CRAFTlink is the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s monthly email newsletter sent to registered clients and GANS containing regular updates on DCCoI news, opportunities, exhibitions and events.
Information, inspiration and opportunities for DCCoI Clients | September 2019
Welcome to the September issue of CRAFTlink.
During a research visit to Ireland in 2018 Johan Valcke invited three Irish makers from our PORTFOLIO programme – Mike Byrne, Cecilia Moore and Cathy Burke – to exhibit their work in the Valcke Art Gallery in Ghent, Belgium. The work is currently on display until 18th October with the support of Culture Ireland and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
We are delighted to present Crowded Thresholds, which opened as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival 2019 and continues at the National Design & Craft Gallery until 10th November. The exhibition is presented with a sense of playfulness and explores ‘emotional geography’, featuring work by established and emerging practitioners, all of whom are based in or are linked to Ireland.
We are proud to say that four of this year’s graduates from our Centre of Excellence in Jewellery & Goldsmithing have work on display in the windows of the Kilkenny Shop on Nassau Street and on sale in store as part of Kilkenny’s From Bench to Business programme. Launched four years ago with DCCoI to help nurture and develop emerging design talent, the initiative coincides with Scéal, the Kilkenny Group’s celebration of the stories and skills behind the makers featured in their stores, and will continue throughout September.
We are inviting applications for the External Exhibitions Fund 2020, which was established to assist DCCoI members in the development of high-quality, independent exhibitions as individuals, organisations or groups including DCCoI Guilds, Associations, Networks & Societies (GANS). Application deadline: 18th October.
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council are commissioning public art through an Artist in Residence programme for a visual/craft artist. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Thursday, 3rd October 2019. Application deadline: 3rd October.
Designers in Residence is directed towards young designers in the areas of jewellery, fashion, accessory and industrial design. The scholarship invites three designers for a three-month working phase at the EMMA Creative Center. Application deadline: 15th November.
Notice of future meetings of GANS will be published on FELTMAKERS IRELAND site. As your rep I will attend the meetings and furnish a short account for the site. I will also post notice of upcoming meeting. I would advise that all members keep an eye on DCCoI site as well as Feltmakers Ireland so that they are aware of current happenings. Signing up to the Craft Council ezine would also be worthwhile.