Onoma summer exhibition – Arts & Crafts and Rabbit Holes
Copper Smithy's exhibition halls and outside areas
mon to sun 11am to 6pm

Onoma summer exhibition – displaying warped realities

Onoma, the Cooperative of Artists, Designers and Artisans in Fiskars is displaying the 29th summer exhibition Arts & Crafts and Rabbit Holes in Fiskars Village from 21 May to 10 Sep 2023. Exhibition and set of events will be a surrealistic, multisensory and multidisciplinary experience for all senses.

This bold exhibition gathered top names of arts and crafts both locally and nationally on display at Copper Smithy’s exhibition halls and its outside surroundings in Fiskars Village.

“Exhibition includes a wide array of themes concerning home and household items with a surreal twist. In this exhibition visitors can have experiences of frozen moments which will carry them between different moods. Art works in this exhibition will deal with concepts such as being a human in a sometimes-chaotic world and everyday life. Also, human interaction with nature and perishing side of it will be a theme inside of this exhibition. Art works that will be displayed in the outside areas as well as the performing art pieces will also deal with the same surrealistic theme that hopefully will get the visitor to examine their milieu in a new way.”

 Exhibition architecture forms a major part of the content and visual experience of the exhibition. Architecture plays with the dimensions of human in the space, experience of space and with contrasts. Art works are displayed in the exhibition halls and the outside areas. Also, a part of the exhibition and set of events will be an ensemble of performing art shows that will happen around Fiskars Village.

Curator of this exhibition is Kirsi Pitkänen who was called in to curate a bold exhibition with a wide array of top artists. Kirsi is a visual artist and art consultant living in Jyväskylä. Kirsi has been focusing on performance art and installation art in her own works and her pieces has been seen worldwide for example in Shanghai world fair, ANTI contemporary art festival, at the international SLUSH-event and at Mänttä art festival. Now she is focused on curating and coordinating projects concerning public art in built environments. These include large-scale artistic ensembles for example in the region of Kangas in the city of Jyväskylä and in the hospital project in Ahvenisto in the city of Hämeenlinna. When working as a regional artist for visual arts in 2014-2016, Kirsi arranged multidisciplinary art events, where she was the artistic director and the executive producer. Kirsi has a high level of professionality and knowledge when it comes to conseptualizing large- scale projects, which is a solid base for this year’s summer exhibition and its architecture.

Artists participating in the exhibition are:

Workgroup: Päivi Alajuntti & Leena Hurri, Daniel Enckell, Petri Eskelinen, Ilmari Gryta, Lulu Halme, Timo Heino, Kaisa Huotari, Pekka Juhani Ijäs, Marko Kaiponen, Leena Kangaskoski, Workgroup: Tinja Kari, Sara Moayed, Yaiza Hernandez, Olli Kari, Workgroup: Susanna Louneva, Anu Mykrä, Tiina Karimaa, Tiina Vaskivaara, Annamari Karjalainen, Riikka Latva-Somppi, Workgroup: Johanna Matruka & Anna Sevchenko, Workgroup: Laura Merz & Rudi Merz, Erica Mena, Risto Musta, Timo O. Nenonen, Ron Nordström, Stefan Nyström, Workgroup: Deepa Panchamia & Robin Brandt, Anssi Pulkkinen, Taneli Rautiainen, Antti-Ville Reinikainen, Workgroup: Aapo Repo & Anu-Anette Varho, Sami Ryhänen, Tatu Rönkkö, Annatuuli Saine, Taru Samola, Jukka Silokunnas, Jonna Suurhasko, Tommi Toija, Jarno Vesala, Workgroup: Karin Widnäs & Viivi Varesvuo, Katja Öhrnberg.

Workgroup for this year’s summer exhibition is Curator Kirsi Pitkänen, Exhibition Architect Lea Sarasjoki, Graphic Designer Lulu Halme and Exhibition Producer Jouni Virtanen.

More info:

Curator Kirsi Pitkänen   +358503387705

Exhibition Producer Jouni Virtanen +358440277606


Onoma’s Summer Exhibition

Arts & Crafts and Rabbit Holes

21 May trough -10 Sep 2023, open daily 11am to 6pm

In Fiskars Village at Copper Smithy’s exhibition halls and outside areas

Tickets 6€/10€

Guided tours

Duration 1h
Price 80€/group

 / +358 50 440 3727




Artists for Fiskars Summer Exhibition announced
Copper Smithys Exhibition Halls
Mon to Sun 11am to 6pm

Summer and exhibitions here at Fiskars Village are closing in soon and the time has come to announce the great artists participating this exhibition.

Onoma’s Summer Exhibition Arts & Crafts and Rabbit Holes 21 May to 10 Sep

This year’s summer exhibition by Onoma the Cooperative of Artists, Designers and Artisans in Fiskars is called Arts & Crafts and Rabbit Holes and it will display bold and candid artworks by 48 artists.

The theme of the exhibition will be around warped aspects of reality, where everyday life and objects will present themselves in a new and intriguing manner.

In this exhibition we have a large number of artists on board and this exhibition will be very experiential and multisensory as well as multidisciplinary. In the Copper Smithys White Hall artworks are binded together with a sense space and there will be media & sound art, installations, paintings and graphics displayed. In the Black Hall there will be sculptures that interact with the space and with each other. Glass House will be the space for an artwork that breaks the line between indoors- and outdoors and the performing arts pieces will open new ways to experience this whole theme of warped realities.  The exhibition architecture will highlight opposite layouts of these different exhibition spaces, thus changing the experience of the spaces for the visitor”. This is how Kirsi Pitkänen the Curator of the exhibiton describes this theme and artworks.

Participating artists for Arts & Crafts and Rabbit Holes – exhibition:

  • Workgroup: Päivi Alajuntti & Leena Hurri
  • Daniel Enckell
  • Petri Eskelinen
  • Ilmari Gryta
  • Lulu Halme
  • Timo Heino
  • Kaisa Huotari
  • Pekka Juhani Ijäs
  • Marko Kaiponen
  • Leena Kangaskoski
  • Workgroup: Tinja Kari, Sara Moayed, Yaiza Hernandez, Olli Kari
  • Workgroup: Susanna Louneva, Anu Mykrä, Tiina Karimaa, Tiina Vaskivaara, Annamari Karjalainen
  • Riikka Latva-Somppi
  • Workgroup: Johanna Matruka & Anna Shevchenko
  • Laura Merz & Rudi Merz
  • Erica Mena
  • Risto Musta
  • Timo O. Nenonen
  • Ron Nordström
  • Stefan Nyström
  • Workgroup: Deepa Panchamia & Robin Brandt
  • Anssi Pulkkinen
  • Taneli Rautiainen
  • Antti-Ville Reinikainen
  • Workgroup: Aapo Repo & Anu-Anette Varho
  • Sami Ryhänen
  • Tatu Rönkkö
  • Annatuuli Saine
  • Taru Samola
  • Jukka Silokunnas
  • Jonna Suurhasko
  • Tommi Toija
  • Jarno Vesala
  • Workgroup: Karin Widnäs & Viivi Varesvuo
  • Katja Öhrnberg


For more information:

Curator Kirsi Pitkänen    or

exhibition producer Jouni Virtanen

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Exhibitions 1994-2008


* archived only in Finnish

CASE in point 31 Nov 2008−26 Apr 2009, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Howard Smith – Party 45 5.10.−23.11.2008, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Simple Life 11.5.-28.9.2008, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Tulessa syntynyt 11.5.-28.9.2008, Granary, Fiskars

Sparkling Eyes24.11. – 27.4.2008, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Motifs 7.10. – 18.11.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Points of view 13.5. – 30.9.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Transparent 13.5. – 30.9.2007, Granary, Fiskars

Knife and Sabre 4.2. – 29.4.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Light & Sound & Vladimir Tarasov 25.11.2006 – 28.1.2007, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Homeward Bound 8.10. – 19.11.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

REMIX 14.5. – 1.10.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Harvest 14.5. – 1.10.2006, Granary, Fiskars

Jaakko Pakkala 19.3. – 30.4.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

KONCEPTDESIGN 22.1. -12.3.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

NAMED 28.11.2005 – 8.1.2006, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

CABINET MAKERS Rudi Merz and Kari Virtanen 16.10. – 20.11.2005, Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Labyrinth 8.5-2.10.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Forces 8.5-2.10.2005 Granary, Fiskars

Rutsuko Sakata 25.3-24.4.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Designer: no name 16.1-20.3.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Kuusijuhla* 28.11.2004-9.1.2005 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

24 LUUKKUA* 1-24.12.2004 the environment, Fiskars

Ron Nordström PLAY 17.10.-19.11.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Ceramics 2004 9.5.-3.10.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

White 9.5.-3.10.2004 Granary, Fiskars

Curly Birch 21.3.-25.4.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Q – Designing the Quietness* 1.2–14.3.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

LIGHT 12.10-18.1.2004 Copper Smithy, Fiskars<

10. Exhibition* ‘Free hands’ 11.5-28.9.2003 Granary, Fiskars

Retro* 11.5-28.9.2003 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Unique 2002 12.5-29.9.2002 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

FinDesignNow-02 12.5-29.9.2002 Granary, Fiskars

Metals 2001 13.5-30.9.2001 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

7+1=8. Exhibition ‘Child’ 13.5-30.9.2001 Granary, Fiskars

Time for Wood 1997-2000 14.5-1.10.2000 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

7. Exhibition ’Hotels’ 14.5-1.10.2000 Granary, Fiskars

Nomad – Environmental arts Exhibition summer 1999 Fiskars village

6. Exhibition ‘Celebration’ 16.5-3.10.1999 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Savesta syntynyt – International Ceramic Exhibition 17.5-30.8.1998 Granary, Fiskars

5. Exhibition ‘Process’ 17.5-4.10.1998 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Valo reflecting Finnish Culture 16.11.1997-1.1.1998 Barbican Centre, London

Asko-Avonius Award 1997 19.5-5.6.1997 Design Forum, Helsingfors

Paper Exhibition ‘Fibre’ 18.5-31.8.1997 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

4. Exhibition ‘Dialogue and Team-work’ 18.5-31.8.1997 Granary, Fiskars

’97 Young Forum 19.2-6.4.1997 Design Forum, Helsinki

Fiskars Gallery at Artek 26.11-1.12.1996 Helsinki

Time for Wood 25.5-31.9.1996 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

3. Exhibition ‘Conservation and Storage’ 25.5-15.9.1996 Granary, Fiskars

Fiskars Bruksgalleri i Höganäs Museum 11.5-9.6.1996 Höganäs

2. Exhibition ’Natural Materials’ 7.5-1.10.1995 Copper Smithy, Fiskars

Design Finlandais, Musée d’art contemporain 21.4-19.6.1995 Nice

1. Exhibition ‘The Nature of Fiskars’ 18.6-25.9.1994 Copper Smithy, Fiskars