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Sculpture Walk in the City Centre

  • Tuomivaara Teuvo - A Bounce (2008). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Tuomivaara Teuvo - A Bounce (2008). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Eriksson Olaf - The Memorial to the 6th Division (1981). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Eriksson Olaf - The Memorial to the 6th Division (1981). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Engblom Tom - Am I in the Way (2008). Photo: Arto Liiti

    Engblom Tom - Am I in the Way (2008). Photo: Arto Liiti

  • Eriksson Olaf - The Memorial to the 6th Division (1981). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Eriksson Olaf - The Memorial to the 6th Division (1981). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Kivijärvi Harry - Phoenix-Bird (1990). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Kivijärvi Harry - Phoenix-Bird (1990). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Nurminen Matti - District Stones (1995). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Nurminen Matti - District Stones (1995). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Kylänpää Hannele - Mother Lapland (1989). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Kylänpää Hannele - Mother Lapland (1989). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Miettunen Sauli - Part of Nature (2008). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Miettunen Sauli - Part of Nature (2008). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Liimatainen Kirsti - Carelia Statue (1957). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

    Liimatainen Kirsti - Carelia Statue (1957). Photo: Tatu Kantomaa

  • Tapper Kain - Birth of the Mountains (1988). Photo: A. Torvinen

    Tapper Kain - Birth of the Mountains (1988). Photo: A. Torvinen

  • Pullinen Laila – Primavera (1964). Photo: A. Torvinen

    Pullinen Laila – Primavera (1964). Photo: A. Torvinen

  • Immonen Risto - Walkout (2008). Photo: A. Torvinen

    Immonen Risto - Walkout (2008). Photo: A. Torvinen

  • Huhtamo Kari - Steel Construction (1986) Photo: A. Torvinen

    Huhtamo Kari - Steel Construction (1986) Photo: A. Torvinen

Sculpture Walk in the City Centre

The sculpture walk in the city centre includes 13 works of art. The route is 2.5 kilometres long and takes about an hour to get around on foot. You can find descriptions and photos of the artworks in the menu below.

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  • Length: 2.53 km
  • Time: 1 h
  • Viewed: 933
  • Latitude: 66.5018278893279
  • Longitude: 25.7257710132708

Waypoints

  • Tuomivaara Teuvo - Loikka (2008)
    The frame of the sculpture is formed by a massive steel plate, where two dimensions transform into three as the reindeer turns and "walks out" of the sculpture. In this way, both the positive and the negative of the reindeer can be seen in the same piece. The figures form a sculptural ensemble that changes when viewed from different angles. The material used in the piece is a massive steel plate weighing about 600 kilograms...
  • Immonen Risto - Ulosmarssi (2008)
    The frame of the sculpture is formed by a massive steel plate, where two dimensions transform into three as the reindeer turns and "walks out" of the sculpture. In this way, both the positive and the negative of the reindeer can be seen in the same piece. The figures form a sculptural ensemble that changes when viewed from different angles. The material used in the piece is a massive steel plate weighing about 600 kilograms...
  • Huhtamo Kari - Monument to M.A. Castrén (1986)
    The monument to M.A. Castrén is located on the outer wall next to the main entrance to the library. The work is based on a sketch by Alvar Aalto. The final implementation is by Kari Huhtamo, who added his signature clear steel arches and balls to the work...
  • Tapper Kain - Vuorten synty (1988)
    In 1987, the City of Rovaniemi hosted a sculpture competition to obtain sketches of ideas for a sculpture for the new City Hall. The sculpture had to adapt to Alvar Aalto's architectural ensemble and symbolise the city of Rovaniemi. Kain Tapper won the contest with the sculpture Vuorten synty. According to Tapper, the sculpture depicts the rise of Rovaniemi after the war...
  • Engblom Tom - Oonko mie tiellä? (2008)
    Tom Engblom explains: Reindeer can of course be found in the forests, provided one has the chance or time to venture into them. Most commonly, we encounter these creatures walking on the road, getting in the way of humans. This gave rise to the idea of creating a work asking just that, "Am I in your way". The concrete reindeer is inspired by the concrete barriers commonly found in cities, called 'concrete pigs' in Finnish...
  • Kylänpää Hannele - Äiti-Lappi (1989)
    Standing about 7 metres tall in the courtyard of the Lapland provincial government building, the mythical Äiti-Lappi, or Mother Lapland, is sculptor Hannele Kylänpää's first public work. Kylänpää uses bronze as the primary material in her pieces. Her material handling is very expressive and nuanced, and accommodates and supports her subject matter well: Kylänpää enjoys depicting motion, children and animals in different situations. The premise of the sculpture is lightness and airiness, and the artist wants to overcome the heaviness of bronze as a material...
  • Liimatainen Kirsi - Karjalapatsas (1957)
    Located in Ruokasenpuisto, the Karjalapatsas statue was designed by Kirsi Liimatainen in 1957 and erected by Karelians in Lapland...
  • Eriksson Olaf - Monument to the 6th Division (1981)
    The 6th Division during the Continuation War was formed in 1941 mainly from men from Lapland. The monument is made of quartzite stone found in the village of Jaatila. Heraldist and graphic artist Olof Eriksson was by 1953 the most prolific designer of coats of arms for towns, municipalities and cities in Finland. In addition, he has designed medals and, together with Heikki Häiväoja, the Finnish 1-mark coin (1964)...
  • Kivijärvi Harry - Fenix-lintu (1990)
    The sculpture Fenix-lintu by Harry Kivijärvi is located in front of Rovaniemi Court of Appeal (formerly the office of the Bank of Finland) . With this piece, Kivijärvi participated in the Rovaniemi City Hall sculpture competition held in 1987. The winner was Kain Tapper's sculpture Vuorten synty, but the jury also recommended that Kivijärvi's sculpture be purchased at a later date. The Bank of Finland acquired the piece in 1990...
  • Nurminen Matti - Käräjäkivet (1995)
    Doors as a public work of art are a rarity in Finland. In the door relief of the Court of Appeal, Rovaniemi native Matti Nurminen has stylised the old symbol of justice, a pre-Christian stone circle for holding court. Matti Nurminen was born in 1947 in Rovaniemi. Today, he lives and works in Helsinki...
  • Huhtamo Kari - Teräskonstruktio (1986)
    In this piece, Huhtamo has structured space with light incisions. The starting point of the piece are thin, steel lines. The steel pipe draws a shape, enclosing a piece of space within it. The essence of the sculpture resembles the abstractness and intangibility created by lines drawn on paper...
  • Pullinen Laila - Primavera (1964)
    Primavera is Laila Pullinen's first public sculpture and was acquired shortly after her breakthrough exhibition in 1963 in Helsinki. The work is located in the inner yard of the Ainonkulma residential building. The sculpture's title refers to its inspiration, the famous painting Primavera by Italian Renaissance painter Botticelli from 1478. painting depicts a group dancing with three beautiful women...
  • Miettunen Sauli - Luonnon osa (2008)
    The sculpture Luonnon osa is made of concrete and rocks over a welded iron frame. The concrete is tinted, and the rocks have been chosen according to the shapes of a reindeer. The antlers are welded from stainless iron and stand as large as trees over the pile of rocks. The posture of the statue is reminiscent of a bow-legged, silly-looking reindeer standing frozen on the road in front of a car, unable to understand the danger it is in...

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  • Pullinen Laila - Primavera (1964)
    Primavera is Laila Pullinen's first public sculpture and was acquired shortly after her breakthrough exhibition in 1963 in Helsinki. The work is located in the inner yard of the Ainonkulma residential building. The sculpture's title refers to its inspiration, the famous painting Primavera by Italian Renaissance painter Botticelli from 1478. painting depicts a group dancing with three beautiful women...

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