Anna Vaivare – Swimming Pool

May 7 – June 5, 2021, Seyðisfjörður Swimming Pool

Open for swimming pool guests during the regular opening hours.

“Swimming pool” is an exhibition of drawings from Anna’s book of the same title. The book was first published in June 2014 (third edition: May 2019) in Latvia by comic art anthology “Kuš!” in the series of “Mini kuš!”. It is a story about a worker at the swimming pool who enjoys observing people while keeping herself almost invisible doing her work. When you least expect it, she herself plunges into the water and unveils her special secret.

The book is available for purchase online , in the Skaftfell store (from June to August) and at Seyðisfjörður Swimming Pool (cash only).

Anna Vaivare is an artist from Latvia mostly working in illustration and other graphic forms of transmitting stories and experiences. She started her professional career as an architect after graduating from Riga Technical University Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. Having created and published a number of short comics, and having illustrated five children’s books she then studied for a Master degree at the Art Academy of Latvia Printmaking department.

While at Skaftfell Anna is planning to work on a new series of graphic novels, experimenting with her skills in visual storytelling and finding a visual language to display biographical stories including ambiguous emotions. Anna is in residency at Skaftfell throughout April and May, supported by Nordic Culture Point (Nordic Baltic Mobility Programme).