An exhibition of life size sculptures by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir will be placed around the campus stimulating thought and refection about the historic connection between Iceland and Hull.
Cairns are a common sight in the Icelandic landscape and were used as landmarks for people to find their way from one place to another. Also they were often placed on coastlines to guide ships to harbor.
The figures on campus portray frozen moments of contemplation and take on the form of human trail markers referencing themes of spirituality and physicality. Steinunn has been working on figurative sculpture from the beginning of her career almost 40 years ago. Her figures are androgynous symbols of humanity. Steinunn is well known in Hull for her iconic sculpture Voyage overlooking the Humber estuary at Victoria Pier.
The University of Hull and the artist are pleased to celebrate the common cultural history and partnership of Hull and Iceland with this exhibition.
The exhibition will run from April - October 2017.