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.
RELATE NORTH 2018 Collaborative Art, Design and Education
The exhibition has a variety of materials, expressions and opinions. Some
keywords are nature, identity, narratives, temporality, changes,
invention and craft. A variety of media such as photographs, film
and artefacts will be exhibited. The artists are coming from seven Northern destinations in the circumpolar area: Norway, Finland, England, Scotland,
Canada, Alaska, Komi Republic and Russia. It is a great
pleasure to host this exhibition which is located at Helgeland
Museum’s old trading house, Zahl, by the harbor in Nesna.
RELATE NORTH 2017 – Art and Design for Education and Sustainability shows the rich field of artistic strategies and methods that artists, artists-teachers and artists-researchers use to interface Arctic environment and communities. The exhibition tour leads you into artistic and art educational practices that aim to describe or to give a respose to the challenges in the chancing art. Environmental issues, growth of industries and tourism and immigration are some the backgrounds for the artworks shown in this exhibition.
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.
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.
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.