Artist-in-Residence in September: Tiiu Anttinen (Fi)
It is with great pleasure that we welcome this month’s artist-in-residence, the Finnish sculptor Tiiu Anttinen. She is here both to work and to seek inspiration. Tiiu is in fact the leader of the Finnish artist residency Antares, which is our new partner in Finland, and thus her stay is also a great inspiration for us. Antares resembles Guest Atelier Hollufgård in combining workshops for local artists with work- and living facilities for international artists.
The idea for Antares occurred years ago when Tiiu together with her husband and a group of sculptors took the initiative to create a gallery and a bronze foundry in the small Finnish town of Ruokolahti. In 2012 Tiiu and her husband found the ideal setting for an art centre in an old cheese dairy in Sippola. Since then they have built gallery and rooms for foreign artists and step by step workshops for all the arts and media are being added. Right now a graphics workshop is under construction.
Read more about Antares at galleriaantares.fi