Nes Residency

A body of work made during a two-month residency in February and March 2017 at Nes Artist's Residency in Skagaströnd on the north coast of Iceland.

The work — painting, printmaking, photography and mixed-media installation — looks at aspects of life in the coastal community, and how the isolated location has shaped the local collective identity.

The work focuses mainly on the town’s diminished fishing industry, using local stories and folklore along with navigation technology to create snapshots of the fishermen’s journeys.

The resulting work formed the basis of Sea Marks, a solo show at Patriothall Gallery in Edinburgh.

Copyright Rhona Taylor 2017