Born from an idea by János Probstner, founder and former director of the International Ceramics Studio, the 1st International Triennial of Silicate Arts was held in 2005 in Kecskemét, Hungary – expanding the tradition of the National Silicate Industrial Triennials of the 1980's into a truly global event.
The venues for the Triennial are based in Kecskemét, a large market town 80 kilometres south of the Hungarian capital, Budapest. Kecskemét has long been renowned for its support of cultural events and has a long tradition of artistic endeavour. The Triennial exhibition will take place in the Hírös Agóra Cultural Centre.
The organisers expect artists to use the given theme with complete freedom and innovation.
The works must be in clay, concrete, porcelain or glass and artists are free to choose the technical methods and approach to the given theme. The objects must be original works and not previously prizewinning works in any international competition.
The aims of the triennial are to stimulate both fine and applied artists to create works which give scope to the industrial and artistic application of new materials and technologies, encouraging the widening of directions in 21st century silicate arts.
The theme for the 2017 Triennial is "BALANCE"
Application deadline: 30 May 2017
The exhibition of the 5th International Triennial of Silicate Arts will be held from 3 September to 30 September 2017 in the Kecskemét Cultural and Conference Centre.
The official languages of the Triennial are English and Hungarian.
application form in English (pdf)
application form in English (MS word .doc)
back to top of page