Archive – past AiR

Archive – past residencies and retreats


July/August. Visual artist and illustrator Isabella Bancewicz, based in Rom, spent two weeks with us to work on comics and a personal project. Read more about Isabella`s work here.

August. Region Uppsala´s theatre residency. This year, Uppsala-based theatre company  Teater Aros spent a week in Hållnäs, working in their production Hysteria, a site-specific performance piece at The Medical history museum in Uppsala. Read more about Teater Aros projekt here.

August.  Unifying Yoga,  yogaretreat.

August. Community theatre group Alla Åldrars Scen returned for a member’s day in our barn studios.

September. Bernhard Schirg, a scholar and writer from the University of Oxford, stayed a few weeks to write and read in our guest house. He runs an academic project on the Swedish universal genius Olof Rudbeck, who pinpointed Plato’s Atlantis on the map of Sweden.

//Cancelled residencies due to Covid-19:

During July and August, German dance collective MNEME as well as Australian visual artist Anna Farago were planning residencies in Hållnäs. We look forward to welcoming them to Hållnäs during 2021.

The sound art/composition residency of Lithuanian composer Martynas Bialobžeskis, as a part of our collaboration with DAR – Druskininkai Artists’ Residence has been pushed back to June 2021. During the autumn, Uppsala-based composer Thommy Wahlström will work in Druskininkai, Lithuania. The exchange with DAR AiR is supported by Kulturenheten Region Uppsala.//


Kulturenheten Region Uppsala Theatre residency . (AnneLee Vikner, Gustav Uddgård och Johan Stavring.)

Yogaretreat Unifying Yoga.

First year of our Sound art/composition residency exchange  Druskininkai-Hållnäs with DAR.  Composer Juta Pranulytė from Vilnius (in Hållnäs) and Karlholm-based artist Pavel Matveyev (in Druskininkai, Lithuania.) Supported by Kulturenheten Region Uppsala.


Kulturenheten Region Uppsala Theatre residency . (Emma Löfström and Klara Bendz, Bananteatern.)

Choreography collective Samlingen, research and development residency for their touring production Samlingen – en danshistoria for Riksteatern .

Yogaretreat Unifying Yoga.