ART EXHIBITION: Linda Förstner | RETREAT |
Nov
1
to Nov 30

ART EXHIBITION: Linda Förstner | RETREAT |

RETREAT stands for what art can be in the form of its own process and function in everyday life, for the artist as well as for the observer - the chance to escape into an expression of inner visions through colour and shape.
RETREAT means to allow oneself solitude, relaxation, wandering thoughts, reflection and recovery.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Linda Förstner is a German-born designer living and working in Helsinki since 2008. 
Graduated from Aalto University of Art and Architecture in MA Fashion Design in 2012, she is since the designer & co-founder of fashion label UNEINS. Next to design and music, fine art is one of the tools she uses for creative expression.

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BALTIC DESIGN OPENING NIGHT
Nov
2
to Nov 3

BALTIC DESIGN OPENING NIGHT

AWAKE Collective is welcoming Baltic design store baltic.space and Estonian brands CRAFTORY and AUGUST into the family! 

baltic.space is Baltic design store in Riga, presenting the best affordable design from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. In collaboration with AWAKE Collective brand is presenting more that 20 Baltic designers from all three states

CRAFTORY is leather craft brand from Estonia started in 2013 after we were completely blown away by how organically tanned leather from Tärnsjö Tannery looks and feels. Unpretentious design, no kitsch, independent production and personal approach.

AUGUST is a clothing brand from Estonia, combining natural materials with innovative design. Harmony between comfort, practicality, and style is the main concept behind the design process.

With special drinks and treats from Latvia

Special Thanks to Vitamin Well Finland for providing our guests with their limited edition AWAKE

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HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK
Sep
9
to Sep 17

HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK

The AWAKE Collective is a sustainable Concept Store & Art Gallery in the heart of Helsinki. During Helsinki Design Week, we open our doors to present special showroom activities, installations and art for sale:

I) "Prowl My Dreams" Art exhibition of Peter Lund (ongoing September)

II) 12. - 14.9 Mirkka Metsola S/S18 "Beyond the Black Galaxy" Presentation - Private Event

III) 13. - 17.9 UNEINS Capsule II Japan Collaboration Collection Presentation

IV) 15 - 17.9 LOVIA "METSÄ/WOODS" Interactive Installation
Inviting you on a journey to a magical forest. The interactive word METSÄ/WOODS has been created by artists Landys Roimola and Juuso Patrikainen as part of Helsinki Design Week.

Special Thanks to Vitamin Well Finland for providing our guests with their limited edition AWAKE drink during HELSINKI DESIGN WEEK

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VERNISSAGE: Peter Lund "Prowl My Dreams"
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

VERNISSAGE: Peter Lund "Prowl My Dreams"

Prowl my dreams

 

Peter Lunds paintings awaken many thoughts. Fuzzy thoughts manifest themselves on paper and patterns take shape as the brush starts moving.

In his often dark art work you can always see a hint of light and calmness. It's this light and calmness that keeps your eyes focused on the art and challenges you to look closer.

 

Lund grew up around abstract art as well as a father and a grandfather who actively created art so it's no wonder he feels at home in expressing himself through visual arts. Since 2010 he has painted full time and he prefers guash and aquarelle over oil colors.

 

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Prowl my dreams

 

Peter Lunds målningar väcker många tankar. Mönster som blir till först när penseln rör pappret, suddiga tankar som manifesterar sig på arket.

I hans ofta även mörka verk finns alltid en glimt ljus och ett lugn som lockar blicken att stanna kvar och studera verket närmare.

 

Från att ha vuxit upp bland abstrakt konst med en far och farfar som skapat aktivt är det inte konstigt att Lund alltid utryckt sig genom bild. Från 2010 har han målat på heltid och säger sig föredra guash och akvarell framför olja.

 

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Prowl my dreams

 

Peter Lundin maalaukset herättävät monia ajatuksia. Kuviot, jotka muodostuvat vasta siveltimen koskettaessa paperia ja utuiset ajatukset, jotka manifestoituvat arkille.

Hänen usein tummissa teoksissa on kuitenkin aina valon häivähdys ja tietty rauha joka kutsuu tutkimaan teosta tarkemmin. Katse viipyy mielellään pidemmän aikaa näissä teoksissa.
 

Lund kasvoi abstraktien teosten ympäröimänä ja sai pienestä asti seurata kuinka sekä isä että isoisä piirsivät ja maalasivat. Kuvailmaisu on näin täysin luonnollista Lundille. Vuodesta 2010 hän on maalannut täysipäiväisesti ja käyttää mielellään guassi- ja akvarellivärejä ölyvärien sijasta.

 

INSTAGRAM: @myartbypeter

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 Taiteiden yö / The Night Of The Arts
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Taiteiden yö / The Night Of The Arts

Heikki Sivonen & Tanja Is // Awake Collective

Taiteiden yönä Awake Collective kutsuu paikan päälle tutustumaan taiteilijoiden työskentely prosessiin. Elokuun näyttely "Neither Fish Nor Fowl" koostuu voimakkaista muotokuvista, jotka pysäyttävät katselijan. Tulemalla paikalle pääset seuraamaan teoksen valmistumista ja tutustua Heikin uniikkiin prosessiin havannoida mallia ja luoda taidetta.

Heikin lisäksi paikalle on kutsuttu kuvataiteilija Tanja Is, jonka teokset syntyvät mystiikasta, kansantarinoista ja tuonpuoleisesta. Rankoista ristipistoistakin tunnettu taiteilija kirjoo uutta teostaan Awaken tiloissa 19-21 välisenä aikana.


Awake Collective invites you to come and experience the process of art making on the night of the arts. The exhibition "Neither Fish Nor Fowl" consists of strong portraits with an immense intensity. Heikki Sivonen will be present at the gallery working on a new portrait. By stopping by you can witness the unique process of a portrait being created.

Another artist will also be creating along side Heikki. Artist Tanja Is creates art inspired by mystics, folklore and the unknown. She will be working on her famous morbid needlepoint pieces from 7PM to 9 PM at the gallery.

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VERNISSAGE Take-Away Exhibition
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

VERNISSAGE Take-Away Exhibition

AWAKE Art Gallery is featuring a special exhibition for the summer months June & July: Take-Away art by a curated selection of Finnish artists. Welcome to the Vernissage, where you will meet the artists and get the first chance to get your hands on these unique pieces to bring home.

HARRY WESTER
JAN JÄMSÉN
EMILIA KANNOSTO
CAMILLA ENGLUND

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AWAKE SPRING PARTY
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

AWAKE SPRING PARTY

AWAKE Collective is celebrating! Spring is here and so is our 6-month anniversary of the store! 

Our selection of sustainable independent designer brands from allover Europe is growing and is now also selected by Design District Helsinki.

Welcome to join the party, meet our newly launched brands Mirkka Metsola and HezzuHezzu and have a Moscow Mule with designers and friends.
 

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Stock&Sample Sales with Lovia & Uneins
Feb
10
to Feb 26

Stock&Sample Sales with Lovia & Uneins

ABOUT LOVIA

Lovia is creating new labels to its bag collection, this is why Lovia is selling 1st quality pieces with reduced prices! There is also available a great selection of sample piece (press samples or second quality) accessories & clothes with great prices. Get yourself a friend for life or your loved ones a Valentine presents of the year!

Founded in Helsinki 2014, Lovia is a sustainable luxury fashion brand that makes leather bags and jewellery from Nordic materials. Combining Nordic folklore & Victorian aesthetics to modern Scandinavian looks, Lovia creates timeless designs with a twist.

To be fully transparent, Lovia has created a unique product DNA that links each individual product with a web profile that reveals the whole production chain behind it at www.loviacollection.com.

 

ABOUT UNEINS

UNEINS believes true sustainability lies in timelessness and permanence, hence a while ago we have stopped making seasonal collections.

Now this is your chance to treasure-hunt from our first 4 seasonal collections, a selection of samples as well as stock leftovers. Find your unique UNEINS piece and use this last chance to make it yours!

Founded in 2013, UNEINS creates sustainable womenswear fashion with a focus on timeless design, innovative materials, ethical manufacturing and lasting craftsmanship.

www.uneins.com

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VERNISSAGE: Paintings by Johanna Saarenpää – old and new
Feb
1
6:00 AM06:00
art

VERNISSAGE: Paintings by Johanna Saarenpää – old and new

Paintings by Johanna Saarenpää – old and new

The exhibition features old and new paintings of mine. The oldest are from 2009, when I just started out painting with acrylics. Newer works are painted in oils. I enjoy storytelling and lately I have often tried to depict parts of my own life in metaphoric paintings. I’ve been interested in illustration for many years and I like combining subjects, usually associated with illustration, with fine art. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember and currently I’m mainly painting using water mixable oils. I love challenging myself and I'm focusing on improving my painting skills. 

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