NES Listamiðstöð / Skagginn 2016

This weekend is jam packed !
Our artists share Sound and Music at Einbúastíg 2 (kaffistofunni),  Photography and Poetry at Árnes, a Solo Exhibition at Bjarmanes and of course our regular Nes studio space will be open too. 
Come and view our (probably the last month of summer) works! 🙂 


Current Artist in Residence – Kimberly Anderson Ritchie

Resident artist KIMBERLY ANDERSON RITCHIE is an artist and teacher. She is the Printmaking Coordinator and Assistant Professor at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire. While in Iceland, Kimberley has been focusing on a body of work about the effects of climate change on local sea level rise, glacial retreat, and the impact of Icelandic algae. Select work created during the residency will be exhibited at the Museum of the White Mountains in New Hampshire in Spring 2017.  See more of her work at and her blog:




Artist in Residence – Rose Draper

ROSE DRAPER talks to us about her work at Nes: “I undertake Artist Residencies as a way of feeding my creativity and replenishing my mind, body and soul. I am coming from a design and 2D animation background, and in Skagaströnd I am undertaking my first writing residency in tandem with creative writing studies. Here for a month, I’m not sure what will emerge, or what form it will take, but working in this beautiful environment, I’m certain it will be creative. Please see my website: is still under construction) for more details of my work.”




Artist in Residence – Annette Seeman

Artist-in-residence ANNETTE SEEMAN has worked as an artist for 30 years and is represented in major national collections in Australia and abroad. Her current studio practice employs photo media print processes. The use of slices and sections of imagery, enables an unexpected set of visual relationships, somewhere between reality and representation.




Current Artist in Residence – Pam Posey

PAM POSEY  – “I look to the landscape of stones, geology and topology as source material for my paintings and drawings. My interest in the natural world is speculative and based on a sense of alienation from the familiar. An ongoing project, Stone Dislocations, began at NES in 2012 and continued to expand during a 2013 NES residency and a Wildfjords backpacking residency in the Westfjords in August 2014. During the current residency, I am focusing on a close study of Lava stones and exploring multiple ways to depict, describe and assign attributes to this most common and ubiquitous Icelandic rock.”
For more information about Pam’s work please see below:
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Current Artist in Residence – Ron Linn

“My work, anchored in the practice of drawing, examines memory, myth, and personal and imagined histories in relationship to natural places. During my time at Skagastrond, I am exploring the different ways in which we map real and imagined geographies on top of each other, how we insinuate ourselves into the landscape and try to feel it as home. My work is centered on how an outsider might come to experience and learn a new place through direct interaction with the elements of the landscape itself, wind, water, and earth.”
Ron Linn is an artist based in Eugene, Oregon, where he is pursuing his MFA in Studio Arts. You can see more of his work at ronlinnportfolio.comand follow his Skagastrond adventures at his blog,



Current Artist in Residence – ALEXANDRA ELLIOTT

IMG_2332-chosenAlexandra has been blogging about her experience.
“Today I will meet the new July artists and all the other artists I hope. I’m living in a home with nine of them. I awoke early and had a quiet morning to myself. Most of the artists here at the Nes Residency share an open concept space in an old fishing warehouse. My studio is the community hall and it is only shared by me and my busy mind. I look forward to entering the space and making it my own.IMG_1958 This process generally takes me two to three days. I have to stare at the geometry of the room and become adjusted to the level of privacy, aspects of light, areas where I can create movement, and where I’m going to set certain things up.IMG_2191-chosenThen I often do one improvisation and shortly afterwards find myself in a cocoon in a cozy corner somewhere shifting nothing but my eyes. During this cocoon phase I feel overwhelmed, paralyzed, and worried that I’m a failure. All you loving worriers can relax, it’s just a process. Because then I emerge as a beautiful butterfly and prance around the room creating masterpiece after masterpiece!!! Just kidding. That’s what it looked like when I was four and we danced around with long colourful silk scarves.”

Check out Alex’s website and videos on vimeo