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 of Iceland. Each residency is 24/25 days.
We provide visiting artists with a dedicated space and time to create in an environment of open inquiry and free from prescribed outcomes.
The residency at Brekka is based around its location, the remoteness at the head of a fjord, offers a connection to landscape and being away from urban distraction you have 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 together at the Brekka, without any staff present some 12km from the nearest rural outpost.
During your stay we encourage community interactions through introductions to nearby venues to create self-designed events like artists talks, tailored by the artists and the season.
GilsfjordurArts is a remote residency in a quiet fjord in Iceland’s Westfjord Region about 3 hours drive north of Reykjavik. The residency is based around its location, with the believe that some artists crave the solitude and remote connection with raw nature. At the same time we offer a chance for community with your fellow artists to use your time in a way that best suits your needs. We encourage you to work on what you need, and have no prescribed outcomes, however we will make connections for you to connect with locals through a presentation if you want to follow that through. In the former farm house we offer a spacious shared upstairs studio. We invite artists who are attracted to the remoteness, and who are self motivated to live together without staff in a landscape devoid of traffic and people. Gilsfjordur is run by LA based artist Martin Cox, and local sheep-farmer Beggi, his folklorist daughter Gulla,
- Weeks: 3
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- No requirements