May 28, 2019, 3:20 PM
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Iranian artist earns Australian Cultural Fund award

Tehran, May 28, IRNA – Iranian Wood carver Saeed Arzegan received award from the Australian Cultural Fund.

According to Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran, Arzegan has started a project named wood magic since 2009 which was finalized in 2015.

His recent work consists of 590 wooden parts and has been made in 320 hours.

Arzegan travelled to Bandar Abbas, Minab, Qeshm, Jask, Chabahar, Birjand, Ferdows, Neyband, Kerman, Saqqez and Uraman Takht to find wood for his works.

Wood carving is a form of woodworking by means of a cutting tool (knife) in one hand or a chisel by two hands or with one hand on a chisel and one hand on a mallet, resulting in a wooden figure or figurine, or in the sculptural ornamentation of a wooden object.

The Australian Cultural Fund is a fundraising platform for Australian artists. It is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.

Through the ACF, artists upload their project, start their fundraising campaign and invite art lovers and supporters to donate.


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