Pat Hodson, Liz Cashdan and Jessica Rowland spent August 2009 in Skagastrond in Iceland for a month to take part in a Artists' Residency.
They collected images, words and sounds of their experiences and have been uploading them to the internet. They were working together to create a new collaborative piece of work which will continue to develop now that they have left Iceland. The results can be seen by looking at the Digital Notebook pages. They contributed to a daily blog of their time in Iceland which gave an insight into the ideas and thoughts of each of the artists and this continued after returning to England whilst they were preparing for an exhibition of work.
Where we were in Iceland (link to a map)
Work in progress was exhibited during Sheffield's Off The Shelf Literary Festival, at Access Space in October and November 2009. click on the link to see the results.
Iceland Notebooks Leeds Exhibition
An second exhibition took place in the foyer of stage@leeds at the University of Leeds between 9th-19th March.
The latest part of the Iceland collaboration is a self published book - Iceland Stories - which also has an audio CD with audio poems by Jess. The printed book currently costs £25 through either Pat or Liz (see individual websites for contact details). An ebook for Apple devices has also just been published and is downloadable through Blurb at a cost of £9.49. http://store.blurb.co.uk/ebooks/368135-iceland-stories
If you wish to see more about each individual artist please visit their websites:
If you are interested in applying to take part in the NES Residencies or the Skagatrönd area go to: