Photo Galleria Gao Shan (c) Yi Ding

Matti Hyvärinen: Pushing the Boundaries

Korkeavuorenkatu 5 LH3, 00140 Helsinki
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For the first time there will be a retrospective exhibition of goldsmith master Matti Hyvärinen's life in Helsinki.

For the first time there will be a retrospective exhibition of goldsmith master Matti Hyvärinen's life in Helsinki. He was the first nominated Goldsmith of the Year in Finland in 1987. The exhibition features more than 100 precious original sketches by Matti Hyvärinen, jewelry items and sculptures that have won international awards. Some of the content has never previously been shown to the public. 


Matti Hyvärinen is among the most productive and internationally best known Finnish contemporary jewelry designers and artists. Most of Hyvärinen's significant career achievements took place while he was working for Sirokoru, the company he founded in 1958.  

Hyvärinen is the only Finn who has won the prestigious Diamonds International Award in 1967 with his brooch The Rich and the Poor. The eye-catching piece of rough natural stone, gold and diamonds was unforeseen in its radical combination of materials and delivered a strong artistic message. 

NASA Space Museum in Houston has on display moon themed gold jewelry made by Hyvärinen. He sent the jewelry to the American astronauts to celebrate the Moon landings.

Gallery Gao Shan

9.12.2021-13.1.2022 Wed-Sun 12.00-18.00

Free entry

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