Residents of Djupavik in the Westfjords of Iceland are getting ready for a full summer season of cultural events, including an exhibition of Erró paintings.
Icelandic music artists Hellvar will be starting the festivities with a concert at the Djupavik Hotel on Saturday 16th June. The popular local band consists of ‘two boys, one girl, one goal: to make good music’ according to their website.
The hotel will also be featuring works of a local visual artist, Helga Agnars Jonsdottir, until the end of July. Entitled “Playing with Colours,” many of the pieces featured in the collection incorporate locally produced Icelandic wool, plants and flowers of the region.
In August the hotel will be exhibiting ten paintings of the internationally renowned pop artist Erró. Born nearby in Olafsvik in 1932 under the name of Gudmundur Gudmundsson, the Icelandic artist has studied and worked in a number of locations across the world from Paris to Thailand. A large collection of his postmodern work is on display at the Reykjavik Arts Museum throughout the year.
In celebration of the ‘Djupavik Days’, the Djupavik Hotel will host a number of special events from buffets, to outdoor walking tours, live music and stand-up comedy. Also on display in August will be the work of Dyrfinna Torfadottir, a local goldsmith and jewellery designer.
Djupavik is a small town on the eastern coast of the Westfjords, about 5 hours drive north of Reykjavik. Once a major fishing port for herrings, the remote town is now offering itself as the perfect destination for people looking for quiet seclusion and hiking in an area of outstanding natural beauty.
For more information on Djupavik and the Erró exhibition visit www.djupavik.com