Colour of Memory – Workshop for children and adults by Ji Yoon Jen Chung

Saturday March 11, 2023, 14:00-16:00, Herðubreið

This workshop explores ways to convert memory into a painting, using the exact colour from a photograph. By extracting ink from the film, participants can experience how the photograph dissolves and disappears as they create their own memory in a new painting, which can sometimes be a different form of image compared to what they have caught on camera.

The workshop is free of charge, materials are included.

Suitable for age 10 and older, adults are very welcome to join.

2 steps to join the workshop:

  • register by email to [email protected].
  • email 3-5 images of landscapes, buildings, or other significant photographs with the registration email. These images will be printed and prepared for the participants to be used in the workshop.


Ji Yoon Jen Chung is an interdisciplinary artist and educator from South Korea working with research-based studio practice. She is artist in residence at Skaftfell in February and March. Her work focuses on the invisible and insignificant transitions, which are often taken for granted, unnoticed, and forgotten. Oftentimes, the attempts to preserve ephemerality and to concede the inevitability of a transitory phenomenon collide and coexist in her work. Derived from transitions, her artistic practice is an act of condolence for the transient presence, which takes time and indulges every process as an acceptance of loss. 

Ji Yoon holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Digital+Media (2020) and an M.Ed from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Learning Design, Innovation, and Technology (2022). She is currently an adjunct lecturer at Seoul Women’s University and visual arts teacher at Seoul National University Children’s Hospital School. She is funded by a grant from Arts Council Korea for her artist-in-residency program at SÍM Residency and Skaftfell Residency in Iceland.