Calling all professional sculptors for the Tuwaiq Symposium

Here’s how you can participate in the upcoming Tuwaiq Symposium…      

Riyadh Art continues to transform the city into a gallery without walls with the launch of the third edition of the Tuwaiq International Sculpture Symposium (TISS). The symposium will take place from November 10 to December 2, 2021, at JAX District, Al Diriyah.

Titled “The Poetics of Space”, the 22-day symposium will bring together 20 international and Saudi artists to create public sculptures in a live setting.

Artist open call invitation

To support this art initiative, TISS invites stone sculptors of all nationalities to participate in the symposium. Applicants must have at least five years of experience and had their work displayed at exhibitions and galleries.

Entries can be submitted online from now to May 7, 2021. A highly respected expert panel, comprising five renowned members, will review each application, and a final list of 20 artists will be commissioned to create new works at TISS.


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“The Poetics of Space” serves to explore the connections between matter and emptiness, light and shadow, inspired by the surrounding environment. The completed works will be exhibited for five days at the end of the symposium (December 2-6) before moving to various outdoor locations across the capital city.

An uplifting initiative to support the Riyadh Art program

Audiences can look forward to a range of panel talks by artists and practitioners. These discussions will showcase top sculptors building upon each other’s experience and explore the connections between the different forms of sculpting.

TISS will also feature an education program, hosting school and university visits during the sculptures’ making. Students will have access to materials, skills, tools and techniques, and teachers are encouraged to consider how sculpture can be meaningful, enriching and rewarding.

The TISS is the second initiative of Riyadh Art, which previously launched the Noor Riyadh initiative.

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