Jez Dolan, a UK based artist has been invited by Einkofi Productions to visit Reykjavik, Iceland. Questioning how cultural heritage has left out queer culture and stories, and how this has affected the construction of gay identities.
Located on the island of Ærø, off the coast of Denmark, project partner SAMSKAB will play host to an artist residency that will look into the connections between Denmark and Norway, and seek out stories that have helped shape the cultural heritage between these two countries. Working in conjunction with ELEFANT, a call for artist based in Norway is set to open in July.
Constructed in 1960, Freyr was a fishing trawler originally built for the Icelandic government that was later sold on to a British fishing company and renamed Ross Revenge. After the collapse of the UK fishing industry she was sold to Radio Caroline, and is the only remaining pirate radio ship in the world.
Eyvind Gulbrandsen, a Danish based composer has been selected by SICC Productions to visit Banffshire and Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland. He will be tracing the roots of the many Danish and Norwegian people who sought refuge in the area during WWII.
Project partner ELEFANT is set to host an artist residency at their outstanding studios and creative space based in Stavanger. Working alongside SICC Productions, a call for artists based in the North of England and Scotland will open in July, inviting an artist to explore the cultural ties and stories that connect the countries.
The Sun Voyage by Randy Lemoine © (Iceland)
Ærø by Jon Worth (Ærø)
Stavanger by dconvertini (Stavanger)
Radio Caroline by Beverley Goodwin (East Riding)