Mountain climbing

Liza, Ari, Anna and Agnes.

First week in May give us hope for good summer. Climbing on top of Laugarvatns-fjall ( mountain) with wonderful people and a good view is a good start.

New artist arrived for May :

Liza Ambrossio, photographer, México –  www.lizaambrossio.com
Agnes Marton, poet, Luxembourg
Anna Ralls, writer – poet, USA
Catherine Richardson, visual artist, USA –  catherineRichardsonArt.com
Simona Carini poet, nonfiction writer,  USA – www.simonacarini.com

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April month

Sarah and Tamara

Easter weather looking good. Sarah and Tamara had a lot of quiet time for writing.

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The Nordic Monolingual Month

Alda, Jón, Tamara Drazic, fiction writer, Australia , Sevda Khatamian, writer, photographer, filmmaker, Turkey and Kristveig – thedrazicdiaries.com

As a part of Nordic Multilingual Month the Book-towns and Gullkistan will host a multilingual poetry night in Listasafn Árnesinga in Hveragerði on the 21st of March.

The Nordic Multilingual Month is an annual festival that celebrates multilingualism and language diversity between February 21 st , the International Mother Tongue Day, and March 21 st , the World Poetry Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. See more info: https://www.facebook.com/multilingualmonth/?fref=ts

As an end point, the Book-towns invite you to listen to poems in multiple languages on the last day. Participants will be published later. Please mark the date!

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Happy new year!

Happy New Year! Gullkistan welcomes new guests and we hope they will have a wonderful stay and good time to work.

2016 – 2017

Gullkistan wants to thank you all for an incredible year and send our best regards. In 2009, the first year we received guests, 9 guests stayed with us. This year, 2016, the total number has risen to 61. School groups, open house, exhibitions, lectures in local schools and workshops are also things we planned this year. Without your great support, open mind and participation this fairy tale would not have been possible. Thanks!

Winter – open call!

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In December, January and February we have single and double rooms available for visual artists, musicians, scholars or others interested in staying with with us at Gullkistan in Iceland.

Iceland is a land of great contrasts with unpredictable natural forces like strong wind, cold air, snow storms or just calm and beautiful weather, starry nights and occasional northern lights. We offer a peaceful place in the middle of the Golden Circle, only one hour from the capital, Reykjavík.

There is a possibility of a two week stay or more. Send us email at gullkistan@gullkistan.is and we will answer all your questions.

Single room for one month 850€

Double room for one month 1050€

Apply here!

Endless rain

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October was warmer and more wet than ever according to specialists. Therefore maybe there was not much to do other than work!

Our artists in october:

 

Artists of the future!

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An enthusiastic group of children from the Laugarvatn Kindergarten came for a visit to Gullkistan. They walked through the wind and sleet, met all the artists at their work and heard about them and their work. The children asked many questions and were happy. Before leaving they took part in a play with ink on paper and made their own images.

 

The first frost

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September brought us glimpses of winter sky and frost. We thank Gabrielle some photographs that show us the many colors of a beginning fall.
We visited the sheep gathering at Reykjaréttir.
Gabrielle and Kirsty visited the local high school, ML, where they talked about their work and gave them small assignments. It was greatly appreciated by students and the teacher!
All was splendid.

Seasonal swift

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By the end of August we had an open house where our August guests showed their works. The name of the exhibition was Color, text and film where two documentaries were shown, book art, paintings, drawings along with singing and story telling. Our new September guests also consist of artists from various fields; one writer, puppy artist, sculpture artist and a choreographer. Most of our guests have had the chance to travel and enjoy the beauty of the summer and the autumn colors now prevailing.

August guests:

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