The forged figures park (historical information)

In 2001 in the course of the regular blacksmiths festival the Forged Figures Park was established in the public garden of the City executive committee of Donetsk. The project was initiated by Victor Burduk, chief director of Ukrainian Gefest blacksmiths enterprise and master of decorative and applied arts and under the aegis of the Donetsk City Council. Developing from year to year, the park has become one of the most famous places of interest in the capital city of Donetsk region. Moreover, it is unique in the whole world! The first exhibit of this outdoor blacksmiths art museum is a bunch of forged roses. This flower is a symbol of the miners’ capital, a symbol of the Donetsk Roses festival...

The 5th anniversary of the Forged Figures Park

In 2006 Donetsk Forged Figures Park celebrated its 5th anniversary. Since 2001 62 works have been created by joint efforts of blacksmiths from 15 Ukrainian cities and installed in the Park. THE FORGED FIGURES PARK IS THE PLACE WHERE FRIENDS MEET In 2004 the Ukrainian Gefest blacksmiths enterprise founded The Magazine of Metal. And it was a crucial point in the Forged Figures Park foundation and development of the festival of the same name. By efforts of the magazine’s staff blacksmiths from the remotest parts of Ukraine got to know about each other and Donetsk blacksmiths art festival and took up the initiative to establish a creative union. The same year the Forged Figures Park festival became All-Ukrainian and the...

The Oblivion (Y. Yermak)

Forged Figures Park, September, Donetsk

Blacksmiths art festivals have been taking place in Donetsk for 8 years. In 2001 in the course of the regular blacksmiths festival the Forged Figures Park was established in the public garden of the City executive committee of Donetsk. The project was initiated by Victor Burduk, chief director of Ukrainian Gefest blacksmiths enterprise and master of decorative and applied arts and under the aegis of the Donetsk City Council. Developing from year to year, the park has become one of the most famous places of interest in the capital city of Donetsk region. Since 2001 the blacksmiths art festival in Donetsk is called Forged Figures Park. A bunch of forged roses is the first exhibit of the forge art museum,...

Парк кованых фигур

The 7th festival of blacksmiths art in Donetsk

Holidays are taken very seriously in Donbass capital. And considering the fact that the City Day of Donetsk is held at the same day as the Miner’s Day, the level of all the festive events is double high. This year the President of Ukraine was personally present at the celebration of veterans of miner’s work in Donetsk that took place on the 28th of August. We can say that Viktor Andreevich respects blacksmiths as much as miners. That’s why he visited the 7th All-Ukrainian the Forged Figures Park-2005 Festival of blacksmiths art the same day. New works by the best blacksmiths-artists in Ukraine and the competitive spirit of the 1st Ukrainian blacksmiths all-round events championship impressed greatly not only the...

Парк кованых фигур

THE FORGED FIGURES PARK 2008

The 10th international Forged Figures Park – 2008 festival of blacksmiths art established by the Ukrainian Gefest blacksmiths enterprise and organized by the Donbass Blacksmiths Guild is going on! Although there are no tents, stage, furnaces and anvils on the square behind the Donetsk City Council building, festival is going on with the exhibition of 70 author’s works from 13 regions of Ukraine as well as from Holland and Belgium. Main events of the Donetsk blacksmiths festival were traditionally held on the third weekend of September. According to the statistics during this period from Friday till Sunday there has been the cloudless sky above Donetsk for some decades. Although, there was a wall of rain around the Donbass capital and...

Кузнечный свадебный обряд

Парк кованных фигур 2004

В последнее воскресенье августа столица Донбасса собрала лучших мастеров художественной ковки на фестиваль кузнечного мастерства, приуроченный к 135-летию Донецка. Фестиваль, традиционно проводимый в рамках городского праздничного шоу «Розы Донецка», приобрел в 2004 году новые черты. У него, во-первых, появилось собственное имя «Парк кованых фигур», а во-вторых, он перерос из регионального во всеукраинский. Из 12 городов десяти областей Украины 26 и 27 августа в гостеприимный Донецк съехались 50 делегатов — кузнецы, дизайнеры и руководители 24 крупных и средних кузнечных предприятий страны, чтобы принять участие в замечательном шоу, организованном Украинским кузнечным предприятием «Гефест» и «Журналом о Металле» под патронатом Донецкого городского головы Александра Лукьянченко. История Донецкого кузнечного фестиваля начинается с 1998 года, когда он еще не был развернут с должным размахом и...