Ålgården - Artists' Workshop and Gallery


Ålgården was originally a mill that was founded in the 15th century. For a period of time it was used as the mainbuilding for waterworks before it in 1960 became a museum for the collection that Roland Kempe donated to the City of Borås.

Since the Kempe collection moved to Borås Art museum the area stood empty for some time before the Borås Art Graphic Workshop moved in 2000.

Ålgården is run by the non-profit organisation with the same name as the building. The association started in 1973 as a collective workshop Boras Graphic Arts Workshop, BKV. 

Nowadays the whole Ålgårdsarea is used for art purposes. The main building is the gallery where it organizes 3-4 exhibitions per semester for both 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 a fusintown. In a separate building there is an additionally workshop for copper visuals. The residential building, the former caretakers residence, works today as an office, kitchen, guest apartment and digital workshop.

Along with exhibitions and workshops, the association also works with courses.

Contact information

Ålgårdsvägen 33
Phone: +46-33419860
Fax: +46-33132758

E-mail: info@algarden.se
Website: 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