EXHIBITIONS OF LUUPPI
25.2.–28.5.2023 Will and Skill – Artist Women of the Early 20th Century
OULU MUSEUM OF ART I What kind of world were artists looking at 100 years ago? How did gender affect the status of the artist in Finland? The exhibition opens a window on the output and the lives of artists coming from or connected to the North Ostrobothnia region. Artists featured in the exhibition are Karoliina Otava (1901–1990), Olga Nordström (1902–1981), Laila Karttunen (1895–1981), Lyyli Kaurila (1896–1987), Hilja Tolvanen (1879–1959), and Hilja Palomäki (1902–1994).
Tracks of Animals
TIETOMAA I Can you jump as high as a salmon or catch flies like a frog? What does the forest smell like and how does the ruff do its dance? Do you have what it takes to look at our insect friends under the microscope? In the interactive Tracks of Animals exhibition you are allowed to take on the role of an animal and try unique experiences. The exhibition introduces you to the nature and the animals of the Oulu region, transporting you from the hustle and bustle of the city through the sea and the marsh to the middle of the forest. Answer the call of the nature and dive into an amazing adventure!
TIETOMAA SCIENCE CENTRE I Discover the majesty and magnificence of the largest animal ever to walk the earth. Titanosaur 3D journeys to the southern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous to explore the life history and environment of these long-necked sauropods – from egg to towering titan.
Riitta-Alina Helevä: My Song
OULU MUSEUM OF ART I Through her 40-year career, the works of Oulu-based sculptor Riitta-Alina Helevä (b. 1951) have been based on the landscape. For her, making art means questions and eternal searching. The extensive exhibition of the artist's entire career brings together her output starting with her studies at the University of Art and Design to the present day. In addition to the sculptures, the exhibition features fragment-like spatial works in various materials. The artist's strength lies in play, wonder and fascination.
11.2.–6.8.2023 Martti Tarvainen (1897–1985): To See and to Experience
OULU MUSEUM OF ART I Martti Tarvainen, who worked as a visual artist in Tuira, Oulu for half a century, left a lasting mark on the public art of his hometown and the surrounding area as the creator of several sculptures and reliefs, but was also known as a skilled painter who was interested in both man-made environments and natural landscapes, especially water themes. The posthumous To See and to Experience is the first solo exhibition of Tarvainen's work at the Oulu Museum of Art.
Dinosauria in SuperPark
TIETOMAA SCIENCE CENTRE I The mighty dinosaurs that roamed the earth millions of years ago still fascinate us to this day. Opening in SuperPark in January, Tietomaa’s Dinosauria exhibition will show us a cross-section of the most magnificent dinosaurs from the early Jurassic period to the late Cretaceous. For example, what did the fierce allosaurus and tyrannosaurus look like in full size? Come to SuperPark to have a look and be amazed!
NORTHERN OSTROBOTHNIA MUSEUM | The Northern Ostrobothnia Museum opens a historical playroom for children. In the playroom, children can experience what it felt like to be a child more than 100 years ago.
Heads or tails
SCIENCE CENTRE TIETOMAA | Coincidence and probability are a part of our everyday lives. We talk about them, we wonder at them and we laugh about them. Exhibition dives deep into the world of coincidence and probability in a very practical way. Would your lucky lottery numbers have hit the jackpot? How strong are the passwords that you use daily? How hard is it to crack the safe code?
De Urbe Uloa
Paintings of Oulu
NORTHERN OSTROBOTHNIA MUSEUM | De Urbe Uloa – Paintings of Oulu showcases paintings from the collections of the Northern Ostrobothnia Museum. Most of the approximately 30 works have never been exhibited before.
17.6.2023–7.1.2024 The Seasons in Us – Works from the Collections of the Association of Finnish Fine Art Foundations
OULU MUSEUM OF ART I Changing seasons reflect the continuity of life. Collections of the eleven member foundations of the Finnish Fine Art Foundations association have contributed to promoting and passing on the vitality of Finnish visual arts and culture from one generation to the next.
24.8.–26.11.2023 Marjatta Hanhijoki: Aino and Reetu: Visibly So 3
OULU MUSEUM OF ART I Marjatta Hanhijoki (1948–) is a watercolourist and printmaker. To her, making a picture starts from the observation. The exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of the beloved artist's work. Recurring themes in Hanhijoki's work are colourful interiors and still lives, heartfelt human images and the playful world of children.
Jaakko Autio: Owla
OULU MUSEUM OF ART I Sound artist Jaakko Autio (1981–) builds a multi-channel sound installation in collaboration with a number of choirs that are active in the area into the dark Tasku exhibition space of the museum. The artist, whose roots are in Ylivieska in North Ostrobothnia, explores spaces between people and the ability of people to merge into larger wholes.