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Statue park dedicated to female sculptors opens today in Hljómskálagarður park

By Sara McMahon

  • The mermaid. Nína Sæmundson’s Mermaid was placed in Tjörnin last Thursday. Photo/GVA

Reykjavík City Council have dedicated part of Hljómskálagarður Park to the work of six female sculptors. The sculpture park will be formally opened today, on International Women‘s Day,  and is located in the beautiful surroundings of the Japanese cherry trees in Hljómskálagarður Park.

The new sculpture park will display the work of Gunnfríður Jónsdóttir (1889 - 1968), Nína Sæmundson (1892 - 1962), Tove Ólafsson (1909 - 1992), Þorbjörg Pálsdóttir (1919 - 2009), Ólöf Pálsdóttir (1920) and Gerður Helgadóttir (1928 - 1975) who are considered to be pioneers as they were among the first female sculptors in Iceland.

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