AVE BARBRO FRI

 

Date of birth 4.6 1953

EDUCATION
1998-1999 Trainer of trainees; including  leadership, development in groups and organizations, resource mapping etc   Åbo Academy, Finland
1997 Culture Producer  Åbo Academy,Finland
1996 Sexual counselor for people with disabilities, Kårkulla skn
1993 Carer for people with disabilities, Finland
1991 Artesan – silversmith  Finland
1987 Nurse  Finland
1972 Childcarer  Finland
TRAINING
1998-2004 Painting, Sculptures courses in Finland/Sweden
1976-1997 Living workshop in Finland /Sweden 280 hrs
1991-1994 Gestalt therapy in groups incl drama and painting in Finland/Sweden

CULTURE AWARD
2014 Nylands kulturfond’s award for having successfully introduced multicultural elements in day care centers, schools and care institutions.

PLACES OF WORK
Art and culture
2012-2020 Running a culture and art café in Ekenäs with events and workshops  2012-2017 Project coordinator for a school project for girls in Sierra Leone 2009-2010 Project-coordinator in an art and culture project, Finland   www.produforum
1998-2000 Teacher in drama and painting in Anna’s House – a culture center for children in Helsinki   www.annantalo.fi
1998-2002 Teacher in creativity and art in different schools for nurses 
                    1999-2000 Culture coordinator in an organization for people with disabilities 
1982-1983 Assistant at a museum, Finland – working with exhibitions and creating a card index for old photos 
Health care
1975-2009 Nurse in psychiatric hospital, health center, nursing homes, daycare
2003-2008 Manager for a short time nursing-home for young people with disabilities
2000-2001 Manager for a day-center for people with disabilities

PRODUCER FOR PROJECTS
1996 –2021 Summer events for children incl. handicraft, theater, dance, art
2009-2019 Culture and art events, courses and workshops for children and young people in Finland, Sierra Leone, St Croix, Dominica, Greenland, Iceland
1998–2010 Art for children living or visiting in institutions
2000–2010 Art for children with special needs;  visiting schools
2002–2010 Handicraft for families; open workshops
2000–2010 Art projects for adults with disabilities; visiting day centers, organizing trips to Sweden and Spain to visit art museums, inviting professional artists to work with them

As an artist I work with many materials, I create paintings, photos, installations, junk art, recycle art and handicrafts like jewelries and wirework
       
EXHIBITIONS
2022 -Wild Woman room.Knipnäs center
2022 -Wild woman, Karelia Culturehouse
2021 - Beyond paintings, photos, textile art, jewelries, a part of Konstrundan
2020 - art & magic
2019 - paintings, textile art
2018 - photos
2018 - light installations
2018  -HerStory exhibition   2017 - textile installations
2016 - photos
2013 - jewelries
2009 - jewelries
2008 - jewelries
2005 - jewelries, wireworks
2004 – jewelries, recycle art
2002 – paintings, installations
2000 – paintings
1996 – jewelries
1995 – paintings
1993 - paintings, junk art
1991 - paintings, installations
1990 - paintings

Exhibitions in
Hangö, Ekenäs, Helsingfors, Finland
Stockholm, Sweden
Roseau, Dominica
TEACHING WORK
1996-2019         
          For adults:
Dynamic process in group
Creativity in rehabilitating
Working with myths, dreams and symbols
Painting and sculpturing
          For people with disabilities:
Sexuality and how to live together
Consciousness of disabilities
Painting and sculpturing
Creativity
Drama
          For children with special needs:
Painting and sculpturing
Drama
Storytelling
          For children of all kind and of all ages:
Painting and drawing with aquarelle, acryl, tempera, collages, black-white, charcoal, color pencils etc.
Sculptures of wire, metallic net (for hen coops), papier mache, wood, clay, junk
Making dolls and doll houses and performing puppet theater
Handicrafts: wire work, jewelries, painting textiles, making paper, wool felting
Workshops with themes like “Junk Art”, “Fishes”, “Birds”, “Clowns and Circus”,
“Faces and Masks”, “The Sea”, “The Space”, “Stories and Myths”, “Mobiles” etc.
incl. painting and making sculptures of all kind of materials

STUDY TOURS
          How to use creativity and art with people with disabilities or mentally ill people;
Stockholm and Gothenburg, Sweden
Oslo, Norway
Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark
Barcelona, Spain
New York and San Francisco, USA

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