Råw Projects pop-up shop
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Råw Projects pop-up shop

Through Raw Projects, Emma Dahlqvist and Sanna Bodén investigate the possibilities of working with plant pigments for dyeing fabrics in a circular system by refining waste from local restaurants and industries. Everyday, food and waste is thrown away from restaurants, grocery stores and industries. Waste that could in fact serve as resources if, with the help of the design process, they were refined into something new - in this case natural textile dyeing pigments. This pop-up shop, open only during two weekends, showcases unique garments designed by Emma and Sanna, that have been dyed using discarded roses, red onion skins, among other things.

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Gunilla Nillan Holmgren
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Gunilla Nillan Holmgren

Gunilla "Nillan" Holmgren is a colourist and a visual artist who uses both painting and tapestry weaving as her medium. She gets her ideas from nature, the sea and the sky. Observing the shift in colours from light to dark, all year around, Nillan finds inspiration for her unique colour palette.

Before she starts weaving, she first paints a sketch in tempera. Then she hand-dyes wool and linen yarns in a pot, producing many different colours. In the weaving process, Nillan mixes many hundreds of nuances in a single weave, using up to five colours in each yarn thread, changing the colours often so as to achieve the rich and variegated expression she strives for. In this way Nillan manages to capture the abstract and shifting light in nature.

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Kristina Skantze
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Kristina Skantze

Non-Mythological Creatures
Kristina Skantze is a Stockholm based artist. Through careful and persistent hand stitching she sculpts human-like fabric beings. The seams that shape the body parts are important and appear as lines, scars stretching the skin of cloth. Textile flesh shaped by millions of visible and invisible stitches, subdued pastel silk jersey and polyester padding. Experiences are sewn into the bodies, into the artist’s own bodily memory as well as into the limbs of the figures. Visible but secretive, shaping their individual personalities. Distorted bodies have always fascinated Kristina. In the project Non-Mythological Creatures she is searching for new shapes and expressions through mixing human and animal features. What kind of emotions can be recognised in these creatures? Are they part of our world or do they exist in their own time and space?

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Olsson + Serning
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Olsson + Serning

Volume of pattern
An exhibition is about a play with pattern in the gallery space where Caroline Olsson and Lina Serning strive to maintain the hand-drawn and the hand's creative expression. Their material palette consists of ink and brush patterns that are applied in various ways in the room and to different volumes. The duo, consisting of an interior designer/architect and a scenographer/costume designer, work with body and volume in relation to interior spaces. They have many common points of reference, but different ways of approaching a project. Caroline works with the human body in relation to the rooms that are designed. She also creates furniture that together interact with the room to illustrate the overall interior design concept's story and function. Lina works with the human body in relation to the stage room, creates costumes for the body that together with the room co-operate to illustrate the play's story.

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