During July 12th – August 10th 2014 the unique exhibition Vingar (Wings) takes place in Norrbyskär, located on a scenic island just south of Umeå. Once upon a time Norrbyskär resided Europe’s largest steam sawmill, now some of the buildings hosts a museum and an arthall.
The exclusive exhibition Vingar contains photographs, paintings and textile art by
Brutus Östling, nature photographer
Britt-Lis Lindqvist, textile artist
Andreas Hedberg, painter.
Umeå is the capital of Västerbotten county and in 2014 Umeå is one of two appointed Cultural Capitals of Europe. Located in the northern taiga Umeå presents the cultural programme following each of the eight traditional Sami seasons. As Giessie season (summer) begins so does also the Vingar exhibition.
In the north of Sweden the winters are long and cold and the summers are short and invigorating. It is fascinating to see the frozen landscape come to buzzing life when summer arrives. A manifold of birds migrates to this part of the world to mate and give life to a new generation. The short summer of the north make it easier to observe the circle of life and the miracle of every moment. It is truly a reminder to take care of life and our environment.
Wings lets you fly.
Birds and wings is empowering symbols of spirit in most religions, it is also a symbol for our dreams – to transcend beyond our limitations.
Birds are fascinating creatures that live close to us all over this planet but at the same time they also appear to be part of another dimension.
Please contact us for more information and photos.
Amanda Åhfeldt, Exhibition Manager, Norrbyskär Museum