Upcoming: USUK International Cast Iron Symposium
Friday 7th – Sunday 22nd July 2012
The 13th USUK International Cast Iron Symposium will take place for the first time across two venues as a dual cross-continental event, at Salem Art Works in Upstate New York, and here at SSW in the UK.
The symposium, led by Coral Lambert who instigated USUK back in 1996, will be an opportunity for selected visual artists to experiment with new ways of working, exchange ideas and techniques, and develop their skills over the course of the symposium.
The 15-day UK symposium will include a series of public events commencing on Sunday the 8th with the first in a series of artist talks. There will also be a Community Friday the 13th Potluck Dinner, a public Iron Pour and celebrations to look forward to - so be sure keep these dates in your diary clear:
Sunday, July 8
7pm: Artists Presentations – SSW; Catrin & Fraser, Ginny & Enge, George Beasley, Eden Jolly
7pm: Artists Presentations – USUK; Peirs Albrook, Kevin Dart, Geoff Hockley
Thursday, July 12
7pm : Artists Presentations – USUK: Dilys Jackson, Kelly Ludeking, Austin Sheppard, Jeff Crawford
Friday, July 13
7pm: Friday 13th Potluck with Lumsden Community
Monday, July 16
7pm: Artist Presentations – SSW; Jennifer Argo, Nam Le, Darren & Petra, Kevin Morris
Wednesday, July 18
7pm : Artists Presentations – USUK; Susanne Roewer, Kelly Winton, Ben Woodeson
Friday, July 20
Iron Pour 2: PUBLIC IRON POUR, Noon Onwards
Other activities include BBQ, paper-kiln/raku, Lumsden community celebrations, music etc.
Saturday, July 21
7pm: Farewell to USUK Artists
Artists involved in this years symposium include:
Piers Allbrook (Tasmania), Jeff Crawford (USA), Kevin Dart (NY, USA), Geoff Hockley (UK), Dilys Jackson (Wales, UK), Kelly Ludeking (Iowa, USA), Susanne Roewer (Switzerland), Austin Sheppard (North Carolina, USA), Kelly Winton (USA), Ben Woodeson (UK), and USUK Director Coral Lambert (NY, USA).
Find out more about the USUK Cast Iron Symposium and this event here: