29.7.08 Gallery Norsu Presents Masters on the Road 15 August–13 September 2008

The University of Art and Design Helsinki and nine Masters of Art of 2008 participate in an exhibition at Gallery Norsu from 15 August to 13 September 2008 in Helsinki. The Masters of Art works will form a varied artistic entity inside within the Gallery.

The exhibition will showcase pieces of art that are innovative and functional utilities, as well as art works that lie in-between art and design. Gallery Norsu provides the visitor with an opportunity to move from one form of art onto the next, i.e. from animation to textiles, from jewellery to spatial art, and from glass art to the world of scenic photography.

This year’s Masters on the Road exhibition at Gallery Norsu is the third of its kind. The exhibitions are a follow-up to the annual Masters of Art Exhibition held at the University of Art and Design Helsinki (TaiK) in May. Equally, these exhibitions are an opportune chance to become noticed and showcase one’s art fresh in a new environment, and also to network.

The Masters on the Road exhibition in 2008 is very international as the exhibitors are from, for instance: Jérémy Couture from Canada, Nao Saito from Japan, and Shin Soyoung from South Korea.

You are very welcome to the opening of the exhibition at Gallery Norsu, Kaisaniemenkatu 9, Helsinki on Thursday 14 August 2008 at 17–19. The artists will be there to tell about their own piece of art, and they are available for interviews.

The yearly Helsinki Festival week in August incorporates The Night of the Arts event on Friday 22 August. In the evening, at 19.00 Nao Saito will give a performance "Tea Party on the Border" at the Gallery.

TaiK Masters of Art 2008 at the exhibition are:
Jérémy Couture
Heli Ellis
Ainomaria Haataja
Antti Hahl
Kaisa Hoikkala
Kaisa Nyberg
Markku Pietilä
Nao Saito
Shin Soyoung

For more information and images, please contact
Saara Kaatra, tel. +358 9 2316 3250, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.norsu.info
Tuuli Sotamaa tel. +358 50 331 6727, This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it , www.mastersofarts.fi