Fire sculpture – open call

7th July 2018 – deadline for applying 12th February 2018

Fire sculpture – open call

July 2018 at guldagergaard

Guldagergaard – International Ceramic Research Center is surrounded by a public park in which over the 20 years of its lifetime artists from all over the world have created sculptures for. Ceramic artists from Denmark, Australia, Mexico, UK, China, Sweden, Estonia and USA amongst others have contributed to the unique collection of this beautiful park. In continuation of celebrating Guldagergaard’s birthday on 8th of July 2018, we are inviting you to apply to become part of this very group of artists by coming and building a new outdoor sculpture.

This open call is for professional artists who are working with large-scale ceramic sculptures. The sculpture will be built on site, in the Guldagergaard sculpture park, and fired with gas and wood in the same location.

The dimensions of the work are set to H 220 cm x W 110 cm max , determined by the kiln size that was built for the fire sculpture of 2017.

The last day and mainly evening of the firing will become a public event with 100+ visitors attracted by the fire sculpture process. The event gets published in national and international publications. 

Last years Fire Sculture was made by Sergei Isupov
In the pictures below, you can see a slideshow of the fire sculpture made by Sergei Isupov with help from Andres Allik and a team of Fire Sculpture assistants from Estonia. They where here to build a the fire sculpture to mark the 20th anniversary of Guldagergaard on 8th July 2017.

Pictures are taken by photographer Sylvain Deleu who captured the special and magical days at Guldagergaard.

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what to includein your application

  • Artist Proposal with Concept drawings
  • Artist Statement (max 200 words)
  • Short Portfolio which includes relevant work
  • Budget proposal (including material and travel costs)
  • Draft for expected schedule from day 1 here, at Guldagergaard – ICRC
  • Any other requirements or notes you may find necessary to include (eg. do you have a team or will you be needing help).

Note: if you’re applying as a team of multiple artists, each author is expected to send his or her own Artist Statement and Portfoli

Guldagergaard – ICRC will cover part of the budget. The process and the work will be photographed by a professional photographer. The center also organises press releases for publicity and a public event celebrating the anniversary and showcasing the last stages of the firing on 7th of July 2018.

If any questions please contact us:
Email: ceramic@ceramic.dk
Phone: +45 5819 0016

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Other details aboutthe fire sculpture

Requirements:

  • Successful candidate must have prior experience in building large-scale ceramic sculpture in an outdoor setting.
  • Scale: the sculpture must fit into dimensions H 220 cm x W 110 cm.
  • The last day of the firing is set for 7th of July.

The call for artist proposals will be closed on 12th of February 2018. Applicants will be notified of their application status in the end of March 2018.

Submit proposals to:
ceramic@ceramic.dk
Subject: Fire Sculpture Call Out

Good luck and we look forward to seeing your ideas!

Please contact us if you have any questions:
Email: ceramic@ceramic.dk
Phone: +45 5819 0016