Eyes as Big as Plates Finland, new work!

After a brilliant Camouflage opening week at Kiasma in Helsinki, Riitta and Karo toured around the seaside gems of Kotka, the deep eastern forests and lakes of Pohjois-Karjala (these guys’ neck of the woods), and back to the nettle bushes of Espoo – returning with the suitcase full of new work and new friendships with the finest selection of people.

The biggest and warmest of thank yous to all the wonderful models  for their hospitality, stamina, brilliant sense of humour and enthusiasm to get dressed and soaked in all aspects of the marvellous Finnish mosquito-marinated summer flora.

Here’s a little teaser from the work in progress and great day out with Matti Forrst and the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper, hats off for Mr Nettle!

Getting into nettle mode, photo: © OUTI PYHÄRANTA HS
Getting into nettle mode, photo: © OUTI PYHÄRANTA HS

 

Eyes as Big as Plates # Matti © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Mormormonologene presenteres i Trondheim

Fredag 6. juni feirer Trondheim ti år med Den kulturelle spaserstokken. Mormormonologene er ett av prosjektene som DKSS har støttet og sammen med en haug av fine folk vil utdrag fra prosjektet presenteres i Trondhjemssalen, Rica Nidelven Hotel.

Gratulerer med dagen og et nydelig initiativ!

Agnes Haugstad, Mormormonologene © Karoline Hjorth

Coming up: Camouflage exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

In two weeks the Camouflage exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma opens in Helsinki. Hallvor, Bengt and Agnes from Eyes as Big as Plates will take part in the extensive group show compiled by Kiasma, which is part of the World Design Capital Helsinki 2012 events.

Agnes is practising as Kiasma Magazine’s cover girl and Riitta and Karo are oh so excited!

Eyes as Big as Plates # Agnes © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Sublime Transactions at the Armitt Museum

The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen

Armitt Museum and Library Centenary Exhibition ‘Sublime Transactions’ opens on the 31st March 2012 and runs until 22nd March 2013, with a series of contemporary tributes to the Armitt collection with contributions from fifteen artists:

Hannah Alton, Sir Peter Blake, Christopher Daniels, John Ellis, Paul Farley, Karoline Hjorth, Derek Horton, Riitta Ikonen, Russell Mills, Kate Morrell, Eileen Ramsay, Carole Romaya, David Toop, Ian Walton and Jon Wozencroft.

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Here is a little glimpse of Riitta and Karoline’s contribution to the show; from The Lumber Room:

The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The Lumber Room © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen