Hannesarholt 10 years old
For a decade, the cultural institution Hannesarholt has been run with great care by Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir and her family at Grundarstígur in the center of Reykjavík. The house itself is remarkable, one of the first concrete houses in Reykjavík, built by Hannes Hafstein, the first Icelandic minister, in 1915. He died there seven years later. Hannesarholt’s purpose is to host constructive events, where culture, arts and science meet people of all ages. It has certainly succeeded. Like Óskar Ólason’s art exhibition, which ran in Hannersholt for just a few days now in the middle of April. Óskar, who was born in April 100 years ago, and died ten years ago, was a two-time master painter, painting buildings during the day, and paintings when time allowed. Óskar held two exhibitions in his adult years, and the third now, when he had his centenary. Icelandic Times / Land & Saga naturally went out and about and took a look at Hannesarholt.
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Reykjavík 16/04/2023 : RX1R II : 2.0/35mm Z