Ålgården - Artists' Workshop and Gallery

Borås
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Ålgården was originally a mill that was founded in the 1600s.
Over a period was used as the main building waterworks before the
1960 became a museum for the collection that Roland Kempe
donated to the City of Borås. Since Kempe collection moved to Borås
Art museum area stood empty for some time before the Borås Art Graphic Workshop moved in 2000.

Ålgården run by the non-profit of the same name. The association started in 1973 as a collective workshop Boras Graphic Arts Workshop, BKV. After a period in the industrial area on the Gota are the business since 2000 under its new name on Ålgården, a cultural history and scenic reserve at Viskan middle of the commercial Knalleland environment.

Ålgården was originally a mill that was founded in the 1600s. Over a period was used as the main building waterworks before 1960 became a museum for the collection that Roland Kempe donated to the City of Borås. Since Kempe Collectionmoved to Borås Art Museum area stood empty for some time before BKV moved in 2000.

Nowadays the whole Ålgårdsområdet for art purposes. The main building is the gallery where it organizes 3-4 exhibitions per semester for both the visiting Swedish and international artists as the association's own members. Even the beautiful outdoor environment is sometimes used for exhibition purposes. Roland Kempes studio at the gallery's upper floor is used as a guest studio.

The old switchgear is now a lithography and screen printing workshop. The tower, known as the giraffe house, works as a glass workshop with fjusingugn. In a separate building there is additionally workshop for copper visuals. The residential building, the former vaktmästarbostaden the area, works as an office, kitchen, guest apartment and digital workshop.

Along with exhibitions and workshops, the association also works with courses in their disciplines and to life drawing drawing that has a longtradition on Ålgården.

Any interested person who has seen the statutes below to become a member in Ålgården. What is required is that you have the skills needed to be able to independently operate the equipment. If you do not already have documented such, the easiest way to participate in any of the courses organized regularly.

The membership fee is currently 200 per year.
Anyone who wants free access to workshops in addition pays 450 kr.

Contact information

Ålgården konstnärernas verkstäder och galleri
Ålgårdsvägen 33
Borås
Phone: +46-33419860
Fax: +46-33132758

E-mail: info@algarden.se
Website: http://www.algarden.se

Opening hours

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Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 12.00-16.00

Price information

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Free admission

Public transportation

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