Participants in the February 2018 residency created work that was deeply personal, using the Westfjords landscape in their work to reflect on past personal experiences, or creating art that represented their unique interpretation of the landscape itself.
Artists from the United States, Greece, Belgium, Venezuela, and Norway took part in the May 2017 group residency. Their projects included painting and drawing, photography, writing, and film - much of it incorporating local life and nature directly into the pieces they created during the residency.
The group that arrived in Þingeyri for the February 2017 residency brought an exceptionally wide range of different experiences and practices to our little village - their projects included soundscapes, hand-drawn illustration, photography, architecture, filmmaking, and more.
This past Monday was the last day of the Spring 2016 group residency. This year we hosted eight international artists - their projects included light installations, an experimental dinner, paintings, writing inspired by nature, and more.
We are happy to announce that our May 2016 group residency program is now open for applications. Please check GROUP RESIDENCIES for more information.
We are very happy to be able to say this!! The Westfjords Residency is a project we have been dreaming about ever since we arrived in Thingeyri in 2005 and stated rebuilding our house.