THE BIG CHISELLER | Festival Membership | For TYPE 2 & 3 Applications ONLY


THE BIG CHISELLER | Festival Membership | For TYPE 2 & 3 Applications ONLY


Please state in your purchase form whether your are a Type 2 or Type 3 Applicant.

Please ensure you have read and understood all the information pertaining to your application (on or in the description below). You may read the REWILDING artist’s brief HERE.

We wish you all the best of luck with your submission, thank you for your interest in The Big Chiseller Wood Sculpting Festival!

We hope to see you there :)


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The Big Chiseller (11th -13th October) will take place at the Schoolhouse for Art and several other locations in Enniskerry Village and the surrounding area.

To submit a TYPE 2 or TYPE 3 Participant application, it is necessary to register as a Big Chiseller Member, and pay a €10 submission fee.

Once you have registered, you may continue with the application process.

DESCRIPTION for both Applicant Types and necessary CHECKLISTS are copied below.

TYPE 2. Visual Artists/Sculptors (Exhibitors)

Artists are being sought to submit their work for our REWILDING Art Exhibition, to be held at the Schoolhouse for Art Gallery over the course of The Big Chiseller Festival.

Artwork may take the form of painting, drawing, photography, film, sculpture or installation but MUST refer to the REWILDING concept.

Artists may submit up to 2 pieces for selection. Preference is given to work which is eco-conscious, original, engaging and thought-provoking.

In the event of a sale, 25% of the retail price will be retained by the Schoolhouse for Art to cover administrative costs/hanging fees.

Artists are responsible for the transport and collection of their work.

Type 2 Exhibiting Artist Application CHECKLIST

  • Proof of The Big Chiseller Membership (quote your Squarespace Order Number)

  • Proof of Identification

  • Statement of interest with relation to REWILDING

  • Artist CV & References

  • Digital Portfolio of work, including images (5 MAX) of the intended piece for exhibition

  • Retail Price of Artwork

  • Any further relevant information regarding the installation of your work

TYPE 3. Artist/Demonstrators (smaller scale)

Artists working with wood and other natural, locally sourced materials are being sought to demonstrate their craft & skill to the public at Craft Booths - giving the Artists the opportunity for exhibiting and vending their work.

Type 3 Artist Vendor - Demonstrator CHECKLIST

  • Proof of Public Liability Insurance (MANDATORY)

  • Proof of Identification

  • Artist Statement & CV

  • A Portfolio (MAX 5) examples of the work intended to be carved & sold over the course of the festival - please include rough dimensions of your work.

  • Details of required space for demonstration/vending of work

  • Any further requirements to facilitate your demonstration (such as electricity supply)

All applications should be emailed to with Application TYPE 2/TYPE 3 (as applicable) in the subject headline.

Please quote your purchase order number in your email - this will double as your Membership Code.

Best of luck to all our applicants!

We look forward to reading your proposals!