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SEEDS 053 ISLANDIA REYKJAVK CONS,CULT,ART , 14/08/2023 26/08/2023

SEEDS 053. BETWEEN GLACIERS and LAVA (2/2) | SEEDS 053 | 2023-08-14 - 2023-08-26 | CONS,CULT,ART , | Age: 18 - 99


SEEDS volunteers will again have the opportunity to contribute to this special art and cultureproject in the west of Iceland. Since 2000, our hosts have been creating and developing an art residency camp,outdoors and indoors art exhibitions and a chapel for all types of religions which are open to the public.The residency grew around an old abandoned farm which has been in the process of transformation for the last20 years. The residency supports various art and culture activities, especially for young artists, as well asscientific research. Since the start of the project there have been thousands of visitors and plans exist to expandthe residency with several more houses that will be built using stone, turf and driftwood from the region.The art residency is home to the artworks of Pall Guomundsson, a famous local artist known for his use of stoneas an art medium. Pall s art comes in forms of stone statues, paintings on stone surfaces and even a musicalinstrument made of stone. His inspiration comes from Icelandic nature and traditional culture.

Work: SEEDS volunteers will help with various tasks, such as maintenance work in the artwork garden; some of thegroup may help with painting the artist s workshop and some work in and around the chapel. Depending on theprojects needs we may also help in maintaining a walking path from the sculpture garden towards a smallcanyon where some outdoor artwork can be found and help with setting up and moving the artwork, takingdown old fences, hand-picking trash and generally beautifying the surroundings.The working day normally runs from 9:00 am to 17:00 (5:00 pm), with breaks for lunch and coffee. No previousexperience is necessary but the work is demanding and requires a good physical condition; it can at times berepetitive but always rewarding. As it is outdoors work, volunteers shall be ready to adapt and be flexible withthe working and free-time schedule, as, depending on the weather, we may not be able to perform some of thetasks or activities planned. The working plan will depend on the needs of our local host, the progress of thediverse projects in the area and of course on the weather conditions.Volunteers need to be motivated to work outdoors on physical jobs and in changeable weather. Bring warmwinter clothes, under layers, waterproofs, walking shoes/boots, a good sleeping bag, hat, scarves and gloves.

Accomodation and food: SEEDS volunteers will stay in a local house; sleeping in shared rooms on mattresses in asleeping bag accommodation. Please bring your own sleeping bag.Volunteers will receive food ingredients and will be in charge of cooking and cleaning. Remember to bring sometraditional/typical food, drinks, music and recipes from your country for the intercultural evening.

Location: REYKJAVK

Location and Leisure: The project takes place in the western part of Iceland, in a unique natural environment withbreathtaking landscape, between glaciers and lava fields. The place is like an oasis in the desert, as the weatherthere is often better than in the surroundings. Among the natural wonders nearby are the Hraunfossarwaterfalls, where water pours out of a lava field over a length of 1 km.Additionally, the Hallmundarhraun lava field is among the deepest and best known in Iceland. Langjokull (LongGlacier), the second largest glacier in Iceland, expands over 950 km2 and its highest point is 1355 m above sealevel. In addition to natural wonders this area is also famous for being one of the first settled locations in Icelandand featured in some of the oldest Icelandic sagas.TERMINAL: Closest international airport: Keflavik/Reykjavik (KEF). Bus station: BS Reykjavik.SEEDS offers the minibus option, a shared transportation from the SEEDS office, in Reykjavik, to the camp andback. Apart from being cheaper and convenient, it allows participants to meet and have a relaxed trip, whilestopping on the way for interesting sites.

Train/Bus station: Bus station Reykjavik (BSI)

Requirements: English will be the language in the camp; intermediate conversational skills are needed.Participation fee EUR 350 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either betransferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The participation fee does not include thetransportation from Reykjavik to the camp and back, which will cost EUR 35 one way or EUR 70 both ways.This work camp takes place in a remote region, in a natural area of extreme beauty. Our hosts will organisesome free-time activities, for instance hikes or visits to the beautiful surroundings. Other excursions (e.g. GoldenCircle or Snaefellsnes Peninsula) can be organised at discount fares for SEEDS volunteers.

Language: eng,eng

Extra Fee:

Participation fee EUR 350 (Euros). Please note that the fee can either be transferred in advance via bank transfer, or paid for on arrival. The participation fee does not include the transportation from Reykjavik to the camp and back, which will cost EUR 35 one way or EUR 70 both ways.