April 28 – May 26 2014


Private View: April 28 2014, 5-7pm


Maija Helasvuo

Mika Karhu

Anne Tompuri

Nora Tapper


This exciting new exhibition featuring Finnish artists, will examine the creative flow between human beings and the natural world. 


Have a look at pictures from the exhibition in our online gallery.



Maija Helasvuo's carved wooden sculptures warmly express the tension that often exists between people, and within our relationship to the natural world, through the living form of the wood she uses.




Mika Karhu's work is a dark exploration of the human condition, which often finds elements of empathy and humour.




Anne Tompuri's dramatic, dark landscapes express her emotional response to the severe contrasts that exist in the Finnish lakeland scenery.




Nora Tapper uses domestic materials, wood and ceramics, to make 3 dimensional imagery which references the home and how we live together.



The exhibition is part of an artistic exchange between Finnish and Welsh artists. The Welsh artists that form the other half of the exchange are: Angela Davies, Tom Gilhespy, James Harper and Marja Bonada, who will exhibit in the Galleri Pihatto in Lappeenranta, Finland in autumn 2014.




Marja Bonada, who helped co-ordinate the exhibition, gave a talk on Tuesday May 20 where she gave an introduction to the exhibition and background on the artists and their work.  She also spoke about Finnish Contemporary Art in general and her own work which has been exhibited as part of the exchange and elsewhere in the UK.

Mother and Son 2008, Maija Helasvuo
The Landscape - Maisema, 2009, Anne Tompuri, Gouache and pigment on canvas
You Left Me Empty, 2012, Mika Karhu, Ink on Paper