Admission with Museum Card

Liisa Hilasvuori: At close range

Haltia The Finnish Nature centre, Espoo

  • 19.11.2022–9.4.2023

In the showcase on the bottom floor of the Finnish Nature Center Haltia, three works by artist Liisa Hilasvuori are on display. Two sets of ceramic sculptures depict pollinating insects and larvae of Finnish butterflies. The third is a beetle enlarged into a wooden sculpture, which in nature lives on the trunk of a burnt birch.


The insects are part of our everyday life: cities are crawling with them, and sometimes they end up in peoples homes or even breed in our cupboards. At the same time, they are unnoticeable, small, and hidden from our eyes. By enlarging their small scale, the hidden becomes visible. When making the sculptures, the artist have taken a close look and marvelled at what she has seen. By depicting the insects in large scale, as artworks, the artist have wanted to make them equal with people.

Insects are an essential part of the network of life, and many of them are becoming endangered as their habitats are getting smaller. This can take place unexpectedly and without the general public even noticing.

Liisa Hilasvuori is a visual artist from Helsinki, whose works include spatial works, ceramics and wood sculptures, and community art. In several of hier works, she describes time, insects and birds visible in nature or in structures once made by man.

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Museum contact details

Haltia The Finnish Nature centre
Nuuksiontie 84, 02820 Espoo

040 163 6200

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Haltia The Finnish Nature centre, Nuuksiontie 84, 02820 Espoo


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Admission with Museum Card
Admission with Museum Card


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Tue 10:00-17:00
Wed 10:00-17:00
Thu 10:00-17:00
Fri 10:00-17:00
Sat 10:00-17:00
Sun 10:00-17:00

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