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Celia Harrison new director

The Board of Skaftfell is delighted to announce the appointment of Celia Harrison as new director of Skaftfell Art Center. She will take up her position on January 1st, 2024.

With a wealth of experience and a passion for the arts, Celia Harrison is an accomplished artistic director, producer, and curator who made Seyðisfjörður her home in 2015. Her experience includes key roles in directing arts institutions in both New Zealand and Iceland, with recent contributions including co-directing the LungA School and co-founding the Herðubreið Community and Culture Center, along with the List í ljósi light festival in Seyðisfjörður.

Celia holds a PhD in Art and Design, focusing her research on community development through artistic practices amidst the challenges of climate change. Reflecting on Skaftfell Art Center, she remarks, “Skaftfell is truly special, holding a significant place in the history of Seyðisfjörður and East Iceland. The opportunity to continue its artistic legacy is a true honour and I look forward to working collaboratively with everyone involved.”

We congratulate Celia on her new position and look forward to working with her.

Skaftfell thanks outgoing director Pari Stave for all her work on behalf of Skaftfell over the past year and a half and wishes her the best in her future projects.