Hide-And-Seek Along River Aura
With Hide-And-Seek, everything is the opposite!
Traditional outdoor statues are massive, monumental works created by established and esteemed artists. The statues are highly visible static landmarks that reflect adult values and the adult world. With Hide-And-Seek, everything is the opposite!
The Hide-And-Seek artwork, designed by artist Oona Tikkaoja, highlights small, everyday things produced through collaborative efforts. The artwork comprises small self-portraits cast in bronze, all made by children of Turku.
A total of 30 self-portrait statues, each less than 15 centimeters in height, have been hidden along the banks of the River Aura. The statues are hidden in everyday places where people can discover them by accident. The idea of the functional artwork is to engage the audiences in a game of hide-and-seek. Just like neighbourhood games for children, this artwork is a fun pastime that offers light, joyful activities for both children and adults alike.
The Hide-And-Seek artwork is one of the three functional artwork projects within the Central Park of Culture and Exercise project. In addition to hidden statues, the project enhances the River Aura banks and the city space with cultural exercise routes, events, paddling and rowing and the Dream Park that will open at the Sports Park in late August.