The Arches link Scotland and Iceland in Glasgow

seydisfjordurStemming from their successful exhibition in Edinburgh’s Old Town in March this year, Mhari Baxter and Melissa MacRobert will present a series of light boxes in The Arches, Glasgow.

‘SEYDISFJ R U ’ is a site-specific installation created by the artists following their joint residency at Skaftfell Cultural Centre in Iceland last year and their resultant love of East Iceland.

Baxter and MacRobert were students at the Iceland Academy of Arts (Listahaskoli Islands) in Reykjavík in 2006 and last year made a return journey to the small harbour town of Seydisfjordur in the east fjords. It was in Seydisfjordur that Baxter attended a workshop in conjunction with the Dieter Roth Academy- which honours the late German-born Swiss artist who lived and worked extensively in Iceland.

Calling on the familiarity and understanding of the place and people ‘SEYDISF J R U’ explores the life of this small town, so far flung from the hub of Reykjavík.

Melissa MacRobert is currently studying on the postgraduate course Art Space and Nature at Edinburgh College of Art. Mhari Baxter is a graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, currently working at the Warehouse Studios in Glasgow.

For further details about The Arches, including the ‘SEYDISFJR U’ exhibition, go to the Arches website.

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