Listasafn Islands

Time travel – workshop for children (5 years+), Kjarvalsstaðir, Sunday 29 January, 3 p.m.

Hugrun Þorsteinsdóttir, architect  leads a gallery talk and workshop for the family, held in relation to the exhibitions Snøhetta -  Architecture, landscape, interior and “My dreamland in the North“  - Karen Agnete Þórarinsson, at Kjarvalsstaðir. Snøhetta is a Norwegian architect firm that has created large scale contemporary buildings around the world. But Karen Agnete on the other hand left the sophisticated bourgeoisie of Copenhagen and moved to Iceland and into a turf house. She was a painter and the Danish wife of painter Sveinn Þórarinsson. The characteristics of Icelandic architecture are for instance found in turf houses, houses clad with corrugated iron, and later concrete buildings.

Hugrún ÞorsteinsdóttirAfter a walk through the exhibition a creative workshop for children (5 years+) will be held where we move in time from the old turf houses to imaginative buildings of the future.  Each child will get a chance to create their own house from the future.

Limited seats available. Sign up at, before Friday 27 January.

The event takes place in Icelandic.

Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, 05.17.2015