Lecture at HDK (Academy of Design and Crafts)

NEWSPosted by Rut-Malin Thu, November 17, 2016 09:05:42
Making a Living is a two-day seminar arranged by HDK (Academy of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg) for their craft- and design student.

The conference focuses on how to organize a professional practice post HDK.

Invited speakers are alumni's from HDK and a few other art schools as well - as me as a former Konstfack student.

I will talk about;
• life as a creative graduate craft student - advantage or difficulty
• my experience on developing and setting up a new business
• the many great benefits of collaborations

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BARKLUND & Co - what it's all about.

NEWSPosted by Rut-Malin Thu, September 15, 2016 17:05:43

Barklund & Co is a hub for the arts of craft.

An upcoming scene for exhibitions and dialogues. An artistic workroom. A venue for talks.

Barklund & Co has a passion for craft.
We are obsessed with the handmade. We love crafts persons and the skills they obtain.

Our focus and aim is to host a selection of exhibitions a year, in combination with having panel talks and lectures. At times we will arrange smaller talks that are more targeted, and then by invitation only.

Located in Stockholm at Hägerstensvägen 145, Aspudden.

Barklund & Co loves teamwork!

Do you want to take part in a small group that will set the directions for this new exhibition scene?

Commitment partially includes:
Start-up workshop mid January 2017.
Regularly meetings 10 times during 2017.
Set plan for exhibitions and other public events, approximately 6-8 ones, that can be performed during 2017 and early 2018.

Funds to cover payment for commitment have been applied for. However, as compensation can’t be guaranteed at this stage of the process you will have to be willing to do the work pro bono.

Curious to know more? To get details how and when to register your interest - fill out form via this link barklundandcompany.se/teamwork2017

Looking forward to hear from you!

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Latest news

NEWSPosted by Rut-Malin Thu, September 08, 2016 16:05:30

I have been getting curious questions lately about what I am up to nowadays. Which is very nice of course!

Without getting into the personal details, I have been off work for more or less a year due to health related issues. Now that I'm slowly starting to work again, my main focus is to implement my new business likewise exhibition space - Barklund & Co.

While the public events will linger a bit still my own workshop is up and running at the back room at this new premise of mine, located at Hägerstensvägen 145 in Aspudden, Stockholm. I am mostly around on Thursdays and Fridays, give me a ring if you are in the neighbourhood and want to pop by for a coffee and have a look at the place.

This also means that I’m infrequently at my old studio on Maria Skolgata 40. However it is kept in my belonging and both used as a studio place for a couple of other creatives, as well as my stockpile.

For more details about this new exhibition scene visit links below


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Investigation of Chains

EXHIBITIONSPosted by Rut-Malin Thu, September 17, 2015 13:04:58
The project Investigation of Chains is presented as an on-going work in progress at Four in Gothenburg, Sweden, 9th September - 3rd October 2015.


The repetition of an instant and perfect form, which is the key part in the classic mass-produced chain, both intrigues and annoys me at the same time. With this starting point I analyze the structure and shape of the chain.

The deconstruction followed by the construction, that is rather common in my earlier work here takes on a new role. Instead of the material it is the form (the actual chain) that undergoes this conversion.

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Not So Precious

NEWSPosted by Rut-Malin Sun, November 09, 2014 12:53:26

Not So Precious will pop up again somehow during the first half of 2015!

If you want to get in contact with us before that - we just got ourselves a new mailaddress: jewellery(at)notsoprecious.se


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Not So Precious

NEWSPosted by Rut-Malin Tue, October 07, 2014 21:01:41

Great to see so many of you at the Not So Precious exhibition this weekend!

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Last day of the exhibition tomorrow!

EXHIBITIONSPosted by Rut-Malin Sat, October 04, 2014 19:37:23

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Not So Precious

EXHIBITIONSPosted by Rut-Malin Sat, September 27, 2014 22:12:57

Not So Precious - a collaboration between Rut-Malin Barklund, Agnes Larsson och Sara Borgegård Älgå. Will be presented the 3rd of October here in Stockholm. For more details visit the event linked below or follow us on Instagram.


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The Museum of Similar Divergences

EXHIBITIONSPosted by Rut-Malin Sat, September 27, 2014 21:55:14

Rut-Malin’s work often displays an artistic inquiry. Her jewellery stretches between scenes for crafts, art and fashion. Often it addresses the issue of the traditional jewellery’s tangible value.

In her earlier work we have seen everyday materials such as paper and medium density fibreboard (MDF) being processed, turned away from their well-known appearances, transformed, to finally emerge in new forms and with new surfaces.

The work presented here at “The Museum of Similar Divergences” is part of a project she calls Investigation Of Chains. The starting point for her in this series of work has been the classic traditional mass-produced chain. “The repetition of an instant and perfect form, which is the key part in the mass-produced chain both intrigues and annoys me at the same time” - Rut-Malin says.

The deconstruction followed by the construction, that we have gotten used to see in her work here takes on a new role. Instead of the material it is the form (the actual chain) that undergoes this transformation.

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The Museum of Similar Divergences

EXHIBITIONSPosted by Rut-Malin Fri, September 19, 2014 15:59:26

Kajsa Lindberg, Hanna Hedman, Rut-Malin Barklund, Sara Borgegård Älgå, Agnes Larsson and Daniela Hedman have been brought together by a specific time and place. The work of these six artists reveals typical examples of 21st century currents within the art jewellery scene of Stockholm. This exhibition presents us with their different similarities interpreted in harmony with contemporary culture of today.

A selected collection of artwork illustrates how function and form of jewellery has been reconstructed and renewed. The idea of jewellery restricted to only a traditional object of adornment is challenged by strong self-expression and conceptuality.

UNIART 18-21 September
Aschebergsgatan 30, Göteborg.

Thursday 18.00-21.00

Friday-Saturday 11.00-18.00
Sunday 11.00-14.00


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Not So Precious

NEWSPosted by Rut-Malin Sat, September 06, 2014 12:55:45
Not So Precious
- a collaboration between Rut-Malin Barklund, Sara Borgegård and Agnes Larsson that will pop up this autumn in Stockholm.
More detailed information to come closer on. Meanwhile follow the process at Instagram -> notsoprecious_jewellery

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Vernissage 6/9 på Galleri Anna H i Göteborg

EXHIBITIONSPosted by Rut-Malin Thu, September 04, 2014 21:33:06

“Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery is a far cry from what is perceived as typically Swedish. Today’s jewellery artists engage with and reflect on problems in society using a material vocabulary that goes far beyond precious metals and gemstones. This book explores how art jewellery has at last taken its rightful place in the world of contemporary art. Inger Wästberg has produced a volume that serves as a reference source for curators, collectors and other artists. Thirty-one Swedish Jewellery artists are represented from the 1990s to today, with an introduction by Inger Wästberg and a foreword by David Revere McFadden.”

Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery
Galleri Anna H

VERNISSAGE lörd den 6 sept kl 13 – 16

Anna Atterling, Yasar Aydin, Sara Borgegård, Rut-Malin Barklund, Sofia Björkman, Klara Brynge, Ingrid Bärndal, Jenny Edlund, Petronella Eriksson, Hanna Hedman, Catarina Hällzon, Karin Johansson, Agnieszka Knap, Auli Laitinen, Agnes Larsson, Hanna Liljenberg, Åsa Lockner, Märta Mattsson, Lena Olsson, Annika Pettersson, Helena Sandström, Aud Charlotte Ho Sook Sinding, Åsa Skogberg, Sanna Svedestedt, Tore Svensson, Mona Wallström, Hedvig Westermark, Annika Åkerfelt och Mike Årsjö.

Utställningen Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery ligger som en del i programmet New Adventures in Jewellery som är ett samarbetsprojekt mellan Röhsska Museum, HDK, KHVC och Hnoss Initiative och pågår i Göteborg Maj – November 2014

Sofia Björkman, Platina Stockholm, har kurerat utställningen i samband med boken ”Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery”, skriven av Inger Wästberg och utgiven av Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, 2013.


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