The Queen & Art

Dronningens Ferieby is named after HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, who has visited the holiday village four times. Her Majesty has been the patron of The Danish Multiple Sclerosis Society since 1959. When the holiday village was built in the 1990s, creating a balance between culture and nature was a high priority, and the Danish Arts Foundation provided funding for the artistic decoration of the communal building and the 44 holiday chalets. The artworks were retained when all 44 chalets were extensively modernised in 2016.

Birthday gift for HM The Queen

The holiday village commissioned a portrait of HM The Queen on the occasion of her 75th birthday.

Watch the film about the portrait unveiling.

Pictures from the day

Art at Dronningens Ferieby

Dronningens Ferieby is an example of high-quality architecture. When the holiday village was built 25 years ago, great efforts were made to achieve a harmonious balance between nature and culture. To this end, the Danish Arts Foundation made a contribution to the artistic decoration of the communal building and the 44 holiday chalets.

Seventeen Nordic artists were commissioned to decorate the holiday village, and in 1990 they all visited the village to get a sense of the area, the nature and the holiday chalets before embarking on the project. The result was 50 oil paintings, 90 graphic works and 3 sculptures.

The following artists were involved in the decoration of Dronningens Ferieby:

  • Henrik Have

  • Merete Barker

  • Doris Bloom

  • Dorte Dahlin

  • Erik A. Frandsen

  • Claes Hake

  • Jørgen Teik Hansen

  • Ingvald Holmefjord

  • Bárdur Jákupsson

  • Kristian Dahlgård Larsen

  • Lise Malinovsky

  • Gunnar Møller

  • Hanne Ilsøe Nielsen

  • Finn Reinbothe

  • Niels Reumert

  • Peter Severin