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Tuesday 24 November 2020
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.
Ireland has a rich heritage of craft with wealth of studio craftspeople working across all regions of our island making exceptional functional and artistic pieces. Makers invest in honing their skills over many years and work with carefully sourced, often local materials, to create high-quality pieces designed to last lifetimes. At a time when customers are showing a considerable preference and appreciation for goods that are Irish made, there is no better time to produce a vibrant, inclusive exhibition that celebrates the very best of craft MADE IN IRELAND.
Submissions are invited from all skilled Irish makers; those with extensive exhibition experience, and those quiet makers who are stepping into the limelight for the first time. Requirements are:
An independent panel of craft experts will assess the submissions.
MADE IN IRELAND will launch at the National Design & Craft Gallery (NDCG), Kilkenny in November 2021 and will tour to other Irish venues in 2022. This open call exhibition has been originated by Mary Gallagher, Owner of Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford and Hilary Morley, Editor of MAKING.ie and Independent Curator.
Application deadline: 1st February 2021
There is a two stage selection process.
Stage 1 (Online Submission - Deadline 1 February 2021)
Makers are asked to complete a short application form with supporting material:
Applications will be assessed using the following guidelines:
Selected makers are asked to submit completed work by 13th September 2021 to allow time for final selection, catalogue photography and exhibition curation.
|1st February 2021||deadline for Applications|
|26th March 2021||selection complete and responses sent to makers|
|13th September 2021||deadline for the submission of work for the exhibition|
|12th November 2021||MADE IN IRELAND opens in Kilkenny|
|20th February 2021||exhibition closes in Kilkenny|
Hilary Morley has extensive experience in the craft sector as a curator and project manager. Hilary was instrumental in establishing MAKING.ie, an online journal celebrating Irish craft in archive, stories and review, which she now edits.
Stephen O’Connell has worked for many years in the decorative and applied arts, including a period as a decorative arts specialist at Christie's in London. He curated LAND(ED) for the Lavit Gallery in Cork, working with a selected group of internationally recognised Irish artists and craftspeople. He is currently working on an exhibition of contemporary Irish woodturning due to open in South Tipperary Arts Centre in December 2020.
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