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SEEDS 072. ISLANDIA REYKJAVK RENO,CONS, 01/07/2018 15/07/2018

SELARDALUR IN THE WESTFJORDS - SAMUEL JONSSON | SEEDS 072. | 2018-07-01 - 2018-07-15 | RENO,CONS, | Age: 18 - 99



Work: SEEDS Volunteers will be working for the seventh year helping and supporting the restoration of the artworks of Samuel Jonsson, an Icelandic folk artist, who lived in Selardalur. We will be restoring an old church made by the artist himself and its surroundings.The association for the renovation of Samuel Jonsson s art museum in Selardalur has been working on the restoration of Samuel s statues and buildings for some years. SEEDS volunteers will be working hand in hand with a well known sculpture artist; who has dedicated several years to this project. The restoration works will include carpentry, concrete wall building and light maintenance work in the church, like oiling the wood, etc. We will help finish building a fence around the area and prepare a grill fire place.During his years of artistic production he produced unique concrete statues using sand of a local beach. SEEDS will continue supporting this project, as the buildings have been decaying since the artist s death in 1969.

Accomodation and food: The volunteers will be hosted in a local house, in sleeping bag accommodation with mattresses on the floor. Please bring you own sleeping bag.Food supplies will be provided and a kitchen will be available, volunteers will share the different duties of cooking and cleaning. Do not forget some traditional/typical food from your country for an international evening.

Location: REYKJAVK

Location and Leisure: This camp is located in Selardalur on the west side of Arnarfjorour, in the Westfjords, which are among the most breathtakingly beautiful places in Iceland, with its high mountains and dramatic fjords cutting deep into the landscape. The Lonely Planet put the area on its top 10 list of regions in the world to visit in 2011. Jonsson constructed at his farm in Selardalur a folk art environment that consists of a sculpture garden and two built structures: a chapel and a museum with his paintings and other small works. The story related with the chapel says that Jonsson had made an altar, he wanted to donate to the local church, an offer that was rejected however. So to provide a place for the artwork, Jonsson constructed his own chapelSamuel Jonsson could first fully devote himself to creative activities after his retirement as a farmer and then he began building palaces and sculptures. Samuel built a grotesque but charming resemblance to the lion s fountain in the Alhambra-palace in Granada, Spain, and sculptures of seals and other animals as of figures from Icelandic history like Leif the lucky who found America.Sadly, Jonsson passed away in 1969, leaving his creations without a caretaker. The land and the statues looked like they were simply going to be abandoned to nature in the out-of-the-way valley. However independent and government organizations have worked together with the support of SEEDS volunteers to preserve the site, which still remains for any visitors who

Train/Bus station: Closest international Airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik

Requirements: Age: 18 Participation fee EUR 200 (Euros).

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee: 200 EUR