"Troll" as a theme: Fairy tales among Tröllaskaga + natural resources (landscape, stones/rocks) + Art creativities (handcraft, outdoor sculptures, parade, dance, music…etc)
- Enrich art and culture life in Fjallabyggd
- Beautification of Olafsfjordur
- Using an artistic approach to establish the town's character, benefiting tourism and enhancing local residents' self-image as members of our unified towns
- Development of communication between international participants through the exchange of artistic approaches
All from Jeanne Morrision... She applied our residency program in March 2013. Then, she is monitoring Olafsfjordur through the live webcam. Almost everyday, she comes a new idea and question: what is this? Or Is it possible I can plant some flower here... and there? We discussed over the Facebook and emails. We brought the concept of Troll because we are located in Tröllaskaga that is a place about trolls. Then, she said she had experience in design garden. I posted the idea on Facebook and some locals read it and proposed a location.
After discussion, Jeanne drew a plan and draft, we made a financial plan for the Town and got a permission for a Troll Garden.
The problem is we have no financial support to build a garden yet when Jeanne is stay in Listhus in 2014 July. For short cut, let make a festival first and let the locals examine the idea. We think it is a project for the town, not Listhus's or Jeanne's. It should be belongs to the residents of Olafsfjordur.
Original concept: making a small garden for trolls using stones from the recent tunnel excavation because trolls live in caves in cliffs it links the project directly to the big caves that the tunnels are.
Details of the concept, please check the blog of Jeanne:
An Icelander on the Moon | 13.06.2014 | 20:00 | Listhus gallery
Walk with Julie Seiller | 19.06.-3. 8. 2014 | outdoor
Silk painting workshop | 19 & 20.06.2014 | 09:00~16:00 | Menntaskólinn á Tröllaskaga
Trollaskaga Art Festival | 25~29.07 | Tjarnarborg
Dancing in Trol Art Festival| 8 & 17.08.2014