Surunauha / Sorgebandet / Ribbon of Sorrow, 2013

Surunauha / Sorgebandet / Ribbon of Sorrow, 2013 (222 cm x 197 cm)

Seisoin rannalla / Jag stod vid stranden / By the waterfront

Seisoin rannalla / Jag stod vid stranden / By the waterfront, 2011 (180 cm x 240 cm) Art collection of Oulu town


Susi juoksi tien yli / Vargen sprang över vägen / The wolf crossed the road

Susi juoksi tien yli / Vargen sprang över vägen / The wolf crossed the road, 2009 (240 cm x 200 cm)


Kaiku / Eko / Echo

Kaiku / Eko / Echo, 2007 (230 cm x 200 cm) Art Collection of Raahe Town


Kajo / Skimmer / Shimmer

Kajo / Skimmer / Shimmer, 2006 (230 cm x 200 cm) Finnish State Art Collection


Jälkiä värikartalla / Spår på min färgkarta / Imprints on My Colour Chart

Jälkiä värikartalla / Spår på min färgkarta / Imprints on My Colour Chart, 2004 (230 cm x 190 cm) Pro Artibus


Pitkä punainen vuosi / Det långa röda året / The Long Red Year

Pitkä punainen vuosi / Det långa röda året / The Long Red Year, 2001-2002 (270 cm x 235 cm)


Kuhmoniemen päiväkirja / Kuhmoniemi dagbok / Kuhmoniemi Diary

Kuhmoniemen päiväkirja / Kuhmoniemi dagbok / Kuhmoniemi Diary, 2000-2001 (250 cm x 185 cm)


Muistiin kudottu / Vävnad i minnet / Woven Notes

Muistiin kudottu / Vävnad i minnet / Woven Notes, 1998 (220 cm x 200 cm) WSOY


Ariadna Donner


Ariadna Donner


News

Accordeonist Jukka-Pekka Kuusela plays in front of the tapestry Mama

15.7.-25.7.2014 Ariadna Donner participated in an exhibition called 'Rajalla / At the Border' organized by artist group Latitude 64 at the Gallery of the Patrons' Association of the Kuhmo International Chamber Music Festival.

Lasse Naukkarinen and Ariadna Donner

The next work of Ariadna is called Surunauha / Sorgbandet / Ribbon of Sorrow, 2013. Lasse Naukkarinen has prepared a documentary film 'The woven diary' where the two artists portray the essence of the artistic creation process. Both the new tapestry and the documentary will be presented and at Iivantiira village festival 26.-27.7.2014.

The tapestry 'The wolf crossed the road' is on display at Angers/Artapestry3, Allers - Retours exhibition. ETF, the European Tapestry Forum is a pan-European organisation of professional tapestry weavers who want to raise the profile of tapestry as an art form. With its triennal juried ARTAPESTRY exhibitions, ETF provides a showcase for work by contemporary tapestry artists.

Konstrundan – the Art Circuit 2012 features artists, artisans and designers along the west and south coast of Finland. Studios are opened to the public on July 28th and 29th, from 12-18. The web pages of the campaign present all studios and workshops in an ambitious bilingual map with hyperlinked presentations of the participating artists.

Ariadna Donner's article 'Reflections on Weaving' was published in the fall issue of the journal Tapestry Topics of the American Tapestry Alliance. This special issue which has the theme 'Going International' was edited by Anne Jackson.

'Kuhmoniemi diary' is on display 25-28.10.2012 at Art Forum Helsinki 2012. Ariadna Donner was nominated 'Artist of the year 2012' at the fair.

Tapestry: A Woven Narrative (Black Dog Publishing Limited, 2011) is a review of contemporary tapestry design. The book includes a presentation "Tapestry in the Modern Day" where Fiona Mathison gives an excellent overview of current tapestry art. The chapter "Contemporary Weaver Profiles" introduces Ariadna Donner in a short biographical article and three work illustrations (pp. 84-85).


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© All photographs by Ilkka Hietala, except news item by Juha Sven Korhonen and portraits which were taken by Philip Donner.