The Nordic Effect

The Nordic Effect

Paradigm ( Norway) and Views on Clay (Finland)

27 March 2013 – 15 May 2013
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David & Linnéa Calder from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Tulla Elieson from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Jens Erland from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Karen Klim from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Vidar Koksvik from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Irene Nordli from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Ruta Pakarklyte from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Tovelise R.Olsen from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Leif Stangeby-Nielsen from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Heidi Sand from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Svein Thingnes from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Gunnar Thorsen from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Marit Tingleff from the 'Paradigm' exhibition P. Vigeland from the 'Paradigm' exhibition Camilla Kropp from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition “Lempi” Photographs © Ben Rinner Laura Pokela from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition “Lost in Translation” Photographs © Ben Rinner Eeva Jokinen from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition In the forest” Photographs © Ben Rinner Camilla Groth from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition “Tactile Landscapes” Photographs © Ben Rinner Sami Ruotsalainen from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition ”Scetches in Clay” Photographs © Ben Rinner Mika Kato-Karhu from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition “Tea leaves measuring spoon” Photographs © Ben Rinner Liina Blom from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition ”Alku” Photographs © Ben Rinner UKLY from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition “Ceramist at Work” Photographs © Ben Rinner Anu Penttinen from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition “Cityplan in Black and White” Photographs © Ben Rinner Mirjami Rissanen from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition "Time of shadow - shadow of time" Photographs © Ben Rinner Viktoria Pettersson from the 'Views on Clay' exhibition ”Lux” Photographs © Ben Rinner

Exhibition

The Nordic Effect
Paradigm ( Norway) and Views on Clay (Finland) 27 March 2013 – 15 May 2013

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Kilkenny Design Workshops (KDW), a visionary state-sponsored design agency that emerged in response to the 1961 Scandinavian Report on Irish design. In exploring the legacy of the iconic KDW, the National Craft Gallery is pleased to present two contemporary Nordic exhibitions:

Paradigm

Paradigm is an exhibition of contemporary Norwegian craft commissioned by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Norwegian Association for Arts and Crafts, and curated by Lars Sture. The exhibition, put together through a careful process of dialogue and selection, demonstrates the exhibitors’ abilities to combine craft traditions with new concepts, thereby creating evolving philosophical, theoretical or material frameworks that emphasise progression and experimentation. The artists included cross a range of disciplines and generations, but are linked by their abilities to synthesize tradition with innovation.The exhibition emphasises the evolution of craft as a discipline that combines both head and hand and where the exhibition title refers to the abstraction in the relation between the audience and the art object, the audience and the maker. Paradigm offers an opportunity to explore the thinking processes of the artists involved, and a wider introduction to contemporary Norwegian craft.

Curated by Lars Sture

Presented in association with Norwegian Crafts and the Norwegian Embassy in Dublin.

 

Views on Clay

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Kilkenny Design Workshops (KDW), a visionary state-sponsored design agency that emerged in response to the 1961 Scandinavian Report on Irish design. In exploring the legacy of the iconic KDW, the National Craft Gallery is pleased to present two contemporary Nordic exhibitions:

Views on Clay
Design Migration 10+


The Design Migration Association was formed by a group of emerging designers in Finland in 2003 as a means of connecting designers with producers and retailers through innovative exhibitions of products and prototypes. The exhibition Views of Clay was part of the Helsinki World Design Capital Program and was shown in the Design Museum Helsinki in 2012. The concept of the exhibition involved gathering a group of designers, some of whom worked with clay as their medium, some of whom did not, and inviting them to articulate their ideas about the material in whatever way they chose. For some, this was an opportunity for creative expression, for others it was a chance to investigate their design process in a new medium. Many brought their understanding of other processes and materials to bear, resulting in new and innovative ways of working with clay. Views on Clay gives us an opportunity to look again at a familiar material, and gives us a taste of contemporary Finnish design.

Presented in collaboration with the Finnish Embassy in Ireland.


The exhibitions will be complemented by a seminar on Friday 5th April -  'The Nordic Effect; Crafting Models for Success'

 

Education & Outreach

THE NORDIC EFFECT: CRAFTING SUCCESS Fri 5 April

Registration 11am, Seminar 11.30am – 4.30pm

The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny
€10 / €8 Concession

To register email or call: 056 7796151

 

This seminar investigates our fascination with Scandinavian and Nordic design, discussing the principles and attributes that determine its continued success. Reflecting on this Nordic influence, we will hear from designers, makers and consultants who discuss strategies, supports and models, which could strengthen and develop Irish practices. Full details can be viewed here.

CURATORS TALK with Lars Sture and Taya Sipilä of Design Migration 10+ Fri 5th April 6pm

The curators talk will be followed by the official launch and opening of Views on Clay and Paradigm at 7pm. 

Nordic Grooves Fri 5th April 9.00pm

Nordic Night at Billy Byrnes Bar, John St, Kilkenny

Nordic Grooves with DJ and curator Suvi Saloniemi and Nordic menu at The Bula Bus

FAMILY DAY Tin-Can Treasures Sat 13th April 10.30am and 12noon

Tin-Can Treasures with Carrie Lynam is a workshop inspired by the metal objects in our exhibition Paradigm. Suitable for 5 to 12 years of age but all the family are welcome to stay and join in. Book now

FAMILY DAY Clay Create Sat 11th May 10.30am &12noon

Join ceramist Ciara O'Sullivan for a fun clay workshop inspired by our exhibition from Finland Views on Clay. Suitable for 5 to 12 years of age but all the family are welcome to stay and join in. Book now

Late Date: Launch of Kilkenny Roots Festival Fri 3 May @ 6.30pm

This Late Date marks the Launch of the annual Kilkenny Rhythm & Roots Festival with an intimate performance from very special guest band! Join us for a glass of wine, view the current exhibitions and join in the celebrations to launch the 16th Kilkenny Roots Festival.

FREE event. Performance from 7pm

www.kilkennyroots.com

LATE DATE Hand to the Wheel Thurs 25th April 6.30pm

Have you ever wanted to have a go on a pottery wheel? Join us a the National Craft Gallery for an informal evening of clay experimentation for beginners with a glass of wine.

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