Oak and Iron Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue

by Theo_Shields in Edinburgh

We did it
On 29th August 2015 we successfully raised £405 with 20 supporters in 14 days

I'm looking for financial support to print a catalogue that will accompany Oak and Iron, a touring exhibition of recent work.

by Theo_Shields in Edinburgh

New stretch target

Thank you so much for all the support! With your generous contributions the £250 has successfuly been raised and the catalogue has gone to print. If you would still like to pre-order a catalogue via Crowdfunder, any overfunding will assist with distrubution, the costs of putting on the exhibitions and give something back to the amazing writers who have contributed their time and skill to the publication. 

Project aim

I'm looking for financial support to print a catalogue that will bring longevity to Oak and Iron, a touring exhibition of work. The original plan was to fund this through Creative Scotland, but alas the cuts to the arts has limited the amount of money available. So here's plan B, to put it into your hands. If you would like to receive a first edition copy from a limited print run of a shiny sleek Oak and Iron's exhibition catalogue, full of images, insights into the works production, and more info about the people and context behind the project, please donate.


About the project

For the past 6 months I have been working towards a body of work to display as a touring exhibition across Scotland. I have collaborated with Fraser Waugh from Edinburgh Cast-Metals and carpenter Chris Scotland to produce a series of sculptures in native hardwoods and recycled metal. Oak and Iron is a study on the impact of molten metal on the form and integrity of wood. The completed sculptures are made from casts taken from the inner cavity of fire-hollowed logs; as hot iron is poured into a slab of oak, the iron and wood reject each other,  burning and bending until fusing as one. The end product is ultimately a conversation between these two raw materials.  More information found at: www.theoshields.com/oak-and-iron.html


Having completed the sculptures for the show, organised the exhibitions and had fantastic writers contribute essays on the work and context of the show, I would love an opportunity to capture all this in a lasting publication. 


Edinburgh Fringe Festival Exhibition Open: 8th- 30th August Closing reception and film screening: 3pm 29th AugustThe Hidden Garden, St Johns Church, Princess Street, Edinburgh, EH24BJ Generator ProjectsPreview:  1st September (1900-2100)Open: 2nd - 8th SeptemberUnit 25/26/Mid Wynd Ind Est, Dundee, DD1 4JGNew Glasgow SocietyPreview: 10th September (1900-2100)Open: 11th September - 18th SeptemberNew Glasgow Society, 1307 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8TL




 *Additional postage may be required to delivery rewards out of the UK


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

A huge thanks! You will receive a big shout out on social media, a warm satisfied feeling inside and a personal invite to all future previews and events.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Thank you so much! You will receive a limited edition signed Oak and Iron catalogue, and a personal invite to all future previews and events.

£20 or more

£20 Reward

You're a star! You will not only receive a signed copy of the Oak and Iron catalogue and a personal invite to all events but you will also get your hands on a snazzy limited edition customized Oak and Iron notebook. *additional postage may be required if outside the UK

£50 or more

£50 Reward

What a champion! You will not only be sent a catalogue and personal invite to all preview events but also a one off glass sculpture for the collection.

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