REYKJAVÍK NEON SESSIONS

Taking place as part of a landmark mobile venture to Reykjavík and to celebrate the beginning of the annual Winter Lights Festival in Reykjavik, these sessions are a two hour taster on what neon is, what it can be and how to make it. Expect mesmerizing demonstrations of blowing, bending and fusing glass with flame, filling with gas and illuminating with electricity. Experience the chance to have a go yourself under tuition and take home the results.

When: Thursday 6th February 2014, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm
Where: Seljavegur 32, 101 Reykjavík.
Only limited places available. Cost 4,000ISK. For more information and bookings visit www.neonworkshops.com.

FREE EVENTS:

Northern Lights: A Landmark Mobile Neon Workshop
A four-day workshop taught by celebrated artists and makers working in neon in light, with world-renowned Czech-born artist Magdalena Jetelová acting as the Artist-in-Residence. The workshop aims to give participants the chance to learn about, explore and experiment with hand made neon light under the natural light phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis, and promises to be a unqiue and illuminating experience!

When: Friday 7th - Monday 10th February 2014, 10am-5pm
Where: Seljavegur 32, 101 Reykjavik

Artists Working in Light: Magdalena Jetelová and Erika
Presentations by celebrated artists Magdalena Jetelová (Czech Republic) and Erika deVries (New York) exploring their relationship during their illustrious career of working with light. Expect to hear inspirational anecdotes from ambitious projects, and see stunning images of work installed around the world including Iceland. Introductions by Neon Workshops founder and artist Richard William Wheater.

When: Friday 7th February 2014, 7-9pm
Where: Gerðuberg Cultural Center, Hall A

Northern Lights workshop: Tutor
A world first; Neon made and taught in Iceland! Supported by an illustrious array of screened images, the international team of workshop tutors speak candidly with the audience about their approach to and inspiration in working with the alluring media of neon. Richard William Wheater's latest artwork, Northern Lights, will be on show in the outdoor project space.

When: Saturday 8th February 2014, 7-9pm
Where: The Sculpture Association, Nýlendugata 15, 101 Reykjavík

Northern Lights workshop: Exhibition and Auction
An exhibition of light themed artwork by international artists and Artist-in-residence Magdalena Jetelová will go under the hammer! Your chance to bid for a unique neon sculpture or original neon-related artwork for your home. This evening promises to be a lot of fun and everyone is invited!

When: Sunday 9th February 2014, 7-9pm
Where: Seljavegur 32, 101 Reykjavik