The Westfjords Residency
Expanding the idea of a coffeehouse as an incubator for art and culture, we developed the Westfjords Residency to bring creative people to Þingeryi. We invite artists working in all mediums - painters, dancers, writers, developers, etc. - to get inspiration from each other and from the environment in the Westfjords, and to bring ideas from their own background to life in the village.
We run a group residency each spring, as well as individual retreats. Visit the Westfjords Residency website using the link below for more details on past and future residencies, and how to apply.
Questioning Arts - February 2016
In the month of February 2016, we hosted a Lithuania-Icelandic artist exchange program called "Questioning Arts". It is a collaboration between artists from the Westfjords and Utena in Lithuania. A total of 6 Westfjords artists took part in three artist residencies in Utena from May to October 2015 and this February the last stage of the residency took take place in Thingeyri with around 15 Lithuanians visiting and staying in Thingeyri. The artists were working under different themes, hosted workshops in the local communities and held 4 exhibitions in our village.
Dionysia Residency - Autumn 2013
In 2013 we hosted the annual Dionysia art residency