The Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival and aimed for creative professionals working in the field of visual arts.
The aim of the residency is to create new connections between artists, researchers and curators. In addition to studio and housing, the residency offers contacts with local art professionals and possibilities for community-based projects of with people of Mänttä.
Artists in Residency for October are Ignacio Acosta (Chile) and Kimmo Ylönen (Norrskata).
In October we participate in Museum Gustaf's Family Day on Sunday 21 Oct with workshops lead by Kimmo Ylönen. In the non-stop workshop where visitors may examine and build water wheels. The doors of Aleksanterin linna are open from noon to 5 pm.
At the same time opens Ylönen's exhibition The Green Flag of Knowledge in the gallery space of Aleksanterin linna. (Kauppaneuvoksenkatu 2). Beautiful and touching images from several foreign countries will be displayed. The exhibition runs daily 22–26 October from noon to 3pm.
The workshop and the exhibition are parts of Kimmo Ylönen project The Green Flag of Knowledge, which waves green flag for nature and against littering. Water wheel will be construted of recycled natural material.
October's Friday coffee will be served 26 Oct from 4 to 6 pm. klo 16-18. Presentation of the artists will begin around 4:15 pm.
THE NEXT APPLICATION PERIOD to Serlachius Residency is during February 2019. The application period opens on 1 Feb, at which time an electric application form will emerge on our website.
Entrance to residency's all events and exhibitions is free. Welcome!