Culture Walk – Wondering About Elves

Wednesday July 13th at 8 p.m., Bryndís Björgvinsdóttir, author, historian and ethnologist, and Aldís Arnardóttir, Director of Hafnarborg, will lead a walk through town, seeking the dwellings of fantastical beings and wondering about the elves living in the rocks. The walking group will set out from Hafnarborg, finally ending back at the museum, with a guided tour of the retrospective of Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson’s works, currently on exhibit at Hafnarborg.

The exhibition In the Depths of Your Own Awareness features works spanning the artist Gunnar Örn Gunnarsson’s career, of almost forty years, during which he went through a number of transformations and changed his style a few times. Gunnar Örn was an extremely prolific artist and left a great many artworks: drawings, monotypes, paintings, sculptures and watercolours, as well as works created with mixed technique. The exhibition is curated by Aldís Arnardóttir

The town of Hafnarfjörður offers a programme of special health and culture walks every Wednesday evening through the summer. The walks usually last for one hour, starting at 8 p.m. The walks are a collaborative project by Hafnarborg, The Hafnarfjörður Museum, The Hafnarfjörður Library and The Health Town Hafnarfjörður. Participation is free of charge and everyone is welcome. The event is in Icelandic.