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.
28 Jan SCHOOLS: Guided Gallery Visits of CultureCRAFT for Primary, Secondary, Third Level
We’re always happy to see school groups! A visit to the National Craft Gallery will provide your class with an enjoyable and inspirational way of learning more about art, craft and design. All ages are welcome to book our free school tours, from Primary to Third-Level and our Education team will tailor each gallery visit to suit your classes’ age and ability.
Kilkenny Arts Festival, Craft Programme Curator Angela O’Kelly, talks about the Costume exhibitions at the National Craft Gallery.