Another winter residency is over and we had a lot of fun hosting our 2019 group! They were 6 international artists from America, Scotland, Japan and South Korea and worked in various art fields such as music, drawing, photography, collage and sculpting. This group was exceptionally good at blending into our local community, meaning going to the local swimming pool to drink a lot of coffee wit the locals, and we had a blast of a final show in our coffee house the day before they left!
Below you can read a small profile of each of the artists and find links for more information about them.
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.
On Monday May 11th—day 3 at the Westfjords Residency— I read in the New York Times that the Obama Administration had granted Shell conditional approval to drill for oil and natural gas off the Alaskan coast.
My theme is how to identify the architecture by fundamental manipulation. In other words, my design method is a kind of translation and to extract a specific essence to define the value of contemporary architecture.
During my time at the Westfjords Residency, I investigated Thingeyri's awe inspiring landscape through idiosyncratic physical interactions: I wanted to learn of the land through the body. I was struck by how often the environment looks animal-like.
I’m a visual artist whose ethnobotanical works on paper are inspired by the natural history explorers of bygone days. The 10 day Westfjords Residency gave me the opportunity to explore and record the plants and the