Call for Submissions Book Iceland: A Book Arts Seminar
International Deadline: February 15, 2017 – Gullkistan Center for Creativity invites you to take part in Book Iceland’, a book arts seminar in Iceland during the summer of 2017.
It is for artists of all levels interested in exploring the book form and learning about Iceland, its book culture & history, weather, and diverse landscapes. Class runs from June 18 – 29th.
Explore Iceland’s varied landscape; look at how the natural processes have shaped the landscape and explore ways to express those energies through artistic experimentation.
Learn and explore two book structures: the Drumleaf Binding Book, a contemporary binding designed to display artwork in a book format, and a Cover Book, a binding of book covers with a coptic stitch.
Gullkistan was founded in 2009 by two artists, Alda Sigurdardottir and Kristveig Halldórsdottir, to provide a space to artists and scholars for their creative pursuits. It is an artist-run residency that has housed over 300 artists and international art student groups and additionally has hosted art festivals and seminars. It is located in the small town of Laugarvatn on the Golden Circle Road, close to its lake and hot springs and offers changing views of Hekla, one of Iceland’s noted volcanoes.