Skaftfell Center for Visual Art, located in Seyðisfjörður, plays the essential role of presenting, discoursing and encouraging the development of contemporary art in eastern Iceland. It is a meeting point for artists and locals, and its activities are based on exhibitions and events, alongside an international residency program and outreach program.
Skaftfell is also the guardian of a minuscule house previously owned by the local naïve artist Ásgeir Emilsson.
In March 2013 Skaftfell received an Icelandic award, Eyrarrósin, for outstanding cultural leadership in a rural area.
Skaftfell - Myndlistarmiðstöð Austurlands
Center for Visual Art in East Iceland
710 Seyðisfjörður, Iceland
(+354) 472 1632
Local Project Manager
Local Project Curator
Field Work and Ecology
This expedition through Iceland will lead participants to various locations in South, East and North of Iceland where the untapped sources of renewable energy – water, steam, and wind – as well as the impacts of hydro- and geothermal power plants on the landscape and on local micro-economies, can be observed.