Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Wed 11 Aug - Sun 20 Aug

The National Design and Craft Gallery are delighted to announce the upcoming workshops as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

Hi! Fashion: Curators Introduction
Sat 12 Aug, 3pm
Join exhibition curator Gemma Williams for an introduction to Hi! Fashion, with a discussion on the ideas, pieces presented and the designers participating. Followed by the offical exhibition launch at 4pm.

Community Installation: I (she) was here
Fri 11 August, 10.30am-5pm | Sat 12 + Sun 13 August, 12pm - 5pm
I (she) was here is a community craft installation in Castle Yard for Kilkenny Art Festival 2017, begining with a day of lace workshops on Fri 11 August in the Yurt in the Yard and continuing with wider community involvement to produce the installation on Sat 12 & Sun 13 August.
Learn Limerick Lace stitches and embellishment techniques with designer maker Ruth Duignan to stitch, sew and embellish silhouette forms with texture and patterns. These textile forms reflect the interetsing shapes of the designs from the Hi! Fashion exhibition, while the 2-dimentional silhouettes of consider the often anonymous role woman play in the fashion and craft industry.
Sessions start on the hour, drop-in to take part.

Adult Craft Workshop: Leather Working with Úna Burke
Mon 14 Aug, 6pm - 9pm
Create your own bespoke leather accessory in this hands-on workshop with multi-award-winning leather designer Úna Burke for a hands on workshop. Booking through  |  €35

Children Craft Workshops
Tues 15 Aug - Thurs 17 Aug, 2pm & 3pm
Fashion Eye-Con with Carrie Lynam: Inspired by Maiko Takeda create a fantastic sculptural object to be worn on your head.
Japanese Woodblock with Debra Bowden: Draw and carve your own woodblock design to create unique prints.
Kirigami Creations with Paul Bokslag: Use pattern to create individual papercut sculptures.  |  Booking by phone 056 775 2175 weekdays: 10am - 5pm  |  €5  |  One workshop per child

Teen Craft Workshops
Tues 15 Aug - Thurs 17 Aug, 4pm
Scultpural Headwear with Carrie Lynam: Cross the boundaries of fashion an art to create a sculptural head piece.
Japanese Woodblock with Debra Bowden: Using pattern and shape from the exhibition create your own woodblock design.
Kirigami Creations with Paul Bokslag: Create a paper artwork using the traditional Japanese kirgami technique.  |  Booking by phone 056 775 2175, weekdays: 10am - 5pm  |  €5