unnamed-111 July 2015

11.30am

Free, donations welcome

A tour around Sylvia’s exhibition talking about her inspirations, including poems and reminiscences of travelling in Iceland.

Sylvia Hikins is a poet, painter, author and music maker. She first visited Iceland in 2009 and was blown over (once quite literally) by the cold, empty, dangerous and extra-ordinary landscape. Drawn back many times since, part of the fascination is the tangible link with Viking Wirral, a shared common heritage where we all once spoke Old Norse, the same language as the Icelanders. Her exhibition, Cold Coastlines…Iceland, Norway, Viking Wirral combines nearly sixty paintings, many created especially for this event, plus poetry and a short DVD she made after flying over the erupting volcano  Eyjafjallajokull in a tiny Cessna airplane.

www.williamsonartgallery.org