Exhibition Locations

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2021 Locations

2021 Locations

Kilkenny Castle Garden - 23 July to 6 October 2021. Dublin Castle - October to December 2021.

2022 Locations

2022 Locations

GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media Tours to GMIT in spring of 2022.

Irish Craft Heroes: 50 Makers X 50 Years

Irish Craft Heroes, a major exhibition celebrating 50 years of Irish craft, coincides with Design & Crafts Council Ireland's (DCCI) 50th Anniversary since its establishment in 1971. To mark this landmark occasion, the National Design & Craft Gallery is producing an outdoor, touring exhibition and publication charting the evolution of the craft and design sector in Ireland over the last 50 years, paying homage to the many makers whose work has contributed to the rich tapestry of craft and design practice in Ireland.
 
Irish Craft Heroes exhibition launched in Kilkenny the 23rd of July and ran until 6th of October 2021; From here it toured to Dublin Castle from October to December 2021; It will continue to GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media, Galway city in spring 2022 – with further venues to be announced.

Meet DCCI's Irish Craft Heroes

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Nuala O’Donovan

Nuala O’Donovan

Nuala O’Donovan is a sculptor whose complex abstract forms reflect the internal structure of plants.

Alison Lowry

Alison Lowry

Alison Lowry is a multi-award winning glass artist whose sculptures address difficult issues like domestic violence and child abuse.

Bob Johnston

Bob Johnston

Using a technique evolved from traditional basket weaving, Bob Johnston weaves life-size animal sculptures from willow.