So where are Viktor, Kevin and their overseas friends? They are working in the lovely Barossa valley carving granite.
International Sculpture Symposium in natural stone (granite) in 1 Sept / 14 October 2008
The Region: The Barossa is South Australia's foremost wine region. It is a valley covered in vineyards surrounded by bare hills with a backdrop of natural Australian bush land. It consists of three towns and several small hamlets. The Barossa is 70 km north-east of Adelaide (International Airport), South Australia's Capital city.
The site : Barossa Sculpture Park, Mengler Hill, Tanunda, Barossa, South Australia.
There are nine sculptures in marble and granite from the 1988 Symposium.
The works are abstract or very abstracted figurative reflecting on the site, the environment and the sculptor's relationship with the Barossa community.
The sculptors: sculptors working in granite by direct-carving. Their designs should reflect the Barossa environment and the ambiance of the Barossa Hills; the works will be carved in-situ and remain on the site.
The Time: The Symposium will be for 6 weeks 1 Sept. to 14 Oct. The season is Spring.
The Stone: The blocks of Granite already on site range from 2.4m to 3m, there is South Australian Black Granite and Sienna Granite (brown).
Equipment: Air-compressors and hoses will be supplied, the sculptors have to bring their own tools.
More on the sculptors at http://www.freewebs.com/sculpturepark/2008symposiumsculptors.htm