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Creative Conversations: Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir

Creative Conversations: Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir

Creative Conversations
Date: Monday 20 February 2023
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir
Website: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/475903910407

Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir is a poet, visual artist and musician based in Reykjavík. She is widely considered one of the country's most innovative poetry performers and has read her work worldwide. Her first collection of poetry, Eilífðarnón (Forevernoon), was published in Iceland in 2019. Ásta studied visual art at the Iceland University of the Arts and graduated in 2012. She was a founding member of the art gallery Kunstchlager which operated in Reykjavík between 2012–2015. Her first chapbook, Herra Hjúkket (Mr Phew) was published in 2012 and in 2017 she was the recipient of the prestigious annual Ljóðstafur Jóns úr Vör poetry prize for a single unpublished poem. She has taken part in a variety of performances blending together music, visual art and poetry, and is a member of the electro-pop trio aiYa. She has been described by The Line of Best Fit as ‘one of Iceland's most prolific artists'.

Creative Conversations is funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.

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