News Archive

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