Skagaströnd is a fairly isolated and rural locale that still operates as a fishing village. It is relatively well equipped for survival and offers an excellent opportunity for focus, creation, research, or studio work. The fascinating landscapes and surrounding areas and attractions are accessible only on foot or by car. The bus is available to Reykjavik or Akureyri by request, and services operate daily.
We recommend you either come prepared, or come with the idea of reacting to the space as you find it. These two mind frames work best, and a little of each is good.
The residency fee includes a workspace in the studios with Internet access, electricity and water. Also included in the residency fee is a room in one of the apartments including electricity, water and TV.
The studios are located in a the old fish factory, an open plan shared space, it is divided into twelve spaces. There is a small raw space in the former “Freezer” where exhibitions or presentations can be held. It is a particularly good space for projection or light based work as once closed it is completely dark. Helpful in summer when the sun does not set very much.
A modest selection of tools are in the studios, including a couple of easels, drills, saws, a jigsaw and basic tools like hammers, pliers and screw drivers. Art materials are best brought with you, however we have a small room of odds and ends that people have left behind that may be used.
There are 3 separate furnished apartments in town that are allocated for Nes artists.
The apartments are:
Mánabraut 1.A row-house about a 10 minute walk from the studios. This is a three-bedroom house shared by three to four people; one double room and two single rooms, a shared kitchen and living room.
Mánabraut 3. This house, is next door to Mánabraut 1. A row house that has a double room and 2 single rooms, shared communal areas and is directly across from the local commercial woodworking shop.
Suðurvegur 4. A row-house about a 3 minute walk from the studios. This is a three-bedroom house shared by four people; one double room and two single rooms and a shared kitchen and living room.