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Þögul athöfn / Silent Act - Skaftfell, Seyðisfjörður

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Þögul athöfn - Hanna Kristín Birgisdóttir - 15. april-11. júní

Hanna Kristín Birgisdóttir, f. 1989, hefur yfirtekið sýningarsal Skaftfell með grjóti, viðardrumbum og ýmsum iðnaðarmunum. Suma þessara hluta hefur Hanna flutt frá Reykjavík, þar sem hún er búsett, aðrir koma úr nærumhverfinu og hafa tímabundið fundið nýjar vistarverur.

Þegar á undirbúningi stóð heimsótti Hanna Seyðisfjörð og ákvað að styðjast við fjörðinn sem framlengingu á vinnustofu sinni, vitandi að þar er af nógu að taka af náttúrulegum og iðnaðar efnivið. Klædd vinnubuxum og hönskum fór hún í vettvangsferðir á hafnar- og iðnaðarsvæði og valdi af kostgæfni muni sem hæfa hennar fagurfræðilegu sýn.

Sýningarsalurinn er opin daglega frá kl.12:00-21:00, á sama tíma og Bistróið en eldhúsið lokar kl. 21:00. Þögul athöfn stendur til 11. Júní, 2017. Lesa nánar hér. 

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Silent Act - Hanna Kristín Birgisdóttir - April 15 - June 11

Icelandic artist Hanna Kristín Birgisdóttir, b. 1989, opened her first solo exhibition after graduation by taking over Skaftfell gallery with large rocks, wooden logs, metal and various industrial items. Some objects have been transported from Reykjavík, were Hanna is based, others have been sourced in the fjord and temporarily relocated to the exhibition space.

Hanna visited Seyðisfjörður while preparing for this exhibition and decided to use the town as an extended studio knowing that the local surroundings are a treasure-trove of natural and industrial materials. While walking around harbour related industry areas, in dungarees  and working gloves, Hanna is very particular in selecting items that fit her ecstatic framework. 

The gallery is open daily from 12.00-21.00, concurrent with the Bistro opening hours and kitchen closes at 21.00. Silent Act runs until June 11, 2017. More info here.

East Iceland

Towns & Villages

Each town in East Iceland has its own characteristics. In some of the coastal villages the influence of North European neighbours is obvious to everyone. 

The French made a strong impact in Fáskrúðsfjörður where the road signs are made out in French as well as in Icelandic. Norwegian influence is easily detected in the Eskifjörður and Seydisfjörður architecture. No such roots are to be seen in Egilsstadir which is latest addition to East Iceland agglomeration, founded in the late forties of the 20th century.  

Map Vopnafjörður Borgarfjörður Eystri Egilsstaðir Seyðisfjörður Mjóifjörður Fljótsdalshérað Neskaupstaður Breiðdalsvík Eskifjörður Reyðarfjörður Fáskrúðsfjörður Stöðvarfjörður Djúpivogur