2014-10-03, kl. 17:24
In the Art on a Bag project, five artists from the northern Swedish province of Norrland were given an opportunity to display their proposals in an exhibition at Luleå Airport. The airport’s visitors and passengers then voted for their two favourites, which will now be printed on the new bags: Norrbotten är toppen [Norrbotten is the Top] by Ulrika Weinz and Gryning [Dawn] by Victoria Andersson.
Ulrika was born in Älvsbyn in 1964, lives in Piteå and works as a graphic designer and illustrator. Her illustrations almost always recall her past experience with textiles. She has received commissions for works across Sweden and has done illustrations for, among others, the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, Axess Magazine and the Norrbotten County Council. Ulrika plays guitar and sings in the band John Henry, which was named winner in the category old-time/bluegrass at the 2009 and 2012 Swedish Country Music Championships.
Ulrika says of her work:
“Forest, river, sea, mountains and rich fauna. Light and dark. Freedom and space. Norrbotten is the top!”
Victoria was born in Kiruna and now lives in Luleå. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree in textile art from the University of Gothenburg School of Design and Crafts. Using mostly embroidery and sculptures, she exhibits all around Sweden but has also ornamented public settings in Kiruna and Haparanda.
Victoria says of her work:
“Deep inside, we all live in a little red cottage.”
Norrbotten är toppen will be printed on the airport’s large shopping bags, while Gryning will adorn the smaller ones. The bags will be introduced during the autumn.