Exhibition: Stitching the Community Together – this weekend in Naas

‘Stitching the Community Together’ is an art-based, intergenerational programme centred around the medium of wool and knitting that is supported through the Creativity in Older Age Scheme.

Also on display is Future Tapestry, a newly commissioned virtual reality artwork which is an artistic response to the current state of sheep farming and wool production in Ireland. Directed and produced by John Conway and written by Aisling Byrne, with visuals by NOHO Dublin.

The event is on the 26th & 27th of May, from 10 AM – 4 PM in the Luisne Centre, McAuley Place, Naas, Co. Kildare.

For more information, visit the website – https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en/event/future-tapestry/


Happening Friday: Connected Threads

Connected Threads is happening at the Limerick School of Art & Design this Friday 12th of May, from 8:45am – 4:30pm.

Connected Threads is an industry seminar themed around the opportunities that Sustainability, Smart Manufacturing, Design for Circular Economy, Onshoring Production & Digital Transitions bring to the Irish garment and textiles manufacturing industries.

There will be Irish and international speakers from the Fashion and Textiles sector, as well as industry and enterprise experts, who will contribute to panel discussions on the day.

Attendance is free, but booking is mandatory. Refreshments & lunch will be provided.

For more information and to register, visit their website.

Opportunity: The Leitrim Design House National Design, Craft & Art Awards – Friday, June 23rd

The Leitrim Design House wishes to invite makers, artists & designers around the Island of Ireland to respond to the theme of reused sustainability. The winner will be presented with €2,500 & a solo exhibition in 2024 for the best overall submission. A specially commended prize of €1,000 will be awarded to a runner-up. 

For more information and to apply visit https://leitrimdesignhouse.ie/blogs/news/the-leitrim-design-house-national-design-craft-art-awards