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Autumn news

CAIRNS sculptures to stay until end of 2017

The University of Hull is delighted to announce the CAIRNS sculpture trail by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thorarinsdottir is extending its run until the end of the year.

The 10 lifelike sculptures have been a big hit with visitors, with more than 9,000 people following the trail since it was installed earlier in 2017. Many of those visiting have also shared their own images and videos on social media.

For more information see:

and our whistle tour of CAIRNS:


TIDE unveiled in The Georgia Museum of Art

On October 13th the sculpture Tide was unveiled in the Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden at the Georgia Museum of Art. Steinunn´s Horizons exhibition was the inaugural show of the garden in 2011. The sculpture garden is dedicated to women sculptors. The purchase was funded by GMOA patron Ruth Ellis. Thanks also to Carol Dolson, Lynn Boland and Bill Eiland.


Hanover College, Indiana. Dedication of ENIGMA

The sculpture Enigma was officially dedicated on 29th of September at Hanover College. It is installed in memory of Denny Plattner and funded by the Denny Plattner Scholarship Fund and Andy Plattner.


Honorary Doctorate

Steinunn received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Hull on July 12th at the grand City Hall. See her speech at:


World premiere of VOYAGE in Vík Iceland

On August 13th saw the premiere of Voyage, a composition by British composer Deborah Prichard commissioned by solo trumpet player Simon Desbruslais. Voyage was performed with poetry by Cliff Foreshaw on the black sandy beach of Vík next to the memorial Voyage by Steinunn. The composition is inspired by the sculpture and the project is part of Hull City of Culture 2017.


DIRECTIONS ribbon cutting ceremony at the International Airport in Iceland

On 29th of June a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the installation Directions being relocated outside the Arrivals Hall of the International Airport in Iceland. The sculpture serves as a way finder for those who arrive in Iceland.


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