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There used to be Árbæjarlón | Reynir Vilhjálmsson´s Exhibition

Hraunbær 119, 110 Reykjavík

Borgarbókasafnið Árbæ
22, June 2021 - 30, August 2021 (see calendar for other dates)
Open from 10.00am - 7.00pm

Website https://borgarbokasafn.is/vidburdir/syningar/arbaejarlonid-sem-var-syning-reynis-vilhjalmssonar
General Admission See on official website

Reynir Vilhjálmsson exhibits watercolour paintings. The theme of the exhibition is the river Elliðaá, the power station, the dam and the Árbær reservoir. Reynir has been living in Árbær for 53 years, much of that time at Fagribær on the bank of the Árbær reservoir. The emptying of the reservoir is the subject of the exhibition.

Reynir is an environmental architect and his work consists of matters to do with organization and design. During his career he always kept a pencil at hand. Examples of Reynir´s various organizational projects that he has accomplished in his career are : The organization of the city´s quarter of Árbær, the overall organization of the valley of Elliðaá, the environment of the power station, the territory of horses, stables and horseriders at Víðivellir. All of these projects are done in cooperation with the City of Reykjavík.

Reynir has made several drawings while travelling around Iceland and the world. He started his watercolour career after retirement, ten years ago. From 2013 Reynir has attended courses in water colouring at the Art School of Kópavogur and enjoyed the guidance of excellent teachers.

Reynir is a member of The Icelandic Watercolour Society and has participated in the society´s exhibitions. In the year 2019 he had a solo display of his watercolour paintings at Herhúsið in Siglufjörður. In 2004 there was a conference and an exhibition dedicated to Reynir´s work at the Culture House in Gerðuberg.

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