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Taiteiden havinaa

3.10.2019 - 26.10.2019

Joint exhibition and events

Vernissage on Wed 2.10. at 18.00
The exhibition and events are organised by Espoo Visual Artists Association in collaboration with Espoo Authors which both celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2019. They participate in Finnish Painters’ Union Anniversary exhibition weeks -event series with the exhibition and visual arts / literature events taking place on Saturdays. In Taiteiden havinaa – joint exhibition we search for common features in the art of artists born in the same decade. What connects the artists?


Seven painters have been chosen to the exhibition and they are members of both Espoo Visual Artists and Finnish Painters’ Union.
1920’s Lars-Henrik Gahmberg
1930’s Marjaana Savander
1940’s Pekka Syrjä
1950’s Gunilla Helve 
1960’s Maaria Märkälä 
1970’s Jani Hänninen 
1980’s Eveliina Hämäläinen

On the events on Saturdays Espoo Authors bring to the exhibition their member authors to have dialogue with visual artists.


Events on Saturdays at Gallery Aarni at 14 o’clock:
Sat 5.10. Gahmberg and Savander (20’s and 30’s) with authors Eeva Kilpi and Marketta Palomäki
Sat 12.10. Pekka Syrjä (40’s) with authors Kosti Sironen and Sinikka Paavilainen
Sat 19.10. Gunilla Helve and Maaria Märkälä (50’s and 60’s) with authors Timo Hilden and Elina Pulli
Sat 26.10.2019. Jani Hänninen and Eveliina Hämäläinen (70’s and 80’s) with Seija Helander

The Finnish Painters´ Union is celebrating its 90th anniversary by staging a wide-ranging series of exhibitions throughout 2019. These exhibitions and associated events present the diversity of the art of painting

In October 2019, the art of painting will be presented around Finland. Local artists’ organisations in 17 different locations will hold exhibitions or other events related to painting. These exhibitions will display works created by members of the Painters’ Union who are living in the area.

The events of the anniversary exhibition weeks will take place in the following municipalities: Rovaniemi, Oulu, Seinäjoki, Kuopio, Joensuu, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Hämeenlinna, Hyvinkää, Lahti, Lohja, Järvenpää, Loviisa, Porvoo, Espoo, Vantaa and Helsinki.