Hafnarborg runs an Artist-in-Residence program, with an apartment and studio space on the top floor of the museum at Strandgata 34, in the heart of Hafnarfjörður. The program welcomes foreign artists of various disciplines, whether they be looking for inspiration in the island‘s grand landscapes and unique nature or its small local communities.
The apartment is 80 square metres, divided into kitchen, dining room, bathroom, studio space and bedroom. The apartment is fully equipped with utensils and appliances, linen, towels, washing machine and dryer. Smoking is strictly prohibited in the apartment.
The apartment is allocated for one month at a time, beginning with the first date of each month and ending with the last. However, there is no requirement that artists stay for the entire duration of the residency. The residence fee is 500 euros per month, with payment being due at least three months before arrival. The fee includes electricity, heating, local telephone calls and internet connection
Hafnarborg – the Hafnarfjörður Centre of Culture and Fine Art stands in the heart of the town Hafnarfjörður in Iceland. The museum houses a variety of cultural events, art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and lectures. From its inauguration, it has also run an Artist-in-Residence program on the top floor of the museum, the first of its kind in Iceland.
The museum has two exhibition galleries, featuring about a dozen different exhibitions each year. The exhibitions explore works both by leading Icelandic and international artists, featuring contemporary artists as well as established artists from the early 20th century. The Hafnarborg Collection currently counts around 1,500 works, with a notable contribution from Eiríkur Smith (1925-2016), a leading 20th century artist in Iceland. Exhibitions from the Collection are a regular part of the museum programme.
The museum was formally inaugurated in the spring of 1988, on the foundation set by Dr. Sverrir Magnússon and his wife Ingibjörg Sigurjónsdóttir, who donated their considerable collection of art and their house in the centre of Hafnarfjörður to the town of Hafnarfjörður, to become a museum. The Collection has grown considerably since then, both through purchases and through gifts from artists and collectors. Hafnarborg is run by the town of Hafnarfjörður and conserves the art collection of the municipality.
The museum hosts a dynamic educational programme in connection with its exhibitions. Guided tours in English and Icelandic are available as well, upon request. Hafnarborg is also a beloved concert hall, with its unique features, hosting monthly Midday Concerts, the contemporary concert series Phonemes, The Hafnarborg Songfest and more.
- Part of a Gallery/Museum
- Months: 1
- Visual Art
- No requirements