Wednesday saw the opening night of Grafica Povera, the annual exhibition of graphic design work from students at Eesti Kunstiakadeemia (Estonian Academy of Art). The exhibition co-incided with the opening of Kanala bar at Kultuurikatla Aed in Kalamaja, Tallinn.

KKA has been an asset to creative and artistic people in the city, providing a space for threatre groups, artists, cooks and even, on one occasion, me, for an interview I was doing. Evelyn Sepp, the Kultuurikatel Chief Executive, is moving on shortly, and I hope, for the sake of Tallinn's future as a city with its own artistic and cultural identity, that the site continues to be used by such a wide range of people going forward. Art and design is not only important for artists and designers - it brings everyone a city they can be proud and happy living in.

The design display showed the full range of influences - many of which will be talked-about at workshops and discussion events between now and Saturday.

Check out the event page for details, and check out the gallery below - click on the thumbnails to enlarge.