2021-2022 ‘Anthology of Estonian Photography’. Completion of the most comprehensive collection of Estonian art in collaboration with the Finnish Museum of Photography, the Herder Institute (Germany), the Estonian Houses in Australia and others.
2019 Martin Parr ‘Back then. 1990’s: The Baltics and Russia in Transition’. Exhibition and book. World-famous photographer’s work on Estonia and the Baltic States. Partners: Professor Peeter Linnap, Pallas and Martin Parr, Martin Parr Foundation (Great Britain), cultural programmes of Estonian Public Broadcasting and others.
2019 Canon Europe project. Teams from different countries (lecturer and student) photographed their vision of Matera, the 2019 European Capital of Culture, under the guidance of their lecturer. The opening of the exhibition took place in Matera in the autumn. Pillery Teesalu (lecturer) and Eva Kram (student) from Pallas participated.
2018–2019 Department of Photography participated in European Month of Photography with the exhibition ‘Borders of Mind’ (curated by Peeter Linnap).
2017 Presentation of collected works ‘European Photography 1900–2000 I-III’ in Estonian at the Estonian National Museum. Authors Professor Vaclav Macek (Slovakia), Elina Heikka (Finland), Vilnis Auzinš (Lithuania), Professor Agne Narušyte (Lithuania), Alexander Gronsky (Russian Federation), Professor Peeter Linnap (Estonia). Partners: Central European House of Photography (Slovakia), Estonian National Museum and Pallas.
2016 Collected works ‘History of Estonian Photography 1839–2015’. Collaboration with Estonian Houses in Australia, Toronto Estonian House, various US universities, Estonian communities abroad in Sweden, South Africa, New Zealand, etc.
2016 Collected Works ‘History of Estonian Art’ volume II of Part 6 (1940–2001). Collaboration with Estonian Houses in Australia, Toronto Estonian House, various US universities, Estonian communities abroad in Sweden, South Africa, New Zealand, etc.
Since 2015 collaborations and joint projects with German sculptor Uwe Schloen.
2021 Exhibition of students from Department of Sculpture at the Kunstwerk Gallery in Germany under the supervision of Uwe Schloen. Introducing young Estonian art in Germany, Europe.
2019 Around the world trip by Professor Anne Rudanovski, Head of the Department of Sculpture. Objectives: to document and explore the dying handmade paper-making in the digital age in countries around the world, where traditional paper art is still practiced, to visit UN World Heritage sites related to arts and crafts, and to visit educational institutions from different cultural backgrounds. The trip was followed by exhibitions, public presentations and articles.
2018 Professor Anne Rudanovski, Head of the Department of Sculpture, participated in the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education and the Autumn Convention of the British Origami Society at the University of Oxford. Presentation and article on how to combine art and origami. The most outstanding output is the foundation of the Estonian Origami Centre by Professor Rudanovski.
2017 In collaboration with sculptor Uwe Schloen, practical training of the students from the Department of Sculpture in Ammersbeck, Germany. A 3×3 m wooden outdoor sculpture was made, which is now a local landmark. Rasmus Eist, Assistant Head of the department, and the students participated.
Long-term collaboration with Professor Villu Jaanisoo from the Helsinki Academy of Arts. Over the years, a functioning practice base has been developed, where Professor Jaanisoo’s monumental works are realized in urban spaces. Installation of exhibitions with Pallas students in Helsinki, Tallinn, Tampere, Germany.
22–23 October 2020 International conference ‘Textile for Future’. Invited university professors from Lithuania, Latvia, Sweden, the UK, Norway, Poland and Estonia attended the conference. The participants opened the theme ‘Textile for Future’ through 11 different presentations. Department of Textile was represented by Professor Aet Ollisaar. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition ‘Contemporary thinking. Textile Seeing’, which presented a selection of works by students and professors from the textile departments of nine universities. Pallas was represented by Aet Ollisaar and students Marili Järv and Yuuki Vähi, who presented their final projects.
8–25 May 2019 International exhibition and seminar ‘Connections’ at Pallas Gallery, curated by Aet Ollisaar. Presentations by artists from the Nordic Textile Art Association
10 April–2 June 2019 exhibition ‘Frames’ and seminar ‘The Loom Tamers’ at Pärnu Museum, organised by the Estonian Textile Artists’ Association and Pallas Department of Textile, curated by Professor Kadi Pajupuu. Annika Kiidron-Roomets, a Pallas alumna, and Professor Pajupuu gave presentations at the seminar. https://issuu.com/kadipuu/docs/loomtamers_veeb2_7a304c428b928
2018 Project ‘MYTH’. Participants: Art Academy of Latvia, Latvia; CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Ireland; Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Finland; Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts, Łódź, Poland; Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania. International exhibition at the Pallas Gallery and student-led discussion with representatives of participating universities
2017/2018 Project ‘TOUCH’. Textile students from three higher education institutions – CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland; Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania – worked on a common theme. The resulting works were exhibited in three exhibitions, one in each participating country.
2016/2017 Project ‘SKIN/NASH/ODA’. Textile students from three higher education institutions – CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork, Ireland; Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius, Lithuania – worked on a common theme The resulting works were exhibited in three exhibitions – one in each participating country.
YTAT Young Textile Art triennial 2016, 2019. Cooperation between textile departments of higher education institutions initiated by the Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź, Poland. Exhibitions and seminars. In 2016, Juula Pärdi and Kreeta Aidla from Pallas Department of Textile participated. Juula Pärdi was awarded second place in the field of arts (21 art universities from all over the world participated). In 2019, Mari-Triin Kirs and the group of authors from the MultiWeave project, Anett Niine, Liisi Tamm and Marge Allik, participated in the competition exhibition.
Ongoing cooperation (teaching, joint projects and exhibitions) with the Graphic Arts Department of the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Kaunas.
2020 International cooperation project ‘A Gift for Kaunas’. Students from different countries created a new ending to old myths in the form of illustrations. The results were exhibited in Kaunas and a catalogue was produced. Organised by Kaunas University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania). In addition to Kaunas, the participants included the Tbilisi State Academy of Art (Georgia), Catalan artist Neus Gómez Alonso and students from Pallas Department of Media Design under the supervision of Emma Eensalu and Stina Leek.
2020 ‘New Baltic Legends’. Participants: Vilnius Academy of Arts / Kaunas Faculty, Lithuania; University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland; University of Liepāja, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Latvia; Pallas University of Applied Sciences.
Since 2018, active cooperation with the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design. Mutual visits, teaching, joint projects (animation), participation in the evaluation committees of the partner university, etc.
2019 International project ‘Fairy Tale’ with the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design.
2019 Project and exhibition ‘Tartu 6+6 Kaunas’. Joint exhibition of the Pallas Department of Media Design and the Kaunas Faculty of the Vilnius Academy of Arts at the A. Žmuidzinavičius Museum, Lithuania.
2018 Graphic design exhibition ‘Meediaketas’. The exhibition presented graphic design works of Pallas students and students of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts from 2013–2018. The works were created in the course of different graphic design courses and the participating authors were both students and alumni.
14–18 March 2022 International Craft Symposium with 70 participants in Viljandi. In addition to the Pallas Department of Textile, the partners of the network on traditional crafts (Nordplus) are the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, the University of South-Eastern Norway, the University of Uppsala, the University of Gothenburg and the University of Helsinki. In October 2021, representatives of all partners attended a meeting at Uppsala University,
In November 2021, Pallas hosted a group of students and lecturers from Uppsala University and presented the projects and applied research of the Department of Textile.
2022 International cooperation project ‘Grown’. The opening of the exhibition on 9 March 2022 was preceded by a seminar, with presentations by Matilda Dominique, Maja Gunn, Ieva Krumina, Professor Kadi Pajupuu and Professor Aet Ollisaar, representatives of the textile departments of the University of Gothenburg, the Latvian Academy of Arts and Pallas. Participants: University of Gothenburg, Latvian Academy of Arts, Aalto University and Pallas.
2018–2020 project ‘Ruglab’, Riviera Home Furnishings, India. Collaboration with an Indian carpet manufacturing company. The students wove carpet design samples, which were sent to India and adapted for production there. In January 2019, Professor Kadi Pajupuu, Marju Roos and two students from the Department of Textile visited the world’s largest flooring trade fair Domotex in Germany at the invitation of the client.
2017/2018 Collaboration project ‘Sounds like home’ with the Textile Department of Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Germany for the participation in the Heimtextil fair. Joint assignment, discussions and workshop at Metropolia, after which both universities participated with their own exhibition. 14 university textile departments from all over the world participated at Europe’s largest trade fair for interior textiles, From Pallas the project was led by Professor Aet Ollisaar and Kairi Lentsius.
Since 2011, collaborative projects between the Department of Textile and the Department of Furniture at the Greenhouse (area for design schools) pavilion at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.
1997–… Mood-Performance-Tants. A fashion show initiated by Pallas textile students, now an international fashion event within the Estonian Fashion Festival. Young fashion designers from different countries apply for the show. Alongside the designers who have passed the competition, the fashion projects of the Pallas graduates will be presented.
2020 In Estonia, Scripta manent VI, an international bookbinding art exhibition and competition, was organised by Professor Rene Haljasmäe, Head of the Department of Leather Design. Participants included alumni, faculty and students of the department under the guidance of Rutt Maantoa, including an Erasmus+ student from Kaunas. The international jury awarded the main prize of the Golden Book to Pallas alumna Tiina Kraav. The student prize was awarded to Anni Vallsalu. An international seminar was held. One of the 2020 annual prizes of the Endowment for Visual and Applied Arts of the Cultural Endowment of Estonia was awarded to the organising team of the international exhibition of bookbinding art Scripta manent VI.
Active cooperation with Erasmus+ partner Kaunas University of Applied Sciences.
2020 Joint exhibition of staff and students of the Department of Leather Design and Lithuanian colleagues ‘Nahk on ehe? Leather is authentic?’, Gallery Noorus. The exhibition was accompanied by curatorial tours, a panel discussion and a film night, which was broadcast online.
2021 Restoration of Ziemeri Manor (Latvia) in cooperation with the ‘Ziemerpils’ society. Participants: IV year students of Department of Painting and Professor Heli Tuksam.
2019 and 2021 Joint workshops between the University of Pardubice (Czech Republic), the Estonian Academy of Arts and Pallas in the field of restoration and mural painting conservation. Participants: Professor Heli Tuksam individually and with students (Pöide and Koeru churches).
2021 International Summer Studio DuVallon Art Rally. Organised as a training course, the summer school was aimed at introducing Tartu as a city of art and culture. According to the Pallas Development Plan 2021–2025, the year 2021 was dedicated to the core value of courage, which provided additional motivation to go beyond the usual training and events and to broaden the understanding of interdisciplinarity. Pallas wished to introduce Estonian art to foreigners on a wider scale by focusing the activities of the international summer school for motorcyclists on visits to artists, studios and important cultural institutions and sites of cultural history in Tartu and the surrounding area. The international summer school was attended by 30 participants from Finland, Lithuania and Estonia, and the lecturer in charge was Pallas Rector Vallo Nuust. Visits to galleries and museums, meetings with the Mayor of Tartu and artists, trips to cultural heritage sites, and informal discussion evenings in Pallas were organised. An exhibition of portrait photographs taken by students of the Department of Photography was on display at Vein ja Vine from 23 July until 17 September 2021 and at the Pallas Gallery from 20 September until 23 October 2021.
2019 Pallas International Summer Studio. Pallas invited one faculty member and five students from Tbilisi Academy of Arts (Georgia), Zhetysu State University (Kazakhstan) and Kaunas College of Vilnius Academy of Arts as partners for a one-week practical summer school. During the week, students from the four countries collaborated on a mural painting in a public space in the centre of Tartu, the theme of which was ‘Message on the Wall’. The students and the lecturers jointly participated in the planning and execution. The joint project introduced them to professional techniques specific to different cultures, countries and institutions of higher education and helped them to learn how to work in an international team. The whole project was co-ordinated by Pallas, with the City of Tartu as a partner.
In 2017 Pallas organised an international conference ‘Arts Education in International Tensions’ during the International Week for representatives of partner higher education institutions and the general public. The aim of the International Week was to introduce Pallas to the faculty and staff of the partner universities, and each of the guests gave a presentation of their institution to the students and staff of Pallas, and several of them conducted teaching activities in Pallas. The events for the partner universities were attended by 17 foreign guests from 12 higher education institutions in 7 countries. Of the 62 participants at the conference, 47 were from Estonia and 15 from abroad. The conference was also covered by the Estonian Public Broadcasting.
In 2017, cooperation with the Tartu Centre for Creative Industries and the University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy started, resulting in the Estonian Fashion Festival in 2018. The festival brings together three fashion shows and creates a strong whole, complemented by various satellite events and an educational programme. A panel of international and national experts will provide in-depth feedback to the participants after the performance.
Pallas’ annual fashion event, Mood-Performance-Tants (MPT), has always been an important platform for young emerging designers, who have later become fashion designers known throughout Estonia and internationally. Every year, the MPT presents the final projects of students from the Pallas Departments of Textile and Leather Design and the collections of the designers who took part in the competition (also from Latvia and Lithuania) in a unique dance performance.
Since 2011, the Departments of Textile and Furniture Design have a joint stand at the Stockholm Furniture and Light Fair.
süsi / 2018