AND THE 2ND EVLİYA ÇELEBİ TILE COMPETITION
THE WINNERS RECEIVED THEIR AWARDS
Having been a host for the civilizations of Hittite, Phrygian, Rome, Hellen, Byzantine, Seljuk, Germiyan and Ottoman since the chalcolithic age, Kütahya always gained its reputation by its tile and ceramic manufacturing , along with its 7 thousand year old ancient history. It earned its place in the history books not only owing to the works created by the artists and artisans trained there in this field, but also its feature of being one of the few tile and ceramic centers in the world .
Having been personally commanded by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on 30 August 1922, the Battle of Dumlupınar for which 137,000 martyrs lost their life became an important milestone in Turkey’s history, made Kütahya achieve a significant position in the history.
In fact, 2011 has been announced as the year of Evliya Çelebi by UNESCO. In addition to this, Evliya Çelebi , the most important traveler of the Ottoman Empire, was pointed to rank among the top 20 people have contributed to the integration of various cultures most throughout the human history by the Council of Europe. Even 329 years after his death, Evliya Çelebi ,who was a citizen of Kütahya originally, managed to bring Kütahya forward at the international level
The 2nd Dumlupınar Ceramics Competition and the 2nd Evliya Çelebi Tile Competition arranged for the first time in February 2014 are being carried out in cooperation with the Department of Ceramic and Glass of Fine Arts Faculty of Dumlupınar University and Kütahya Foundation of Culture and Promotion and by means of the grant fund of the Representation of Ministry of Culture and Tourism Promotion Fund of Prime Ministry and Keramika Seramik and ÇiniKop corporations’ sponsorships.
Selective Committee Meetings of the competitions held on 04.05.2015 and 27 out of 116 ceramic works competing for the 2nd Dumlupınar Ceramics Competition entitled to be exhibited and 6 out of them entitled to be awarded. 50 out of 61 works competing for the 2nd Evliya Çelebi Tile Competition entitled to be exhibited and 7 out of them entitled to be awarded. The results of the competitions were announced on the webpage of the University and the Faculty.
The winners of the competitions will receive their awards at the award ceremony that will be held on 18 May 2015 at DPU Fine Arts Faculty and the opening cocktail for the exhibition of the competitions will be held afterwards. The exhibition of the competitions will be open until 26 May 2015. All the art lovers are invited.