THE CITY OF COLOURFUL CLOTH
Our permanent exhibition City of Colourful Cloth tells how Forssa evolved from a group of farming villages of the middle of the 19th century into a modern industrial city.
It tells how Axel Wahren founded Forssa and how “cotton angels” came to work in the factory. It tells about the time when the river through the city got blue, green or red, depending on the dyeing plant. It also tells about later days when rotating machines produced kilometres of colourful cloth, and when houses were made of concrete.
GALLERY MOLETTI 2020
8.1. – 2.2. Sari Kettunen: Textile Art
4.2. – 23.2. Anna Ellmén: Sculptures
25.2. - 15.3. Mirja Marsch: Emboided paintings
17.3. - 29.3. Aino-Maija Laaksonen & Sonja Lehikoinen:Textile Art & Design
31.3. - 12.4. FAI Media-alan opiskelijoiden lopputyönäyttely
15.4. - 26.4. Forssan kuvataidekoulun lopputyönäyttely
28.4. - 10.5. FAI Keramiikka-artesaanien lopputyönäyttely
12.5. - 7.6. Heidi Piippo: Sculptures
9.6. - 5.7. Merja Keskinen: Textile Art
7.7. - 2.8. Päivi Vaarula: Textile Art
4.8. - 30.8. Annimari Taivalsaari ja Eija Korpi: Photographs & Textile Art
1.9. – 27.9. Lars Rebers: Photographs
29.9. - 25.10. Karoliina Arvilommi: Textile Art
27.10. - 22.11. Heli Huotala: Paintings
1.12. - 3.1.2021 Ulpu Riikonen: Sculptures
5.1. - 31.1.2021 Markus Suhonen: Paintings
RONTTISMÄKI factory workers' house museum
Experience the living of local industrial workers and craftsmen in the 1880´s in a complex of three wooden houses. The Workers House Museum is open during events in the summer time. All the events are free of charge. You can visit or book a tour outside the events by contacting the museum staff in advance by email or phone:
Location: 2. Linja 5-7, Forssa
Unfortunately the Textile museum is closed. The museum is undergoing a large scale inventory and will be open again in the future as a textile centre that aims to display and preserve the textile heritage of Forssa region. The collection that includes the industrial textile heritage from the year 1847 until 2009 is a focal point in Forssa museums ongoing projects.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HAVING YOUR OWN EXHIBITION IN THE MUSEUM ART GALLERY?
Application season for the year 2021 starts in April 2020. If interested, please send in your application including exhibition plan, CV, photographs of your previous work or exhibitions and your preferred time for the exhibition.
Application time for the year 2021 starts 1st of April and closes on 31st of May 2020
Exhibition times will be delt during the summer season. We will contact the artists chosen for the year of 2021 during the summer of 2020.
Gallery space is approximately 80m2.
Rent for the exhibition space is: 80 € for the first week + 40 € every week after that (includes VAT24%). Standard exhibition time is 4 weeks, but exceptions can be made.
For more information + sending in your application please contact us via phone or email: