Serlachius museot

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+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

Open wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm.


+358 (0)3 488 6800 | Gustaf, R. Erik. Serlachiuksen katu 2 | Gösta, Joenniementie 47 | Mänttä

wintertime 1 September–31 May Tue–Sun 11am–6pm
summertime 1 June–31 August daily 10am–6pm
Closed 6 Dec, 24–25 Dec, 31 Dec, 25 Mar and 30 Apr

Feel free to
come farther


The residency maintained by Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival started to operate in January 2015.

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Serlachius residency

The Serlachius residency is a residency studio maintained by Serlachius Museums and Mänttä Art Festival and aimed for creative professionals working in the field of visual arts.

The aim of the residency is to create new connections between artists, researchers and curators. In addition to studio and housing, the residency offers contacts with local art professionals and possibilities for community-based projects of with people of Mänttä.

Current events:

Our artists of October are Naoko Ito (USA), Ella Tahkolahti (Finland) and Marie-Andrée Godin (Canada).

Artists Naoko Ito and Ella Tahkolahti organise one exhibition each in Mänttä at the end of October. Ella's exhibition is located on Länsitorikatu Street in the centre of Mänttä in the premises which was during lasta summer occupied by Mänttä Art Festival as Pub Hallukarvinen. Naoko's exhibition will open at Aleksanterin linna's gallery.

Exhibition opening of Ella Tahkolahti's exhibition on Fri 21 Oct at 4 pm and Naoko Ito's exhibition at Aleksanterin linna's gallery at 5 pm. Both spaces will be open from 4 pm to 7 pm.

The exhibitions will be on show  22–23 October and 25–30 October at 11 am–6 pm. 

Addresses: Länsitorikatu 7 and Kauppaneuvoksenkatu 3

Friday coffee of November is served at Aleksanterin linna 11 November at 3 pm–5 pm. Preferable but not compulsory enrollments:

Entrance is free to all events and exhibitions. Welcome!




Artists in residency 2017:

Acosta, Ignacio, Great-Britain
Alicja, Rosé, Poland
Allonen, Päivi, Finland
Björke, Lisa + Inuti-group, Sweden
Boechler, Jared, Canada
Brander, Pirjetta, Finland
Coppola, Luna + Campidelli, Silvia, Spain
Cornish, Madelynne, Australia
Djamo, Daniel, Romania
Kanerva, Liisa, Finland
Kannisto, Aino + Blot, Fabio, Finland
Kivikangas Saija, Finland
Lecklin, Johanna, Finland
Mazeau-Langlais, Emilie, France
Morozov Alexander, Russia
Nissinen, Vili + Kinanen, Mikael, Finland
Pukki, Leena, Finland
Salmela, Paula, Finland
Schneider, Jochen, Germany
Tainio, Matti, Finland
Takala, Anni, Finland
Tomoko, Omata, Japan
Wildenboer, Barbara, South-Africa
Ylönen, Kimmo, Finland

The artists-in-residency for  June are Marja Pirilä (Finland), Marianna Milhorat (USA), Pedro Riva & Lucila Mayol (Argentina), Laura Aish (UK) and Antje Pehle (Germany).

Friday coffee will be served at Aleksanterin linna (Kauppaneuvoksenkatu 2) 17 June at 3 pm–6 pm. Enrollments no later than 16 June at Free entry. Welcome!
- Besides coffee you can enjoy artist Laura Aish's exhibition that ends her residency period.
- Also artist Marja Pirilä will tell about her work methods, especially camera obscura.
- In addition to that, artist Antje Pehle will have an open studio. Come and see her latest works which depict many familiar buildings in Mänttä.

Due to the wide supply of programme we have extended opening hours untill 6 pm. Enrollments no later than 16 June at Welcome!


Artists in residency 2016

Artists in residency for 2016 have been chosen. Altogether 80 applications were submitted.

Laura Aish, Great Britain
Tuike ja Simo Alitalo, Finland
Vivian Charlesworth, USA
Julia Forrest, USA
Ahmed Helmy, Egypt
Mariko Hori, Japan
Naoko Ito, USA
Tuomas Laulainen, Finland
Marianna Milhorat, USA
Riku Mäkinen, Finland
Suvi Nurmi, Finland
Sayaka Ohata, France
So Young Park, South Korea
Antje Pehle, Germany
Marja Pirilä, Finland
Kaisa Salmi, Finland
Ella Tahkolahti, Finland
Antti Turkko, Finland

The applicants have been informed personally.