Then of course there is the location. It is incredibly special. To step out of those enigmatic walls into a lush, green, leafy space was wonderful. It truly is a beautiful area and, I am reliably informed, very quintessentially Swedish. Being out in nature and away from the man made (as much as I adore architecture) is very important to me in terms of well being. Being able to walk out in nature and be surrounded by birdsong, greenery, mushrooms, moss and all that the Swedish landscape has to offer not just soothed my soul but gave me the space and calm I needed to properly embrace that creativity and fervent need to paint and draw.
At Helsinglight AAiR I would like to continue work on my mental health series called “Inside my Brain”. The project currently has six paintings to it with plans for several more exploring different aspects of my mental health. As part of this project I want to create a multisensory experience for people viewing the work so I plan on creating a sculptural piece that continues the work of interpreting emotions and the experience of living with mental health in a manner that can be interacted with with both touch and vision.
We’re so excited to introduce and welcome Amfiria - the very first Artist to visit and stay at Helsinglight AAiR - Alternative Artist in Residence! Amfiria hails from from Istebna, southern Poland and she’s been painting since a young age, on every possible surface…Amfiria has mainly been creating fantasy art which slowly turned into automotive topics however, constantly experimenting, trying to express herself on different artistic ground. We’re thrilled to welcome Amfiria to Helsinglight AAiR!
We’re so excited! House of Helsinglight will exhibit at NORDSKEN - The Largest Gaming and Culture Festival in Northern Scandinavia, held at Skellefteå Kraft Arena May 30th - June 1st! Nordsken is a tribute to people's imagination and ingenuity with a focus on games, culture and creativity. It's an inclusive party where they encourage individuals wild fantasies. Nordsken mix of content is unique in the Nordic countries and it is the only major meeting place for this kind of culture in northern Swe
Helsinglight AAiR is a big project we've been planning and visualising for quite some time now. We knew from day one when we found the building for Helsinglight in September 2015 that this building would not only fulfil our artistic dreams but also do the same for many other creative souls. We set our hearts then on working towards building a creative retreat and artistic residency for others to be able to take part of too. This will now become a reality! We're launching the first steps into the build up of this project now!