The background – and the future
The idea for the sculpture project at Royal Djurgården was born when Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were patrons of Umeå, Cultural Capital of Europe, in 2014. A visit to Umedalens Skulpturpark sparked a wish to create something similar in Stockholm. In 2016–2018, sculpture exhibitions featuring Tony Cragg, Eva Hild and Jaume Plensa were organised by a private gallery in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården administration.
From 2020, this activity is run by the Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation, founded in autumn 2019. With this project, the Foundation seeks to stimulate interest in contemporary art in general and to enhance Stockholm’s position as a cultural city in Europe.
The Princess Estelle Cultural Foundation will develop and grow organically and dynamically in the midst of contemporary society. Its most immediate concern is the temporary sculpture exhibition at Royal Djurgården. The intention is to complement this annual, recurring event with a permanent exhibition within the next few years. Ideally, a permanent sculpture park will be created in Stockholm, as a popular attraction for both Swedish and international visitors.
In 2016–2018, sculpture exhibitions featuring Tony Cragg, Eva Hild and Jaume Plensa were held at Royal Djurgården at the initiative of H.R.H. Prince Daniel. These were organised by a private gallery in collaboration with the Royal Djurgården administration.
Born 1949 in Liverpool. Lives and
works in Wuppertal, Germany.
Born 1966 in Lidköping. Lives and
works in Sparsör, Sweden.
Born 1955 i Barcelona, Spain where
he still lives and works.