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 […]
The annual Authors train will stop at Seyðisfjörður Saturday November 29. The reading will be begin at 20.30 sharp in the exhibition space. Five authors will read from their newly published books, in Icelandic: Þórarinn Eldjárn, Soffía Bjarnadóttir, Kristín Eiríksdóttir, Gyrðir Elíasson and Gísli Pálsson. A few Eastern poets and translators will accompany the train: Hrafnkell Lárusson, Ingunn Snædal, Kristan Guttesen, Sigga Lára Sigurjónsdóttir and Stefán Bogi Sveinsson. Admission is 1.000 kr., 500 kr. for children and elderly.