West Cork Stone Symposium 2017

Victor Daly sculptor

The West Cork Stone Symposium celebrates stone as part of our environment and as a source of inspiration throughout the ages

The event will be held in Ahakista on West Cork’s Sheep’s Head peninsula from 24-26 March 2017, as Victor Daly welcomes the best stone carvers and dry stone wallers from across Europe to this rugged part of southwest Ireland’s coastline, on the Wild Atlantic Way touring route.

Come to the symposium to be inspired by a rugged coastline that’s home to Ireland’s most creative communities. Discover how stone has shaped our lives and imaginations, and unleash your own creativity as you learn from stone masons, carvers, and sculptors whose work carries ancient traditions into the future.

For generations, artists, makers, producers, and dreamers have been inspired by the stone that forms our peninsulas, islands, rolling hills, and valleys. Stone tells a story that unlocks the flavours, textures, landscapes, and creativity of our Wild Atlantic shoreline.

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Booking is now open for workshops with some of Europes’ most acclaimed dry stone wallers and stone carvers.

About Victor

I am a stone carver with over 20 years of experience in stone-carving, restoration and abstract sculpture, working only with traditional chisel and mallet techniques. I accept a wide range of commissions, and deliver stone-carving courses here at my workshop on the Sheep's Head peninsula in West Cork.
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