Mältinranta Artcenter, a former City water purification plant, is situated in the nothern corner of the Tampere city center, by the Tammerkoski rapids and the old Finlayson cotton factory area. For visitors the Finlayson area and its surroundings offer a lively area of museums, galleries and other cultural and leisure activities, historical monuments, restaurants, cafes and other services.
Mältinranta Artcenter houses two art galleries (Gallery and Studio), Art Lending Service, the office of Tampere Artists´ Association as well as workshops for professional artists.
Galleries presenting high-quality contemporary art are open for public Mon–Thu at 12–18, Fri–Sun at 12–16.
The Art Lending Service, ”Arts Library”, with its numerous paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture includes works by over 100 artists from Tampere Artists´ Association. It also serves as a versatile and ever changing sales collection of local art.
Tampere Artists’ Association has nearly 300 members: painters, sculptors and printmakers, as well as artists working in the other fields in art (media art, photography, performance). The purpose of the Artists´ Association is to develop work conditions and to promote work opportunities for its artists and to provide opportunities for them to exhibit works regularly.
The workshops in Mältinranta Artcenter are meant mainly for the use of local professional artists. There are workshops for print making (e.g. intaglio, silkscreen and litography), a ceramic oven, a workshop for metal works with welding equipment and a monument studio for making large artworks. The Association also offers art courses for professional artists and amateurs alike.
Kuninkaankatu 2, 33210 Tampere, Finland
Tel. +358 50 550 2695
info (at) tampereen-taiteilijaseura.fi
Open: Mon–Thu at 12–18, Fri–Sun at 12–16.
Artists’ Residence. Tampere Artists’ Association rents accommodation and work facilities for visiting artists at Takahuhti Artcenter (address: Kirjavaisenkatu 17, Tampere), about 5 km to the east of Tampere city center. Takahuhti Artcenter houses also work and storage spaces for twenty professional artists of Tampere Artists’ Association.