Salamanca Arts Centre’s
Major Curated Exhibition for 2019
Presented by Salamanca Arts Centre as part of Ten Days on the Island 2019, Eyes as Big as Plates bring Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth to collaborate with Tasmanian seniors to produce a new body of large format photographic work that explores humans’ relationship to nature. Eyes as Big as Plates is the ongoing collaborative project between the Finnish-Norwegian artist duo Riitta Ikonen and Karoline Hjorth. Starting out as a play on characters from Nordic folklore, Eyes as Big as Plates has evolved into a continual search for modern human’s belonging to nature. Each image in the series presents a solitary figure in a landscape, dressed in elements from surroundings that indicate neither time nor place.
The exhibition will feature new work from Tasmania, as well as existing works from all over the globe.
Saturday 9 – Sunday 24 March 2019
10:00am – 4:00pm daily
Friday 8 March 2019 @ 6:00pm
Saturday 23 March 2019, 4:00pm – 5:00pm
About the Artists
Finnish artist Riitta Ikonen (b.1981) graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2008, with an MA in Communication Art. Ikonen’s work, encompassing wearable sculptures, performance and photographs has since been in curated solo and group exhibitions in Kiasma, Tate Britain, NADA Miami, and London 2012 Olympic Park amongst others. She was nominated for Ars Fennica, Finland’s biggest art price, and exhibits, lectures and performs internationally.
Karoline Hjorth (b.1980) is a Norwegian photographer, artist and writer. She completed her BA Photographic Arts and MA International Journalism from the University of Westminster (London) in 2009 and she exhibits and works Internationally. Her first book Mormormonologene (Press Publishing) was published in 2011, followed by Eyes As Big As Plates (Hjorth & Ikonen, Press 2017) and Time is a ship that never casts anchor (Hjorth & Ikonje, 2018). Her Upcoming book, Algoritmeanekdoter (Algorithm anecdotes) will be published by Press in February 2019.
Eyes as Big as Plates. #Agnes II (Norway 2011) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen.
Eyes as Big as Plates. #Bengt II (Norway 2011) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen.
Eyes as Big as Plates. #Jakob (Greenland 2015) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen.
Eyes as Big as Plates. #Pupi (Finland 2012) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen.
Eyes as Big as Plates. #Torleiv (Norway 2011) © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen.