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Monday, April 19, 2010

Craft classes at the Craft Granary

Saturday 24th April

10 am to 1pm Card making and Lumra

2 pm and 4.30 pm Candlewicking (white on white embroidery)

Cost: €10

Call Jenny Kiely on 052 7441296 to confirm your place

Exhibition at the Craft Granary

South Tipperary ICA

Exhibition of Arts and Crafts

The Craft Granary, Cahir

13th to 24th April

Mon – Fri 10am to 6 pm

Sat 9am to 5pm

Free admission

Come in and browse through this wonderful display.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Unique Opportunities to demonstrate your Craft at Bloom

Unique Opportunities to demonstrate your Craft at Bloom

Thursday 3rd June to Monday 7th June Phoenix Park, Dublin


Expressions of interest are being sought from Guilds who wish to demonstrate in a Selected Demonstration Area at Bloom 2010

Details Required:

Name of Guild:
Name of Contact:
Email Address & phone number of contact:

Deadline for expressions of Interest Friday 23rd April 2010 Please email Mary Whelan at

Midlands Home and Garden Show

Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd invites you to participate in the Midlands Food & Craft Marquee at Midlands Home and Garden Show.

Belvedere House Mullingar Co. Westmeath

Dates: Friday 11th June - Sunday 13th June 2010

The Midlands Garden Festival once again promises to be a feast for the senses; with a fantastic array of Garden and Home equipment from over 300 exhibitors, Continental Market, Bee Keeping displays, Seminars, Special Fairy Village for Children and more! The festival takes place in the beautiful parkland of Belvedere with its spectacular backdrop of Ireland’s largest man made folly - the Jealous Wall!

Last year there were over 40,000 visitors at this event held in Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Mullingar -

Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd has liaised with the venue provider –
Belvedere House, Gardens and Park, Mullingar and the event promoter Alan Collins of Southern Promotions regarding the inclusion of a Midlands Food and Craft Marquee at the Midlands Home and Garden Show.

Notes re Midlands Food & Craft Marquee at Midlands Home and Garden Show, Belvedere House Mullingar Friday 11th June - Sunday 13th June

* Area of 2.5 m frontage and 1.5 m depth
* The marquee will be floored
* Power will be supplied
* Toilets and handwash facilities will be available at the main house in Belvedere
* Note: You will need to bring your own furniture and tablecloths.
* Please keep your stand area clean at all times.
* Please ensure prices of your products are clearly visible.

The marquee will have a walk through system ie openings at both ends.

Dates of the Show

Friday 11th June Saturday 12th June Sunday 13th June

Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd. has negotiated the same price as last year.

Cost of participation is €300 + VAT = Total Cost €364.50. Deposit of 50% ie €150 is required to confirm booking. Balance :Postdated cheque 7 days prior to show. Deposit is due for payment with application form and full payment is required prior to opening of exhibition.

The event is being advertised nationally on radio and print media. The
2fm Roadcaster will be at the show, advertising will be done on 103fm, TV3 and 150,000 inserts will be put in regional newspapers.

If you would like to receive a Booking Form - please email Rhona Rogers, Tourism Development Officer, Co. Westmeath Tourism Ltd. at or call 044 9335389

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Durrow Arts Festival and Craft Fair 2010

Durrow Development Forum would like to invite craft workers to apply for a place in the craft section at the up coming Durrow Arts Festival 2010
The Arts Festival is running from 29th of April to the 3rd of May.
The craft area will be running from the official opening
Friday 30th at 7pm Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd

Spaces cost €20 and are limited.

Please contact Noeleen on 0879636460

INTER-CHANGES: Craft & Context Symposium, Exhibitions and Evening Lectures

INTER-CHANGES: Craft & Context Symposium
Date: 9:00am - 5:00 pm 13-14 April 2010
Venue: National Collage of Art and Design, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin

Full program: or
request program ( 6.44 MB ) by email:

Aideen at

Fee: EUR23/day and students EUR12/day; Light Lunch is included.
Pre-registration is required as places are limited.
Please register and pay online by visiting:
or download registration form

NCAD Students and staff are invited to attend gratis, but are asked to Pre
Register by March 31 in CGM office or by email: Aideen at


Inter-changes: Craft and Context Exhibition
Venue: Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4.
Dates: April 14th - May 4th 2010. The exhibition will be open to the public
4 - 6 pm: 14th, 15th, 20th, 27th April and 4th May 2010.
To arrange to see the exhibition outside of these hours please contact
Colleen Dube, Executive Director, Fulbright Commission, T: +353 1 660 7670
E: colleen.dube

Craft and Context: Influx Exhibition
Venue: Irish Museum Of Contemporary Art. Plane/Site Gallery, Lad Lane (Old
OPW), Off Baggot Street, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland.
Dates: April 9th - 22nd 2010;
Mon.-Sun. 12pm-5pm;
6:00pm - 8:00pm,
Admission Free

Opening Night: 18.00 pm April 14th 2010;
Admission Free

Evening Lectures

A series of evening lectures will accompany Inter-changes: Craft and Context

Venue: Mason Hayes & Curran, South Bank House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4.
Time: 6 - 8pm

Dates & Speakers:
April 20th Mary White, Muriel Beckett and Eva Kelly
April 27th Dr. Audrey Whitty, Assistant Keeper, National Museum
of Ireland, Geraldine Grubb and Karina Abdulbaneeva
May 4th Caroline Madden, Deirdre Rodgers and Kirsty Mc Ghie

Contact Person: Executive Director, Fulbright Commission, T: +353 1 660 7670
E: colleen.dube Admission Free

The formation of a critical context for craft is the subject of a rich
international debate within which, over the last ten years, many disciplines
have found a voice. Irish makers, as they understand and articulate their
practice through the new and evolving language of craft, have begun to take
their place among this intellectual community.The programme of this
symposium offers possibilities for contemporary makers, designers, sculptors
and anyone interested in the crafts to build alliances to sustain
creativity, create new avenues of interest and help ensure future
development of this sector. The symposium is open to the public.

* Symposium Keynote presentations will be made by Glenn Adamson - Head of
Graduate Studies in the Research Department at the Victoria and Albert
Museum, London and Arline Fisch, who has played a central role in the
revitalization of jewellery as a contemporary art form and was Professor of
Art (Emerita) - San Diego State University from 1961 - 2000.

* Contributing international professionals include: Robert Brady (US),
Frances Chapin (US), Vanessa Cutler (UK), Geoffrey Mann (UK), Lesley Millar
(UK), Robert Milnes (US), Alex Robins (US), Sandy Simon (US), and Wayne
Strattman (US).

* Contributing professionals from Ireland include: Stanislava
Antonijevic-Elliott, Nicola Gordon Bowe, Marie Brett, Mary Cahill, Róisín
de Buitléar, Mark Elliott, Sandy Fitzgerald, Michael Flannery, Eleanor
Flegg, Olivier Gaillot, Lisa Godson, Ed Kuczaj, Anna Moran, Hilary O'Kelly,
Cearbhall E. O'Meadhra, Gana Roberts, Georgie Thompson, and Audrey Whitty.

Waterford glass workers from Irish Handmade Glass will demonstrate blowing
and glass cutting in the glass shop. On Wednesday there will be a porcelain
throwing demonstration. Please see schedule and blog for more information.

This programme of events is conceived and negotiated by Fulbright scholar
Mary B. White, Caroline Madden, NCAD Glass lecturer and nineteen
co-researchers who participated in the NCAD, Landscape of Aesthetics and
Design, seminar series since October 2009: twelve contemporary Irish makers,
Muriel Beckett, Peter Fulop, Geraldine Grubb, Breda Haugh, Eva Kelly, Aoife
Ludlow, Liz Nilsson, Renata Pekowska, Deirdre Rogers, Clare Turley, Brigitta
Varadi, and Suzannah Vaughan, alongside seven NCAD CGM MA students, Karina
Abdulbaneeva, Julie Connellan, Lesley Kelly, Kirsty Mc Ghie, Richard Quin,
Suzanne Rogers and Eleanor Swan.

The programme is sponsored by the Crafts Council of Ireland, Fulbright
Commission, Mason, Hayes & Curran and the National College of Art and Design
and is co-directed by Louise Allen, Education & Awareness Manager, CCoI,
Colleen Dube, Executive Director, Fulbright, Caroline Madden, Glass
Lecturer, NCAD and Mary B. White, US Fulbright Scholar.

For more information, please contact Aideen Mc Cole, event co-ordinator
or visit



9:00 - 9:30 REGISTRATION: Harry Clarke Lobby

9:30 - 9:40
Introductions: Prof. Declan McGonagle, Director NCAD
9:40 - 10:40
Analogue Practice: Craft and the Culture of the Copy ; KEYNOTE: Dr. Glenn
Adamson, Deputy Head of Research and Head of Graduate Studies at the
Victoria and Albert Museum .Chair: Declan McGonagle
10:40 - 10:50 L
Louise Allen, Education & Awareness Manager, CCoI, Chair
10:50 - 11:50
Challenging and Sustaining the Crafts: Craft initiatives in the United
States Dr. Robert Milnes, Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at
University of North Texas, President of the National Association of Schools
of Art & Design.Chair: Louise Allen

11:50 - 12:20 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

12:20 - 1:00
Break-Out: Where Next?Glenn Adamson & Robert Milnes
Twenty minutes group-discussion. Thirty minutes question and answer
Co Chair: Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe, Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual
Culture, NCAD; Visiting Professor, School
of Art and Design, University of Ulster
Co Chair: Eleanor Flegg, Craft and Design writer and

12:20 - 1:00
Lighting & Glass, Renata Pekowska, Designer
Text, Suzanne Rogers, MA Candidate, Metals, NCAD
Ritual, Richard Quin, MA Candidate, Ceramics, NCAD
Aesthetic Translations, Alex Robins, Fulbright Student, Aesthetics, Cork

Irish Handmade Glass , Waterford City , Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard
Rowe , Derek Smith

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 - 2:15
Beyond The Mark, Peter Fulop, Ceramist
2:15 - 2:30
Steering the aesthetic of a nation: The legacy of successful branding of
Irish jewellery design as initiated in late
nineteenth century Ireland. Julie Connellan, MA Candidate, Metals, NCAD
2:30 - 3:00
Irish Craft - Culture and Context
Eleanor Flegg, Chair

2:00 - 3:00
A Digital Aesthetic
Aoife Ludlow: We Like Soup: Co-director, Designer, Chair Irish Handmade
Geoffrey Mann, Studio*Mrmann; Owner, Designer
Dr. Vanessa Cutler, Lecturer Welsh School of Architectural Glass, Swansea
Metropolitan University, Wales
Chair:Aoife Ludlow

3:00 - 3:30 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

3:30 - 4:30
Circling the Square of the Normative,Suzannah Vaughan, Glass/ Sculptor,
Dr. Mark Elliott, Senior Lecturer Psychology, NUI Galway
Chair: Suzannah Vaughan

3.30 - 4.30
Memory A constructed Truth
Memories: The creative muse, Liz Nilsson, Interdisciplinary textile artist,
Mutability of Mnemonic Structure and Remembering
Dr. Stanislava Antonijevic-Elliot , National University of Ireland
Witness: Cloth as an archive of memory
Lesley Millar, Professor of Textile Culture at the University
for the Creative Arts Epsom, UK.

Irish Handmade Glass , Waterford City , Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard
Rowe , Derek Smith

4:30 - 5:00 Break-Out: The Artist/Curator
Lesley Millar & Sandy Simon. Chair: Dr. Frances W. Chapin, Cultural Services
Manager for the city of Edmonds, WA


9:00 - 9:30 REGISTRATION: Harry Clarke Lobby

9:30 - 9:40
Introductions: Colleen Dube, Executive Director, Fulbright Commission,
Ireland Glass demos
9:40 - 10:40
TAKING RISKS, MAKING CHOICES, A career in the crafts

GLASS STUDIO - all Morning
Irish Handmade Glass , Waterford City , Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard
Rowe , Derek Smith

10:40 - 11:10
Journey and EvolutionRobert Brady, Professor of Art /Ceramics: California
Chair: Henry Pim, Lecturer, Ceramics, NCAD
11:10 - 11:40
Balancing Roles: gallery owner and potter: the mixed blessings of success
Sandy Simon, Trax Gallery (utilitarian pottery), Owner
Chair: Henry Pim Chair: Derek McGarry

10:40 - 11:10
Crafting glass-Creating Light-Reaching the Mind, Dr. Wayne Strattman, PhD,
University of Sunderland,Engineer/ physicist/ artist
Chair: Caroline Madden, Lecturer, NCAD
11:10 - 11:40
Rx3 Rethink, Recycle, Remake: Working to create markets for waste materials,
Olivier Gaillot, Project Manager rx3
Chair: Derek McGarry,

11:40 - 12:00 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

12:00 - 12:15
Abstraction: The Process of Deconstruction towards the Primordial, Lesley
Kelly, MA Candidate, Ceramics, NCAD
12:15 - 1:00
Ed Kuczaj, Head of Art Therapy and Continuing Visual Education at Crawford
College, Cork
Chair: Lesley Kelly

12:00 - 12:15
Artists Exchange with Communities in North West Ireland, Brigitta Varadi,
Artist, Textiles
12:15 - 1:00
Craft, Art and Culture, Sandy Fitzgerald, Cultural worker/producer
Chair: Mary B. White, Visiting Fulbright Scholar, NCAD

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

2:00 - 3:00
Visual Culture and Craft
'Mindless Clattering': An exploration of the recent cultural profile of
knitting,Hilary O'Kelly, Lecturer, History of Design, NCAD
Tradition in the service of modernity: Kilkenny Design
Workshops and the promotion of Irish craft in American
department stores, 1967-76
Anna Moran, Coordinator of MA Design History and
Material Culture, NCAD

Art, a Question of Accessibility
Bacon: A clay interpretation for the senses
Eleanor Swan, MA Candidate, Ceramics, NCAD, Chair
Altered images Exhibition
Georgie Thompson, Irish Museum of Modern Art
The Multimodel Visitor
Cearbhall O'Meadhra, Bank of Ireland Visiting Research

Demos: Róisín de Buitléar working with Irish Handmade Glass,Waterford City ,
Tony Hayes , Danny Murphy , Richard Rowe , Derek Smith

3:00 - 3:30 TEA/COFFEE BREAK

3:30 - 4:30
Metals - Design and aesthetics in Ireland,Breda Haugh, Designer, jeweller
Mary Cahill, FSA, FRSAI is an Assistant Keeper in the Irish
Antiquities Division of the National Museum of Ireland
Dr. Nicola Gordon Bowe, Associate Fellow, Faculty of Visual
Culture, NCAD; Visiting Professor, School of Art and Design,
University of Ulster
Chair: Breda Haugh, Designer, jeweller

Creative and Primary Education, Clare Turley,Ceramicist, Community
Emerging patterns:Discourse analysis of primary teachers'
perspectives regarding visual arts education.
Michael Flannery, PhD candidate, NCAD
Partnerships in Glass: A Primary School Experience
Marie Brett, Freelance visual artist
Gana Roberts, Artist, glass/textiles

CERAMIC DEMOS: Sandy Simon, Trax Gallery

4:30 - 5:00
Break-Out: Where Next?
Louise Allen
Twenty minutes group-discussion. Thirty minutes question
and answer.

6pm-8 pm