Exposition of "Painting with the Colours of the Earth" as crowning Event of a cross-border Summer Academy on July 23 to 25, 2010

Within the framework oft he EU project bearing the same name a summer academy took place from July 23 to 25, 2010 at the Heldenberg Creative Center.

On these three summer days, eleven Lower Austrian and five Moravian male and female artists have created soil colour pieces of art from natural glues made of low-fat curd, wood, straw, loam rendering and other natural materials, which were exposed on the last day in the columned hall on the Heldenberg and presented to the visitors at 3.00 p.m.

The participants from Lower Austria were Elfriede Berger, Ingrid Biberschick, Susanna Beylen, Dagmar Dodosch, Daniela Gruse, Christine Huber, Elisabeth Leonart, Walter Maringer, Brigitte Meißl, János Szurcsik and Andy Wallenta. From Moravia, the participants were Lucie Turanová, Barbora und Janá Ševčíkovi, Ivona Tichá and Jaroslav Ševčík.

Until end of August 2010, visitors of the Museum shall have to opportunity to marvel at the way, in which earth, stones, sand, clay, straw and lumbers have been animated by an artist's hand. Visitors were also welcome during the creative period. They were allowed to chat with the artists, to discuss with them or simply to have a look over their shoulders.

On July 25 at 3.00 p.m., the public was at the same time presented the results of the cross-border cooperation between the Mistelbach 3 elementary school and the ZŠ Lažánky. Within the framework of the EU project of "Painting with the Colours of the Earth", the Lower Austrian children from the Mistelbach 3 elementary school started painting the four large-format pieces of art, and the children from the ZŠ Lažánky finished the painting. On May 7, all little artists, boys and girls, from both sides of the border met at the Mikulčice Museum, sang songs, played with one another, had meals, and exchanged gifts.

Bilder der Veranstaltung


Exposition

Pictures

Final

The intention of the EU project „Painting with the Colours of the Earth" under the guidance of the Department of Rural Development of the Province of Lower Austria on the Lower Austrian side and of the Masaryk Museum on the Moravian side stems from the Lower Austrian experiences from the campaign "Our soil - upon which we stand", within the scope of which also a painting competition with soil colours has successfully been implement in Lower Austrian schools.

Working with the Colours of the Earth shows in an artistic way a conscious and responsible treatment of soil, the material, on which we walk, build our houses and streets, in which our plants grow, which stores our water, filters it and renders it potable. Soil shows changes in natural and cultural history. It serves as a means to convey information and culture. In Lower Austria and in Southern Moravia soil also serves as a memory bearer of the common periods in history.

Prof. Irena Ráček
racek@soilart.eu
+43 (0) 676 / 72 544 26
Soil Colour Creative Center on the Heldenberg
A-3704 Kleinwetzdorf, Wimpffengasse 5


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