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Meet The Makers - Surface Matters

Join us for a special 'Meet the Makers' talk in the Coach House, Dublin Castle on Thursday 16 May, from 12.30-2pm with makers Stevan Hartung, Jennifer Hickey and Roger Bennett. Discover these makers processes and their work, which feature in the extraordinary exhibitionSurface Matters, bringing together selected work from PORTFOLIO Critical Selection 2019-2020, showcasing the leading edge of Irish contemporary design and craft. continue reading
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SEMINAR: MATERIALITY & PROCESS

To coincide with the launch of Monumentality / Fragility EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR APPLIED ART, DCCoI will host a seminar on Sat 9 February 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. continue reading
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CULTURE NIGHT: Festival of Creative Making

Join us for a craft Festival of Creative Making on Culture Night! Children and young people will have the chance to roll up their sleeves and explore their creativity through an inventive use of materials, technology and craft techniques, and adults can enjoy some light refreshments and entertainment. We will provide picnic blanket, cushions and music. Participate in our free drop-in workshops (suitable for all ages), engage with our interactive zone activities and Irish speaking gallery tours. Workshops and activities include tote bag printing, developing skills to make motorized moving structures and Pom-pom Jewellery. Discover our woven village, try your hand at drawing and enjoy a showcase by the Open Circle group at NDCG. continue reading
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CRAFT, DESIGN AND RURAL FUTURES - ACTIONS & DETAIL PANEL, Fri 3 Aug at 6pm

Join us for a discussion on the potential of co-operation, craft and industry to sustain rural economies. This event is part of the Bring Your Own Chair design and craft residency programme delivered by Workhouse Union with the Design & Craft Council of Ireland. As part of the project three craft makers/designers are undertaking two-week residencies engaging with the vernacular craft and design history of the locale. The discussion will include Michelle Browne and residency participants and hosts Rosie O’Reilly, Deirdre O’Mahony, Sarah Lincoln and Mollie Anna King. continue reading
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