“All the activities of the group are characterised by the philosophy that the promotion of good culture leads to a higher quality of life, strengthens the local identity and therefore improves the conditions for the group’s activities . Through investing in sculptural art, for example in Umedalen’s Sculpture Park, Balticgruppen has been instrumental in making Umea a national centre for sculptural art.”
INITIATORS AND ORGANIZERS: Balticgruppen and Galleri Andersson/Sandström
CURATORS: Galleri Andersson/Sandström
LOCALITY: The park in Umedalen, once the former area of a psychiatric hospital built into 1930, was developed and transformed into a modern business area by the real-estate company Balticgruppen. Umedalen Sculpturepark is locaded 5 kilometres from the centre in Umeå.
NUMBER OF EXHIBITIORS SINCE 1994: 190 artists
NUMBER OF ARTWORKS IN BALTICGRUPPEN’S PERMANENT COLLECTION AT UMEDALEN: 44 sculptures
NUMBER OF VISITORS ANUALLY: Around 20 000 visitors
OPENING HOURS: 24 hours, all through the year
ENTRANCE FEE: None. It is a public park and everyone is welcome!