The residency - Herhúsið
Herhús in Siglufjördur is a newly renovated artist-in-residence home and workshop. Located in the centre of town next to all services, the artist's residence is open to both Icelandic and foreign artists .Herhusid is dedicated to artists of all media and to the creation of contemporary art. Herhusid provides a unique workshop, spacious and bright for one artist at a time.
The house , commonly referred to as Herhúsid (the Armyhouse) , belonged to the Salvation Army and many of the inhabitants in Siglufjordur cherish joyful memories from the meetings held there in the old days.
The artist's residence is a 2-level house with a 70 square metre (750 sq ft) workshop on the main floor and a bright, furnished studio appartment in the upstairs loft.
The studio appartment contains two beds, chairs, a table and stools, radio and cd player. The kitchen is equipped with a refridgerator, coffee maker, toaster, microwave oven, food processor and two hotplates. The house is wireless ADSL enabled.
The workshop has 4 metre (10 ft) ceilings, hardwood floors, an industrial sink, an easel, 3 working tables and a sofa. The bathroom and shower are located on the main floor.