Narva Art Residency starts with public online lectures by artists, hosts exhibitions and festival

2022 09 15 — 2022 10 23
Author Echo Gone Wrong
Published in Events in Estonia

Happening now at the Narva Art Residency: public online lectures by artists, an exhibition by residents Saara and Jüri Mildeberg, an exhibition by Latvian photographer Mihhailovski, and a photo gallery from the Station Narva festival

Narva Art Residency’s public online lecture series “Insights from artists-in-residence”

In the fall of 2022, Narva Art Residency’s international artists are going to give online lectures to tell in detail about the practice of a professional artist, what the everyday life of art residencies looks like, and how to take part in the opportunities offered. It’s a possibility for the wider English-speaking audience to get to know 6 professional artists and learn their tricks and tips, what to expect at artist residencies etc. Online lectures take place every two weeks starting from the 15th of September. Each time at 18 o’clock in the evening. The lecture series is broadcasted on the EKA TV webpage –  a platform of the Estonian Academy of Arts. The lectures will be available also there later.

The first lecture is by Kenneth Bamberg, who is spending a 3-month residency in Narva. He is a Finnish photography artist from the Åland Islands who explores the different angles of cultural and traditional ways of expressing masculinity. The second lecture is on the 29th of September and is given by Jacque Falcheti, a singer and songwriter from Brazil. She already took part in the Station Narva festival and will write 6 songs during the time of the residency about Narva. Updated information about the lecture series will be HERE.

Saara and Jüri Mildeberg’s exhibition “Endless snow”


The exhibition is an imaginary map of Kreenholm. Based on true stories, it is a message to the future. Through texts, drawings and photographs, it introduces the viewer to Narva, submerged in snow, and the Art Residency as one of the lifelines. Jüri and Saara Mildeberg are a father-daughter duo who were artists-in-residence at NART in January and February of 2022. Jüri is a graphic artist and illustrator who lives and works in Läsna village in Lääne-Virumaa, and Saara is a photographer and ethnologist who researches the potential and obstacles of cultural tourism in Ida-Virumaa.

Exhibition “HUMANUS” by Latvian photographer Wilhelms Mihhailovski

21.09 – 23.10.2022

On 21 September Narva Art Residency opens an exhibition by Latvian photographer Wilhelms Mihhailovski called  “HUMANUS”. The exhibition is organized by Valery Boltushin, a long-time leader of the Narva photo club. The closing events of the exhibition will mark the beginning of the 28th Narva photo festival NOCTURNE-fest. Mikhailovsky started his career in photography in 1969. At first, he was a member of the Riga photography club, but after a while, he decided to continue independently. At the time of the exhibition, on 2 October, the artist would have been eighty years old.

Gallery: Station Narva festival took place this year around NART as well as NART’s Embassy in Venice

The culture and music festival Station Narva took place this year in and around the NART building from the 8th until the 11th of September. NART’s artist-in-residence Brazilian musician Jacque Falcheti performed at the opening event. A concert was also held in Narva Venice, where the NART Embassy in Venice is located. Resident Enrique Roura (MX) built an outdoor oven that was used for making pizzas, and Mohar Kalra (US) presented this experimental project to visitors and the Minister of Culture.