During the festival week 17th-27th of August, you can find OAF visual art in two different locations: Pertti’s Choice Gallery and HAM. The best way to dive into these exhibitions is by participating in the exhibition openings!
OAF Talks: The opening of the Pertti’s Choice Gallery
Time: Friday 18 Aug from 3 to 5 p.m. Place: Pertti’s Choice Gallery
At the event, you can meet the artists of the Pertti’s Choice Gallery exhibition and hear more about their work and working methods. In addition you will have the opportunity to meet members of OAF’s artistic working group and international partners: The Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival staff, OAF’s international mentor Sofia Lanusse from Outsider Art Fair New York and Heralbony streamed all the way from Japan. The event is open for everyone to attend, and the languages of the event are Finnish and English. The space is accessible. In the group exhibition of Pertti’s Choice Gallery: Christelle Mas, Alexandra Marina, Mark & Potta, Myrtillius Kauria
OAF Talks: Opening of HAM
Time: Wednesday 23 of Aug from 3 to 5 p.m. Place: HAM lobby, Tennis palace
At the event, you can meet the artists of HAM’s exhibition and gain a deeper understanding of their pieces and working practices through discussion. The event is open, and the language of the event is Finnish. The tennis palace is accessible. HAM’s lobby is located on the 2nd floor of the Tennis palace. You can take the elevator near all the exterior doors. You can find more detailed accessibility information on HAM’s website. In the group exhibition of HAM: Jaana Miettinen, Maija Pilvikki Kimanen, Elina Hiekkavirta, Sähkökehto, Myrtillius Kauria
All OAF events are discrimination-free spaces where racism, sexism, discrimination on the basis of disability or health, and trans and homophobia in their broad sense are not accepted.
Also remember that you can immerse yourself in the exhibitions via the OAF virtual gallery too! The link to the virtual gallery can be found on the OAF website during the festival.