SAT 2 FEB, 2PM - 3:45PM
Registration from 1:30PM
To coincide with the launch of Monumentality / Fragility EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ART, DCCoI will host a seminar on the theme of Materiality & Process. Join Louise Allen - Head of Innovation and Development, DCCoI and President of the World Crafts Council Europe, with exhibiting makers for an afternoon of talks and discussion.
Irish and international makers from a variety of disciplines, will give insights into their practices and processes. Audience members will have the opportunity to engage with the makers to further unravel the participating practitioners, expertise and interests that lead them to experiment with materials and techniques. Seminar Speakers inlclude ceramicist Claudia Biehne (DE), metalsmith Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill (IE/UK), textile artist Caroline Schofield (IE) and jeweller Dimitar Stankov (BG).
Followed by the exhibition preview at Kilkenny Castle from 4pm, and the launch at National Design & Craft Gallery at 5.30pm with Design Cocktails by Pembroke Kilkenny.