Herhusid is dedicated to artists of all media and to the creation of contemporary art. Herhusid provides a unique workshop, spacious and bright for one artist at a time. The artist&rsquos residence is a 2-level house with a 70 square metre (750 sq ft) workshop on the main floor and a bright, furnished studio appartment in the upstairs loft. The workshop has 4 metre (10 ft) ceilings, hardwood floors, an industrial sink, an easel, 3 working tables and a sofa. The house is praised for its peaceful and warm atmosphere, enabling residents to relax and focus on their work. Children are welcome and there are beds for three persons in the house.
Herhúsið in Siglufjörður, the international artist-in-residence home and workshop, opened in 2005 . Known for its great winters and mild weather, Siglufjörður is the northernmost town in Iceland, surrounded by towering mountains all around. The town is most famous for having been the Capital of the North Atlantic Herring Fishery from 1903-1965, flourishing as a vibrant centre of culture in the north.
The house , commonly referred to as Herhúsið (The Army House) , belonged to the Salvation Army and many of the inhabitants cherish joyful memories from the meetings held there in the old days.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 1 – 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- New Media