Curious Treasures

Curious Treasures

Window Exhbition

24 October 2020 – 30 April 2021
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Exhibition

Curious Treasures
Window Exhbition 24 October 2020 – 30 April 2021

Makers include: Artefakt Rugs | Max Brosi | Ceadogan | Coolree Design | Garvan deBruir | Isobel Egan | Emmet Kane | Andrew Ludick | Mary Neeson | Robert O’Connor | Aoife Soden | Inga Reed

Curious Treasures is a vibrant exhibition celebrating luscious, tactile and quirky work by some of our favourite makers. These pieces each combine careful selection of materials and meticulous skill with creative design, to make objects that communicate passion, perseverance and personality. With an emphasis on curiosity and wonder, the exhibition draws us into an Aladdin’s cave of exquisite and surprising pieces.

The objects we choose to surround ourselves are those that spark joy, give feelings of connection, or inspire memories. These are the things that also demonstrate our personalities, define our tastes and make us feel at home. This show celebrates objects of awe, energetic and considered, precious and natural, that we absolutely love and want to share with you.

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Education & Outreach

Fun Handmade Animation Techniques Sat 5th Dec, 11.30am

Children & their guardians will work together to create their own animated Christmas characters using the earliest animated techniques such as the Thaumatrope & Zoetrope. This free workshop will be delivered by Kim Sharkey. Worksheet included with step by step instructions & templates. Book here

Embroidery Online Workshop Wed 9 Dec, 7pm - 8.30pm

Create your own embroidered festive decorations with visual artist Caroline Schofield. Learn how to use your sewing machine as a drawing tool to create designs inspired by exhibits in Curious Treasures. The main techniques explored will be stitching onto water-soluble film. Materials/equipment list is available upon booking. Technical questions about this workshop can be sent to events@ndcg.ie. Free workshop. Book here

Traditional Floral Wreaths Online Workshop Thurs 10 Dec, 7pm – 8.30pm

Award-winning floral artist Eva Homes of Darver House Nursery and Chairwoman, of Kilkenny Flower Club will deliver a traditional Christmas wreath workshop. Participants with all levels of experience are welcome. A materials list will be forwarded to all participants. You are encouraged to source a variety of greenery/materials from your garden and hedgerow. Additional decorations can be added. Free workshop. Book here

Foraged Festive Displays Online Workshop Wed 16 Dec, 7pm - 8.30pm

Due to popular demand, we now have a second workshop with floral artist Eva Homes of Darver House Nursery. Learn how to create festive floral displays suitable for a variety of locations throughout your home. All levels of experience are welcome. A materials list is available upon booking. You are encouraged to source a variety of greenery/materials from your garden and hedgerow. Additional decorations can be added. Free workshop. Book here

Festive Activity Sheets Thursday 17 December 2020 at 7.03 am

This year as part of the Design & Craft Council Ireland 'Keep Well' programme, our education panel members created festive fun activity sheets for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Christmas House Scenes, activity sheet by Laura McNamara. Download here

 

Festive Thaumatrope, activity sheet by Kim Sharkey. Download here

 

Origami Gift Box, activity sheet by Deirdre Deegan. Download here

 

Make Your Own Christmas Wrapping Paper, Part 1 & 2 - standard & mirrored repeat patterns, by Deirdre Deegan. Download here

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