2008 Salzburg Summer Academy Stone Sculpture Symposium: with Eileen McDonagh

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Kiefer Quarry

Kiefer Quarry

Show at end of Symposium

Show at end of Symposium

Some of my work in final show

Some of my work in final show

I spent 6 great weeks in a quarry a few miles outside Salzburg sculpting stone. The Stone Sculpture Symposium is part of the Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts. The Symposium was tutored by Susanne Tunn and Eileen MacDonagh and assisted by David Svododa. There were 12 students including myself from all over Europe. It was a very productive 6 weeks and I learnt a huge amount from the tutors and from the other students in a very creative environment.

See Salzburg Stone Sculpture Symposium page (when I get round to doing it) for more details and the work I produced. Also have a look at New Work.

Salzburg Summer Acedemy

The stone sculpture symposium which I attended was a 6 week course and part of the Salzburg Summer Acamedy of Fine Art. The Stone symposium was one of many other Art courses being held in Salzburg during the summer run by the Academy.

The Class of 2008:

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Standing: Eileen (Ireland), Margit, Renate, me, Veronika, Catain, Dietmar, Markus, Hermann and Reinholt (sitting)

Sitting: Suzanne, Johanna, David, Inga and Bojana (Slovenia).

The Class of 2008, Keifer Quarry

At Work

 

Tea break and Dinner

 

The Quarry

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The Quarrying Process

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Hans’s Fire Flies

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Adnet Quarry

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Outings: Eileen with an Anthony Gormley, Rona Pondick Exhibition, Kugle mill and The mountains near Maria Alm

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Party time

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The Work

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Baroque?

 

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FOR ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO ATTEND THE SYMPOSIUM – CONTACT SALZBURG SUMMER ACADEMY OF FINE ART.

 

 

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Martin Lyttle is a recognised Irish stone sculptor. With a sensitivity to the local lithology of an area, Martin works only with local Irish stone from quarries or found stone. He is interested in organic shapes and forms especially those found in nature. Much of his work is hand-polished so his works are wonderful to touch and hold. His work has been selected for the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibitions and he has completed large scale public and private commissions. He is a member of FORM designmade in Carlow and the Blackstairs 9 Stones Artists Groups.

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