Örebro konsthall, (Orebro Art Gallery), is a gallery for temporary exhibitions with contemporary art.
Örebro konsthall want to provide exciting arts experiences for the citizens of Örebro and city visitors by exhibiting Swedish and international contemporary art of high quality. We also want to spread knowledge about the art and make it accessible to the public. Our art educator shows the exhibitions for children, young people and adults and invites to a conversation about art.
Örebro konsthall is part of the municipality of Örebro. The gallery is incharge of the municipal art collection which currently consists of approximately 8300 works of art. These are mostly deposited in various places like schools and homes for the elderly. About 300 pieces are placed outdoors like in parks and squares.
In 2008 Örebro Konsthall started up Open ART, the Art Biennial where art transforms Örebro city into a giant outdoor exhibition of contemporary art. Since 2013 OpenART has it´s own organization.
Konsthallens Vänner (the Art Gallery's friends ) is an active art club. The aim is to support the gallery and to increase the interest and commitment to visual arts in general.
Jesper Blåder is Acting Deputy Manager at Örebro konsthall.
The gallery started as Gallery Fenix in 1979 in Fenixhuset (the Phoenix building), opposite Stora hotellet. In 1986 the address became Olaigatan 7 and the name was changed to Konsthallen I Örebro (the Art Gallery of Örebro). During 1994-2003, we were housed in Länsmuseet (the County Museum) and formed together the Art Museum. Since 2003 we find ourselves in Olaigatan 17B, in a former banking hall. Our bright and airy art gallery is one of the most beautiful galleries in Sweden, overlooking the black river Svartån, the old castle Örebro Slott and a bustling street life outside.