Current approaches to tableware

11 August 2012 – 29 October 2012
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Current approaches to tableware 11 August 2012 – 29 October 2012

Sharon Blakey & Ismini Samanidou | Stuart Cairns | Chien-Wei Chang  | David Clarke | Maike Dahl | Designgoat | Kirsty Eaglesfield  |TheGreenEyl | Simone Ten Hompel  | John Lambe | Nel Linssen| Anders Ljungberg | Geoffrey Mann | Grant McCaig | Hugo Meert| Wiebke Meurer | Cathy Miles | Enya Moore | Jennifer Slattery | Kaori Tatebayashi | Brian Keaney/Tonfisk Design | Debbie Wijskamp | Annabet Wyndham


An exhibition of European applied artists and product designers who present alternative approaches to tableware. The exhibition will feature innovative tableware and accessories with quirky aesthetics, challenging our expectations of domestic products and fusing utility with art for the table.

Utensil is presented as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Curated by Angela O'Kelly

Late Date Fri 26th Oct 6.30pm -8pm
DESIGNGOAT Talk and Multi-Sensory Event
Dublin based designers DESIGNGOAT will be joining us at the National Craft Gallery for our Late Date this month. DESIGNGOAT's Eating Objects features in our current exhibition UTENSIL. Eating Objects is an on-going project, described as the design exploration of food, molecular gastronomy and eating experiences. The design duo will talk about the methodology and inspiration that drives their practice and invite visitors to participate in a multi sensory event using sound and jelly.
Crafty Family Day
Sat 27th Oct 11am and 12pm (Fully Booked)
Wire Workshop and Gallery Tour for Children.
Parents and guardians are invited to join in, this is crafty fun for the whole family!
Booking required and parents not taking part must stay in the Castle Yard for the duration of the workshop.
Afternoon Drop -in Workshops
Sat 27th Oct 2.30pm- 4.30pm
Informal workshop for all the family!

Education & Outreach

Culinary Culture Remix Fri 21 Sept 2012, 4.30 – 8.30pm

For Culture Night 2012 National Craft Gallery presents a feast of Culinary Culture inspired by the current exhibition ‘Utensil’. This evening of music, performance and workshops at the Castle Yard will ensure fun for all the family. Take part in Percussion Workshops using Kitchen Utensils with local performers RHYTHMRIOT, Invent your own Foodie Sculptures or Print ‘Utensil’ inspired Designs with textile artist CAROLINE RYAN inspired by Jennifer Slattery’s textiles. Bring a friend and join the Culture Night festivities!

Booking Required for Utensil Percussion Workshops (5pm,6pm,7pm) call 056 7777012 or email events@nationalcraftgallery.ie Other workshops are drop in throughout the evening.