hualien stone sculpture workshop
Asia Chan-Rose has been given an all-expenses grant by the Taiwanese government to attend a month-long sculpture workshop in Hualien, on the east coast of Taiwan. She will be there from mid July to mid August.
A well-established museum, and the first of its kind in the country, the facility is in the heart of an area world-famous for its natural marble and jade resources, and at the entrance to the Taroko Gorge, one of the seven natural wonders of Asia.
The first international stone festival was held in 1995, and the museum itself established in 2001.
Artists are required to submit a proposal and a portfolio of work in order to be considered for the grant, from which a limited number are selected. Asia is very enthusiastic to attend, both for the opportunity itself, and to be able to focus on carving to the exclusion of all 'normal' matters. She is sure her husband and children will be able to cope without her, somehow.