Art Sauna – Art, talk and smoke sauna at Tarvaspää

18.5.2017 - 14.9.2017

Tarvaspään savusauna. Kuva: Gallen-Kallelan Museo

Thursdays 18 May, 1 June, 8 June, 17 August, 14 September, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The museum’s popular Art Sauna sessions will again warm both mind and body. During the breaks in between the sauna sessions, there will be talks and discussions on interesting cultural phenomena.

Separate sauna bathing hours for men and women. Visitors are requested to bring their own towels etc.

Price: €35
incl. the sauna, entrance to the museum and lectures.
Lecture only: with museum entrance ticket, no booking needed.

Bookings in advance, limited room in the sauna. Tel. +358 9 8492 340 or email

In association with the Goethe-Institute Finnland and the Finnish Sauna Society.



Architect Árpád Sailo: Savutuvat (in Finnish)


8.6.2017 tb1119

Artist Tatjana Bergelt: Sauna sielu – sauna soul (in Finnish)

Artists’ book

The freelance artist Tatjana Bergelt lives and works in Finland since 18 years. She finished her masters of fine Arts at the University of Art and Design in Halle Burg Giebichenstein, Germany as well as at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaus Arts à Paris, France. Besides doing exhibitions in Finland and abroad, she has been producing artists’ books in small editions since 20 years, which are in various collections worldwide. At the event “taidelöyly” she presents her latest artists’ book  “sauna soul”, printed by the artist in Helsinki as an edition of seven and presented at the International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

It is not about the sauna as phenomena, rather about the feelings of pleasure and well being , even memories of smells and rituals from childhood. If there is one place where man and woman, child and elder, important and average person are equal to one another and before dead – it is in sauna. The soft warm book cover spreads the smell of tar, the first reminder of the mother of all saunas the smoke sauna.tb1132

Art historian prof. Ville Lukkarinen: Tuohilipillä alkuperäisyyttä ammentamassa (in Finnish)
Photographer Alexander Lembke: Born in Sauna. Presentation in English.
Artist Harri Larjosto: Tattooed Artworks -exhibition (in Finnish)