Deadline: 15/07/2018

Art See Ocean Summer residence

Welcome to Studio retreat in nature, where the forest meet the sea. In Swedens most beautiful AIR!

Artist in residency - Art See Ocean Gallery
Most welcome to Art See Ocean Gallery where the forrest meets the sea.

Art See Ocean is run by artists Stefan and Theresa Lekberg.

In this residence we offer artists a retreat, a place in nature and solitude. 

And the inner journey that naturally takes place when being with yourself in nature.

During the residency we make a short film journal with the artist in a life conversation with us about the process of being here. 

Room- the houses
We can accommodate six to eight residents.

Studio- the studios
The studio in the big house is 45 square meters and depending on how much space you need there are plenty of rooms in the facilities.

We have three studios is in a total area of 100 square meters, with a restroom and kitchenette.

Different kind of arts- who are you
If you are a painter it is easy because we are painters and have studios. 

Film-workers have been here working with their movies and loved it here. 

If you are a writer that is also perfect. 

If you are a musician, you are in good company, we are happy to have you here.

We are also welcoming groups who want to come together.

This Summer we offer a unique space for artist to have a art retreat in nature.

Art See Ocean is located in a excuisite nature reserve in the swedish archipelago, here you find a oasis for resetting and coming back to yourself and your own creative process in your own studiospace, undisturbed in a rural nature surrounded by forest and ocean.

The price includes room, studio space and food.

And pic up/ drop off att Skavsta airport, Nyköping bus sattion or Vagnhärad train station.

Price for two weeks 1000 €, one month 1700 €.

You are welcome here from two weeks to three months.

If you wish to bring your partner send a email to

The residency is self-catered about cooking and cleaning.

You need to bring your own art material or we arrange for you to get it once you arrive, we have a small art store on sight.

Note: Payment, if you pay for a residence and cannot attend it, there is no refund, your residence is reserved for you until next opportunity for you to come here.

What we also are open to is a exchange program, that you pay for your own trip and material, we provide for food and room and studio space. And that you welcome us back on the same terms.

Art see ocean
The residency is located in a nature reserve and outside our kitchen window is probably the most beautiful archipelago around Sweden. 

It is a eldorado for sailing and paddeling ocean kayaks.

If you want to explore the ocean you can rent a sailing boat with skipper or a kayak for paddeling.

In the beautiful forrest outside the door you can find "Sörmlandsleden", witch has Swedens longest hiking trails, with fire places and windbreaks if you want to spend the night. Bring your tent and sleeping bag or we provide you with outdoor gear for rent.

Connections - get here
A one hour drive or train ride to Stockholm and forty minute drive to Stockholm Skavsta airport in Nyköping. 

The best way to get here is to buy a ticket with Ryanair to Skavsta airport, they fly from most big citys in Europe.

geo coordinates: N 58 47. 47 E 17 24. 32

You come here to relax from the conditions of a world in haste, but if needed there are wifi connection.

Send us a mail with a short film clip with you, your life and your art. 

Let us know about your expectations on your residency stay and for how long you wish to be here. 

What to expect if you are (a human) (in) (nature)
"In the noun the out breath sighs after a while,
a listening in the belly occurs, a hearing of the earth.  

It is the returning to the soil, remembering your name
whispered in the ever changing winds.

You hear it in the silence, see it in the corner of your eye.
You can smell it when the northern winds brings the cold starry nights. 

Calling you, come home child, come home. 

When you enter a space, of the unknown, a new territory opens up
and you get to see behind your eyes.

Where there used to be brick walls and fences,
a light is shed and you can suddenly feel the see through, touch the invisible. 

A knowing takes place of your own untamed nature,
the most subtle and roaring collide or emerge like the creeks mending into one river. 

The body and spirit meet and in this sharp light the shadows are seen and cut through. 

It is the silence guttering you. 

In this dawning silence that prevails where the forest meets the sea,
your past ghosts and future narrative clashes on the shore,
shatters and spreads, like lost words in the wind. 

These forces of nature has no mercy, they compel you to untie your bounds. 

To wake up from your slumber and rise to the here and now. 

If you persist, hiding scorn in your pockets,
the wind catches your coat and rips it of your back. 

As you stand naked in the storm, it blows you hollow as it ignites the flame whitin
and your sticks and stones will burn like wildfire. 

The cycle closes as the silence burns your skin,
the old corpse moulder in the earth and you are reborn again. 

Seeing in these empty spaces you´ll learn to know.

You are not earth nor shadows,
nor your wishes under your pillow,
nor the rising of the sun, you are that and ever more,
you are nothingness, nothing at all. 

-Theresa Lekberg

Art See Ocean Summer residence

Art See Ocean Summer residence


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