Örebro konsthall is a municipality run artcenter for contemporary art.
Örebro konsthall mission is to provide exciting art experiences for the citizens of Örebro and city visitors by exhibiting Swedish and international contemporary art of high quality.
Örebro konsthall is part of the municipality of Örebro and has charge of the municipal art collection which currently consists of approximately 8300 works of art. These are mostly deposited in various places, for example offices, schools and homes for the elderly. About 300 pieces are placed outdoors in parks and squares.
Örebro konsthall strives to make art accessible to a wide audience and offers various programs as art talks, art education for all ages.
In 2008 Örebro Konsthall started up OpenART, the Art Biennial where art transforms Örebro city into a giant outdoor exhibition of contemporary art. Since 2013 OpenART has its own organization.
Konsthallens Vänner (the Art Gallery's friends ) is an active art club. The aim is to support the gallery and to increase the interest and commitment to visual arts in general.
Acting manager at Örebro konsthall is Kata Wennberg.
The gallery started as Gallery Fenix in 1979 in Fenixhuset (the Phoenix building), opposite Stora hotellet. In 1986 the address became Olaigatan 7 and the name was changed to Konsthallen i Örebro (the Art Gallery in Örebro). During 1994-2003, we were housed in Länsmuseet (the County Museum) and formed together the Art Museum. In 2003 we moved to Olaigatan 17B, in a former banking hall. In 2021 we moved, once again to an old bank, to be a part of the cultural hub Kulturkvarteret.
The city art center is in charge of the municipal art collection which currently consists of approximately 8300 works of art. About 300 works of them are placed outdoors in parks and squares. Most of the artworks are deposited indoors in the various municipal departments.
Sculptures of durable materials, such as bronze and stone are found in many places in the municipality, in squares and school playgrounds, in neighborhoods and parks. Art can be purchased to suit a specific spot, mainly outdoors. Artists can be asked to make a proposal for specific spots, based on the special conditions and needs of the location.
Örebro municipality allocates 1 % of the construction budget to art when building or rebuilding. Örebro konsthall is responsible for the implementation of the project and invites artists to present a proposal. Depending on the size of the allocated funds an open competition can be arranged. The proposals shall be accepted by the recipient and the architect before the work is carried out.
Nygatan 7, 702 11 Örebro
Main entrance with ramp.
There is a small unattended cloakroom, with a toilet (suitable for the disabled).