Ptarmigan is no longer operating in Helsinki.

Ptarmigan existed as a project space in Vallila from 2009-2011 and a mobile curatorial/creative platform until 2014. We no longer exist as an organised collective, but this website will continue to serve as an archive of the activities produced as/at Ptarmigan during these years.

Labyrinths and Rings: Sam West (UK), B-galleria (FIN) + Elina Minn work
artist talks : dj : discussion
14 May, 2011 00:00 20:00
part of project: Labyrinths and Rings

Ptarmigan inaugurates the Tallinn chapter of the Labyrinths and Rings series with two groups, both operating self-organised initiatives in different corners of Europe.

Sam West is the alias given to a group of artists who met informally in spring 2010 through the Top Floor Studio group at Spike Island, Bristol (UK).  They actively encourage artist-led activity, dialogue and exchange; seeking sustainable solutions outside of traditional economic frameworks -  especially apposite in the current climate.

B-galleria is a non-profit art gallery in Turku, Finland run by a group of young local cultural actives. They have been running the gallery since December 2004. The B-mission is to provide inexpensive and easily approachable gallery space for young emerging artists and their ideas. The gallery doubles as a project room for gigs, film screenings, lectures, workshops and other art activities and happenings. Within the gallery space there is also a shop called B-butik presenting limited editions of clothes and jewelry from contemporary designers. 

In addition, B-galleria member Elina Minn will screen two video works: Dragon Beach by Aada Sigurlina Niilola, 18 mins (animations by Elina Minn) and her own Stage Fright (2 mins).

Labyrinths and Rings is a monthly series of talks and presentations by visiting creative practitioners, followed by a brief moderated discussion/Q&A.  It aims to extract fun from artist talks, emphasisng the social aspects of these events. Tonight's DJ will be Elijah Värttö of East gallery fame/infamy.