Artists check out the site
As we have already reported, artists Olga Bergmann, Ólöf Nordal, Rósa Gísladóttir and Thór Vigfússon were all short-listed for the competition to produce an art work for the wall of or adjacent to the new HB Grandi cold store now being built at its Nordurgardur location. The artists were all invited to meet the panel of judges and the competition’s referee during a visit to HB Grandi today.
According to Torfi Thorsteinsson, in charge of HB Grandi’s land-based processing, the artists were all given the description of the competition during the meeting. They were also given a presentation of the company’s activities and given the opportunity to inspect the new building as it takes shape, followed finally by a visit to HB Grandi’s Nordurgardur processing plant.
The artists each receive ISK300,000 to develop their proposals, which have to be complete by the 10th of April. The results of the competition will not be made public until the the 5th of May at the latest, and the intention is for the complete work of art to be in place this year.