Switch showcases the work of Finnish artist Santtu Koivu

Switch, Nenagh’s unique, week-long annual visual art event will take place from February 4th to 10th.

Switch, Nenagh’s unique, week-long annual visual art event will take place from February 4th to 10th.

Now in its sixth year this free event which presents the works of an invited international artist will run daily from twilight to midnight.

Visitors to Nenagh can expect to see shop-fronts and spaces throughout the town transformed by projected film and video artworks.

The contemporary works in moving image will be back-projected onto coated windows, transforming spaces and shop fronts that are currently in-between use, into large screens in the townscape.

This years participating artist is Santtu Koivu.

Santtu Koivu’s work is familiar to the streets of Nenagh, as her award-winning work Iris featured in switch in 2009.

A Finnish visual artist living and working in Helsinki, she graduated from Lahti Polytechnic, Institute of Fine Arts in 2005.

In 2010 she became a mother. Her work is represented in the Finnish State Art Collection and Helsinki City Art Museum.

She returns this year showing a collection of her works. Her works often focus on a person, telling a story through hands or body movement, and her videos convey a sense of carefree playfulness.

The Switch Art Project is founded and led by artists Triona Ryan, a native of Nenagh, and Harald Turek, a native of Dusseldorf, and is organised in partnership with North Tipperary County Council’s Arts Office.

Switch will begin on Tuesday, February 4th at 4.30pm with a walking tour of the works on Thursday, February 6th February at 6pm.The walking tour will leave from Banba Square.