Hats from New Yok

Winter hats made with traditional methods Opening Saturday November 22, at 16:00. The exhibition is open daily from 14.00-18.00, until November 29. New Yok has moved its production to the Bookshop-projectspace in down town Seyðisfjörður. During this period, hats will be made exclusively from the wool of the local sheep, straight from the surrounding mountain pastures. Follow the hard work and magic as the raw, gritty fleece is turned into silky smooth yarns, and the classic, New Yok street style hats. The exhibition guides the visitor through the entire manufacture process, and gives unique insights into textile technology. The opening […]

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The Frontiers in Retreat artists arrive

The first artists participating in the Frontiers in Retreat project at Skaftfell, Kati Gausmann and Richard Skelton, arrived in Iceland in the end of August. Simultaneously the volcanic activity in South Iceland reached its peak and magma started flowing from Holuhraun. Hence it was very appropriate that the artists started their journey by attending a Geology seminar in Breiðdalssetur, a research and heritage centre located in the small town of Breiðdalsvík in the East. The seminar was held in honour of the British geologist George P.L. Walker who is noted for mapping the Terier lava pile in East Iceland in the sixties and […]

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