The Sculpture Park
Princess Estelles Cultural Foundation, together with the Royal Djurgården Administration, is establishing a permanent sculpture park in the Rosendal area.
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The fifth permanent artwork in the
sculpture park on Royal Djurgården will be inaugurated on 30 May 2024. Giuseppe Penone, one of the most important artists of our time, has been selected to create a monumental, site-specific sculpture for the park.
Through the foundation, The Crown Princess Couple aim to show the importance of art and culture for an open, modern society.
"We want to make contemporary art accessible, and presenting sculpture on Djurgården is an ideal way to introduce people to art and arouse their interest," explains the foundation's Executive Director Sara Sandström Nilsson.
As one of Stockholm's most popular recreation areas, which is open to everyone, all day long and all year round, Djurgården is a particularly suitable location for the exhibition.
guide app and audio guide
The free guide app 'Kungliga promenader' (Royal Walks) will guide you from Djurgårdens bridge to Rosendal. The qr code at each sculpture links to an audio guide in which the artist presents their art.
The permanent sculpture park
Through the foundation's long-term work, it will be possible to follow up the previous sculpture exhibitions shown at Djurgården.
In 2023 Charlotte Gyllenhammar's unique work Untold was is installed by the beech grove next to Rosendal Palace on Royal Djurgården. The bronze sculpture is four meters high.
In 2022, HRH Prince Daniel unveiled the new work 'Wind Sculpture in Bronze I' by Yinka Shonibare CBE. Shonibare’s sculpture is installed between Rosendal Palace and Ståthållarängen.
Since 2021, the monumental sculpture ‘Life Rings’ by artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset, has been placed at the south side of Djurgårdsbrunn Bay (Djurgårdsbrunnsviken).
In 2020 the first sculpture exhibition was implemented by the foundation. Six of the artist Alice Aycock's works were shown, of which Hoop-La became the first to be acquired for the permanent sculpture park. The sculpure is placed at the south side och Folke Bernadotte's bridge.
Previous sculpture exhibitions
The previous sculpture exhibitions were initiated by Prince Daniel and arranged by Galleri Andersson/Sandström in association with the Royal Djurgården Administration.
In 2018, artist Jaume Plensa's sculptures were shown on Djurgården, including three seven-metre high cast iron portraits. One of his sculptures was installed in the water of Djurgårdsbrunn Bay (Djurgårdsbrunnsviken).
In 2017, six large sculptures by Swedish artist Eva Hild were displayed.
In 2016, five monumental sculptures by British artist Tony Cragg were positioned on both sides of the Djurgårdsbrunn Bay (Djurgårdsbrunnsviken).
Top image: 'Hoop La' by artist Alice Aycock. Photo: Joanna Sundström/Preks.se