Varjakka, The Best Village of Northern Finland

Varjakka, the sweet home of “Keho on Dacha”, has won the status of the best village in Northern Finland! We’ve been most lucky to celebrate it with the beautiful local community. The news of the victory came right ahead of the traditional local harvest festival. The people of Varjakka have been warmly greeting artists fromContinue reading “Varjakka, The Best Village of Northern Finland”

Mosquitos as an Inspiration

Today we are sharing a mosquito ritual our dear friend, a collaborator in “Keho on Dacha” and original creator of Warjakka Art Path Mirjami Mäkelä has developed, inviting to see mosquitos as triggers for art making. Pictured here by Lölä are some outside, inside and arty mosquitos that were taken as an inspiration, which broughtContinue reading “Mosquitos as an Inspiration”

Brought By the Wind

Toni Rissanen, one of the visitors of the Kalamaja Art Hub – a community art space we were hosting in Varjakka this Summer – wrote this poem inspired by the sites and sounds of Warjakka. Pictured here is the poem in Finnish and English written in our guest book and also subtitling John Collingswood‘s videoContinue reading “Brought By the Wind”

Curls, Textures and Colours of Varjakka

Paying the tribute to the beautiful celebration of community-based art we were most lucky to have last week in Kalamaja Art Hub in the Varjakka bay, Oulu, Northern Finland, we are publishing the images of the exhibition we held there for two happy and inspiring weeks. The abstract images of the textures, objects and natureContinue reading “Curls, Textures and Colours of Varjakka”

EXHIBITION in Arkhangelsk

A vegetable bed in the gallery. Audience were planting radishes and watering them during the exhibition. Our fist summer in the project ended up with the exhibition “Дача – это тело” in the Museum of Artistic Exploration of the Arctic and held by the Center for Social Innovations: CSI Arkhangelsk.It started on August,20th and dueContinue reading “EXHIBITION in Arkhangelsk”

A Story About Finding Something Old and Making Something New

Musician Tom Fraser found an old record in a box of junk once owned by his Great Aunt Mirry. It was a one-off acetate made in a record booth in the 50’s and showcased his Great Aunt’s piano playing and composition. He dug deeper and found out more about the life of Mirry and startedContinue reading “A Story About Finding Something Old and Making Something New”