ASAD network organises joint exhibitions annually around its partner locations. Art works usually are made by local artists, art and design staff and the students of the partner institutions. A strong aim and nature of the art within ASAD is to include local communities and artists in the making. North and the Arctic are present in each of the art works.
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RELATE NORTH 2016 Practising Place: Heritage, Art & Design for Creative Communities was the fifth annual exhibition of ASAD. The exhibition included variety of media from sculpture to textiles, painting and printmaking; from traditional to contemporary digital media. 26 exhibitors came from 7 ASAD partner countries.
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RELATE NORTH 2015 Culture, Community & Communication was the fourth annual exhibition of ASAD. The works in the exhibition were wide ranging in their approaches to cultural diversity, community outreach projects and the communicative role the arts play in northern climes.
LOOKING back – around – forward is Àsthildur B. Jónsdóttir's exhibition presented in Gallery VALO, Arktikum, Rovaniemi March – April 2016. The exhibition make use of aesthetic, embodied, experimental and emotional ways of creating knowledge. The exhibition presents findings from her arts-based doctoral research that takes a participatory, collaborative approach to the importance of working together to protect nature.
The Arctic Enlightenment exhibition presented contemporary art and community art in the Arctic environment. The Art Education in Progress exhibition presented dialogical artworks and projects and processes made with school pupils and students. The exhibitions were part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Lapland. The artworks were made by students, staff and alumni of the Department of Art Education.