FLOCK workshop with Rachel Simmons

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 10:00-11:30 and 13:00-16:00

Join the FLOCK workshop with Rachel Simmons in Seyðisfjörður! The workshop includes taking a birdwatching walk around town and then making colourful bird prints together in the afternoon. Kids of all ages and parents/guardians are welcome! Free of charge. Please email fraedsla@skaftfell.is for further information and registration.

 

10:00-11:30: Birdwatching walk. Meet at Herðubreið community center at 10:00 to view the FLOCK exhibition and go on a birdwatching walk with the artist.

11:30-13:00 Lunch break

13:00-16:00: Printmaking. Meet at 13:00 at Seyðisfjörður Prentverk, Öldugata 14.

 

Rachel Simmons is an artist and art educator from the United States, and the current artist-in-residence at Skaftfell. Her ongoing work FLOCK (2015-2022) is a socially engaged art project that encourages communities to see their daily interactions with neighbourhood birds as opportunities for creative expression. It’s comprised of more than one hundred relief prints, cut into a variety of bird silhouettes, each one inked and printed by participants across the United States and later this month, also in Seyðisfjörður. The bold patterns and rich colors represent each participant’s creative choices, but together the birds that make up FLOCK become a collective expression of our relationship with nature.

You can learn more about the project by visiting www.rachelsimmons.net and by following Rachel on instagram @bearwithjetpack