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There are two new pieces of art in the Karakallio art district. The theme of both Tiina Herttua's and Pixel Pancho's work is the relationship between human and nature – an important theme that can be approached in many ways....

Plenty of workshops are held this spring in Karakallio when community artwork by Tiina Herttua and Karakallio Creative go to schools and kindergartens. The theme in the workshops has been bugs in nature. Snails" "spiders" "ants" "butterflies" are the children saying enthusiastically when the artist Tiina Herttua asks what all bugs do they know. ...

New tricks and techniques for creative photography – that’s on at Karatalo in the workshops instructed by visual artist Vilma Pimenoff. So far, the workshops have been a success! A talented and highly experienced Helsinki-based visual artist Vilma Pimenoff has built an interesting and easy to follow content for the workshops. Through different types of photography exercises the participant learns to view familiar things from a new perspective....

At September Karakallio Creative got an expected guest, when New York -based blog Brooklyn Street Art paid a visit to Karakallio. Brooklyn Street Art is without doubt one of the most influential and up-to-date blog site, that reveals the fresh and exciting stuff going on in the art scene of urban- and public space around the world. Jaime Rojo and Steven P. Harrington, the guys behind BSA, were already familiar with the philosophy and visions of Karakallio Creative, so there were many enthusiastic discussions on initiative’s future plans and projects next to come. ...

World-class audiovisual experiences, magical light art, participatory workshops – Koe Karakallio Creative -event offers a unique opportunity to experience a luxurious light art spectacle this weekend at Karakallio, Espoo. A free outdoor event for all ages takes place nearby Karakallio shopping center on 10th–11th of November, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The headliner of the event is an immersive light artwork ‘Submergence’ by British media art group Squidsoup....

Take a good look around and you can find 20 miniature sculptures around Karakallio. A Spanish sculptor Isaac Cordal implemented an amazing installation as part of UPEA18-festival in collaboration with Karakallio Creative. These tiny cement eclipses, shaped as a male, are in a way telling a story about a stereotypical man, who runs the world today. Through his insightful art, Isaac Cordal deals with big themes such as politics, poverty, climate change and ongoing conflicts around the world....

Initiative Karakallio Creative got a great start when Sipoo-based visual artist Tiina Herttua began to implement a spectacular communal artwork right after the project was launched. The first workshop for the piece was held in the resident’s art day at the beginning of May. Nearly two hundred locals captured their own handprints on the tiles, of which Herttua will assemble the actual artwork....

If you’re into suburb-exoticism at all, I recommend you to take a bike ride through Karakallio. Only driving by car through the neighborhood, you miss the beauty of the area. You have to dive between the apartment blocks to notice that the suburb is still on its original outfit. So far it has avoided large-scale complementary constructions. The buildings are sited loosely and there are beautiful rocks between them. The forest is only a few steps away, from where you find well-kept jogging paths and thick hummocks full of berries....

People appreciate art in their environment. The survey done by TNS in 2016 showed a strong support for public art. Even 75 % of Finns want public art to their environment. Art increases the attractiveness of the area and enlivens the neighborhood. The philosophy of Upeart collective is that art belongs to everyone. By bringing art outside the museums and art galleries it becomes a natural part of our everyday life....

Exciting things are happening right now – Karakallio Creative project has officially been launched, and the action around the project is accelerating. Currently, the exact locations for the first artworks are being checked and the communication with the first phase artists is active. Let’s go back to where it all began. ...

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