Finlayson Art Area (FAA) is a large scale art event taking place in historical Finlayson cotton factory area in the city center of Tampere. The oldest building in Finlayson area is from the year 1837.
The idea of Finlayson Art Area is to bring joy and new experiences to the audience via top quality art. Entrance is free plus all the events taking place in FAA during the summer. First FAA took place in 2015. Main organizer is Printmaking Studio Himmelblau. The owner of the factory premises, Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Company, provides us all exhibition premises.
FAA17 brings a wide selection of art by top artists in Finland and introduces some new names for the big audience. Exhibitions take place in several premises around Finlayson factory area. We have paintings, photographic art, art prints, sculptures, video art, installation, graffiti and street art, textile art plus Finnish design glass exhibition.
FAA17 artists and exhibitions:
- HC Berg (Young Artist of the Year 2007), sculptors. Puuvillasali/Cotton Hall.
- Collection Kakkonen, classical Finnish glass design. Puuvillasali 2 / Cotton Hall 2.
- design street paintings by Finlayson’s design. Designer, Architect Office Petri Pussinen. Takes place in Finlaysoninkuja street and Päämääränkuja street.
- EGS & Jaakko Mattila, graffiti art. Media 54 lobby.
- Outi Heiskanen in co-operation with Janne Laine, art prints. Printmaking Studio Himmelblau.
- Pasi Karjula, wooden sculptors. Different premises in Media 54, Siberia and staircase in Finlaysoninkuja 9.
- Fanni Niemi-Junkola, video installations Breath and Protection, Puuvillasali/Cotton Hall.
- ROP group, wooden sculptures in Mediatunnel’s exhibition space.
- Tuomo Rosenlund, drawing exhibition in Mediatunnel under Satakunnankatu street.
- Riiko Sakkinen in co-operation with Serlachius Museums, installation in Väinö Linna Square.
- Nanna Susi (Young Artist of the Year 2000) & Canal Cheong-Jagerroos, paintings. Also tasty pieces from their mutual Blue and Red Art Project. Vooninki.
- Marko Vuokola, photographic art. Finnpark Plevna parking hall’s staircase and exterior wall.
- Miina Äkkijyrkkä, sculpture Holy Calf, Väinö Linna Square and bronze sculptures in the gallery in Finlaysoninkuja 9.