The Beginning – Seasonal Poems is the fifth poetry book by artist Gunnhildur Þórðardóttir. The poems are written in her native language of Icelandic and translated into English within the same binding along with illustrations by the author. The poems are reflections of events, people and nature.
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Gunnhildur Thordardottir

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The Beginning - Seasonal Poems

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  • Hugmyndavinna
  • Hönnun
  • Frumgerð
  • Bók tilbúin til prentunar
  • Prentun
  • Útgáfa og dreifing
  • Útgáfupartí 5. september kl. 16.

Further Information

The author completed BA (Hons) Art & Art history at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University in England and graduated in 2003 and with an MA in Arts Management in 2006 from same university. The author is at the time of printing completing a diploma in Arts Education from the Iceland Academy of the Arts and will graduate in 2019.
The author has always self -published her poetry books in limited quantities and often released along with exhibitions.
The book is ready digitally but will be introduced with a party 5th of September at 4 pm at the Reykjanesbær Library during the culture festival Ljósanótt and will be released 19th of September with a publishing party at Hannesarholt in Reykjavík at 7 pm if the fundraising will be successful.

Here are previously published books by the author Bloodstones published in 2013, DIY Poetry 2014, Night Poems 2015 and Street Poems 2017.

Gunnhildur has been an active artist since graduation in 2003 and worked for museums and for The Icelandic Visual Artists Association (SÍM) as a project manager for the artist in residence program and the Month of Visual Art and on the board of their committee. She has held many solo exhibitions at Reykjanes Art Museum, the Icelandic Printmaking Association gallery (IPA), The SÍM Gallery, Gallery Flora, Gallery Box, Suðsuðvestur and in Cambridge, UK and Copenhagen. She has also taken part in numerous combined exhibitions in Iceland at Hafnarborg, Nordic House, National Gallery of Iceland, the East Heritage Museum and also taken part in combined exhibitions abroad at Tate Britain UK, the Scandinavian Art Centre Boston USA and many printmaking exhibitions in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, USA and UK. Gunnhildur ran a mobile art gallery in her car for few years which took part in many festivals in Iceland. She works as a language, art and textile teacher at Myllubakkaskóli in Keflavík and has four boys with her English husband and together they run an artist program called RePlace which makes sustainable art products.

Here are few examples of RePlace clocks which the author makes with her husband.

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