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”
As the winds are getting colder here in Varjakka bringing Autumn on their leafy wings, we are publishing these snippets of Summer, ghostly, dreamy, a little bit sad and very inspiring. The pictures were taken by Lölä in some of the main community-based art sites of the village: Warjakka Taidepolku / Warjakka Art Path; WarjakkaContinue reading “Last Glimpses of Summer”
Tämä kesä oli hankkeellemme vaikeaa murroksen ja muutoksen aikaa, jossa kipuilimme ja etsimme reittiä jotakin uutta kohti. Venäjän hyökkäyssota yllätti ja järkytti koko työryhmäämme. Lopulta se hajotti alkuperäisen suomalais-venäläisen työskentelytiimimme – ei eriävien mielipiteiden vuoksi, vaan siksi ettei yhteistyön jatkaminen ollut enää pakotteista johtuen käytännössä mahdollista. Yhteisen työskentelymme keskiössä on aina ollut ihmisten kohtaaminen jaContinue reading “Nilkuttaen eteenpäin”
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”
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”
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”
This week Varjakka is facing lovely times of the #WarjakkaArtLab and #WarjakkaArtResidence – the #CROWDdance international community art network. After long joyful days of work we enjoy more gardening and art in the evening. Pictured here are “Keho on Dacha” leader dance artist and choreographer Tanja Råman digging out some fresh potatoes from her garden,Continue reading “Gardening 24/7”
Bits of decoration at one of our community art workshops in Varjakka.
View from our Kalamaja Art Hub!