Læsø Kunst & Kultur

Haabet on Læsø

Haabet


On the southwestern part of Læsø, in the rural area Tørkeriet, is the country estate Haabet. Originally, the property was a traditional Læsø farm with associated agriculture. The farm has expanded over time and today appears as a four-lane, partly seaweed-laden Læsø farm for living.

In 1979, the artist Per Kirkeby (1938-2018) visited Læsø. The interest in the island and the desire to be able to immerse oneself in the artistic work and in nature during long stays flourished. Later that year, the Kirkeby family bought a share of Haabet from the then owners, Søren and Inga Rasmussen. In the following years, the farm was jointly owned by the families.

In the following years, the associated barn at Haabet in particular underwent a beautiful and carefully arranged renovation, where the Læsø farm's characteristic style and visibility of the rooms' original function was preserved. The redevelopment was intended to transform these areas into housing and work space for the Kirkeby family.

After Per Kirkeby's death in 2018, Læsø Kunst og Kultur acquired the property from the Kirkeby family in 2019.