The artists

During the project there are three Artists in Residences, one in each country. The artists work transnationally within the project activities on land art installations together with more artists, gardeners and architects. In different ways local cultural audiences; young people, elderly and families, civil society & associations, outdoor/nature enthusiasts & associations are also invited to the processes. This could be through workshops and associated public- and educational activities. Off Season Art Gardening creates opportunities for  competence and professional development, gives access to new international audiences/markets, and transnational knowledge exchange.

Jack Visser, The Netherlands

Jack is a multi disciplinary artist who is not shy to experiments. He makes abstract paintings and uses strange materials such as sand, cement or clay mixed with paint or pigment. Lately he is also looking for other ways of expression by means of installations, sculptures ans landart. What fascinates him as an artist is the landscape, the elements and the primal forces of nature. With his work he wants to convey his respect and love for nature to the viewer.

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Ulrika Jansson, Sweden

Ulrika Jansson’s practice has its roots in place and the interconnections of the natural ecology and culture. She explores actions, methods and objects that affect human imagination and perception to create ecological intimacy and an experience of the interdependence of everything on earth. Her art works; installations, sculpture, drawing, video, sound and performance, make inhabitants sensitized to their surroundings and by extension to the environment at large. A number of her commissioned public art works have engaged with birds, bats and solitary bees, visualizing and inspiring positive socio-ecological relations in cities. Ulrika Jansson has a Master of Fine Art from Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm from 2005 and has participated in exhibitions and artist in residencies in several countries since.

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Andrius Janulis, Lithuania

Andrius is a blacksmith, who developed his skills at the Lithuanian Academy of Arts, speciality metal art. He is from 2014 – today participating at the traditional exhibition of city Ukmergė artists. He has had exhibitions in Ukmergė gallery, Skara, Herrljunga Sweden. He has participated in the international art project “Sea-knot“ (Klaipėda) two times and been an organizer and participant of the international metal art symposium in Ukmergė city “A lot of pigeons in Ukmergė“. The artist has also been a participant of an international blacksmith symposium in Užventis country.

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Jonas Liveröd, Sweden

Jonas work is defined by an on-going exploration of materials and mediums. In recent years he has had solo-shows at among others Gallery Steinsland-Berliner, The Drawing museum, Örebro konsthall, Alma Lövs Museum, Ystad museum of Art, Concordia (NL), Hans & Fritz Contemporary (ES) and Haninge Konsthall. He has recieved numerous awards and grants and is currently reciever of the Swedish Arts Councils five year grant.

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Cora Bosch, The Netherlands

Cora grew up near Amsterdam and now lives in Friesland. She started her creative career in 2014 at the Academy for realistic fine art in Deventer. In 2017 she started at the Art Academy Friesland. She works with different disciplines such as land-art, photography, drawing, painting – but sculpturing appeals the artist the most. “The outside is often nothing what it seems like. You have to look further to discover reality. I express this through material use, for example glass, color, dark and light and the open forms.”

Vaidas Ramoška, Lithuania

Vaidas has created a number of monuments and he works with different materials. ”For me the most important thing in art is message or a lot of messages and someone who reads. Also story, correct place, time and responsibility. I am not creating decoration, only idea. And the idea is not dead end for me, the most important for me is influence”.

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