May 29, 2018

IRON R18 Iron-Casting Project at National Sculpture Factory, Cork

IRON-R18 is the third iteration of the Iron-R project since its inception in 2012 and this year it will be held in collaboration with US based artists and educators Tamsie Ringler and Rian Kerrane.

This project is designed as an intensive 6-day laboratory. During the IRON-R18 week there will be offsite events and talks included relating to the artists involved and the overall context of the project.

Due to the unique nature of this project our open call is limited to a maximum of 6 artists to take part. As places are extremely limited we are asking each artist to simply propose themselves in the following manner.

1. A Short Biography.
2. A selection of images of your work.
3. Why you want to do this workshop.
4. What it is you would like to do.

The selection will be made by a panel of your peers and you will be notified within a week of the final submission date.

This IRON-R18 project presents a rare opportunity for experienced visual artists to make new artworks through a unique, and rare cast-iron process over a 6-day period. They will learn how to make resin-bonded sand moulds and be involved in and experience each stage of the cast-iron process; from charging the cupola to pouring the molten iron into crucibles; to finishing and polishing.

Finally, the project aims to encourage the cross-pollination of ideas and practices, both traditional and contemporary allowing participants to create new works while exploring this underused and somewhat obsolete medium and processes.

Dates: Mon 16th June – Sat 21st June
Times: 10:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m.
Fee: €250
Location: National Sculpture Factory, Cork
Booking: Submissions must be sent to by the closing date of Mon 11th June. Notifications will be sent by Mon 18th June 2018.

IRON R18 Iron-Casting Project at National Sculpture Factory, Cork