Current artist-in-residence JEFF MERTZ is a documentary filmmaker & photographer whose work focuses on exploring emotional vernacular in multiple forms. He is an irrefutable romantic, dedicated to finding poetry, empathy, and redemption in the mundane. View his short film – The Interstate.
Due to a cancellation, we have 1 double residency place available for May 2016. Nes is a multidisciplinary residency that accepts applicants from all creative fields. Apply here! Applications will be reviewed immediately.
Nes has been shortlisted in the coveted Eyrarrósin awards presented to those recognised for providing cultural diversity, innovation and development in the field of culture and art. The selection of the 3 finalists will be announced on the 18th March and the winner on 4th April.
Eyrarrósarlistinn 2015 birtur
Listi yfir tíu verkefni sem eiga möguleika á því að hljóta Eyrarrósina í ár.
Í ár barst mikill fjöldi umsókna um Eyrarrósina hvaðanæva af landinu. Eyrarrósin er viðurkenning sem veitt er framúrskarandi menningarverkefni á starfssvæði Byggðastofnunnar. Hún beinir sjónum að og hvetur til menningarlegrar fjölbreytni, nýsköpunar og uppbyggingar á sviði menningar og lista. Að verðlaununum standa Byggðastofnun, Flugfélag Íslands og Listahátíð í Reykjavík.
Eyrarrósarlistinn 2015 birtir nöfn þeirra tíu verkefna sem eiga möguleika á að hljóta Eyrarrósina í ár. Verkefnin eru jafn fjölbreytt og þau eru mörg og koma alls staðar að af landinu. Þann 18. mars næstkomandi verður tilkynnt hvaða þrjú verkefni hljóta tilnefningu til verðlaunanna. Eitt þeirra hlýtur að lokum Eyrarrósina, 1.650.000 krónur og flugferðir innanlands frá Flugfélagi Íslands en hin tvö verkefnin hljóta peningaverðlaun og flugferðir frá Flugfélagi Íslands.
A submergence in Húnaflói (The Dips #4) an installation and a performance by Nes Artists Runar Bruteig Olsen and Anita Bjørkli, with Markús Ingi Guðnason. Featuring paintings from the children in Fristund. Sunday 15th February, 15.00-17.00 at Fellsborg, Skagaströnd. All Welcome.
Every month, Nes opens its studio doors to the public and the community is invited to see the work that’s been created. Browse through our past Opið Hús events to get a sense…
Drop by the Nes studio to meet this fabulous group of artists
May 26th 17.00-19.00 All welcome!
Visit our 14 artists in residence Saturday January 30th, 3pm-5pm
in the Nes studios.
Come and visit Nes studios Sunday 25th October 14.00-16.00 and experience paintings, drawings, ceramics, video art, sound art and an extract from a novel by our October artists.
We also welcome back Nes alumni artist from 2013, Karl Chilcott whom will be launching his book Jardarteiken, which is a photo documentation of his environmental installations created in Iceland.
Karl will have books signed and to sell on site. Sjáumst þar!
Please join Northeastern University students, from Boston USA and instructor Julia Hechtman for an open house of their works created in Iceland over the past four weeks. Hechtman was an artist in residence at Nes in 2009 and has brought her 16 students here to create video works in response to the Icelandic landscape.
Ykkur er boðið að koma á opið hús með nemendum frá Northeastern University, Boston, Bandaríkjunum og kennara þeirra, Julia Hechtman. Sýnd verða verk nemenda sem þau hafa unnið að á Íslandi síðustu fjórar vikur. Julia var listamaður við Nes listamiðstöð árið 2009 og nú hefur hún komið með 16 nemendur sína svo að þau gætu unnið að kvikmyndagerð í íslensku landslagi.
At the end of this month the complete current group of artists will leave Nes, a couple of the artists have been here for 5 months (time flies). This will be the last open studio for this group of 10 international artists, come and join us for kaffi and see how they have spent their time here in Skagi in the Nes studio’s on lau, 23 maí, kl 15.00-17.00.
We invite everyone to our Open House this Thursday 26th April.
Our Artists briefly:
… Rossella Piccinno is a filmaker and photographer who has been running around town recording and capturing every moment in a buzz of motion and stillness. http://www.dakhlavision.com/
… Merete Røstad is an interdisciplinary artist, and has worked with farms in the area for particular photographs, her work is coming to a close at Nes, as she leaves this month. http://www.mereterostad.com/
… Alexandra Häberli is a painter and collage artist creating new distorted worlds painted on the walls inside of Nes. Alex leaves us this month also, and will sadly erase the very worlds she created with white paint after our open house.
… Léa Donnan is here making ice sculptures and investigating codes, she is using industrial materials and getting to know people at the harbour. Léa is excited to be here working in Skagaströnd for the next couple of months. http://www.leadonnan.com/
… Absent artists Sharlene Bamboat and Alexis Mitchell were here in April also but have very busy schedules with projects in Canada that they have gone back to work on. We wish them all the best and hope Nes and Skagaströnd filter into their future works.
We launch the Leikskóli Film! ´BARNABOL 35´ by AnneMarie van Splunter. Showing 16:00, 16:30, 17:00, 17:30, 18:00, 18:30.
The film celebrates 35 years of Leikskóli, featuring past and present members.
Please join us for coffee and good company!!
Myndir frá opnu hús / Pictures from open studio
Photos by Ingeun Kim
Opið hús í dag fimmtudaginn 22.september
Í dag verður opið hús hjá Nesi listamiðstöð. Listamenn september mánaðar munu taka á móti gestum og sína þeim hvað þeir eru búnir að vera að vinna að undanfarnar vikur. Húsið opnar klukkan 17 og verður opið til klukkan 20.
Listamenn mánaðarins eru:
Annika Bastacky | American | annikabastacky.wordpress.com
Ben Borden | American | myspace.com/solaryear
Dario Lazzaretto | Italian | dariolazzaretto.it
David Ertel | American | myspace.com/solaryear
Hideki Arichi | British | hidekiarichi.weebly.com
Ingeun Kim | South Korean | ingeunkim.com
Joseph Breikers | Australian | breikersacres.roxer.com
Lily Angotty | American | litlarottan.blogspot.com
Matthew Shelley | American | matthewgshelley.com
Mia Hochrein | German | miahochrein.de
Opið hús í dag
Í dag fimmtudaginn 21. júlí opna listamenn mánaðarins vinnustofur sínar og bjóða Skagstrendingum og nærsveitungum að kíkja í heimsókn í listamiðstöðina.
Tólf listamenn hafa dvalið á Skagaströnd í júlí og koma þau frá fjórum heimsálfum. Mikið er að stórum og flottum verkum þennan mánuð eins og oft áður, sjón er sögu ríkari.
– Antonio Sobral – Brasilía – Chrissy Baucum – Bandaríkin – Christopher Matthew Luther – Bandaríkin – Gordon Sasaki – Bandaríkin – Hilary Wilder – Bandaríkin – Knut Sennekamp – Þýskaland – Mark Chariker – Bandaríkin – MinHae Lee – Kórea – Shane Finan – Írland – Siobhan Feehan – Bandaríkin – Sólveig Birna Stefánsdóttir – Ísland – Wendy Kawabata – Bandaríkin –
Opið hús í dag
Í dag fimmtudaginn 23.júní verður opið hús í Nesi listamiðstöð á Skagaströnd. Það verður opið milli klukkan 17 og 20. Tólf listamenn frá 6 löndum hafa dvalið í listamiðstöðinni undanfarnar vikur. Það kennir ýmissa grasa og er mikið að skoða.
„Secret futures“ opið hús
Miðvikudaginn 30. mars klukkan 20
verður kanadíski listamaðurinn Christie Kirchner með opið hús í Nesi listamiðstöð.
Í teikningum sínum sækir Christie innblástur í landslag og sögu Skagastrandar.
Notes from Skagaströnd A small collection of two minute compositions made by artist Andrew Weir during his time at the NES Artist Residency in January and February 2016. All the works are made solely from field recordings taken during the day and then processed, composed, mixed and mastered on the same day. Click on the image to be taken to the Bandcamp site.
Yokohama Museum of Art feature the work of past Nes artist Yu Araki, with his exhibition Temple of the Templet in their “New Artist Picks (NAP),” an annual exhibition held at the art gallery and Café Ogurayama that showcases young artists with promising careers ahead.
We are sending very big congratulations to two of our 2009 Nes artists who are exhibiting at the 56th Venice Biennale.
Sean Lynch is representing Ireland with his work Adventure: Capital, 2014–15. Sean and his partner Michelle Horrigan were both here in 2009 and Michelle is the producer of the artwork for the Pavillion. You can find out more about the work here.
Alec Von Bargen also here in 2009 is part of the Swatch Faces at the Venice Biennale and exhibiting this fabulous work ‘Man, Forgotten’ shot while he was here in Iceland. You can find out more about the work here.
Drew Krasner started the creative process for this album when he was here at Nes. The scenery and sounds of Skagaströnd have greatly influenced the music. Whilst here he teamed up with another great artist Jérémy Pailler, wonderful illustrator and animator who has created the imagery that is part of this production. Please support their Kickstarter project if you can, as little as $10 will help bring Drew and his team here for an Icelandic tour. Feel free to share this around. https://www.kickstarter.com/…/96796…/iceland-soundscape-trio
Sarah Nance (Nes artist 2013) currently exhibiting ‘the rush of land in my ears’ a site responsive installation at the Peoria Guild gallery. Simply stunning work!
Jérémy Pailler has exhibited at the Lighthouse in Limoges France and some of the works exhibited are those he created here in Skagaströnd.
Former Nes artist, Renata De Bonis who in a house about to be demolished, presents an exhibition in which the building itself is the work on show.
Artist Juan Diego Perez la Cruz exhibited work, at the Museo de artes graficas Luis Chacon (Luis Chacon’s graphic art museum ) in Maracaibo which was created whilst at Nes in November 2013.
NES operates an open plan shared studio, located in the old fish factory. The main area is approximately 16x11metres and is divided into 10-12 spaces.
Nes is currently operating a solo studio space out of the former “Freezer” approximately 8×5.5metres; it is an extremely versatile space. It can be reserved by artists on a daily basis, and also used for exhibitions. It is a particularly good space for projection or light based work (once closed, it’s almost completely dark) as well as brainstorming installations and performances. Artists have used The Freezer for performances, sound installation, sculpture, and meetings.
A modest selection of tools are available in the studio’s storeroom, including a couple of easels, drills, saws, a jigsaw and basic tools like hammers, pliers and screw drivers. We also have a small room of odds and ends that people have left behind that may be used by all residents. Art materials are best brought with you, however.
In addition to the workspace and storeroom, the Nes studio also has a kitchen, WC, and small library.
Pictured above: The Freezer Space
Pictured above: The Freezer Space
Each artist is provided with adjustable bench/table, stool, light and shelving.