18 Mar Interlace: 28th March - 7th May
Interlace is an exhibition which focuses on contemporary interpretations of lace. The exhibition includes work by Saidhbhin Gibson and Caroline Schofield, whose practice straddles fine and applied art, Róisín de Buitléar’s etched glass vessels based on vernacular lace patterns, fashion designer Natalie Coleman, textile artist’s Anita Elliot, Helen McAllister and Cathryn Hogg and Patty Murphy ceramics.
14 Mar Slow Art Day - Sat 12th April
The National Craft Gallery, together with the Butler Gallery, are very excited to be taking part in Slow Art Day for the first time this year. Slow Art Day is an international event with a simple message: help more people discover for themselves the joy of looking at and loving art.
On April 12th people all over the world visit local museums and galleries to look at art slowly. Participants look at four works of art for 5-10 minutes each and then meet together over coffee to have a chat about their experience.
11 Feb Conference: Contemporary Craft - Sat March 1st at NMI
National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History in partnership with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, the National Craft Gallery and the National College of Art and Design, will host a one day conference examining critical concerns around contemporary craft. This conference seeks to address the contemporary positioning of craft practice by investigating the contexts through which craft objects are represented.
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Craft Programme Curator Angela O’Kelly, talks about the Costume exhibitions at the National Craft Gallery.