Kristina Matouch "The zipper" Gävle Main square, 2010
Public Art in Gävle
Traditionally, art has always occupied an important place in Gävle’s urban environment. There is work by both Swedish and international artists on the streets, in the squares, in parks and residential areas.
Gävle Konstcentrum is in charge of the purchasing of art by the local authority and of commissioning public art works. We also register and look after the municipality’s art collection and we arrange regular tours of public art in Gävle. We actively promote serious discussions concerning the city as public space and the significance of art for and in the urban environment.