Upcoming: USUK International Cast Iron Symposium
Thursday 7 - Sunday 22 July
The 13th USUK: International Cast Iron Symposium will take place for the first time across two venues as a dual, cross-continental event, at both Salem Art Works in the USA 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, techniques and their specialised skills over the course of the symposium. They will be given studio time for the development of new work, and time to hone their skills in mould making, iron pouring, and working with coke fuelled furnesses. The 15 day UK symposium will also be comprised of a series of public events, commencing on Sunday the 8th of July, with the first in a series of artist talks.
Also to look forward to will be a bbq and a potluck dinner, as well as a public iron pour in SSW's foundry, so be sure to keep these dates in your diary clear:
Sunday, July 8
7pm: Artists Presentations - SSW; Catrin Jeans and Fraser McDonald, Ginny Hutchinson and Charles Engebretsen, George Beasley, Eden Jolly
Tuesday, July 10
7pm: Artists Presentations - Piers Albrook, Kevin Dart, Geoff Hockley
Thursday, July 12
7pm: Artists Presentations - Kelly Ludeking, Austin Sheppard, Jeff Crawford
Friday, July 13
7pm: Potluck Dinner with the Lumsden Community
Monday, July 16
7pm: Artists Presentations - SSW; Jennifer Argo, Nam Le, Darren Farquhar and Petra Pennington, Kevin Morris
Wednesday, July 18
7pm: Artists Presentations - Susanne Roewer, Kelly Wilton, Ben Woodeson
Friday, July 20
Lumsden Gala Iron Pour: Public Iron Pour
Noon Onwards: BBQ, paper kiln/raku demonstration, Lumsden community celebrations, music performances.
(This may move a day, weather dependant on the weather.)
Saturday, July 21
7pm: Artist Presentation by USUK Director Coral Lambert
Artists involved in this years symposium include:
Piers Albrook, Kevin Dart, Geoff Hockley, Kelly Ludeking, Austin Sheppard, Jeff Crawford, Susanne Roewer, Kelly Wilton and Ben Woodeson.