Mikkeli Centre of Photography

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

Tuesday-Friday 11am-5pm
Saturday 10am-3pm
Sundays and Mondays closed

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

Upcoming exhibitions 6.2.-7.3.2020

Ilkka Halso: Anatomy of Landscape - Dissection

Ilkka Halso: Ukko-Luosto Parking Lot

Ilkka Halso: Luosto Fell

Ilkka Halso is a photographic artist based in Orimattila, Finland. He is known for works that deal with humans' relationship with nature, employing both physical and digital interventions. In his visions of the future, bordering dystopia, nature is being restored or marvelled at as a rare spectacle, and protected and stored away from the human influence.

Ilkka Halso graduated as an MA from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, in 1992. Since then, his art works have been widely shown in both solo and group exhibitions in Finland and abroad.

The realization of the exhibition has been possible with the support from the Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Kone Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation and its Päijät-Häme Regional Fund, and Niilo Helander's Foundation.

Petri Juntunen: Gravitas

Petri Juntunen: The Ship Called Night

Petri Juntunen: Abandoment of Being

Petri Juntunen (1975, Sweden) is a Finnish photographic artist living and working in Helsinki. He has studied photography and cinematography at the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

In his works and projects, Juntunen studies the topics of memory, existence and social constructs, often using novel methods of imaging and representation including 3D scanning, photogrammetry, photo sculptures and projections.

Five galleries

Mikkeli Centre of Photography was established in 1989, being one of the oldest centres of photography in Finland. 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 11am–5pm
Saturday 10am–3pm
Sundays and Mondays closed.

The summer exhibition is open every day in July, 11am-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.