HIAP, Helsinki Artist Residency Visit

Posted on December 19, 2014

I was fortunate to visit Suomenlinna Island, the Unesco Heritage listed island in Helsinki harbour where HIAP have their international artist studios. Whilst in Helsinki I had a meeting with Australia Council resident artist, Katie Goodwin who has been documenting her stay on the island and in the polar winter of northern Finland on her site and blog- http://www.katiegoodwin.com/

I was met on the ferry over to Suomenlinna by HIAP Director Juha Huuskonen. Juha very generously showed me around the spaces where artists and curators are hosted for periods of varied duration and outlined his ambitious plans for the project.

I was really impressed by HIAP and look forward to following Juha and his team and their future projects.