In honor of the anniversary of the Lace Week, Environmental Art was implemented in Rauma in July. In the courtyard of the Rauma Art Museum there were environmental work of art made by young people. Pitsiverho installation was built in the courtyard of the Old Town Hall. On Friday, July 24th, 2020 the lace work Silmäpako was published, which can now be seen in in the yard of Spärri in Old Rauma.
Pitsiverho installation is a work of environmental art that was in the courtyard of the Old Town Hall. Street and community artists Tuuli Huovila and Essi Ruuskanen designed the installation and it was made from hundreds of lace linen donated or made for the work. Huovila and Ruuskanen have previously made numerous street art paintings together and also their first large installation Lintukato as part of the Espoo Day in Leppävaara. Huovila and Ruuskanen are part of the G-REX street art collective, in addition to which Ruuskanen also belongs to the Street Art Vantaa artist collective. The artists have received a grant for the installation from the Erkki Paasikivi Foundation.
A work of environmental art from young people
The Lace Week and Nuori Taide together produced an environmental artwork to the courtyard of the Rauma Art Museum. The young people were able to work as designers and implementers of the work themselves. They received help with the plans and implementations from Paavo Paunu, a visual artist from Rauma.
The work was made at home and contact with other participants in the project was maintained through the internet. Each participant worked on their own part of the work from wood materials found in nature, such as sticks and twigs.
An environmental artwork from artist Tarmo Thorström was published in the private yard in Old Rauma on July 24th, 2020. Pekka Palmu, who owns Spärri’s house, says that the design of the work to come to Spärri’s yard began a couple of years ago. The goal was to complete the work on the anniversary year of the Lace Week. You can go to the yard to see the work when the gate is open.