International Woodcarving Show

The international wood carving program provides a platform for artists to showcase their craftsmanship and serves as a nexus for the public to enter a dialogue with the carvers directly. The program has hosted 120+ wood carvers from more than 80 different countries and regions and visitors are expected to see various wood carving styles being presented during the event.

Taking place in Austrian open air museum Stübing, 2019 international wood carving will feature both individual and groups carving, on-site workshops and a final exhibition including artwork presentations, which will be held in Congress Graz.


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  Morning Afternoon Evening
March 18th
Arrive in Graz, AUSTRIA
March 19th

Museum Tour & Registration
9 am – 12 pm
1:30 pm – 6 pm
March 20th
Workday (9 am – 6 pm)
March 21st

World Wood Day &
Tree-Planting Ceremony

11 am – 12 pm
Workday (2 pm – 6 pm)

Reception Dinner
6 pm - 8 pm
March 22nd
Workday (9 am – 6 pm)
March 23rd
Workday (9 am – 12 pm)
Prepare for Exhibition: Finishing/Wrapping
(1pm - 6pm)
March 24th
City Tour
9 am – 11 am
Woodcraft Exhibition
1 pm – 7 pm
March 25th
Depart from Graz, AUSTRIA


Martin Bill
United States
Katrin Conrad
New Zealand
South Korea
Jean-Lewis Dick
Jin A Kim
Libor Frank
Czech Republic
Ali Homood Al Jaser
Saudi Arabia
Pol Poan
Jiri Netik
Czech Republic
Robert Canev
Luka Radojevic
Wilfredo Layug
Zeid Assal
Fode Bayo
Burkina Faso
Simao Wiliamo
Anvar Alimbaev
Xilin XIA


International Woodcarving Show will utilize Stone Pine of the Alps as carving materials in World Wood Day 2019. The Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra), also known as the Queen of the Alps, grows in the Bavarian, Austrian and Swiss Alps at over 1,800 m sea level.

Woodcarving Worksite

The communal cowshed and dairy was built in 1641 and retains many original medieval features. Until 1977 it stood on the alp about 1,700m above sea-level near Damuls in Bregenzerwald and served around 80 farmers from Schwarzenberg who used the alp for summer pastures. When the farmers decided they needed modern facilities, the old building was dismantled and moved to the Open Air Museum in Stubing. 

Wood Slab Collaboration

There will be six wood slab groups of three woodcarvers to represent each of their own respective continents. Asia, Europe, Africa, South, and North America and Oceania.

We will update the selected group member once its finalized. 


Individual Carving

We encourage small group collaboration for individual carving. 2 people or 10 people can form a group with these materials. We hope this form of collaboration will spark creativity between each woodcarver to express this year’s theme “Change”
Each invited artist also brought a 30.5 cm x 30.5 cm x 4 cm carved panel as part of the collaborative project among the woodcraft, young adult furniture making and woodturning programs. These panels are a collective element of the collaborative art piece showcasing a wide range of creativity, skills, formats and culture. It will be displayed throughout the duration of the event and exhibition. 


On March 24, we will gather your entire final piece and the art you brought from home to exhibition at Stefaniensaal, Graz. The exhibition will start from 1pm to 7pm.


Transportation from Vienna Airport to Graz:

Please follow the pickup sign of World Wood Day for airport pick up. There will be staffs waiting for you outside the terminal with the sign of WWD LOGO to assist with your transportation.

Emergency Contact Number/Person

If you have any emergent inquiry anytime, please feel free to call on the number provided below.

Michael Grabner: +43 (0) 6648453936
Charlotte Lee: +43 (0) 66499157978
Mona Wu: +43 (0) 66499157977



The weather is averagely 7-10 degrees Celsius during the daytime, and it could be colder in the mornings and at nights. We have prepared windbreaker jackets for participants. But still please pack and dress warm clothes because the event will take place at a higher altitude. Graz’s weather forecast in the month of March is around 10°C.

No plastic policy:

Please do not leave any plastic items or bags at the worksite. Please take it with you when you leave the worksite every day.

Woodcarving Worksite regulation:

Please do not use fire, electronic tools and smoking inside the worksite because we need to preserve the natural state of the museum. However, electronic tools can be used outside in a designated area.


coming soon..




Past Woodcarving Show




World Wood Day