Ingeborg Bodzioch Art Exhibition in Banchory

 Date:19/08/2005 - 10/09/2005
 Type:Culture, Art
 Location:Scotland, Aberdeen

Norwegian artist Ingeborg Bodzioch has had a number of highly acclaimed exhibitions in both the UK and the US, as well as in Norway. Her forthcoming exhibition is inspired by Nordic Mythology and will be accompanied by a workshop for children.

The Lang Byre Gallery presents an Ingeborg Bodzioch solo exhibition: - 

'Traces of Myth: a spiritual journey through Nordic mythology'.

Norwegian artist Ingeborg Bodzioch will focus on the traces which stories from Nordic mythology, history, culture and memory leave within our consciousness. She considers the ancestral traces which are integrated within our knowledge by way of traditions and heritage. Ingeborg, a recent MA graduate at Grays School of Art, uses collage to create her artistic interpretation. She assembles pieces of paper cut into rectangles and puzzled together like a jigsaw. This method surfaced as a natural development in her search for how our memory forms images or visions within our mind, based on assembly of information acquired through our perception over time. - An inspiring and thought-provoking exhibition.

Place: Woodend Barn Art Centre, Burn O' Bennie, Banchory, AB31 5QA
Date: Friday 19th August - Saturday 10th September.
Opening hours: Open during WAA (Woodend Arts Association) office hours (normally 9.30am-1pm)  and Sundays 2pm – 4pm or by appointment. 

During the run of the Exhibition, Ingeborg will hold Workshops for Scottish school children. The Workshops are named: An introduction to stories from Nordic Mythology: the spiritual world of the Vikings. Issues that will be looked at include:

  • How this relates directly to the works of art made for this exhibition.
  • How lack of historic accurate documentation leaves room for our imagination and intuition to participate in the experience of myths, legends and visual material from the past.
  • How these can inspire us to create something in our own time which may integrate heritage with modern culture and provide a deeper understanding of those who lived before us and their manifestations.

Questions raised in connection with this: Why a sense of connection with the past is important, what does it do for us today. How can we use our knowledge in everyday life? Look for traces of myth in your environment. After the presentation, each pupil will make their own paper- collage based on the material presented. Preparation: school curriculum of Vikings. The workshop will take approximately 2 hours.

For more information, please contact the WAA on tel.: 01330 825 431, visit their web site or e-mail:

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'Traces of a walled town'Photo: Courtesy of Ingeborg Bodzioch