News – Design

MADE IN IRELAND Exhibition | Open Call

Application deadline: 1st February 2021 National Design & Craft Gallery are delighted to announce a major open submission exhibition for 2021. ‘MADE IN IRELAND intends to celebrate the skill and vitality of the island’s makers, and inspire pride in the remarkable and distinctive work being created in Ireland today.’ Mary Gallagher and Hilary Morley. continue reading

Homo Faber Guide is Online

This September Michalangelo Foundation launched the Homo Faber Guide, a curated online resource that brings craftsmanship in Europe to your fingertips. National Design & Craft Gallery are very excited to be included in the Homo Faber Guide along with 30 exemplars of Irish talent currently being featured. continue reading

Heritage Week Webinar: Design Education Kilkenny 1960’s – 1980’s

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. continue reading

Heritage Week Webinar: Irish Botanical Mythology

In this webinar, award winning craftsperson and member of the Glass Society of Ireland Emma Bourke, will reflect on why Irish Botanical Mythology inspires her work. Niall MacCoitir, author of the Myths, Legends & Folklore series will share his expertise on botanical mythology. Mary Pyke, Head Gardner at Rothe House Kilkenny, will also join us to discuss the history & restoration of Rothe House Urban garden, referencing 17 century Archaeological excavation finds. Audience members will gain an enjoyable insight into the cultural aspects of Irelands flora, as seen through the eyes of craftsperson, author and gardener. continue reading
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