Since 1932, wood sculpting has been organized in a professional association. The Swiss Wood Sculptors Association was formed in 2013 by the merger of the Professional Association of Wood Sculptors Brienz with the Swiss Wood Sculptors Association. The members of the association work independently in their studios or are active in related professional fields.
In about 90 years of existence of the association, the traditional craft has constantly developed thanks to its versatile members from all over Switzerland and is represented today in art as well as in the most diverse forms of design and work.
This mobile exhibition with numerous wood sculptors shows the diversity of the valuable work of the Swiss Wood Sculptors Association and makes a stop in the heart of wood sculpture, in Brienz, from May 6 – October 29, 2023.
Vernissage: Saturday, May 6, 2023
May 4, 2013 – April 19, 2015
With the inclusion of the museum in the “List of Switzerland’s living traditions”, the diversity of wood sculpture in Brienz was displayed.
May 5 – October 31, 2018
The focus of the special exhibition was the unique Huggler woodcarving dynasty, which shaped wood carving in the region over a period of 200 years.
May 4 – October 27, 2019
It was time to dedicate a platform to the increasing number of women in wood carving. The exhibition attracted considerable attention and was a success.
May 2 – October 31, 2020 and May 1 – October 30, 2021
Influenced by great French masters, Carl Binder celebrated international success. The exhibition showed early and later smaller to life-size figures and works.