Narrative Tools

Narrative Tools


May 2020 - May 2021


Narrative Tools
ONLINE EXHIBITION May 2020 - May 2021

A new inititive by NDCG, this Intergenerational Collaborative Project will take place over one year and result in an online exhibition.

We invite you to send us photographs of handed-down tools or inherited hand-made items, and tell us why it is important to you.

Email to or post to National Design & Craft Gallery, Narrative Tools project, Castle Yard, Kilkenny.

Content will be shared as on and @NDCGallery social media. Penned narratives are also welcome.

Include your name, photograph(s), description or story about the object and your permission for us to share your photographs.

Narrative Tools is a collaborative intergenerational project celebrating family stories and craft connections. It is inspired by the GENERATION exhibition which explores how generational relationships and personal histories have encouraged innovation and spurred creativity. 

“Ever since vessels were first made from clay, clothing from wool, and metal used to create precious objects, makers have been inspired by the past. Craftsmanship and making have been passed down within families. We would love to know the traditions and history of your family as told through the craft tools you use or have inherited.”  - Caroline Schofield

This project is launched as part of Bealtaine Festival At Home 2020.


GDPR: Your details will be held securely for the purposes of the project in line with Design & Crafts Council Ireland policy, and will not be shared with any other person / agency.

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