Design Education Kilkenny 1960’s – 1980’s
Friday 21 August, 12pm
Duration 45 min
The National Design & Craft Gallery invite you learn about the heritage of design education in Kilkenny. Our panel of speakers will reflect on their immersive educational experience in the Butler House Scholarship programme & at the Kilkenny Design Workshops (KDW). Education in a broad selection of design disciplines, from craft to visual communications and industrial design will be discussed. This webinar will offer the audience an insight into the significance of KDW and its education activities.Free zoom webinar, advanced booking required. Suitable for teens and adults. Register here
Established in 1963, KDW was located in the Castle Yard, where it operated successfully until 1988. Its primary objective was to cultivate design for industry. During this time a new Irish design aesthetic was developed along with an appreciation for Irish design through craft. To access the Kilkenny Design app for Apple iPad click here
This event is part of Heritage Week 2020 and explores the theme 'Heritage Education'.