The Young Arctic Creatures Workshop

Skaftfell Art Center, in association with BRAS, Múlaþing, and Ströndin Studio, will host an all-day creative workshop with students from Brúarásskóli, on Wednesday, May 3, in Seyðisfjörður. The workshop was designed in connection with the exhibition The Arctic Creatures Revisited, opening at Skaftfell on May 5.

The Arctic Creatures artists Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Óskar Jónasson, and Stefán Jónsson, will work together with local artists Agnieszka Sosnowska, Jessica Auer, and Tess Rivarola, to guide young students on a field trip in Seyðisfjörður, to learn the fundamentals of creating stories using nothing but imagination, inspiration, and creativity.

The workshop’s objective is to engage young people in creative forms of storytelling through the ingenious use of the natural environment, found objects, performance, and photography. It offers a unique opportunity for young students to learn under the guidance of professional artists.

The Arctic Creatures Revisited, features photographs and sculpture by artists Hrafnkell Sigurðsson, Óskar Jónasson, and Stefán Jónsson, who work collectively as The Arctic Creatures. Their work combines the use of found objects — natural and manmade — collected on remote shorelines of Iceland. Creating stage settings in the wilderness using themselves as actors, the artists create visual stories based on mythology, folklore, art, literature, and theatre. Their stories also touch on the pressing concerns relating to environmental conservation, and the issue of ocean plastics pollution in particular.

Skaftfell is grateful to Múlaþing for sponsoring the workshop.