To weave from rags is my reaction to the overwhelming amount of peoples‘ discarded garments and other textiles. Friends have given me masses of rags already. The Red Cross Centre, where they receive discarded clothes, has heaps of garments, bed linen and other textiles. Almost all of it is totally useful.
One can purchase new garments and other textiles for affordable prices so it is not a big deal, for example, tochange all the bed linen in one‘s home.
But how can cotton that has travelled such a long way be an inexpensive product ?
I don't dye the rags because they have already been commercially dyed and there is plenty of colour. Still it is interesting that some colours are harder to obtain than others e.g. violet colours.
To make an interesting colour in the rug I need a spectrum of rags to work with. Rags are my palette.
2008: MA fibre art Winchester School of Art University of Southampton, England.
2006: Art teacher diploma LHI Reykjavik, Iceland.
1992: Textiles: Icelandic College of Art and Crafts MHI.
1988: Weaving: Ekenäs hemslöjdsskola, Finnland.
2017: Weather forecast, Art Gallery Gátt, Kópavogur, Iceland
2014: "Jeans and Tshirts", SÍM gallery, Reykjavík
2012-14: Gálgaknit performance
2012: “Cotton Rags” Gallery of Icelandic graphic association
2009: "Göfgað rusl" or "Upcycling". Gallery Skörin,Reykjavik, Iceland.
2007: “ Hver eru morkin ll?” “What are the markings ll?” Gallery of Icelandic graphic artists association
2005: Performance: Spinning wool on Helgrindur 988m.
2004: Performance: Spinning wool on Vífilfell 655m
2003: Performance: Spinning wool on Hvalfell 848m
2002: Performance: Spinning wool on Botnssulur 1070m and on Hekla 1490m
2002: Exhibition: “ Hver eru morkin?” “What are the marks?” in Raudagerdi 50.
2000: Exhibition: Rosepath in the garden Blikanes 17. Woven textiles out of rags.
1998: Performance: Spinning wool on Esja 800m the “Home mountain of Reykjavik”
1993: Performance: Spinning wool on Hvannadalshnukur 2119m , Iceland’s highest peak
1993: “Sudden Exhibition” Textile Prints: Icelandic Technical Institute
2018: Við skulum þreyja þorrann og hana góu líka, Gallerí Gátt, Kópavogur
2017: Gáttarþefur, yultide exhibition, Gallerí Gátt, Kópavogur
2017: Haihatus International 6, Haihatus art centre, Joutsa, Finland
2014: Net on dry land. Víkin Reykjavik maritim museum, Iceland
2014: What is textiles? Kalopsia gallery space, Edinbourgh, Scotland
2014: Exhibition and auction at Listhús Ófeigs, Reykjavik,
2013: Net on dry land. Gryfjan, Duus hús, Grindavik, Iceland
2013: "Under clear sky", Reykjavík,
2013: "Muu maa other country", Haihatus art centre, Finland
2012: “Artists Books and Networks”, Nordic House, Reykjavik
2012: Art and craft fair at the town hall in Reykjavik
2008: Exhibition: Between. Winchester School of Art, Winchester, UK.
2008: MA Degree Show. Winchester School of Art.
2006: ”Nordisk samling- konst från 5 länder” konsthallen, Örebro Univ. Sweden
1997: “Rags” woven articles: Galleria Kukkatar, Hango, Finland
1997: “Blue” textile prints: Art Gallery ASI, Reykjavik, Iceland.
1992: Final exhibition from Icelandic College of Art and Crafts MHI: Woven piece out of rags.
1992: “Skin” woven articles, Bergen, Norway
1985-1988: Woven pieces: Spring exhibitions at Ekenäs hemslöjdsskola, Finnland