Hop aboard the free boat to Harakka Island from the Ullanlinna pier at Kaivopuisto and come explore the island. This Helsinki Day event invites you to come experience art and nature in a charming island milieu.
The free Helsinki Day event is organised by the Harakka Nature Centre and Harakka’s artists.
GUIDED TOURS ON THE ISLAND AND IN THE ARTISTS’ HOUSE
Tour of the Harakka Artists’ house at noon, guided by visual artist Päivi Maunu. Starting point: Main entrance to the Artists’ house.
Island tour: Get to know the beautiful and diverse island nature at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Starting point: In front of the Nature Centre
Tour of the Harakka artists’ house at 3:20 p.m., guided by visual artist Päivi Maunu. Starting point: Main entrance to the Artists’ house.
SHORT FILM SCREENINGS:
Disappearing rocks, mountains essay documentary at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., visual, photographical and environmental artist Pira Cousin. The work examines rocks and the nature relationship of (modern) humans. Event location: Artists’ house auditorium
Close-up of plant and rock workshop noon–2 p.m., by visual artist and painter Iris Hälli. Event location: Nature Centre yard
From isopods to jellyfish alder cone ink painting workshop 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Event location: Fairy tale house Vellamo. The workshop is suited for all ages, the youngest members of the family in particular. We paint with alder cone ink on aquarelle paper. You can also play in Vellamo and put on marine life outfits.
Workshop on the colour scale of natural art 12:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Event location: Laboratory in the Artists’ house, entrance from the side of the house. The workshop combines natural indicator chemistry and art and is suited for all ages.
VISIT AN ARTIST’S STUDIO
Visual artist Päivi Maunu’s studio is open 1 p.m.–3 p.m. The primary material of Päivi’s environmental art project is sea glass brought by waves and ice onto the beaches of Harakka island. Communal glass collection cleans up the island’s beaches and the project becomes an environmental act. Event location: South face of the Artists’ house.
LOOK AT BALTIC SEA LIFE AND HAVE A COFFEE
Peak into the microscopic world noon–4 p.m. The microscope corner is open in the Harakka Nature Centre for the duration of the event.
Baltic Sea life in a brackish water aquarium, guide present noon–4 p.m. Aquariums open all day.
Pop-up cafe in Gallery Lennätin serves customers for the duration of event noon–4 p.m.
Boat to Harakka island and back to the mainland is free and runs non-stop for the duration of the event. The boat puts out from the Ullanlinna pier next to Cafe Ursula (Ehrenströmintie 3). Please note that dogs are not allowed on the island.
We warmly welcome you to enjoy nature and art experiences!