Villa Vinkkeli

Art gallery

Vuopajantie 15, 96400 Rovaniemi

email: kuva(at)kaisasiren.fi

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© 2019 Kaisa Sirén

Past events

Life as a penguin

23.5.2019

The last photo show event this spring took us to the kingdom of penguins: Antarctica.

The scale of Antarctica is unbelievable. Kilometer long icebergs float around, glaciers are hunreds of meters thick and penguin colonies have thousands of penguins. The icebergs have amazing shapes formed by the sea. Leopard seals hide in the holes and nooks of icebergs while hunting penguins.

 

All of this is in danger because of climate change. The effects can already be seen.

In the shadow of the jungle

Kaisa Sirén's photographs of the mountain gorillas and western lowlands gorillas of Africa

In the "Gorilla evening" that happened several times in Villa Vinkkeli people could meet the gorillas of Africa trough a photo show.

Two countries; two gorilla species. First we went to the Republic of Congo to the national park of Odzala Kokoua to see the western lowlands gorillas. We were deep in the jungle in the middle of nowhere. There was nothing there except couple national park buildings and the gorillas.

Next we went to Volcanoes National park in Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas. All of the worlds approximately thousand mountain gorillas live there in a small area surrounded by farmland.

Somewhere up north

Kaisa Sirén's nature photos from Svalbard

In Rovaniemi Week's night of the arts 8.9.2018 you could travel to very northern scenery with Kaisa Sirén's photos. The trip took us all the way to the northern edge of Svalbard where Sirén had a photography expedition in July 2018. During the approximately 1000 km journey by ship they saw many wonders of the northern nature: Giant groups of birds, obese walruses, bearded seals, unbelievably turquoise icebergs, the edges of glaciers and the king of the northern lands: the polar bear. But the most memorable thing was the peace and quiet of undisturbed nature, and the wonderful light of the north. And since the event happened on the night of the arts, we also had some artistic impressions of Svalbard nature.