Changes on Northern Shores
3.12.2022 – 30.4.2023

Observing the changing northern regions through art and science.

In the North global and local changes have environmental, cultural and social consequences. Current changes have already begun to modify Northern societies and the environment. Pollution, excessive fishing, expanding tourism and extraction of natural resources hurt fragile nature. Climate change is also proceeding rapidly in North causing both predicted and unpredictable consequences. Environmental changes affect local communities and their livelihoods producing slower and faster changes on social, cultural, economic, and political levels. It is challenging to find sustainable solutions, as the changes are multi-layered and not easy to understand.

The aim of the Changes on Northern Shores network is to make the changes in the Nordic Region visible and tangible to the general public by means of both art and science. The artist network was initiated and developed by visual artists Liisa Kanerva and Kaisu Koivisto. Their driving force is to bring together different interests and information from artists and researchers working on topics which have a northern – and also a global – dimension. Using art and research side by side reveals new ways to discuss and reflect challenging matters in a forward-looking way. The project enables collaboration between artists and researchers, emphasising new ways of working together.

During 2021-22 the results of Changes on Northern Shores will be presented through exhibitions, seminars and happenings in different parts of the Nordic region. An important feature of the network is to arrange seminars and talks to facilitate discussion of local changes and problems. Arktikum will host a seminar of the artist network 2.12.2022 at 2pm, in the Aurora Hall.

The exhibition includes artwork from Valgerdur Hauksdóttir (IS), Josefina Posch (S), Tulle Ruth (DK/NO), Ove Mikal Pedersen (NO), Kaisu Koivisto (FI), Sébastien Robert (FR/NL), Liisa Kanerva (FI/NO), Antti Stöckell (FI) and Timo Jokela (FI). The artworks have varied formats, from sculptures to video and sound installations. 

For more information please contact:
Liisa Kanerva,,, +358 443319551
Kaisu Koivisto,,, +358 40 705 1908

Picture: Kaisu Koivisto, a detail from video essay ‘New Nuuk’.



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Video presentation of the changing seasons in the north.


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16.9.2022 – 23.4.2023

Adults 18 €
Seniors, unemployed and students 11 €
Children (7–15 years) 5 €
Children under 7 years free of charge
Admission to temporary exhibitions 6 €

Family ticket 40 €

Price includes entry for 2 adults + 2 children aged 7-15 years + children under 7 years.

Museum Card 76,00 €

The Museum Card allows you entry into more than 300 museums throughout Finland; valid for one year beginning on date of first use.

Culture Pass

Adults 25 € (norm. 36€)
Seniors, unemployed, students 20 € (norm. 24€)
Children (7-15 yrs.) 10 € (norm. 15€)
Family 55€ (2 adults + 2 children 7-15 yrs. OR 1 adult + 3 children 7-15 yrs.) (norm.102€)
Children under 7years free or charge

Culture Pass is your ticket to three of Rovaniemi’s premier cultural attractions. Experience northern nature, art, history and phenomena in many exciting ways:

Korundi House of Culture
Discover new and daring northern perspectives through contemporary art.

Arktikum Science Centre and Museum
Your introduction to life in the north: Arctic issues and the history and culture of Lapland.

Science Centre Pilke
Explore northern forests, the sustainable use of wood and the possibilities of bioeconomy by doing and experiencing.

Culture Pass is personal and valid for 7 days – visit the three attractions as many times as you like. Welcome to the north!