Summer at the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki
The Kunsthalle Seinäjoki and the Kalevan Navetta offer a variety of art experiences and events. The summertime also brings some changes to our opening hours.Read more
Open Call for Vintti space
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki announces an open call for the exhibition program. The call is open from 15 March to 19 June 2023. Based on the applications, one exhibition will be selected for the program in the Vintti exhibition space for 2025. We accept exhibition proposals from artists, working groups, and curators that engage in an ambitious and challenging dialogue with the context and spaces of Kunsthalle Seinäjoki.Read more
Babies’ Colour Workshop
Babies’ colour workshop is a multisensory visual art workshop for babies and families with babies. The main focus is on experiencing various colours and materials when a child and parent are doing and admiring things together. The activity is suitable for babies from 4 months old. Workshops are held at the workshop space Itikka. Colour workshops are offered to groups that come together several times and to individual quick-visit workshops. The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the educator of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible. Sign up on the NetTicket online store.
The activity in the workshop happens on the floor. Each baby and adult have their own spot on the floor where the workshop instructor brings all the materials being used. The workshop begins with exploring different materials and colours, usually various types of objects together with the child. After that the painting starts. The paints are made of eatable materials like berries in different forms, fruits and vegetables starch, seeds and so on. The materials are chosen according to the official nutrition and food recommendations by the Finnish Food Authority.
For more information about the workshops, please read the following info text by the Pori Centre for Childrens’ Culture Kruunupää.
The workshops are held around the year, usually from February to June and from September to November. Sign-up for the workshops at the NetTicket online store. The online store is in Finnish but you can contact the Art educator for more information. In any questions about the workshop or participation, please contact the workshop instructor Minna Peltoniemi.
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki announces exhibitions for 2023
The year 2023 begins with group exhibitions of artists working in Finland, while the exhibitions opening in summer and autumn are a continuation of the cooperation between Nordic artists and art institutions.Read more
Muu-Mau’s Autumn Day in Kalevan Navetta
Welcome to the art and culture event for the whole family at Kalevan Navetta Sat 24th of September. Free entry.Read more
Ukrainian artist Oleksandra Viazinko’s exhibition in Itikka Space
The Visible Radiation exhibition is open from 2 to 8 of September 2022, Sat 11am-3pm and Mon-Thurs 11am-7pm. Free entrance.Read more
Video installations of strange human-animals create an immersive art experience
Noelia Mora Solvez’s first exhibition in Finland invites viewers to enter a strange world. Farming is an energetic, sonic and performative exhibition composed of video installations. All six works are based on and inspired by farm-raised animals. The exhibition invites viewers to ask questions and reflect on human social behaviour by shifting the boundaries of the human/animal dichotomy.Read more
Farming -Exhibition Opening & Speech Karaoke at Kalevan Navetta Summer Day Event 2022
Noelia Mora Solvez‘s first exhibition in Finland invites viewers to enter a strange world. Farming is an energetic, sonic and performative exhibition composed of video installations. All six works are based on and inspired by farm-raised animals. Farming’s opening event is a part of summer fest in Kalevan Navetta on Wednesday 29.6.2022 at 5-8 pm. The program consists of e.g. Speech Karaoke for the first time in Seinäjoki and a picnic at the inner yard.
Everyone is welcome to join! Free entry. More informationRead more
Anniversary exhibition at Vintti’s church-like atmosphere
The artist couple Mammu and Pasi Rauhala celebrate their joint project of a 10-year journey with an anniversary exhibition at Vintti in Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. Bears All Things (originally in Finnish ‘Kaiken se kestää’) is a lifelong art project where the artists document their daily lives wearing their wedding attire. The work is continuous and intertwined with the everyday life of the artists, from home renovations to yard maintenance.Read more
The Summer Artist 2022 is Olivia Viitakangas
Visual artist Olivia Viitakangas, who works with performativity, photography and video art, has been chosen as the sixth summer artist for the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki. During the summer, Viitakangas will conduct an artistic site-specific survey of a 55,866 m2 size park in the Pohja district. The process-based performative work borrows methods from the research practices. Activities will include participatory art, and the data collected will be in the end of the project a published book that mimics a research paper.Read more
The Kunsthalle is open on two Sundays in May
The exhibitions are open on Vappu 1st of May and on Mother’s Day 8th of May from 11 am to 3 pm. Free admission.Read more
Tamara Piilola’s exhibition celebrates trees
For her solo exhibition at Vintti in Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, Tamara Piilola has painted living beings called trees and their habitats. Large-scale oil paintings offer absorbing moments in a world of colours, depths and shapes. The subject of Piilola’s paintings is classic and seemingly very simple and clear. In her exhibition, the artist reflects on the fact that a painting has the ability to show things from a different perspective. A painting can be used to express something that is hard to put into words – give voice to a tree.Read more
Apply for the Summer Artist Job 2022
Summer artist 2022 open call is on until 13th of March 2022! The Cultural Services of Seinäjoki City is hiring professional artist to do visual art in the city. The idea is to hire an emerging visual artist or art student to do artistic work. Every year the location is a bit different. Multidisciplinary, communal, site-specific, performative art are possible. The summer artist will become part of the staff at the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki and can use the Art and Culture Centre Kalevan Navetta as the workplace.
Exhibition of internationally renowned bio-artists opens on the 3rd of February
The first new exhibition of the year in Kunsthalle Seinäjoki opens in the Halli exhibition space. The Criss-Crossing Ecologies carried out in collaboration with the Bioart Society, presents works by artists whose research leads to questions about what coexistence is in different types of ecosystems and how humans relate to their environment. In the exhibition, the findings are conveyed in the languages of art, science and technology, in the form of photographs, installations, sculptures, videos and sound.Read more
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki announces future programs
The exhibition program of Kunsthalle Seinäjoki for 2022 is ready. A total of five exhibitions will be seen in the two exhibition spaces, embodying the diverse forms of contemporary art from bioart to oil painting. The themes reflect current discussions in contemporary art, such as the coexistence of different species, social structures such as sex and relationships, and spirituality. The program in exhibition space Halli is international, while Vintti’s three exhibitions feature the art of Finnish artists.Read more
The Summer Artist 2021 is Riikka Gröndahl
The Kunsthalle Seinäjoki and the Culture Services of City of Seinäjoki have hired a young artist or visual art student since 2017 for a two month period in summer. The 5th Summer Artist is Riikka Gröndahl who will film silent video portraits of local people in the Seinäjoki market square. She will start working in the middle of June 2021.
Read more about the Summer Artist concept here. Follow The Summer Artist on Facebook and Instagram @kesakuvataiteilija.
Jaana Maijala and Ville Linna explore the sounds of living plants in their exhibition
In the spring of 2021, Maijala and Linna will create an installation for Vintti of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki, which will explore specimens detached from nature – living plants – and their potential to produce sound and image.Read more
Adult & Child Workshop
Adult and child workshops are art moments shared by a child with his or her close adult. In these workshops, children and adults will enhance their art experience by visiting the current art exhibition and will make art themselves. Workshop content and themes are always related to the exhibitions, either thematically, technically or on other levels. The idea is to explore the art and the world together as a team of adult and child, and as the whole group. The language in the workshops is generally Finnish but the art instructor of the group also speaks English, so participating in English is possible.
The Kunsthalle offers weekly workshops where the group come together 4 times, and quick-visit workshops. There are workshops for different age groups, starting from 3-4 year-olds to 5-6 year-old children. The workshops are usually held from February to May and September to November.
Photograph by Katariina Vestergård
Päivi Rintaniemi’s solo exhibition presents the latest works of the artist
The first solo exhibition set in the rough Hall of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is Calix by Päivi Rintaniemi, an artist from Seinäjoki. The exhibition will be open from 4.2.2021 to – 29.5.2021.Read more
The first exhibitions of the year 2021 have been announced
The exhibition year presents contemporary art by both local and international artists.Read more
Mysteries of nature take over the Kunsthalle
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki opens on May 1st 2020. The current covid-19 outbreak has affected the exhibition program. Notes by Petra Koivisto is extended until the 1st of August. Also the Nice to (finally) meet you! exhibition is open until the August 1st.Read more
SoS Bunkers Live Stream Art Event
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki presents SoS – Bunkers as part of the off time program Taidehalli välittää. The live stream art event is co-produced with Pixelache Helsinki.Read more
SoS Bunkers live stream & art event
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is closed for the time being
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki is closed based on the decicions of the Finnish Government. All events and group visits during this time will be rescheduled or cancelled. Art exhibition and other culture spaces will open gradually in the end of June 2020.Read more
Welcome to the opening!
Opening of the new Arts and Culture Centre Kalevan Navetta is celebrated with a week-long opening program 11 – 21 March.Read more
Call for experimental video
Visual artist Aeon Lux calls for experimental video art and performative art for the Aeon Lux Performance Club: Troyan Horse at the art and culture center Kalevan Navetta 4th April 2020.Read more
The opening program has been announced
Kunsthalle Seinäjoki will open in the Kalevan Navetta Arts and Culture Center in March 2020.The opening program has been announced. The program of the Kunsthalle Seinäjoki includes contemporary art exhibitions, public art and a diverse program of activities. Exhibitions are on display in the exhibition halls Halli and Vintti, located on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Kalevan Navetta Art and Culture Center.Read more