Ireland’s Great Hunger of the 1840s plays a key role in Irish national history and national identity. By contrast, Finland’s own “Great Hunger Years” of the 1860s remain relatively unknown. The Nälkä! (Hunger!) exhibition has given Irish audiences a fascinating insight into Finland’s famine experience since it was launched at Ireland’s National Famine Museum in 2017, and now comes to Finland for the first time.
Join curator Andrew Newby for the official launch of Nälkä! on October 2nd at 17:00 in Konst o. Deli.
Nälkä! is curated by Andrew Newby, an Irishman working at Tampere University, Finland. He is a specialist in European history and has worked extensively on comparisons, contrasts and connections in Finnish-Irish history, including a book (2016) Éire na Rúise: an fhionlainn agus Éire ar thóir na saoirse. He has been a regular at the Irish Festival of Oulu as a player (and former club secretary) of Helsinki Harps GAA club.
Exhibition opening: Wednesday 2.10. 17:00 Exhibition open October 2nd – 16th