Narratives in Making

Narratives in Making

12 May 2017 – 5 July 2017


Narratives in Making12 May 2017 – 5 July 2017

Roger Bennett | Úna Burke | Anne Butler | Edmond Byrne | Mike Byrne | Stuart Cairns | Julie Connellan | Jack Doherty | Liam Flynn | Sara Flynn | Karl Harron | Pierce Healy | Jennifer Hickey | Joe Hogan | John Lee | Alison Lowry | Michael McCrory | Cecilia Moore | Cara Murphy | Stephen O'Briain | Susan O'Byrne | Eily O'Connell | Coílín Ó Dubhghaill | Angela O'Kelly | Sasha Sykes | Joseph Walsh | Grainne Watts | Zelouf + Bell

An exhibition of new and innovative works from the Design & Crafts Council Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2017-18. The 28 designer makers represented were selected by an international panel, for demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship, design quality and technical skill.

Narratives in Making, curated by Gregory Parsons, considers the provenance of the objects, who made it, where it was made, how it was made and what it is made of. All this is inextricably linked. It informs our relationship with the object. There are fascinating stories here, from the love of material, rituals of making, the design process, the physical rhythm and time involved.

The curator reflects on the contribution contemporary craft makes to our well-being, through the life enhancing intelligence of the makers hand, the delight in what it produces and the joy of owning it. As you become absorbed in their world, you also become a part of these narratives in making.

Narratives in Making will tour to Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales from 22 July – 24 Sept 2017.

On Tour

Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales 22 July 2017 – 24 September 2017

Education & Outreach

Curator’s Tour Friday 12 May 2017 at 6.00 pm

With Gregory Parsons followed by the the official exhibition launch.

*Bealtaine Crafternoon Tea Tuesday 16 May 2017 at 11am & 12.30pm

Informal tour and cultural tea, celebrating creativity as we age.

Crafternoon Tea

*School Gallery Visits 17 May 2017 - 30 June 2017

Interactive exhibition tour, from primary to third level.

More info here

National Drawing Day Saturday 20 May 2017, 11am - 3pm

Craft and drawing drop-in workshops for all ages. See more here

Meet the Maker Thursday 25 May 2017 at 6.30 pm

Deep Drawing Technique talk and demonstration with Michael McCrory

*Family Design Day Saturday 17 June 2017 at 10.30am & 12noon

Animal Picnic, with Saidhbhin Gibson, inspired by Susan O’Bynre’s work

Meet the Maker Thursday 22 June 2017 at 6.30 pm

Approaches to Furniture with Sasha Sykes and Stephen O’Briain


*Booking required: call 056 779 6151 or email