Graepels announce open call to artists, metalworkers and designers

Posted 22.05.17


Graepels are delighted to announce their renewed partnership with Business to Arts in 2017.

At Graepels, we are passionate about supporting and encouraging the Arts. Over the last fifty-seven years, Graepels have worked closely with Architects, Designers, Sculptors and Artists on a range of bespoke perforated metal designs and projects, as well as being involved with both Business to Arts and the Kinsale Arts Festival. We are delighted to announce ‘Graepels and the Arts’, which is a project developed with Business to Arts. Business to Arts brokers, enables and supports creative partnerships between businesses, individuals and the arts. Business to Arts is a membership-based, charitable organisation (CHY 9871), working with corporate and individual members to develop solutions in areas such as sponsorship, commissioning, brand development, training, leadership development, internal and external communications and events.

At Graepels, we understand the vast and exciting potential of working with perforated metal.

We see metalwork as a craft, and over the years have produced a varied and diverse portfolio of work. Our perforated metal projects have a variety of applications including public art and sculpture, landscape and garden design, memorials and privately commissioned pieces. Extensive industry experience has taught us that contemporary designers and artists value the simplicity and elegance of metal design. We take pride in working closely with Artists, Designers, Sculptors and Architects to turn visions into reality, and to ensure the best design outcomes. A selection of our work is showcased below, highlighting the limitless potential of working with perforated metal.

Want to get involved? Calling artists, metalworkers and designers!

We are passionate about creating bespoke perforated metal designs. We are at the heart of metal design in Ireland and the UK, and our commitment to innovation and the creative process has enabled this exciting new venture, where we are delighted to offer an interested artist(s) the time and space to explore their practice in the beautiful surroundings of our Kinsale Headquarters. The chosen artist(s) can avail of outstanding facilities and amenities, including advanced machinery, unrivalled space and metal materials. Furthermore, the artist(s) can engage with the extensive expertise of our talented Engineers.

The application process for artists is here

Please Note: 
Applications must be submitted by 5pm on 7th July 2017.
Late and/or incomplete applications will be deemed to be invalid and, unfortunately, no exceptions can be made to this deadline.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail once your application has been processed.

And the FAQs and further information is available here

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