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Grant february 2016

We are proud to announce, in cooperation with Akureyri town, that we are giving a free stay at the Old School residency in Hrísey in February 2016. Four divided artists can stay there each month. Deadline for applications is 31 December 2015.

Further information and application form is on http://resartis.org/en/residencies/upcoming_deadlines/?id_content=3150

If you need some more information, please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gamli skóli HríseyFinally we have reached a decision about the November grant at Old School.We have sent a post to all applicants and the four artists that were chosen will arrive 1 November.At the end of the month they will put up an exhibition and we will post some information and pictures from it here and on Facebook.Thank you all for your interest and applications, they were so many which made us very happy.Congratulations and hopefully we will see you all in Hrísey one day.


Due to enormous interest and many applications, we are still going through them all. As soon as we have reached final selection, we will announce it both here, on our Facebook (Old school arthouse Hrísey) and with email to all participants. Thank you all for your applications, we appreciate your interest and really would like to have you all here.


Old School in collaboration with town Akureyri invites free stay in Old School residency in Hrísey – Iceland.

Because of good receptions of artists all around the world that have stayed at Old School in Hrísey, the owner of Old School residency, the art group Nordanbal, invites free stay in Old School in Hrísey in collaboration with town of Akureyri. Akureyri is a town in northern Iceland.

Old School can invite (grant) four artists a free stay in Old School in Hrísey – Iceland in November 2014. The applicants need to fulfil the condition of the grant. Selection will be announced in the first week of August. 

Condition of grant

Undersigned agrees to have open exhibition in the last week of residency. The artist can choose any kind of media for the artwork. The exhibition can be done in collaboration with or without the artists staying in Old school. 

Open call until June 30 2014

Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information about Old school in Hrísey can be found on http://www.nordanbal.is/hrisey

Application form for Grant 2014

Hrísey grant 2014

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gamliskoli 1 The year 2014, we will raise the price for rooms. New application form will be available 1 January 2014 with the new prices. Older application forms will be valid until 1 February 2014.

New prices:

Room 1 - 450 EUR
Room 2 - 450 EUR
Room 3 - 500 EUR
Room 4 - 400 EUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alexander Clinthorne sent us photos of his work when he was at Old Schoolhouse in Hrísey 2012. His sculpture is based on the creature Lagarfljótsormur (an underwater monster in the lake Lögurinn in Iceland). He is interested in coming back and work with the Hvönn (a herb) which grows in Hrísey.

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gamliskoli 1Many artists have stayed at Old Schoolhouse residency and they all seem to be satisfied.

Alexander Clinthorne stayed at the residency in April 2012. He sent us a nice quote about his stay:

"I think about my Hrisey experience everyday. I have been to 9 residencies around the world and Hrisey is definitely one of my favorites. I hope to make it back someday.
Thank you for creating the program."

Sincerely,
Alexander M Clinthorne

 

 

Lucy Wilson was 2 months at the residency December 2012 and January 2013. She put up an exhibition and wrote in Icelandic on her webpage.

 


faces for lovers postcard final_250Amanda Bonaiuto is an American artist that has been working in Hrísey at the Old Schoolhouse residency. She works with animation, soft sculpture and painting.

She studied art at School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and Tufts University.

She putted up an exhbition in Sæborg the weekend 23-24 February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


lucy_wilson_invitation_250Lucy Wilson is an artist from London and has been living in Hrísey for two months, over the christmas time. She graduated from Goldsmiths 2012.

Her last weekend in Hrísey, January 26 and 27, she putted up an exhbition in Sæborg.

She uses macro photographics and shadows to inspire the imagination.

She works a lot in black & white and by taking the colours out and zoom into things, it reduces the localisation of the photo. 

 

 

 



hrisey img_1173It has been a good year, 2012.

It has been busy days at the residency the whole year. We had almost fully booked every month, both in the fantastic summertime and the absolutely inspiring wintertime.

In October and November we had chosen artists for a free stay at the residency. After spending time in Hrísey, they put up an exhibition on the island.

There are several places, both in Hrísey and Akureyri, which are available for exhibition.

The year 2013 is almost fully booked and booking for the year 2014 have started.

We want to thank all the artists visiting the residency and are looking forward to have more wonderful artists coming this year.

 

 

 


We want to thank all these wonderful artists that are interested in Art residency in Hrisey.
There were 98 applicants and the quality of the artists is astounding. It was a hard work but finally we managed to choose 6 artists for free stay in Hrisey.
We have already sent all applicants an email about the selection.

To all of you, thank you very much. Even though you were not chosen, we admire your work and would love to have you staying in Hrisey later. The residency is open all year so we hope you will apply again because Hrisey is a great place for artists.

Here is a list of artists that already have stayed in Hrisey.
http://nordanbal.is/en/hrisey/residency


After the 31 July timeout for the applicaton, the committee is working hard for the selection.
We were really surpised about the amount of participants so it will be very hard to select few artists to stay.
In the end, it will probably be a random selection because it is amazing how many fantastic artists have applied.
The selection will be announced in the beginning of the week 6-10 August preferably on tuesday 7 August.
All participants will recieve an email, no matter if they got selected or not.


Akureyri invites free stay in Old School residency in Hrísey Iceland
Akureyri is a town in northern Iceland and is holding it´s 150 year anniversary. http://www.visitakureyri.is/en/home
Because of the anniversary the town will invite (grant) five artists a free stay in Old School in Hrísey – Iceland in October
and November 2012. The applicants need to fulfill the condition of the Akureyri anniversary grant. Selection will be announced
in the first week of August.
 
Condition of Akureyri anniversary grant:
Undersigned agrees to have open exhibition in the last week of residency, or create and give an artwork that will be dedicated to
Akureyri 150 year anniversary. The artist can choose any kind of media for the artwork. The artwork or the exhibition can be done
in collaboration with orwithout the artists staying in Old school.
Open call until July 31 2012.
Applications should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Applcation and further information about Old school in Hrísey can be found on this website: http://www.nordanbal.is/hrisey


Norðanbál sá um listræna lýsingu á Garðskagavita og umhverfi hans á Vita- og vísnahátíð sem haldin var 25. febrúar til  3. mars sl. í Garðinum. Á hátíðinni var ljóða-, söng- og sögustund í vitanum og tónleikar með helstu vísnaskáldum þjóðarinnar í sal byggðasafnsins. Fram komu m.a.: Gunnar Þórðarson, Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir ásamt Gunnari Gunnarssyni, Valgeir Guðjónsson, Of Monsters and Men, Illugi Jökulsson, Nordisk Knock-Out o.fl.

Norðanbál hópurinn óskar Garðbúum til hamingju með hátíðina og hlakkar til að mæta aftur að ári.

Music festival in Garður 2012

Norðanbál was the designer of lightshow at the music festival in Garður 25 february - 3 march. Many of best loved musicians from Iceland performed their music. Among them were the young and popular group Of Monsters and Men.

Best wishes to Garður and we look forward to the festival next year.

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Pricelist January 1st 2012 - January 1st 2013

We have a new pricelist for the year 2012. Also we have a special winterprice for the next months.

(One room for one month with studio)

 

Room 1 - 280 EUR
Room 2 - 310 EUR
Room 3 - 350 EUR

25% extra for each extra person.

Residence time starts at first day of each month.

Special winterprice from November 1st 2012 until March 1st 2013.

Room 1 - 220 EUR
Room 2 - 250 EUR
Room 3 - 290 EUR

If you need a sleep over in Reykjavík before going north to Hrisey we have availible room in Reykjavik.


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Fram til þessa hefur Gamli skóli lítið verið kynntur innanlands. Húsið hefur verið auglýst erlendis og fengið góða aðsókn frá ýmsum löndum.

Nú viljum við kynna aðstöðuna fyrir samlöndum okkar og höfum sent út meðfylgjandi tilkynningu til ýmissa félaga og fyrirtækja.


Norðanbál vill hér með vekja athygli á Gamla skóla í Hrísey sem er vinnusetur fyrir listafólk.
Gamli skóli hefur verið starfræktur um árabil, þar hefur listafólk upplifað Hrísey sem tímalausa orkustöð í skemmtilegu samfélagi.

Í Gamla skóla er allt sem þarf til ánægjulegrar dvalar: þrjú aðskilin svefnherbergi, stór vinnustofa, nettenging fyrir alla, stofa/eldhús, sturta, þvottavél, sjónvarp o.fl.

Húsið er að mestu laust í desember og janúar og býðst á sérstaklega góðum kjörum þessa tvo mánuði.

Hrísey er staðsett í miðjum Eyjafirði með fallegu útsýni á fjallahringinn allt í kring.

Að dvelja á fallegri eyju, fjarri öllu amstri og stressi en samt hafa allt til alls og geta án nokkurs fyrirvara skroppið til lands ef með þarf, er einstakt.

Gamli skóli, eins og hann er kallaður, er staðsettur miðsvæðis í þorpinu í u.þ.b. 5 mín. gönguleið frá bryggjunni þar sem ferjan leggst að.

Ferjan Sævar siglir frá Árskógssandi nokkrum sinnum á dag út í eyjuna og tekur siglingin 20 mín. Áætlunarferðir eru með rútu frá Akureyri að ferjunni (sterna.is)

Við bendum fólki á að senda tölvupóst á netfangið This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ef óskar er eftir dvöl á öðrum tíma. Nánari upplýsingar má finna á heimasíðu Norðanbáls nordanbal.is.


As of 2011 there is ongoing all yeargamliskoli “Open call” for applications for Old school artist residency and we welcome last minute applications. Application should include a complete application form.  There is vacancy in June 2011. Hrisey is the best place to be to see the midnight sun in June. 


Application form

tiApplications to Oldschool Residency may be submitted at any time (open call). The residency is for monthly periods ranging from 1-6 months. Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible, or at the latest 3-5 weeks after your submission. We will let you know of the committee’s decision as soon as possible after that date.

or013956-1Norðanbál tekur þátt á HönnunarMars 2010 sem haldin verður á vegum Hönnunarmiðstöðvar Íslands dagana 18-21 mars. Túlipanarnir verða þar með hlutverk eins og þeir gera rækilega í bæklingi Einkaleyfastofu sem sjá má  hér.

Nánari upplýsingar um HönnunarMars 2010 er hægt að nálgast hér: http://www.honnunarmidstod.is/HonnunarMars/

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Hugmyndin er að koma gamla barnaskólanum í viðunanalegt horf bæði utan sem innan, þannig að húsið gæti nýst allt árið sem gestavinnustofa fyrir listamenn, aðstaða fyrir minni leikhópa í frumvinnu, fyrirtæki og hópa til að vera með funda- eða vinnuferðir eða námskeið af ýmsu tagi.

Verð fyrir leigu á aðstöðunni er sem hér segir sumarið 2009:
Ein vika 35.000 kr.
Ein helgi 20.000 kr.
Ein nótt 10.000 kr.

Hægt er að fá nánari upplýsingar um aðstöðuna á netfanginu This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. eða í síma 692 9 692.