Exhibition Locations

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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

October to December 2021

GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media

GMIT Centre for Creative Arts & Media

Spring 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 will launch in Kilkenny from 23 July to 06 October 2021; touring to Dublin Castle from October to December 2021; and continuing 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.