Välkommaskolan [The Välkomma School] was a secondary school in Malmberget, in the Gällivare municipality, which since 2010 has been part of Lapland’s secondary school.
Välkommaskolan [The Välkomma School] is a secondary school in Malmberget, in the Gällivare municipality, which since 2010 has been part of Lapland’s secondary school. The brick building, typical of its time, was built in the 1960’s, and includes several art works, for instance a mosaic by Lars Gezelius. It also houses a library, which will host some activities during the exhibition period. The school, which is now being evacuated to eventually be demolished as part of the relocation of Malmberget’s centre to enable continued mining activity. For the academic year 2020/2021, the students will be taught in the newly built Kunskapshuset in Gällivare.
As a part of Woven Songs, a collaboration with the Public Art Agency Sweden, Välkommaskolan will host a group exhibition which brings together seven artists. The touring photography exhibition Svärta is also on display there.