IIW 2021 Artistic Soul of Welding Digital Collection

December 16, 2020

The International Institute of Welding (IIW) will hold the 2021 IIW Welded Art Photographic Exhibition in ‘virtual’ mode during the on-line 2021 IIW Annual Assembly from 11th to 17th July 2021.
700-800 welding professionals, engineers and scientists are expected to attend. Participants will be able to enter an on-line room where all the welded art photographs will be displayed. Participants will also be able to take away a ‘2021 Artistic Soul of Welding Digital Collection”, containing all the welded art photographic exhibits plus the write-ups on the artists and exhibits including contact details of each artist. The digital collection will also be promoted around the world in a number of ways.
CWB Group is promoting the 2021 exhibition and if you wish to participate in any of the categories of the exhibition shown below, or know somebody who would be interested, you can download the detailed invitation and the “2020 Digital Collection”
The “2021 Digital Collection” will include an expanded number of exhibits in each of the four categories shown in the “2020 Digital Collection”  plus a special educational institution category all as mentioned below:

  1. Welded Art Exhibits: Typically what is shown on Pages 5 to 54 but expanded from 25 Artists to 35 artists
  2. Emerging Joining Technologies:  Two examples are shown on pages 57 to 62 from Autodesk in the United Kingdom, (“Ollie the Octopus”) and University of Wollongong and RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia (Spatial Lattice).We welcome researchers, universities and companies around the world using emerging joining technologies to create welded art exhibits for submission.
  3. Young Artists:  We would like to include up to 10 exhibits from children 15 years and under who have taken up welded art as a hobby and who are forming the next generation of up-and-coming young artists. Thomas Huisman an example of ‘the face of welding for the next generation’ from Brisbane, Australia, is featured on pages 64/65 with his exhibit “Heavy Metal”.
  4. Photography:- Prof Milan Maronek from Slovakia is featured on pages 67/68 where through his ‘Art of Welding‘ series, he brings the viewer closer to the world of technology and welding from the perspective of fine art photography. His exhibit “The Memory of Monet” is a fine example of this. Materials scientists and engineers amongst others would find this an interesting activity to participate in.
  5. Instructors and students:  Around Canada, there are universities, technical colleges, art colleges and high schools where both instructors and students may perform welded art. IIW would like to include at least 10 exhibits from such educational institutions around the world.
     The final number of exhibits to be included in each category is flexible and significantly increased numbers of suitable exhibits can be accommodated.

    If you are aware of other people in your networks at companies, universities, research groups, colleges etc who may be producing welded artwork in any of the categories mentioned earlier, you can send their contact details to Chris Smallbone, Exhibition Organiser, at allbones@iinet.net.au and he will contact them directly.