Join us for a discussion on the potential of co-operation, craft and industry to sustain rural economies. This event is part of the Bring Your Own Chair design and craft residency programme delivered by Workhouse Union with the Design & Craft Council of Ireland. Bring Your Own Chair takes place in 12 towns across Kilkenny, Wexford and Waterford. As part of the project three craft makers/designers are undertaking two-week residencies engaging with the vernacular craft and design history of the locale. The discussion will include Michelle Browne (lead artist for Bring Your Own Chair) and residency participants and hosts Rosie O’Reilly, Deirdre O’Mahony, Sarah Lincoln and Mollie Anna King.
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Bring Your Own Chair is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland Making Great Art Work- Open Call Award and with further support from Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Waterford Arts Office/ Waterford County Council, Kilkenny County Council/ Kilkenny Arts Office, Wexford Arts Office/ Wexford County Council and Kilkenny LEADER Partnership and Create Ireland/ Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme. Bring Your Own Chair is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme, an all-of-Government five-year initiative, from 2017 to 2022, which places creativity at the centre of public policy.
Mollie Anna King completed an M.F.A. in Sculpture at the Slade School of Art in 2013. She is a recipient of the Barto dos Santos Memorial Award and the Land Securities award. She is currently collaborating with Domestic Godless as a guest artist.
Sarah Lincoln is a visual artist and potter based in Ardmore, Co. Waterford. Her work has been exhibited most recently at Sirius Arts’ Sustainable Futures exhibition and through collaborative projects such as Handling Fossils (2017), and How we Float (2016).
Deirdre O’Mahony’s art practice is grounded in collaborative engagements with different rural publics and contexts. She has been commissioned to make numerous national and international public art projects, most recently the film, Speculative Optimism, as part of the Galway International Arts Festival 2018.
Rosie O’Reilly is an artist and designer. She most recently exhibited and performed thrown up by the sea for Guest Appearance, The Museum Building TCD (April 2018). She holds an MA in Art and Research Collaboration (ARC) IADT (2018).
Michelle Browne is a visual artist, curator and lecturer based in Dublin. Her works looks at what it means to live together and how we organise ourselves in public space. Much of her practice focuses on working with communities of place and interest through participation and performance.
Workhouse Union (based in Callan, Co. Kilkenny) works with artists, designers, architects and crafts-people to develop projects examining housing, civic infrastructure and the commons, engaging people with the spaces and places we live in.