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Mainly large-format works are exhibited: five tapestries and five textile installations. The works have mostly been made by the artist herself in the 2000s. However, the place of honour belongs to “Tailwind” that was created forty years ago and was presented for the first time during the Tallinn Regatta of the Moscow Olympics and was then on display in the Sports Museum in Tartu.

The works of Erika Tammpere are very colourful and they often approach the theme from an unexpected viewpoint and through humour. In the last decade when she was completely blind, the artist has made numerous unusual works with the support of a digital colorimeter and the eyes of her husband Taso. The author has also taken into consideration the people who share his fate: every exhibited work is accompanied by descriptive translations in Braille.

Erika Tammpere (b 1942) graduated as a textile artist from the Estonian State Art Institute in 1966. She has worked as a designer for the textile factories Punane Koit and Mistra. Since 1992, she has been a freelance artist. This is her first solo exhibition in Tartu.

The artist wishes to thank Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Artists’ Association, Tartu Art House, Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design and Virumaa Museums for their support.

Gallery name: Tartu Art House Small Hall

Address: Vanemuise 26, Tartu

Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sun 12:00 - 18:00

Open: 21.11.2020 - 13.12.2020