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.


The 2019 International Woodcarving Show took place at the Austrian Open-Air Museum, Stübing. With equal passion and love for wood, 90 artists from around the world showcased their craftsmanship at World Wood Day Austria 2019. Austria stone pine aka Queen of Alps was the material provided for on-site demonstrations to illustrate each woodcarver's own interpretation, either as an individual or as a team collaboration, of this year's theme "Change."

 

The woodcarvers also each brought a small wood panel especially made for the International Woodcarving Show to create forest totems. In its second year, the forest totems were assembled on site with cross-program participation from woodturning, woodcarving and young adult furniture making. The creativity and originality of 90 artists not only inspired and influenced each other but to other artisans participating in the World Wood Day event as well.

All the final pieces were presented at the Congress Graz for the final exhibition, alongside other artworks with World Wood Day programs. Participants and public alike were able to appreciate and enjoy diverse skills, cultures and interpretations of Change for a sustainable future.

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A - Z Countries / Regions

 
 
 
Robert CANEV
Bulgaria
Fode BAYO
Burkina
Poan POL
Cambodia
 
Xilin XIA
China
 
Libor FRANK
Czech Republic
Jiri NETIK
Czech Republic
 
 
 
Jin A KIM
Korea
 
 
 
Jean-Lewis DICK
Mauritius
 
Luka RADOJEVIC
Montenegro
 
Simao WILIAMO
Mozambique
Iwi Le COMTE
New Zealand
 
 
 
Edwin LAYUG
Philippines
Wilfredo LAYUG
Philippines
 
 
Ali Homood AL JASER
Saudi Arabia
 
Martin BILL
Switzerland
Katrin CONRAD
Switzerland
 
Zeid ASSAL
Tunisia
 
Anvar ALIMBAEV
Uzbekistan
 
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.
 

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.

 

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”
 

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.
 
 
 
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.

coming soon..

 

 

Schedule for Carving

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

Museum Tour & Registration
9 am – 12 pm
 
Set-up
1:30 pm – 6 pm
 
Wednesday
March 20th
DAY 1
Workday (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Thursday
March 21st

World Wood Day &
Tree-Planting Ceremony

11 am – 12 pm
 
DAY 2
Workday (2 pm – 6 pm)

Reception Dinner
6 pm - 8 pm
 
Friday
March 22nd
DAY 3
Workday (9 am – 6 pm)
 
Saturday
March 23rd
DAY 4
Workday (9 am – 12 pm)
Prepare for Exhibition: Finishing/Wrapping
(1pm - 6pm)
 
Sunday
March 24th
 
City Tour
9 am – 11 am
Woodcraft Exhibition
1 pm – 7 pm
 
 
Monday
March 25th
 
Depart from Graz, AUSTRIA
 

Reminder & Notice

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

 

Weather:

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.

 

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