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Marking Time

13.11.2023 to 19.11.2023
2:00 pm

An exhibition and open studio showcasing the design and development of Brú na Bóinne, a collection of limited-edition timepieces designed and produced by Sidereus Watches in County Carlow.

Sidereus watches are rooted in Irish folklore. Watch designs that are inspired by, and named after, the three magnificent Neolithic structures found at Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth. These watches are a celebration of the very origins of horology and the marking of time in Ireland for over 5,000 years. ‘Marking Time’ presents a series of information panels that narrate the unique Irish and horological backstory of the Brú na Bóinne Collection.

The exhibition demonstrates the iterative nature of the design process through sketch work, 3D solid modelling, 3D rendering, 3D printed models, initial working prototypes, pre-production samples and production models. Sidereus watches can make connections: connections to our past; to the places we love; and to the people in our lives that matter most.

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Additional Information
  • No advanced booking required
  • Suitable for all age groups
  • No wheelchair access
  • Toilets available

Inclusivity by its very nature challenges norms and boundaries. It also asks us to broaden our minds and adapt to the unusual. Considering the crises we are facing in the next few decades, that is a skill set we are going to need more than ever.

Tom Watts

DCCI Head of Design | Programme Director

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