The installations are found all around Gothenburg. They are part of the Green and Grand City focus year. A year where the City of Gothenburg takes steps to make the city even greener, leading up to the city’s 400th anniversary in 2021. There are also several other pieces of Land Art to enjoy that were put in place during Gothenburg Green World in 2016. You can find them all by downloading the map to Gothenburg’s best green spots.
Liljegården By Tage Andersen
Lilies have become Tage’s favourite flower at “Gunillaberg” farm in Småland, where he works when he is not at his shop in Copenhagen. This inspired him to create a “lily garden” in the former prison yard in Härlanda. Tage has plans to enrich the soil with manure from his pot-bellied pigs. This is a place to revisit at different times of the year to see the seasonal variations.
Location: Kulturhuset Kåken in Örgryte/Härlanda
Bus/tram stop: Stockholmsgatan, Härlanda
Svanbon by Gunilla Bandolin
At Torsviken you can see Gunilla Bandolin’s collection of swans’ nests on a human scale. From the site you look out over a landscape that is largely man-made. Oil tanks are dotted along the cliff walls and remnants of an airport runway are visible nearby. There are concrete areas for repairing boats in the boatyard, a newly laid road, a new retail centre, old allotments and pasture for cows. Yet, the Power relationship between nature and culture is apparent here – it is people and the communities they build that have the initiative.
Location: Torsviken at Västra Hisingen
Bus/Tram stop: Krossvägen, Göteborg. See detailed route description .
Touchstones by Monika Gora
The installation Touchstones can be found at seven locations along the stretch of the valley that links Eriksbo to the centre of Angered (Angered Centrum). Artist Monika Gora’s addition to nature comprises low, minimalist stools made from logs that provide an inviting place to rest your legs. Each Touchstone along the way has a mirrored finish with an amberlike surface that reflects the sensuous impression of the Lärjeån river, and invites you to touch it and linger here. The word touchstone originally referred to the stones that were used to test whether gold was genuine.
Location: Eriksbo/Lärjeåns dalgång i Angered
Bus/tram stop: Angered centrum, Lärjeåns café och trädgårdar
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Hjärtats väg/LandHeArt by Helle Nebelong
Positivparken next to Frölunda Cultural Centre (Frölunda Kulturhus) is one of four adventure playgrounds in Gothenburg and is located in an area surrounded by homes, a square and a school. Hjärtats väg is based on ideas suggested by Children and adults during a workshop on Positivparken Day in June 2017. Everyone who wanted to take part in sculpting, building and creating art in the landscape was involved in the process.
Location: Positivparken i Askim/Frölunda/Högsbo
Bus/tram stop: Positivgatan, Frölunda Torg
Nuet by Jens Thoms Ivarsson
NUET is a kind of temporal lookout Tower from which you can see what cannot now be seen; an installation that marks the transition between the past and future. From NUET you can see urban development and the spread of humanity, at the same time as sprawling nature. There is also an overview map showing what we see, as well as various events and buildings that are not visible now but existed in the past or will exist in the future.
Location: Hökälla at Northern Hisingen
The Golden Tree by Tetsunori Kawana
This work by Japanese artist Tetsunori Kawana, The Golden Tree, will be completed in time for the Tellus Festival in September, and is a celebration of the life-giving tree. The stump of an old fallen tree is painted gold and supported by 60 wooden crates to help it continue to grow. Work on this installation is declaration of love for nature, creativity, art and life.
Location: The park Bergkristallparken in Western Gothenburg
Bus/tram stop: Beryllgatan, Bergkristallsgatan