Usually on the last Thursday of the month, we open our doors late for an after hours look at the current exhibition, accompanied by a glass of wine and an informal discussion. It’s a great place to meet new friends and get an alternative point of view.
Gallery Talks & Seminars
Sometimes the best way to understand work is to listen to the artist explain their thinking and making processes. It gives a unique insight and an opportunity to ask questions, so we have a vibrant programme of talks by makers, designers or exhibition curators throughout the year. View details of our current exhibitions and our up-coming events!
Watch, listen and read to discover more about the makers in GENERATION. These resources tell the stories that weave the exhibition together- through videos, podcasts and articles. Our Digital Library will continue to grow over the coming weeks bringing you generations of crafts to enjoy.
In 2018, Alla Sinkevich won the Brown Thomas Bursary prize. In this article she discusses her collection, Existential Nomad, with Grace Cahill.
Read about Ryan's design and making processes, his influences and the hallmark of his style in the Irish Arts Review.
In the podcast Material Matters with Grant Gibson, Mourne Textiles’ Mario Sierra discusses growing up surrounded by hand-weaving and the legacy of his grandmother Gerd Hay-Edie.
Róisín de Buitléar
Róisín’s Siansán glass sound objects, performed live by Liam Ó Maonlaoí and Peter O’Toole at Solstice Arts Centre during her solo exhibition 'Ornamentation’.
Róisín’s father, Eamon de Buitléar, discusses his familial background with Eileen Battersby in this Irish Times article from 1997.
In 2015, Katharine was interviewed by Marion McEnroy-Higgins with the conversation focusing on protecting the necessity of making.
Mark's father, Edgar, mastered lustre-ware skills at the Aldermaston Pottery with Alan Caiger-Smith. The latters obituary in the Guardian by Tanya Harrod gives insightgul context to Mark's ceramic techniques.
Glenn Adamson is an American curator, author, and historian who focuses on the intersections of design, craft, and contemporary art. His book The Invention of Craft, gives a theoretical discussion of skilled work is extended back in time and across numerous disciplines. He contributed to the GENERATION catalogue with a stimulating reflection on the transference of skills.
These podcasts expand on the importance of craft and making in society.