THE BIG CHISELLER Festival
The Schoolhouse for Art presents The Big Chiseller, the inaugural National Wood Sculpting Festival being held in Enniskerry Village, October 11th-13th 2019…
…in other words we’re #REWILDING ENNISKERRY
The Big Chiseller is a Wood Sculpting Festival celebrating the magnificence and uniqueness of this masterful art form!
Over this captivating 3-Day festival, Headliner Sculptors will transform salvaged deadwood trees located around Enniskerry Village, into iconic, monumental sculptures using chainsaw & chisel. In addition, Artists/Sculptors will gather under the Schoolhouse for Art canopy, and other key locations throughout the village, to demonstrate their woodcarving skills and showcase their work!
Our concept of #Rewilding will inform various ancillary activities including;
Exhibitions, Participatory Events, Family-friendly Workshops, Woodturning Demos and more!
The Big Chiseller Festival will enhance our community’s sense of place and will offer all visitors a visual, environmental and culturally significant experience. The inaugural festival will support the greater vision of developing Enniskerry as an art-tourism hub, through the establishment of a Wood Sculpture Trail that supports the movement of visitors through the village and the surrounding area.
By using in-situ and located naturally felled trees our Festival will support a wider environmental and biodiversity enhancing brief. The area has a rich forested, natural & mountainous topography lending well to such an event.