educational activities are constantly growing and evolving, currently with a focus on accessibility and outreach. Read more...

To diversify, deepen and further improve your visit to Wanås, there is the organic Café in the Barn at Wanås, Wanås Shop with locally produced creative design, art books, and toys, Wanås Deli which offers local artisanal food from more than 50 Swedish and Danish local producers, and Wanås Konst Editions featuring work by Wanås artists.

Besides the art, the Wanås estate consists of a 15th century Danish medieval white castle, an organic milk farm, forests, pastures, and farmland. Wanås is located in Östra Göinge in northeastern Skåne, which until the late 17th century was a war-torn area on the Danish-Swedish border. Read more...

All activities at Wanås are characterized by a strong commitment to the environment and to promoting the development of rural areas. The farm's production is labeled organic and Co2 certified, and Wanås Konst is a member of Svanenkklubben. Wanås Konst produces sustainably and locally, Wanås Shop and Wanås Deli offer sustainable, organic, and locally produced artisanal food. The Café in the Barn at Wanås serves organic and locally-produced lunches and Swedish fika.

Since 2011, the organization has been led by Elisabeth Millqvist (Co-Director/Artistic Director) and Mattias Givell (Co-Director/Head of Development). Together, they lead the business and continue to improve the international profile for contemporary art at Wanås. Founder Marika Wachtmeister initiated the first exhibitions at Wanås in 1987.

Wanås Konst is run by the Wanås Foundation. Wanås is located in the Östra Göinge municipality in northeastern Skåne and is visited by 60–80,000 visitors annually. Wanås Konst is generously supported by Region Skåne, the National Arts Council, the Östra Göinge municipality, and foundations and private sponsors.

Wanås Konst the season for the temporary exhibitions in the sculpture park and the Art Gallery is May to November, during which the Art Gallery, the Café, Shop and Deli stay open. The Sculpture Park is open year round, although some sculptures are closed during the winter months.