Austria, Salzburg

Listen to the Stone

when 28 July 2019 - 24 August 2019
language English
duration 4 weeks

The Untersberg quarry, which for centuries has provided the so-called “Untersberg marble” (in fact a limestone), offers ideal conditions for different approaches to the material, in order to enable students to find their own style. Living and working on site for four weeks, they will form an idea of the dimensions and processes involved in quarrying and working stone – in both past and present.

We will get to know the possibilities and limitations of working with limestone, and explore the light, colour and texture of this hard, heavy medium. We will also experiment with various ways of handling the stone, and hone existing skills, as well as finding out what forms this stone will allow. Besides the manual technique, the focus will be on the process of making artistic decisions. How can a contemporary question be combined with sculpture? Spatial imagination and manual skill open up a dimension of self-awareness that coincides directly with sculpture.

Students in this course generally live and work in the former workers’ houses on site. Everyday life in the quarry (cooking, cleaning, etc.) is organised by the students themselves. From Saturday evening 27 July 2019, simple dormitory accommodation is available in the quarry grounds for € 7.– per night. An invoice will be issued in advance.

Course leader

Karin Reichmuth

Target group

open to anyone interested in fine arts

Fee info

EUR 0: EUR 1.200: Regular fee
EUR 880: Reduced fee for students


Send application for grants by 3 April 2019. Link on official website