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EIGHT

September 8 - October 7, 2018

Ceramics

Eight stories. Eight Estonian and Finnish artists, linked by long-term friendship and professional interests.

We have made ceramics together, organized exhibitions, discussed the world. Central to our common activities stand the wood-fired pottery kilns in Kohila, Vósu and Pikavere, Estonia, and Sylvi in Pielavesi, Finland.

As part of and in preparation for the present exhibition we are also planning a wood-firing session in Pikavere, in order to add some kiln-hot pieces to our display. Taking part in the exhibition are ceramic artists Susanna Hotari, Jaana Pietikäinen, Susanna Tyrväinen(ceramic and glass) and Jenny Linnove from Finland and ceramic artists Kersti Laanmaa, Karin Kalman, Urmas Bereczki, and graphic artist Tiit Rammul from Estonia.

Eight(8) is an interesting number. The sideways 8 is the symbol of infinity, but at the same time it could represent the crossing paths trod by people who often traverse the (imaginary) bridge between Estonia and Finland.

Giving free rein to our fantasy around the 100th anniversary of the independent states of Estonia and Finland, we can see the sideways eight also as two entwined zeroes after the number 1. That´s our way to celebrate the anniversary of both our states.

The exhibition is supported by the Town of Pärnu, Estonian Cultural Endowment, South -Savo county ja Pielävesi commune.


MAY US ADORN ESTONIAN HOMES
WITH THREE DOMESTIC COLOURS

September 9 - October 7, 2018

Textiles by Estonian Folk Art Craft Circle TRIINU in Sweden

The mebers of the ‘Estonian Folk Art Craft Circle in Sweden’ present their joint textile artwork, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

CONGRATULATIONS – EV100
In autumn 2016, the members of the TRIINU group decided to prepare a joint artwork, as a present to the Republic of Estonia on the occasion of the anniversary in February 2018. The main goal of the artwork is to reflect the handicraft skills of the members. All members were asked to participate. Each participant prepared a work, selecting their own materials and design, but with the dimensions 200x25 cm. The only permitted colours were: blue (any tone), white to black (intermediate grey tones) and grain-yellow. As inspiration, we used the song ‘Flag of Estonia’. The participants were requested to pay particular attention to the fact that the words of the song are rather ‘masculine’, whereas there aren’t very many men amongst the members of TRIINU.


Background of the craft circle
The name of the group comes from the exile-Estonian magazine ‘Triinu’. This family magazine had a worldwide circulation, and was published quarterly, in the period 1952-1995. During the preparations for the folk art exhibition that took place in the Nordic Museum in Stockholm during ESTO-80, the ‘Magazine Triinu Estonian Ethnographic Group’ was founded in autumn, 1979. This group continued to organize handicraft courses and evening presentations, publicizing Estonian national costumes and folk art in Sweden. When the Triinu magazine closed in December 1995, the group continued activities under a new name – ‘Estonian Folk Art Craft Circle TRIINU’. We meet after work, and hold dear both the Estonian cultural heritage and national handicraft traditions. And we allow ourselves to use contemporary design!

Participants in the anniversary project: Anne Maandi Callius, Anu Blunt, Anu Raud, Eda Gustafson, Eija-Liisa Koolmeister, Elle Palu Jacobson, Kadri Thalström, Kaili Maide, Kalli Klement, Kristel Thalström, Kristina Viira, Liina Falkenberg, Maarja Joost Thorsén, Madli Björck, Merike Kõll, Piret Kaaman-Lepisk, Tiina Laantee, Tiiu Õunap Kruusmägi.


 
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