Current exhibitions


  Rut Bryk


Rut Bryk: The magic box
1 October 2016 – 15 January 2017

A magnificent centenary exhibition presenting the works of the internationally recognised reformer of Finnish ceramic art whose works cross the boundary between art and industrial design with ease. Bryk's (1916–1999) career as an artist evolved from small-scale figurative and painting-like murals to abstract monumental surfaces of public spaces. Bryk also designed ceramic objects, textiles, and graphic decorations to china products designed by her husband Tapio Wirkkala. The exhibition is produced by Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA). Read more>



  Elina Rantasuo

Elina Rantasuo: Losing Shape
Animated light and graphics
1 October 2016 – 15 January 2017

Elina Rantasuo (1987–), a 2013 graduate of the Graphic Arts study programme of the Academy of Fine Arts, makes a debut in her first solo museum exhibition in Oulu Museum of Art's Tasku and Kaari galleries. Her works are fascinating combinations of oil colour animation, graphics, drawing and installation. They create a captivating, intuitive magic circle that conveys something subconscious, dreamlike, breathing and fragile. Organic, evolving things fascinate Rantasuo, who currently lives and works in Helsinki. Read more>



  Kari Södö
Photo Mika Friman

18 June 2016 – 8 January 2017


Anni Arffman, Mary Jane Gregory, Jari Huhta, Helena Kaikkonen, Minna Kangasmaa, Tuomo Kangasmaa, Heidi Kesti, Leevi Lehtinen, Daniel Nagy, Päivi Pussila, Kari Södö, Kirsi Tervo

The old Hiukkavaara garrison, six kilometres from downtown Oulu, is one of Finland's biggest clusters of creative activity – although its somewhat down-at-heel appearance easily belies this. After Hiukkavaara's history as a garrison for conscripts performing their military service came to an end in 1998, the facilities were made available to artists, bands and many kinds of pastime and business activities. Many public events arranged in Hiukkavaara have helped downtown residents discover the unique community, and in autumn 2015 Hiukkavaara also provided emergency housing for asylum seekers. The 12 artists invited to participate in the exhibition present fascinating selections from their latest works. Read more >