The work of sculptor, academic and professor Oskari Jauhiainen forms an important part of post-war Finnish sculpting. A key part of his output consists of public monumental sculptures located in different parts of Finland. The artist also produced soldiers’ grave monuments and sculptures depicting both famous persons and ordinary people. In addition to his monumental sculptures, he has made portraits and medal art. Oskari Jauhiainen is particularly known for his realistic style, but he also experimented with abstract forms.

The gallery also features ceramics made for Arabia by Oskari Jauhiainen’s student, sculptor Anja Juurikkala (1923–2015). The permanent part of the exhibition is produced by Oulu Museum and Science Centre.

Watch a video of sculptor Oskari Jauhiainen’s public sculptures.

Location and opening hours

Gallery Oskari Jauhiainen is in the Syke House, which also houses the library, the youth centre, Kiiminki public service point (Oulu10 services) and the Oulu-opisto community college.

The exhibition is open during the opening hours of Kiiminki Library. See library opening hours.

Elina Vieru

Chief curator

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Oskari Jauhiainen's sculpture from his teenage years, Bear, from 1929. Photograph: Mika Friman.

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