Peta von Karis, visual art / Sanya Torkmorad-Jozavi, Costume Artist / Svartå skola

Peta von Karis, Sanya Torkmorad-Jozavi, Satu Halonen & Mahmoud Saleh Mohammadi worked together both Swedish and Finnish schools.

Exhibition  by photographer Fabio Cito

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Conclusion –  Finland & Sweden Murals

This unique project brought Finnish and Swedish speaking children together with four perfect strangers to make a new family of artists. The whole experience, from meeting to visiting schools and constructing a social activity has impacted all of us. The function of this project was to introduce new people to each other and to create a memory that we can all share, the murals capturing this special event. The universal language of art was able to bring different people together in unity. We hope to continue spreading humanity, art and peace for everyone.

Yhteenveto –    Kaksikielisiä Muraaleja

Tämä ainutlaatuinen projekti toi yhteen suomen- ja ruotsinkieliset lapset ja neljä alkujaan toisilleen tuntematonta taiteilijaa. Taitelijat hitsautuivat nopeasti toimivaksi ja lämpimäksi työhteisöksi. Koko kokemus; tutustuminen kouluihin ja työpajojen rakentaminen sosiaalisen taiteen näkökulmasta vaikutti meihin tekijöihin vahvasti. Tarkoitus oli tutustuttaa ihmisiä toisiinsa ja luoda siitä muistoja jotka sitten on ikuistettu kumpaankin kouluun seinämuraalin muodossa. Taide oli yhteinen kieli jonka avulla erilaiset ihmiset toimivat ja ilmaisivat itseään. Me taitelijat haluamme levittää inhimillisyyttä, taidetta ja rauhaa työskentelymme kautta.

Sammandrag – Tvåspråkiga väggmålningar

Detta unika projekt sammanförde de svenskspråkiga och finskspråkiga barnen med fyra konstnärer som från början inte kände varandra. Gruppen bildade snart en ny familj av konstnärer. Upplevelsen från att ha träffats till att besöka skolorna och grunda en verkstad med social aktivitet har påverkat oss alla. Meningen med detta projekt var att introducera nya människor åt varandra och skapa ett minne vi kunde alla dela, väggmålningarna i bägge skolorna fångar detta ögonblick. Konst som ett gemensamt språk enade oss och vi önskar sprida humanitet, konst och fred åt alla även i fortsättningen.

Peta von Karis, visual art

Since I graduated as a Industrial Designer back in 2003 I have been working in various fields of creative jobs and projects. I started as a product designer at Fiskars and worked there for a couple of years. Then I moved on to interior design and worked for various companies designing bathrooms, kitchens, fabrics, and wallpapers. I also worked at a photo gallery, producing hundreds of BW-prints and building exhibitions. Due to spinal pain, my job as a designer sitting by my computer ended in 2009 and I started producing art and teaching design. I work with everything creative no matter what scale. The last five years I have been working with scenography, illustrations, art, and teaching art. At the moment I work with the scenography for “Okänd Soldat” (Tuntematon Sotilas/Unknown Soldier) as a part of Finland 100. I am also planning the scenography for Connected (Svenska Teatern) and The jungle Book (Teater Magnitude). I have held many exhibitions and I’m planning my next for August 2017.

Working with creative projects is a lifelong passion. No regular working hours, no scheduled holidays, and no retirement.

Peta von Karis homepage

Sanya Torkmorad-Jozavi / Costume Artist / Milliner / Fabricator, London based Iranian artist

BA Hons Costume for Performance graduate at London College of Fashion. Conceptual performance artist daring to challenge identities of gender, and power struggles, within Iranian heritage and modern culture. Specialised in costume design and make for stage, film/tv and dance.

Since graduating in 2015, I’ve had the joy to be apart of exciting and varied work, in London where I am based, and internationally, including:

Fashion Milliner Victoria Grant assistant, producing unique, sculptural hats.

Production of ‘Top Gun’ tie installation for Michal Ohana-Cole ‘Objection’ exhibition, for La Biennale, Venice, Italy 2017. Painstakingly fabricating an entire living room, furniture and sculptures with used men’s neckties.

Installation for the colourful Swarovski Indian Summer Festival, Wattens, Austria 2017

Being involved in a team of different backgrounds to communicate to people motivates my practice. With a diverse range of skills and bold perspective, I am very excited to be apart of this emotive project for ISEAS, coming together with talented professionals to learn and inspire.

Instagram: @ayyynas
www.sanyatj.wix.com/official

Svartå skola

Svartå School is an elementary school school in Raseborg. We currently have classes for years 1-6, with 46 students altogether. Image art is part of our daily life, available on our schedule every week. We have previously participated in various art projects in collaboration with b.la. Katja Juhola, and Barbro Free mm. Some of the projects have been carried out in collaboration with Mustion Koulu. All projects have been successful. In small schools it is quite easy to carry out such projects. Social art in our school could, for example, give us new experiences, a sense of fellowship, opportunities to cooperate, positive feelings, and could be a tool to process emotions. We are excited to work with skilled, inspiring artists, and we look forward to meeting people from different cultures and countries. We look forward to working with the Mustion koulu Finnish-speaking school.

-H. Marina Lindholm, Svartå School


Svartå skola är en lågstadieskola i Raseborg. Vi har just nu i klasserna 1-6, 46 elever tillsammans.
Bildkonst är en del av vår vardag, finns på vårt schema, 1-2 ggr./ vecka.

Vi har tidigare varit med om olika konstprojekt i samarbete med b.la. Katja Juhola, Barbro Fri mm. Några av projekten har skett i samarbete med Mustion koulu. Alla projekt har varit lyckade. I småskolor är det ganska lätt att genomföra dylika projekt.

Social konst i vår skola kunde t.ex ge oss nya upplevelser,känsla av gemenskap, tillfällen att samarbeta, positiva känslor, kunde kanske vara ett redskap att också bearbeta känslor.

Konsten ger samhället upplevelser av olika slag, framkallar känslor.

Vad gäller begränsningar att föra in konst/ konstprojekt i vår skola skulle kunna vara penningbrist. Mycket skulle man önska sig men ekonomin i skolorna är ju verkligen begränsad.

Vi förväntar oss av ISEAS veckan nya, finns upplevelser. Vi ser fram emot att jobba med skickliga, inspirerande konstnärer, vi ser fram emot att få träffa människor från olika kulturer/ länder. Vi ser fram emot att samarbeta med finska skolan.

H. Marina Lindholm, Svartå skola


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