We will have a sort of joint exhibition - but still not. The artworks will be in the same space in the gallery, but we haven't planned anything together. So in that sense we have two solo exhibitions in one space...
For the poster I used the same layout as in the exhibitions before, only Timo's bird image was changed. For the exhibition opening invitations I used the same idea as we had in Poriginal gallery, Porvoo, a few years back. Only now the card is printed both ways also to b-side where there is an invitation text: another one in Finnish and then another one in Swedish...
Opening in September 1, at 6pm - welcome!
Last year I started this project I call "my own personal art therapy" - Random Prints. The idea is, that I made a series of 90 numbered and signed prints which I left all over when I was travelling. I've left teh prints in envelopes to random people to find and to keep. I hoped that those who found them would have filled in a small enquiry to tell me where the prints have ended up.
This year I'm going to make an interrai trip in Central Europe, and I've made a new print, called The Essence of Whispering Tree, which I'm going to leave to people to find.
I have written the last year's travels and whereabouts of the Random Prints vol.1 prints to Random Prints blog at randomprints.blogspot.com - and this year - hopefully - the stories will be continued.
Tunne maisema is a Jyväskylä Art Museum project can be interpreted in two ways: "Know your scenery" or "feel your scenery". The art museum project shows different view on interpretation of scenery and our environment via connecting works by pronounced Finnish painters Akseli Gallen-Kallela (1865 -1931) and Pekka Halonen (1865 -1933) to some modern art, like photography and paintings. I made the visual design for the Tunne maisema site and I also executed the whole site. It contains the introduction of the works and artists, some extra information about the context of the artist (for example timelines of Gallen-Kallela's and Halonen's lives) different kind of tasks for both adults and school children and also a "sound scenery" of how the sounds affect the pictures. So, massive project.
My brain almost popped with this one. But surprise: not with the actual project: we had a couple of very efficient meetings during spring and talked all the content through. With so many people everything could have gone wrong in so many ways, but it didn't. I got the material early, I got a lot freedom to do the things however I wanted as long as the mainpoint came out right (which actually always helps a lot!), there were only a few things to be changed... but my web connection went totally off on the beginning of June, just when the project was truly starting on my part. So, I have a key for wireless connection and though it was a saviour, in the end I had to finish this massive project with really slow mobile connection. But after a lot of ()=/#)(¤/)(# and a lot of ####¤)(#/)¤/ I got it online - this morning early.
Only in Finnish: www.tunnemaisema.fi
DipDay has been on my mind for ages, but it was only now when I got myself to add some dipdayish look to the blog. The logo of the event is designed by Tiina Leino and I used the logo form in making the background design. DipDay project was started, when textile designer Ulla Lapiolahti and I started think like: People knit in public (KIP) - so why not dye in public (DIP)? The idea was introduced to the Dyers' Guild (Association of Dyers) of Finland and they were also interested. So we decided to organize this event for the first time on 2011 when it's the tenth anniversary of Dyer's Guild. The date is (and propably will be on future years) September 2, which in Finland is a "name day" of Sini, which means blue (sort of).
We invite dyers from all over the world to dye together and open the doors for public to see. The events can be small - just invite some friends and ask also some other people to see - or as big as you choose. As we know that the dyeing may be difficult on public places the DipDay events can also be organized in people's backyards. The main point however should be, that the event should be public - if someone wants to come and take a look, it should be easy!
There are no rules or specimens - you can organize sun dyeing events in the park just to show how to put the yarn in the glass jars or have a bigger happening in your backyard or any other place. It doesn't matter if you have one dye pot on fire or ten of them. It doesn't have to be "professional" - pure experiments are welcome too.
So, if you are dyer of any kind or interested about colours in someway, please click yourself to the DipDay blog at dipday.blogspot.com
The cooperative Plankko was founded at the end of last year. The members are mostly artists - the one I talked with most before deciding to join the cooperative was Kirsi Neuvonen. After all the paper works and official background work and such, Plankko is now taking its first steps in the real world, first by organizing and producing exhibitions and later with more innovative approach to art events. Our main aim is to have an own art gallery in Helsinki, one day.
Hoyrygalleria ("Steam Gallery") is the new soon to be opened gallery, which is owned by Emalipuu / Enamelwood owners Ulla Huttunen and Arto Salminen. The gallery will open to the harbour of Korpilahti, Jyväskylä (Finland), in the beginning of June, 2011. The name of the gallery comes from the old steam saw building where the gallery now takes place.
The gallery website is very simple and is based on the logo graphics designed for Hoyrygalleria by Tiina Leino. As any CMS wouldn't have worked and Ulla would like to update the new herself, I used very basic site plan and then implemented some rss feed includes from Höyrygalleria's blog, so that the news always show on the first page. There is also Admarket's flickrSLiDR used in the front page: it makes the photo gallery automaticly of the images uploaded to Flickr.
This is propably only the temporary page - as the gallery starts running and all the smaller things are cleared, we'll propably rock the site - totally!