Organization

GilsfjordurArts

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Founded 2017
Reykhólahreppur, Westfjords, Iceland

About

GilsfjordurArts offers an artist residency in a remote former farmhouse,“Brekka” for 3 or 4 local or international artists from various disciplines to engage with the landscape and connect with communities in the Westfjords, Iceland. Our remote residencies run from from April - October. Apply through our website - gilsfjordurarts.com We provide visiting artists with a dedicated space and time to create in an environment of open inquiry and free from prescribed outcomes. During you stay we encourage community interactions through introductions to the few but important nearby venues to create self-designed events like artists talks or presentations. Questions to Martin Cox, Director gilsfjordur@martincox.com

Local Information

The residency at Brekka is based around its location, its remoteness at the head of a fjord, offers connection to landscape away from distractions giving time to contemplate or work. The silence and remoteness of the location we hope will help artists engage with new perspectives. Artists will live and work on their own at the Brekka, without any staff present some 12km from the nearest village. Our folklorist and manager, Gulla who will be visiting to check on the artists and to drive you to the nearest town for supplies as needed.

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