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Dear leather artists,


with this letter (again) the Austrian Saddler Museum Hofkirchen / Traunkreis, Austria would like to invite you warmly to the symposium from 24th – 29th August 2015.

Invited are artists and craftsmen who work with and treat the material leather in an artistic and creative way.

You will find the most important information on the following pages. We would be pleased to welcome you and ask for an early registration or cancellation.

With kind regards

Josef Wieser /MMag. Verena Kroupa

(for the team of the Saddler Museum) (artistic project management University of Art Linz)

Julia Almansberger and Marlene Roßmann

(representatives of the organisation)



Important information for participants of the summer symposium 2015

This symposium takes place on a „Vierkanthof“ (a big ancient and traditional farmhouse) in Hofkirchen /Traunkreis , Austria.


Free board and lodging for the first twelve registrations (in order of their arrival). From the 13th registration on 59 EUR will be charged for room and board.


Travel costs, as well as costs for the material are to be paid by the participants.

The participants are to bring their own tools.

The symposium will be open for guests on Friday, 28th August from 14:00 to 18:00


Furthermore, we are looking for workshop offers for participants of the symposium and guests. All these workshops will be remunerated.

Participation with or without workshop possible.

During the festive days (28th August to 30th August) participating artists can sell their own products.

The conclusion of the symposium with an exhibition of handcrafted objects will be on Saturday, 29th August (in the evening).

The detailed program will be announced in time just after the arrival of all registrations and workshop contributions.


We take care of a wide media presence, we thereby expect guests‘ interest to a high degree.

We expect the artists to share their experiences and their knowledge with other participants.

 We kindly ask the artists to leave an object for the development of a collection of contemporary leather art.

The mentoring throughout this symposium is carried out by Mrs. MMag. Verena Kroupa (University of Art, Linz) and the students of the Institution of Higher Education for Economic Professions for Culture and Congress Management, Steyr.

You will find further and current information on the home page




Monday, Aug. 24th 2015

 arrival of the participants until 12:00

from 14:00inaugural conversation with

Mrs. MMag. Verena Kroupa (University of Art, Linz)

work on the objects


Tuesday, 24th – Thursday 27th of August

work on the objects

in the morning and afternoon

lecture by Mr. René Berends (Wednesday evening)

followed by a round of talks with Mrs. MMag. Verena Kroupa,

artistic accompanying (Thursday)


Friday, Aug. 28th 2015

work on the objects

 from 14:00 Guests‘ day with workshops für children und adults


Saturday, Aug. 29th 2015

opening of the exhibition

(in the evening)

Sunday, Aug. 30th 2015

exhibition of the results of the symposium

workshop for children and adults


Sales possibility of own products during the guests‘ days (Aug. 28th – 30th)

at the syposium and the Saddler Museum


common mealtimes

lunch (from Monday to Saturday)

approx. 12:00

dinner (from Monday to Saturday)

approx. 19:00



subject to alterations!