Generation Seminar: Familial Legacies

Generation Seminar: Familial Legacies

Wednesday 20 May

As part of DCCI's Get Ireland Making programme, National Design & Craft Gallery host a two part seminar on Wednesday 20 May, chaired by curators Frances Mc Donald and Muireann Charleton. It will include thematic panel discussions with ‘Generation’ exhibition makers on topics of Reinventing Tradition and Culture of Making. The aim of this seminar is to explore the narratives of relationships, generational influence and commonalities of family craft enterprises.

Maker Panel Discussion: Reinventing Tradition 12:00 – 13:00
Curator Frances Mc Donald will host a panel discussion with makers, ceramist Mark Campden, Sliversmith Cara Murphy and weaver Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles. This event is an opportunity to discuss and explore the impact of familial craft heritage and how custodians continue to reinterpret their contemporary craft practice, through the use of materials and tools passed down to them from previous generations. Panel participants and audience members will be encouraged to consider how we can in-still the value of inherited craft skills for future generations. All are welcome. Free zoom webinar, advanced booking required.

Maker Panel Discussion: Culture of Making 14:00 – 15:00
Join curator Muireann Charleton for an informal panel discussion with NDCG ‘Generation’ exhibition makers, ceramic artist Katharine West, knife maker Hugo Byrne and artist Róisín de Buitléar. Members of the public are invited to engage in a dialogue between curator and makers, as they discuss archival pieces included in the exhibition and reflect on the legacy of their previous generations. Discussions in this webinar will highlight the makers life-long immersive experiences in a craft culture, and audience members are invited to consider what a future Culture of Making might look like. All are welcome. Free zoom webinar, advanced booking required.