Kunstblog 1. Ton Kalle en Chris Peterson
International Diabas Sculpture Centre Olofström
One of our goals in 2014 is the development of the new International Diabas Sculpture Centre; a permanent workshop for artists worldwide, students from art schools to work with diabas. Artists can work there on own assignments, provide short lessons and 1 or 2 week master classes. Art schools can join us with own staff, but we can also arrange offers with guest lecturers from other countries. Even tourists can have simple 1 day courses and companies can have teambuilding activities, guided by Swedish and international artists.
One of our goals in 2014 is the development of the new International Diabas Sculpture Centre; a permanent workshop for artists worldwide, students from art schools to work with diabas. Artists can work there on own assignments, provide short lessons and 1 or 2 week master classes.
Activities at the International Diabas Sculpture Centre start in Juni 2014 with a free 2 week master class for young sculptors from Latvia, Turkey, Spain, Poland, Danmark and Holland.
The respected sculptors Chris Peterson (England/Netherlands), Ton Kalle (Netherlands) and Atilla Rath Geber (Hungary) will not only lead the masterclass together, but they will also create own work that will find it’s place somewhere in Olofström.
The pursuit behind the sculpture centre is to create a new development in the region that attracts attention to the beautiful Swedish diabas, that can strengthen local and regional societies and economies.
The sculpture centre is initiated in collaboration with Zaarstone AB in Vilshult and will be located at the company.Zaarstone provides all professional equipment and machinery that is needed for the sculpture centre. Owner Ted Zaar is experienced in guiding artists in their creative processes and in creating sculptures, commissioned by artists from around the world.The goal of the International Diabas Sculpture Centre Olofström is to make use of the unique situation that the best quality of diabas is quarried in this region.Some of the plans are already in progress as part of the Art & Technology project 2014, but we definitely seek and need collaboration with more actors in the whole region.
All who are interested are invited in joining us.