MIKKELI CENTRE OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Mikkeli Centre of Photography
Puistokatu 3
50100 Mikkeli, Finland
Tel. +358 45 1494866
info [at] mikkelinvalokuvakeskus.fi

Tuesday-Friday 12am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Sundays and Mondays closed

Five gallery spaces in a beautiful building at the university campus of Mikkeli.


EXHIBITIONS IN DECEMBER 5.12.-14.12.2019

HALL & GALLERY I
Luminous Galleries
GROUP EXHIBITION

Luminous Galleries is the group exhibition of the members of the Mikkeli Centre of Photography.

The participants of the exhibition are Leena Halonen, Olli Jaatinen, Päivi-Maria Jaatinen, Matias Lampinen, Päivi Uotila, Johanna Pahalahti, Heli Seppänen, Ulla Kelohonka, Tiina Kylliäinen, Markku Laamanen, Laura Pursiainen, Birgitta Laurikainen ja Marjaleena Outinen.

LOUNGE GALLERY
Leo Montonen
COLLECTION: THE STORY OF THE LAKE PEOPLE

The photographs by Leo Montonen (1905–1968) are a historical treasure.

Leo Montonen photographed in Puumala, in the archipelago of Saimaa. The collection features beautiful photographs of the life in the 1920s and 1930s in the middle of the Finnish Lakeland.

Leo Montonen's glass plate negatives were discovered in the fall of 2018, fifty years after the photographer's death. The negatives have been digitized and printed for the collection at the Mikkeli Centre of Photography.

The digitization, research and publication of Montonen’s photographs was supported by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Municipality of Puumala.

GALLERY III
MIKKELI CENTRE OF PHOTOGRAPHY - ART AND EXHIBITIONS FOR 30 YEARS

Mikkeli Centre of Photography was established in 1989, being one of the oldest centres of photography in Finland. We celebrate our 30th jubilee in 2019. Mikkeli Centre of Photography is a contemporary and versatile Finnish art centre, which houses five separate gallery spaces: Hall, Gallery I, Gallery II, Gallery III and Lounge Gallery. In these galleries there are constanty changing exhibitions showing contemporary Finnish photography, and in Gallery III photographs of the local cultural history and heritage. There is also a small, high quality library of photographic books for the audience in the Lounge as well as an Information Service Desk.

The Centre promotes photography and visual arts on regional, national and international level. The Centre organises high quality art exhibitions, conducts photography, art and media education, is an expert in publishing photography books and houses a Digital Photography Workshop and design workshop space Kultura for artists' work, education and research. We work in cooperation with the Cultural Services of Mikkeli City and Arts Promotion Centre Finland.

OPENING HOURS

The exhibitions of Mikkeli Centre of Photography are open as follows:
Tuesday-Friday 12am–5pm
Saturday 10am–3pm
Sundays and Mondays closed.

The summer exhibition is open every day in July, 10am-5pm.

As an exception to normal opening hours, the centre is closed on Bank Holidays, during weeks 51–52 and Midsummer 21–24.6., and when there is a construction period of new exhibitions.

ADMISSION FEES

Admission fee: 5 €.
Students, pensioners, draftees, unemployed: 3 €.
Children and youth under 18, press, members of Mikkeli Photography Centre: free admission.
Educational groups with a teacher: free admission.

The centre and the exhibition spaces are fully accesible to individuals using a wheelchair.