Roa Gifts A Tyrannosaurus to Bromölla, Sweden

Bromölla in Sweden is ROA’s latest stop just behind Tunisia and evidently he brought a dinosaur sketchbook in his luggage. The inaugural artist-in-residence for the in-development Ifo Center, ROA created this massive mural across a large-scale factory building. The municipality of 7500 at the southern tip of the Nordic country is this home of a limestone quarry and many ceramics related industries. Artist couple Teresa Holmberg and Jonathan Haner began the cultural center in 2011 at this former factory and eventually hope to open up 4,200 square meters of unoccupied floors for artist studios, workshops, and exhibition spaces.

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

Choosing the urban naturalist as their first international Street Artist was a bold move, and we are looking forward to see who they have in mind next. Why the dinosaur? Firstly, Bromölla boasts remains from the Stone Age and many fossils that indicate that this was a roaming ground for them. Not to mention they have the world’s largest ceramic fountain downtown called ‘Scanisaurus’ by Gunnar Nylund. Now they have what must be the world’s largest freehand aerosol painting of a dinosaur as well. Go ROA!

Our thanks to photographer Henrik Haven for sharing these exclusive shots which he shot hanging out with ROA on the roof, in the scissor lift, and on the ground.

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

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Roa. Ifo Center. July Bromölla, Sweden. July, 2014. (photo © Henrik Haven)

We wish to thank guest contributor Henrik Haven for sharing his documentation of ROA’s work with BSA readers.

 

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