Art Centre is situated near the village of Pasala, 29 kilometres
north-east of Viitasaari, on the shore of the beautiful Lake
Kolima. There is no regular public transport service to the Centre.
visitors’ studio is a two-storey timber building, completed
in 1988. The house offers artists the opportunity to work in
the peace and beauty of the Finnish countryside and to get to
know the nature, landscape and way of life of this northern
part of Central Finland.
studio, totalling 175m² in area, was designed by the Oulu
architect, Kimmo Kuismanen. The 75m² studio is 7 metres
high, with a gallery running round. It has north-facing windows
and additional light comes in through windows in the roof. The
studio was designed primarily for painters.
area consists of a kitchen, living-room, bedroom, washroom,
sauna and WC. The kitchen is equipped with an electric fridge
and an electric cooker and there are two fireplaces in the house.
Bedding and kitchen equipment are provided by the foundation,
but visitors must bring their own bed linen. There is a separate
smoke sauna by the lake. It is possible to swim in the lake,
and it is generally an excellent location for outdoor activities,
studio can be rented for periods of one month at a time during
the spring, summer and autumn. Payment is in the form of works
of art, of exhibition standard, by the artist who rents the
studio. The Tuulensuu facilities are available to all professional
artists. The house is included in the directory of the Artists'
Association of Finland.
Taidetalo Tuulensuu, Järkiniementie 75, 44610 Kärnä,
applications to stay in Tuulensuu visitors’ studio must
reach the foundation by 31st March of the year in question,
and successful applicants will be informed in April. Applicants
are free to present their application in the form they consider
best, but they must include a brief statement of the reasons
why they wish to work in Tuulensuu. Applicants should also include
an up-to-date curriculum vitae and illustrations of their most
is in the form of works of art of exhibition standard, about
which preliminary agreement will be reached before the artist’s
stay in Tuulensuu. The works will later become part of the Tuulensuu
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