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08.07.2021

Open search for northern Finnish artists - Material Light

Finnish Light Art Society FLASH, Northern Photographic Center and the Artists' Association MUU are organizing the second part of the event Material Light at the Northern Photographic Center in Oulu in November 2021. The event focuses on light art in it´s many forms. The exhibition is also part of the LUMO light festival.

We invite northern Finnish artists from Northern Ostrobothnia, Kainuu and Lapland to propose an art work with the Material Light theme. The artist must live in the area or have a strong connection to Northern Finland.

How does light itself feel, what does it mean, tell and convey in an artwork? Artists from various fields, from performance artists to painters, from video artists to light artists, and from sculptors to sound artists, are welcome. The theme can be approached on many different levels, from concrete light as material to it's more conceptual treatment.

We are also interested in ideas for an online or virtual light art work. Can a light art work be viewed online, is it possible to send it from one computer to another, or sense it from a cell phone screen?

In connection to the exhibition, artists will also be offered a residency in the AiR Oulu residency program for 1-3 weeks. The residency is free of charge for the artist, and in addition, the Northern Photography Center reimburses the artist for reasonable travel expenses incurred in participating in the residency program. 1-2 artists will be selected for the residency program. The Northern Photography Center also provides mentoring support for artists selected. The residence apartment is located in the center of Oulu and can be accommodated alone or as a group of two people. The program also provides the artist with a workspace.

The exhibition will be held at the Oulu Northern Photographic Center from November 20, 2021 to January 2, 2022. We are building the exhibition on November 16-19, 2021. The opening will be held on Friday, November 19, 2021 at 5 pm.

The Northern Photographic Center has to offer AV-technology to the artists participating in the exhibition: 3 HD projectors, 3 audio players, 4 media players.

We hope that the artists will obtain other necessary materials and equipment themselves. Artists will be paid an exhibition fee of 400.00 for participating in the exhibition.

The artists of the first part of the exhibition are Alexander Salvesen (1990), Jenni Eskola (1982), Michal Czinege (1980), Anna Björklund (1991), Oulu-based Heidi Stålnacke (1980) and the Artists' Collective KUNST. The artists are also involved in the second part of the project. The event is curated by visual artist Anu Raatikainen.

Online applications at: https://forms.gle/FKsaNuTRZu6d7En19
The open call ends on 06.08.2021 23:59
The selections will be announced to the artists by the end of August.

 

More information:

Exhibition
Anu Raatikainen
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH
anraana@gmail.com
040 544 9469

Residency
Taija Jyrkäs
Northern Photographic  Center
taija@photonorth.fi
040 1281 150

14.04.2021

Apply for Northern Photographic Centre and Street Level Photoworks Artist Residency until 15.5.2021

This open call to Finnish photographers or artists working with photography is for a 35-day residency which will take place in Glasgow and the surrounding areas between September and October of 2021.

Visit Scotland’s ‘Year of Coast and Waters 2021’ celebrates and shines a spotlight on Scotland’s beautiful natural environment. Nature is gaining a momentum with people expressing a desire to experience rural and especially coastal destinations. However, at the same time, temperatures are soaring and storms are raging. According to the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, to be held in Glasgow in November 2021, if we do not act quickly, every single one of us will be affected. Northern Photographic Centre in collaboration with Street Level Photoworks are inviting artists to react to the urgent global climate situation and engage Scotland’s natural environment in a responsible way.

Through this programme Northern Photographic Centre and Street Level Photoworks are opening up opportunities to explore, amongst other things, contemporary cultural and economic links, landscape, coast and water, remoteness, as well as environmental interdependence.

The residency is aimed at artists who identify with the North and aforementioned themes, are from Northern Finland, or have a strong connection to Northern Finland. The residency is supported by Northern Photographic Centre, Street Level Photoworks, and Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland.

Read more about the residency program. 
Residency application form. 

photo: opening of Oscar Marzaroli exhibition, courtesy Street Level Photoworks, 2020

13.01.2021

OPEN CALL Kaunas Photography Gallery residency program

Kaunas Photography Gallery is pleased to announce an open call for its 2021 residency program. Photographers and artists, curators, critics and art historians who work with photography are invited to apply. A number of residencies are available. These usually last from 4 to 9 weeks and are held within the period 1 March–20 December. The deadline for all applications is 31 January 2021. Applicants can be of any nationality but must be based in Nordic–Baltic countries other than Lithuania (Denmark, Finland, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Åland, Latvia and Estonia).

Description: We are looking for candidates with an original approach, one which displays an attentiveness and sensitivity to Kaunas’s identity and culture, and its environmental characteristics. We hope to receive some compelling and ambitious proposals. Applicants will be evaluated through criteria including the artistic or professional excellence of their work, the quality of their proposal, and the extent to which the residency will contribute to their progress and be consistent with their creative goals and professional development.


Kaunas Photography Gallery will cover travel expenses and provide accommodation in an apartment or guest house in Kaunas city centre, a per diem and a €425 scholarship. Basic materials and equipment can also be provided.

Successful applicants are expected to give at least one informal public audio-visual presentation about their work and/or take part in some other kind of event during the residency.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants should fill in the residency application form and send it by email to the address listed on the form, together with visual supporting material and a reference.
 
General information
Kaunas Photography Gallery residency was established in 2012. It provides a great opportunity for persons working in the field of photography to develop ideas and projects within a fully supportive working environment. In addition, residents often bring a unique outsider’s perspective to the subject of Kaunas and its environs.

Applicants can propose projects on any theme, but the topics of Kaunas modernism, contemporary humanist photography, and future visions of Kaunas will be specially welcome and have the potential to be included in future publications and projects. However, this is not an essential requirement.

Successful applicants will be given access to Lithuanian photography archives, a library of photographic publications and direct contact with Lithuanian photographers and the most relevant arts institutions. As we accept very few residents at a time, this enables a unique experience where introductions and assistance are specifically adapted to the residents’ own interests and practices.

Deadline for residency applications:  31 January 2021.
Dates and duration of residencies: From 4 to 9 weeks between 1 March and 20 December 2021.
Please email your application form to gintare@kaunasgallery.lt by 31 January 2021. Due to an expected high number of applications, only selected applicants will be notified.
 
Regarding Covid-19 restrictions
Kaunas Photography Gallery is hoping that by the spring of 2021 it will be safe for residents to travel to Kaunas. However, there may be some schedule changes due to the pandemic. Please follow the latest information regarding the Covid-19 situation in Lithuania: https://koronastop.lrv.lt/en/
 
Kaunas Photography Gallery residency program is supported by Nordic Culture Point and Lithuanian Council for Culture.

01.12.2020

Northern Photographic Centre will be closed from 1 December 2020 to 18

The City of Oulu Management Team made decisions on the measures for the spreading phase of the coronavirus epidemic in Oulu. Due to the high infection risk, the public premises managed by the City of Oulu will be closed from 1 December 2020 to 18. Cultural Centre Valve and Northern Photographic Centre will be also closed from 1 December 2020 to 18.

08.05.2020

Supplemental open call for artist groups between May 5th and June 10th 2020: Korpúlfsstaðir, Iceland

Due to COVID-19 the planned residence programme to Korpúlfsstaðir, Iceland in August 2020 has been postponed to be organized in June 2021. Northern Photographic Centre, the Arts promotion centre Finland and SÌm reopen the open call for group residence in Korpúlfsstaðir, Iceland. Already submitted proposals are taken into account.

Artist-in-residence program is focused on groups of two to three artists who are based in Northern Finland or artists that identify themselves to the North or whose work has a strong connection with the Northern Finland. 

Organizers encourage artist from different fields to apply to the artist-in-residency program. Proposals needs to be based on photographic art and at least one of the participants need to be photographer. The project can also be between photographers.

The Selected artist group will receive 1500 euros for a month long residence. Residence program will also cover the travel costs and provide the accommodation and workspace.

Please, include on your application in English:

  1. Schedule of work and cooperation.
  2. Abstract of resume for each member.
  3. 3-5 sample images of the project or previous works. 

Applications are asked to be submitted in one .PDF file with a maximum size of 8M. The Applications must be submitted by e-mail to .

The Open call closes on June 10th at 4 pm (Finnish time). 

The artist-in-residence program candidates are selected by the Northern Photographic Centre and the Icelandic artist organization SÍM. The candidates will be informed in August 2020. 

Project that increases artists mobility is a part of the Arts Promotion Centre Finland’s project between artists residencies. The aim is to provide accessible residency programmes to artists and by that increase internationalizion. Artist-in-residency pilot together with Northern Photographic Centre provides a residency in June 2021 from Korpúlfsstaðir, Iceland.

SÍM is an artist organization based in Iceland. They coordinate two residencies in the country and the A-i-R program together with the Northern Photographic Centre is located in Korpúlfsstaðir 10km from Reykjavik. The whole residency is reserved for the selected artist group in July 2021 (three bedrooms, kitchen and studios).

More information about the residency: https://www.sim-residency.info/korpulfsstadir

 

More information about the open call:

Alla Räisänen
Northern Photocraphic Centre

+358 40 7272 135

More information about the residency

Malla Alatalo
Arts Promotion Centre

+358 295 330 859

26.02.2020

Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is exploring potential futures during her residency

Visit of photographer Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is part of cooperation between the Northern Photographic Centre and Street Level Photoworks Gallery in Glasgow. Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is spending four weeks exploring Finland. Kotryna was selected for the On the Edge residency program last autumn, organized by Street Level Photoworks gallery. The project is funded by the British Council’s ‘Scotland and Europe’ strand. The residency program aims to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between Scotland and other European countries.

During the residency, Kotryna is exploring the themes of ecologies of the North and potential futures in the context of climate change. She will use video, photography, and writing to reflect on interspecies relations. Kotryna is spending three weeks in Oulu and will visit for one week in Aska Artist residency run by Kaija Kiuru and Timo Helle in Sodankylä. In Aska she will work with the shapes of snow and this performative process will be captured on video. In Oulu, she concentrates on research and writing and she will use the photographic studio at Villatehdas to photograph still-lives made with seaweed.

Kotryna will talk about her recent works at Northern Photographic at Centre Cultural Centre Valve on March 12 at 5.30 pm. Artist talk is part of the guided tour called Kiertelemättä. In the evening Kotryna will show a short moving image piece called Amateur Botanist and her recent photographic works.

Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is a Glasgow, Scotland based artist. She works with photography, moving image, objects, archive, and sound, exhibiting internationally. Alongside her artistic practice, she also teaches, curates and coordinates art events and exhibitions, as well as works on photography and moving image commissions. Her latest video work, Amateur Botanist was screened in CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow and Digital Diaspora screening at Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm last year. Her latest solo show Impossible Colonies was exhibited at An Talla Solais Gallery in Ullapool, Scotland. Kotryna has also been part of group exhibition PLATFORM displayed at the Old Fire Station at the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2017.

28.11.2019

Exceptions to opening times

Our galleries and office are closed for Finnish independence day and during Christmas time.

Our galleries are closed

on 6 Dec 2019

between 23 Dec 2019 and 1 Jan 2020

and on 6 Jan 2020

 

Our office is closed between

16 Dec 2019 and 6 Jan 2020

 

In urgent matters you can try to reach us by calling or via email.

11.10.2019

Exhibition programme 2020 has been selected

The open call for Northern Photographic Centre’s exhibition programme attracted artists from all around the world. A total of 71 applications was received.

 

The following artists and exhibitions have been chosen to The Northern Photographic Centre's exhibition programme 2020:

Mikko Auerniitty and Harri Heinonen

Lauri Eriksson, Vilma Pimenoff, Johannes Romppanen, Perttu Saksa and Nita Vera

Ari Saarto

Marja Saleva

Aki-Pekka Sinikoski and Astrid Sinikoski

 

In addition, the following exhibitions have been invited by our curator:

Elin Berge: Queejna

Sara Hornig and Karoliina Paananen: Half of Us

A group exhibition that combines nature photography and photographic art, curated by Juha Suonpää

 

Exhibition calendar will be updated on the website of Northern Photographic Centre.

 

More information:

Alla Räisänen, director

alla@photonorth.fi

+358407272135

02.10.2019

Exceptions to Gallery opening hours

On Fri 4 Oct and Sat 5 Oct Cultural House Valve and the galleries of Northern photographic centre will already close at 7.30 PM.

26.08.2019

Open call for exhibitions 2020

The call for exhibitions in Northern Photographic Centre in 2020 is open until 30 September 2019.

The gallery of the Northern Photographic Centre is located at Cultural Centre Valve in the centre of Oulu. More than 35000 visitors see our exhibitions each year. The gallery has seven rooms and works are hung with a string system. Two rooms are equipped with a video projector and a screen for exhibiting video works. The space is suitable also for group exhibitions.

 

The submission document should include

  1. Exhibition plan with an exhibition statement.
  2. Pictures of the works as well as installation pictures if available. List the sizes and materials of the works. Please mind the string hanging system used in the gallery (the use of nails or drilling is not allowed).
  3. CV

 

Send your submission in one pdf-file to submissions@photonorth.fi. The file should be named after the applicant and should not exceed the size of 8MB. The deadline for applications is 30.9.2019. Submissions that do not meet the rules above are not taken into consideration.

 

Northern Photographic Centre covers the opening expenses, exhibition insurances and domestic transportation as well as marketing and promotion.  Domestic travels and accommodation for the artist to attend the opening are also covered.  Terms with international artists are negotiated separately. A stipend of 469 euros  per exhibition (includes VAT 24 %) is paid to the artists.

 

Floor plan of the gallery with photos can be found here

You can find our exhibition policy here.

 

More information:

Alla Räisänen

alla@photonorth.fi

0407272135

10.06.2019

Our galleries are closed in July

Our galleries and office are closed in July.

Our galleries are closed between

Mon 1 July and Thurs 8 Aug

The first exhibition of our fall programme is Block by Aapo Huhta. The vernissage is on 9 Aug at 5pm. 

Pictures of the Month fall 2019 is opened with Adalmina Ollanketo's exhibition A Northern Fairytale.

 

Our office is closed between

Sat 15 June and Sun 4 Aug

In urgent matters you can try to reach us by calling or via email.

 

22.05.2019

Pictures of the Month programme has been selected

The programme starts at the end of May with Leena Holmström’s Meaningless moments. The other selected photographers are Adalmina Ollanketo, Anssi Jokiranta, Heikki Annala, Jaana Haapaluoma-Höglund, Marcos Katz, Iiro Kerkelä, Riitta Attila, Linda Sainio and Anu Tossavainen.

 

A versatile selection of exhibitions by both professional and amateur photographers will colour the walls of our Lobby Gallery. The programme will consist of nature, sports, street and portrait photography. Black and white photos and colour images are shown and different kind of printing methods are also showcased. The themes of the projects vary from nature relation and sustainable development to femininity, multicultural communication and love.

 

Pictures of the Month programme fall 2019 – spring 2020

 

27.5.-30.6.2019

Leena Holmström

 

5.8.-1.9.2019

Adalmina Ollanketo

 

2.9.-29.9.2019

Anssi Jokiranta

 

30.9.-27.10.2019

Heikki Annala

 

28.10.-1.12.2019

Jaana Haapaluoma-Höglund

 

2.12.2019-6.1.2020

Marcos Katz

 

7.1.-9.2.2020

Iiro Kerkelä

 

10.2.-8.3.2020

Riitta Attila, Linda Sainio and Anu Tossavainen

02.04.2019

Spring and summer 2019 opening hours

Spring and summer holidays affect our opening hours.

Changes to the opening times of Cultural Centre Valve and our galleries during spring and summer 2019: 

Fri 19 Apr to Mon 22 Apr Closed

Wed 1 May Closed

Thurs 30 May Closed

Sat 1 June to Sun 7 June open from Mon to Fri from 8am to 8pm, Sat to Sun from 10am to 8pm

Fri 21 June to Sun 23 June Closed

Mon 8 July to Sun 28 July Closed

From Mon 29 July open as usual

26.03.2019

Board 2019 has been selected

The board of Northern Photographic Centre for 2019 has been selected.

Photographic artist Kati Leinonen will continue as the chairwoman of the association. Juuso Haarala, Paavo Heinonen, Sanna Krook, Antti Leinonen and Vesa Ranta will continue as board members. Joel Karppanen was selected as a new board member as Mikko Törmänen decided to step aside. Northern Photographic Centre would like to thank Mikko for his years as an active board member.

26.03.2019

Submit your works for Pictures of the Month program

The call for Pictures of the Month program is now open. Submit your works before April 22nd.

 

Four week exhibition slots are available free of charge in our Lobby Gallery in Cultural house Valve between June 2019 and February 2020. The call is open for both professional and amateur photographers.

The exhibition space has a wire hanging system. There is camera surveillance in the exhibition space. The exhibiting artist is responsible for the possible costs of the exhibition. Northern Photographic Centre provides the exhibition space free of charge and provides the artist help in planning, hanging and marketing the exhibition.

The deadline for applying is April 22nd 2019. Send your application as one PDF file to . The application should include an exhibition plan, an artistic resume and images of the submitted photographs.

You can find images of the exhibition space here. 

More information: Iiris Tuisku, iiris@photonorth.fi, +358 401281150

 

 

16.10.2018

Exhibition program 2019 has been selected

The following artists and exhibitions have been chosen to The Northern Photographic Centre's exhibition program 2019:

 

Miia Autio

Anne Golaz

Sara Hornig & Karoliina Paananen

Aapo Huhta

Sandra Kantanen

Ville Lenkkeri

Susanna Majuri

Esa Ylijääskö

 

Exhibition calender will be updated on Northern Photographic Centre website.

More information: Alla Räisänen, alla(at)photonorth.fi, +358407272135

03.10.2018

Exhibition call 2019 attracted a lot of applicants

The Northern Photographic Centre called for exhibition proposals for the 2019 program in September, and the call turned out to be a great success. The exhibition fee that the centre pilots in 2019 attracted a lot of applicants.
A total of 76 applications was received. 28 of applicants were men and 48 women. Applications arrived from all over the world, the farthest coming from India and USA. Several Nordic applications were also received. 
 
The exhibition program 2019 will be selected by 12.10. and published by 15.10.
 
More informaion: director Alla Räisänen, alla(at)photonorth.fi, +358 407272135

12.06.2018

Open hours summer 2018

Cultural Center Valve and the galleries aer open during the summer as follows:

1.6.-8.7.

Mon-Fri 8–20
Sat-Sun 10–20

Closed during midsummer 22.-24.6. as well as 9.-29.7.

05.12.2017

Open hours during Christmas 2017

Exceptions in open hours of Cultual Centre Valve during Christmas 2017:
Wed 6.12. Valve is closed
Mon 18.12. - Fri 22.12. Valve is open 8am – 8pm
Sat 23.12. - Mon 1.1.2018 Valve is closed

11.10.2017

Exhibition program 2018 selected

The exhibition program 2018 has been selected

 

The following artists and exhibitions have been chosen to exhibition program 2018 

 

 

Jaakko Heikkilä: Rooms Hidden by The Water

Natalie Daoust: Korean Dreams

Marja Pirilä: Camera Obscura

This Island Earth –contemporary photography from Iceland

Naoko Chiba & Antti Ylönen

Joel Karppanen: Finnish Pastorale

Suomen Kuvajournalistit ry: Photo Journalism 2017

Photography Festival for Children and Youth

Muu ry

 

Exhibition calender will be updated on Northern Photographic Centre website.

In addition the Northern Photographic Centre organizes a year-round Pictures of the Month program. This program for 2018 will be published separately. 

More information: Alla Räisänen, alla(at)photonorth.fi, 0407272135

08.08.2017

Call for exhibition program 2018 open now!

The gallery of the Northern Photographic Centre is located at Cultural Centre Valve in the centre of Oulu. There are more than 45000 visitors in the gallery every year. The gallery has seven rooms with walls of stone, floor of red bricks and works are hung with strings (no drilling/nailing). Two rooms are equipped with a video projector and a screen for exhibiting video works. The space is suitable also for group exhibitions.

 

Floor plan of the gallery with photos can be found here:

http://www.photonorth.fi/site/files/NPC_gallery.pdf

 

Submissions should be sent Sunday 3.9.2017 the latest to the address submissions(at)photonorth.fi. 

Submission is sent as one pdf file.

Submissions should be named after the applicant. The maximum size of the document is 10MB. Submissions arrived in other forms are not taken into consideration.

 

The submission document should include

1. Exhibition plan with sizes and materials of the works. Please mind the string hanging system used in the gallery.

2. Pictures of the works as well as installation pictures if available.

3. CV

 

Exhibition fee is 700€ for domestic exhibitions. The fee covers the opening expenses, exhibition insurances and domestic transportation  as well as marketing and promotion.  Domestic travels and accommodation during the opening are also covered.

 

More information:

Alla Räisänen

alla(at)photonorth.fi

0407272135

 

12.06.2017

Open hours during the summer 2017

The exhibitions of The Northern Photographic Centre at Cultural Center Valve are open during the summer as follows:

Thu 1.6. – Sun 2.7. open Mon–Fri 8–20, Sat-Sun 10–20 
Fri 23.6. – Sun 25.6. closed

Mon 3.7.– Sun 16.7. open wed-sun12–20

Mon 17.7.– Sun 30.7. closed
from Mon 31.7. normal open hours

The office of the Northern Photographic centre is closed 19.6.-30.7.

11.04.2017

Pohjoinen Kohtaaminen / Northern Encounters: the artists of the Northern Finland regional photographic art exhibition have been chosen

The artists and art works for the Northern Finland regional photographic art exhibition Pohjoinen Kohtaaminen (Northern Encounters) have been chosen. The exhibition has been juried by Gunilla Muhr, the head of the Art Department of University College of Arts, Craft and Design, Konstfack in Stockholm, together with the director Alla Räisänen and producer Julia Heikkinen from The Northern Photographic Centre.

The call was open for all photographers living and working in the North, as well as for all artists dealing with the theme and concept of the North in their works. 59 applications with 70 proposals were received. The most applications came from Northern Finland but also from other parts of Finland and from Europe as well.

The artists chosen in the exhibition are:

Raimo Ahonen

Jari Arffman

Tarmo Auvinen

Wouter le Duc

Jaani Föhr

Jaakko Heikkilä

Marko Hämäläinen

Jyrki Kallio-Koski

Tuomo Kangasmaa

Joel Karppanen

Janne Körkkö

Christelle Mas

Maria Mäki

Karoliina Paatos

Kari Parkkinen

Timo Remes

Aki Roukala

Tom Serratti

Aki-Pekka Sinikoski

Erkki Vornanen

Markku Välitalo

 

Pohjoinen Kohtaaminen (Northern Encounters) opens in the galleries of The Northern Photographic Centre and Cultural Center Valve on Fri 22th September at 17.00.

The exhibition is a part of the 30th anniversary program of The Northern Photographic Centre as well as a part of Finland 100 years anniversary program.

The Northern Photographic centre is supported by the city of Oulu and Arts Promotion Center Finland.

 

More inofrmation:

Alla Räisänen

alla(at)photonorth.fi

+358 40 7272 135

 

Julia Heikkinen

julia(at)photonorth.fi

+358 40 128 1150

 

10.04.2017

Open Hours Exceptions Spring 2017

Open hours exceptions during spring 2017:
Fri 14.4. – Mon 17.4. Valve closed / Easter
Sun 30.4. Valve closed / May Day Eve
Mon 1.5. Valve closed / May Day
Thu 25.5. Valve closed / Ascension Day

06.02.2017

Open call for Northern Finland regional photographic art exhibition 2017

The Northern Photographic Centre turns 30 years in 2017 and to celebrate the anniversary the centre recreates the Northern Finland regional Photographic art exhibition. The exhibition will be held in Oulu, at Cultural Centre Valve during 23.9. -12.11.2017 The exhibition will take over the exhibition spaces of Valve (the galleries of The Northern Photographic Centre and Valve gallery.).

Gunilla Muhr, a curator and the director of Centrum För Fotografi in Stockholm has been invited to the jury the exhibition together with the director and producer of The Northern Photographic Centre, Alla Räisänen and Julia Heikkinen . The exhibition is a part of the national Finland 100 years–program.

The theme and the name of the exhibition is Pohjoinen Kohtaaminen (Northern Encounters). The call is open for all photographers (artists, nature photographers, documentarists, photo journalists etc.) living or working in Northern Finland, as well as actors dealing with the concept and theme of North in their works.

Proposals of works for the exhibition should consist of series of 5-10 works that express the theme of the exhibition. Applicants can propose one or more series, and series can also consist of photos from different periods of time.  Proposals can be made as a group as well. Photographs, video works and works based on photographs can be proposed. The exhibition organiser can reduce the amount of works in the series if necessary.

The proposals should be sent to as one Pdf document by 31.3.2017.

The proposal should include

-Pictures of the works in the series and if possible the names of the works, technique, year of production and sizes.

-A description of exhibiting the works, if the wire hanging system of the exhibition spaces can not be used.

-Contacts and cvs of the applicant(s).

The works selected to the exhibition should be delivered ready-to-hang to The Northern Photographic Centre. Deliveries will be scheduled with the selected applicants separately. The makers are responsible for all production and transportation costs of the works. The works are insured by The Northern Photographic centre during the exhibition.

The vernissage of the exhibition takes place on Friday 22nd of September 5pm-7pm.

 

More information:

Director Alla Räisänen, , 0407272135

Producer Julia Heikkinen, , 0401281150

01.12.2016

Open hour exceptions during Christmas time

There are some exceptions in the open hours of Cultural Center Valve and The Northern Photographic centre in December:

 

6.12. Independence Day: Valve is closed

19.–23.12. Gallery open daily 10-16

24.12.–1.1.2017 Christmas/ New Year: Cultural Center Valve is closed

Except: Cultural Centre and the gallery are open on New Year’s Eve 31.12. 17-20.

09.08.2016

No exhibition call for the programme 2017!

The Northern Photographic Centre will turn 30 years in the year 2017.

There will be a special exhibition programme for the next year, and no open call for exhibitions 2017. 

The next open call for exhibitions will be arranged in 2017.

More information: alla(at)photonorth.fi.

09.05.2016

Chocolate Restaurant in the gallery May 21st!

On International Restaurant Day (May 21st 2016) there will once again be a Chocolate Restaurant in the gallery of The Northern Photographic Centre.

In Chocolate Restaurant you can buy dark quality chocolates to be enjoyed either on site (tasting pieces) or at home (whole tablets). Note that the amount of whole tablets is very limited.

The range of chocolates will be different from the previous Chocolate Restaurants. Come and experience what real dark quality chocolates taste like. They contain only the necessary ingredients of delicious dark chocolate: Cocoa and sugar. You won't find this kind of chocolates in any stores!

Chocolate Restaurant is open between noon (12) and 4 p.m. but will close earlier if we run out of quality chocolates (this has happened before). Don't be late!

We accept cash money (euro) but also most debit and credit cards. We do not accept 50€ or larger bills.

Price list:
2€: Single tasting piece
5€: Three (3) tasting pieces of your choice

23.03.2016

Gallery closed during Easter

Cultural Centre Valve and the gallery of the Northern Photographic Centre are closed from Friday 24th to Monday 28th.

 

29.02.2016

The visual artist of the year for Oulunsalo Chamber Music Festival 2016 is Santeri Sarkola

Santeri Sarkola is the visual artist of year for Oulunsalo Chamber Music Festival 2016. 

Sarkola's works will be exhibited during the Oulunsalo Chamber Music Festival in the library of Oulunsalo in August 2016.

The Visual Artist of the Year exhibition is arranged in cooperation with Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Mucis Festival, Oulun Juhlaviikot and the Northern Photographic Centre.

Read more:

http://oulunsalosoi.fi/2015/oulunsalo-soin-vuoden-kuvataiteilijaksi-on-valittu-santeri-sarkola/

Santeri Sarkola:

http://santerisarkola.com/

08.12.2015

Gallery open hours during Christmas

Christmas time brings some changes into gallery open hours:

Dec 21st - Dec 23rd gallery open 10-16

Dec 24th - Dec 27th gallery closed

Dec 28th - Dec 31st gallery open 10-16

Jan 1st gallery closed

Jan 6th gallery closed

28.10.2015

Nordic Dummy Awards and Iikka Tolonen in Oulu 7.11.

The audience has a chance to see the top of the Nordic photographic art books on Saturday 7.11., when the Nordic Dummy Award finalists 2015 and winner 2014 come to Oulu.

The shortlisted finalists are presented in the Northern Photographic Centre gallery on Saturday at 12-14, and at the same time the winner from 2014, Iiikka Tolonen, is representing his winning book Härkälä. The event is open and free of charge for everyone.

The Nordic Dummy Award is an initiative by Fotogalleriet and the Norwegian Association of Fine Art Photographers. It takes place annually in connection with the Fotobokfestival Oslo. Artists with a connection to the Nordic countries can submit their unpublished photo books to be judged by a jury that shortlists candidates and selects the winner.The winning book will be published by Kehrer Verlag in collaboration with Fotogalleriet and launched at the Fotobokfestival Oslo annually.

The winner of Nordic Dummy Award 2015 is Karina-Sirkku Kurz (FI/DE) with the photo book UNGLEICHGEWICHT. Her book will be published in Oslo in September 2016. The winner dummy with all the other finalists are represented in Oulu in 7.11.

The Northern Photographic Centre will exhibit Iikka Tolonen's Härkälä -project in the exhibition program 2016.

The Dummy Awards touring is a part of the cooperation of the Nordic Photography Network coordinated by the Northern Photographic Centre.

 

 

 

13.08.2015

Call for submissions: exhibition season 2016

Call for submissions for exhibition season 2016 is open!

It is possible to apply for the whole exhibition space (rooms 1-7), or three rooms and the jail room (rooms 1-4) or for three smaller rooms. Gallery space is good for group exhibitions, too. There is a white screen and a video projector in two rooms.

Gallery floor plan with pictures from the rooms is here: 

http://www.photonorth.fi/site/files/NPC_gallery.pdf

Send your application before 17.9. to our address submissions@photonorth.fi.

 

Exhibition fee (for five weeks):

All gallery space (rooms 1-7) 700€

3 rooms and "jail room" (rooms 1-4) 500€

3 smaller rooms (rooms 5-7) 400€


The exhibition fee covers the opening ceremony, exhibition insurances and transportation as well as marketing and promotion.

For domestic artists also travels and accommodation during the installation and opening are covered.


Exhibition proposal should include

1. Free application

2. The exhibition theme explained

3. A PDF-file with pictures from the exhibition proposed

4. A resume

 

More information: 

Director

Alla Räisänen

+358 407272135

12.06.2015

Gallery open hours in the summer

every day 10 - 20
19.6. - 21.6. closed
22.6. - 28.6.
mon-fri 10-20, sat-sun 10-16

In July The Northern Photographic Centre is closed.

10.02.2015

The participants of the Finland-France exchange program for photographers 2015 chosen

 

The participants of the Finland-France exchange program for photographers for the year 2015 have been chosen.

Saana Wang is the Finnish artist traveling to France in 2015. Wang’s residency period will be hosted by Centre Photographique D’ile de France. The French artist coming to Finland is Guillaume Greff. Greff’s residency will take place with the Photographic Artists’ Association Finland.

The Finland -France photographic artist exchange program has been established in the year 2003. The program is executed in cooperation between the Northern Photographic Center, Photographic Center Peri, The Union of Artist Photographers Finland, The Finnish Embassy in France, the French Center for Culture, Centre Photographique d'Ile de France, Association Diaphane and Pôle Image. The cooperation is coordinated by the Northern Photographic Center an Pôle Image.

 

More info:

Saana Wang:  http://www.saanawang.com

Guillaume Greff: http://www.guillaumegreff.com

01.08.2014

Call for submissions: exhibition season 2015

Call for submissions: exhibition season 2015

Call for submissions for the exhibition season 2015 in Northern Photographic Centre

Call open 01.08.-30.09.2014.

Exhibition fee (for five weeks):

All gallery space (seven rooms) 700€

3 rooms and "jail room" 500€

3 smaller rooms 400€

Gallery floor plan

 

The exhibition fee covers the opening ceremony, exhibition insurances and transportation as well as marketing and promotion.

For domestic artists also travels and accommodation during the installation and opening are covered.


Exhibition proposal should include

1. Free application

2. The exhibition theme explained

3. A PDF-file with pictures from the exhibition proposed

4. A resume

 

Deadline for submissions is 30.09.2014. Send your proposal to submissions(at)photonorth.fi.

The exhibitions for season 2015 are chosen by an exhibition committee appointed by the Northern Photographic Centre.

 

16.04.2014

Karoliina Paappa is the visual artist of year for Oulunsalo Chamber Music Festival 2014

Karoliina Paappa is the visual artist of year for Oulunsalo Chamber Music Festival 2014. 

Paappa's works will be exhibited during the Oulunsalo Chamber Music Festival in the library of Oulunsalo 1.8.-31.8.2014 and in the Northern Photographic Centre 03.08.-07.09.2014 The Visual Artist of the Year exhibition is arranged in cooperation with Oulunsalo Soi Chamber Mucis Festival, Oulun Juhlaviikot and the Northern Photographic Centre.

 

21.01.2014

Maija Savolainen chosen to the Finland-France photography artist exchange program

Maija Savolainen has been chosen to the Finland -France photographic artist exchange program for the year 2014.

The one month residency period will take place in the Association Diaphane.

The Finland -France photographic artist exchange program has been established in the year 2003. The program is executed in cooperation between the Northern Photographic Center, Photographic Center Peri, The Union of Artist Photographers Finland, The Finnish Embassy in France, the French Center for Culture, Centre Photographique d'Ile de France, Association Diaphane and Pôle Image. The cooperation is coordinated by the Northern Photographic Center an Pôle Image.

26.11.2013

Exhibition program for 2014

24.1.-2.3.

Mikko Haiko: Sydänmaa

Nils-Petter Löfstedt: The Pier

8.3. – 13.4.                          

Jari Silomäki: We Are The Revolution

Iina Esko: Metamorphism

17.4.-18.5.                         

Nobuyki Kobayashi: Portrait of Nature- Myriads of God

Maïte Pouleur: Hietasaari

24.5.-3.8.                           

Atelieri O. Haapala: Retrospektiivi/Retrospektiv 2008-2014
Oulun lyseo: Humour Against Subjectivism

9.8.-7.9.                            

Karoliina Paappa: Die Cut –sommitelmallisia asetelmia kameralle

Kati Leinonen: Reflections

13.9.-19.10.                      

What’s Up North – Nordic Photographic Exhibition

1.11.-30.11.                      

Saku Soukka – photographs

5.12.14-6.1.15                  

Lasse Lecklin: Man is the measure of all things