Vasastan, the city centre and Lorensberg
In Vasastan there are galleries everywhere you look and during weekends it’s almost impossible to open a door without finding yourself at an opening party. Galleri Thomassen and Galleri Backlund are two of the most prominent galleries in the area.
At Götabergsgatan 24 you´ll find Galleri Nils Åberg where “the art twins” Ida and Nils Åberg, whoinherited their father´s great art collection a few years ago, host exhibitions by both new talents and internationally acclaimed artists.
Grafik i Väst, Storgatan 20, is a non-profit association and gallery for print makers. The gallery houses an impressive bank of some 4000 edition prints.
Gothenburg Art Society, Göteborgs Konstförening was established in 1854 with the vision to promote art in the city and has continued to do so until the present day. The gallery at Södra vägen 2 show sculpture, painting, drawing, design, photography, installations and more.
The Hasselblad Center, located at Götaplatsen next to the Gothenburg Museum of Art, is a great place for photography with lots of exciting exhibitions. Every year the Hasselblad foundation rewards a photographer with one million SEK and the following exhibioton with the awarded artist is always a highlight.
Andra Långgatan, Haga and Linnéstaden
The area around Andra Långgatan, Linnégatan and the square Järntorget is crowded with bars, restaurants, cafés and galleries.
At Galleri Magnus Winström, on the corner of Nordhemsgatan/Andra Långgatan there is always something going on. The gallery is home to both local talents and international artists and the openings are always fun and well-attended.
If you're interested in jewellery and design, make sure to visit Gallery Four in the Linné neighbourhood. They also show temporary exhibitions. Sintra is a shop and gallery in Haga owned by local artists and craftsmen. Students from the School of Design and Crafts often have exhibitions here.
Konstepidemin, the colourful home of more than a hundred artists, sculptors, ceramics, dancers and more, is situated just up the hill from Linnéplatsen. There are four galleries in the area and always something well worth seeing.
Klippan and Majorna
The neighbourhood Majorna is full of cosy cafés and excellent second hand shops, but there’s also a lot of artist’s workshops and studios. One of the most prominent off-centre galleries, Röda Sten, is located here. In a three-storey brick cube just a stone’s throw away from the sea you will find installations, paintings, video art and all kinds of interesting performances from Swedish as well as international artists.
Just a short walk from Röda Sten you will find 3:e Våningen which is mainly a centre for modern dance and choreography but also hosts exhibitions, concerts, performances and much more.
Göteborgs Konstnärsklubb have their own gallery, Galleri Majnabbe, located inside one of Gothenburg’s oldest cultural buildings, Kustens Hus. They put on around 10 exhibitions each year, ranging from tradtidional art to avant-garde. You’ll also be able to enjoy a spectacular view of the river Göta älv änd the bridge Älvsborgsbron.
Ringön is a somewhat scruffy former industrial area on the island Hisingen on the north side of the river that cuts through Gothenburg. The area historically hasn’t really been associated with art and culture. But that all changed in In May 2015 when artist Anna Bergman opened the art hall Järnhallen. Today, it's one of the hottest art scenes in Gothenburg.