Upcoming winter events

Now we have closed the cultural centre for the winter. But ahead are annual events that will be onsite this year instead of online last winter. Some of it will be streamed on our Youtube-channel for those who can not visit us.

  • 30. Oct. 14:30. - Memorial program about Oskar Halldorsson, a scholar from the region, with tales and presentations. (live-stream)
  • 14. Nov. 14:00. - Writers reading. Icelandic authors read from their newly published books.  (live-stream)
  • 27. Nov. 15:00 - Adventa - concert. The band Mógil performs a musical piece inspired by the classic book of Gunnar Gunnarsson.
  • 28. Nov. 14:00 - The Gryla Festival. Annual event with songs and tales of the monsterous troll lady Gryla, the mother of the Yule-lads.
  • 12. Dec. 14:00 - The Good Shephard read in the author's office. (live-stream)

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Sons of the Soil - 100 years anniversary of the film

The film Sons of the Soil marks the beginning of film-making in Iceland. It was produced by Nordisk Film, based onGunnar Gunnarsson’s novel Guest the One-Eyed which brought him fame when it was published in Denmark in 1912-1914The film was largely shot in Iceland in autumn 1919 and premiered a year later, one of the great films of Nordic film history during the silent movie era.

Sons of the Soil drew a lot of attention for its landscape scenes and was shown in fifteen countries upon its release. In Iceland, it premiered early in 1921 and has been dear to the Icelandic nation since. 

To celebrate the film’s 100th anniversary, the film has been digtally restored in high definition. And on its centennial the film has finally got its own original score by composer Þórður Magnússon, recorded by SinfoniaNord.

The restored film with new original music will premiere simultaneously 3rd. October at 15:00, in Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík, in the Hof Culture House in Akureyri and in Herðubíó in Seyðisfjörður. The film is shown in collaboration with the Icelandic Film Museum, Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute and Akureyri Culture Company.

Women on canvas - exhibit

The local artist Kristín Rut Eyjólfsdóttir opened a new exhbition in gallery Klaustur Saturday 31st July. On the exhibit are 13 paintings that she has made recently. Kristín has taken part in group exhibitions and had some solo exhibitions through the years. She for example exhibited her works at Skriduklaustur in 2013. The exhibition is open everyday from 10:00 - 18:00 until 27th August.

A Visit to Skriðuklaustur - ceramic exhibit

A new exhibition with ceramic was opened in gallery Klaustur Saturday 10th July. The artist Auður Inga Ingvarsdóttir makes exhibits both bird sculptures and decorated cups. Her works are inspired from the nature and she uses old traditional methods to burn the pottery, e.g. raku. All the works on the exhibition are for sale and it will end on 30th July. It is open every day from 10:00 till 18.00 as the museum.

Toward a new beginning

The photographer Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson opened his exhibition Toward a new beginning  in gallerí Klaustur at the cultural centre Sunday 13th July. The exhibition is about transition, flow and change – and marks the shifting paradigm we are in - going from a world impacted by a pandemic to something new. The images focus on natures creation, emergence and new beginnings. The pictures are from all around Iceland, with a few of the images placing special emphasis on East Iceland.

Gunnar Freyr Gunnarsson is an Icelandic-Danish photographer. Since he moved to Iceland in 2015, it‘s has been his passion to discover his home country through the lens of his camera. Gunnar has studied at The School of Photography in Reykjavik, is an official Canon Nordic Photographer and has been living as a professional photographer for almost 5 years. His works have gained attention worldwide and have for example been used for marketing Iceland. His official website is www.icelandicexplorer.com

The exhibition is open every day from 10 am to 6 pm until 9th July.

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