Do not cover! - co-exhibition by the first year students of Fine Arts in Tampere University of applied sciences


Finlaysoninkuja 3, 33210 Tampere
Open Mon-Fri from 12 to 16 (closed 1.5.)
Vernissage on Friday 25.4. 16-18

The first co-exhibition “Do not cover!” by the first year students of fine arts brings out the freshest contemporary art in Tampere. The students have daringly tried new methods and brought out strongly their own personal expression. This polymorphous exhibition includes, for example, paintings, installations, photography, sound art and graphics. Last autumn, the same group presented a various series of public performances against the closure of the fine arts degree program. 

The exhibition is held at Ikuinen Gallery, schools entrance hall Pesurumpu, at the second floor cafeteria and the corridors on few different floors.

The artist of the exhibition are: Miska Allonen, Aino Autere, Anna-Kaisa Hartikainen, Emma Johansson, Juho Järvi, Arsi Keva, Johanna Laaja, Roosa Lalja, Hanna Lehikoinen, Iisa Lepistö, Maarit Luttinen, Milja-Liina Moilanen, Emilia Mäkelä, Sanni Mäkipää, Henna Nerg, Ville Nieminen, Emma Nurminen, Peppi Reenkola, Sanni Saari, Mikko Silvennoinen, Ville-Matti Tenovirta, Riina Vilén and Anni Waris.

Do not cover!- exhibition and the other students of the Fine arts-program participate in Taidesuunnistus 26.-27.4.2014 from 11 to 17 on destination number 119.

Ikuinen gallery is a contemporary art project space located in the old factory complex Finlayson in central Tampere. The gallery is run by a board of fine art students in Tampere UAS School of Art and Media as part of their study program. Ikuinen gallery’s main focus is in presenting interesting and high quality student work, whereas work from other art school students and teachers as well as visiting artists are regularly also at show.

Ikuinen Galleria
ma-pe 12.00-16.00
Finlaysoninkuja 3
33210 Tampere

Last Monday afternoon I grabbed my bag, bought an infamous £3 Tesco meal-deal and headed to the Manchester’s bus station for a 5 hours megabus ride, to attend the annual Future of Web Design conference in London.

Future of web design is a world class conferences about web design, but not only. Some satellite subjects such as UX design, system design, animation and web development were widely covered by the 28 speakers. The conference was held at the brewery, a fancy conference hall in a great location in central London.

Something I personally really liked at this conference in general was its balance. From one hand, you could get great technical talks about web design (debates about CSS frameworks and why we hate them), web development (great Javascript tools and libraries introduced) and new technologies (CSS Masks, anyone?). From the other hand, there was plenty of conceptual talks about the role of web designers, what design is and new great ideas about what we can all do with it.

Simplicity in design and other great insights 

A very interesting session I’ve quite enjoyed was a talk by Stephen Hay from the Netherlands. He talked about simplicity in UX design, and gave some bad examples for how many web systems make a crappy experience just by complicating everything for no reason.

Bonny Colville-Hyde's talked about using comics in UX reports. She has an interesting theory (which I very much agree with) that nobody likes to read a boring 40-pages report. So instead of boring her clients, Bonny writes her UX reports in a comics format. According to her, this method is always very successful even with the most unexpected clients.

Robin Hawkes’s data visualisation talk was quite inspiring, talking about how to make data visualisation work and how to do it in practice with d3.js. He showed some amazing examples showcasing the power of d3.

Overall, it was an awesome experience. Hundreds of professionals from all around the world attended Future of web design, it had a chilled and friendly atmosphere and above all, it included great food, free booze and a great after party!

Stop motion animation Perro, a humandog in a bubble, 2014 (by Tea Hono, sound design by Joni Huttunen) was selected to be shown at Pori Art Museum’s spring term screenings as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Finnish animation. A wide selection of contemporary, non-commercial Finnish animations will be screened in four-week sequences in Pori, Finland. The series was selected in co-operation with Satakunta regional artist Taru Anttila.

The film Perro, a humandog in a bubble was also shown as part of TAMK Degree Programme in Fine Art's final year exhibition called Ylin nappi auki / Top button undone in TR1 Kunsthalle, in Tampere during 29.3.–13.4.2014.

Top button undone:

The crowded and happy vernissage

Top button undone - final thesis exhibition for Tampere University of Applied Sciences is still open
until this Sunday!

TR1 Kunsthalle is open until 13.4.2014, 11.00 - 18.00
Art Centre Mältinranta is open until 14.4.2014, 12.00 - 16.00
Guided tours on Sunday: in Mältinranta at 12.00 and TR1 13.30

It's the perfect opportunity to see this year's graduating fine artists and their final thesis works!

Radio Moreeni visited Art Centre Mältinranta and the broadcast can be heard today
from the station 98.4 at 19.00! The broadcast is also online at