LEITRIM SCULPTURE CENTRE OPEN ART EXHIBITION OPEN DAY You are cordially invited to the opening of the Leitrim Sculpture Centre’s Christmas Open Art Exhibition from 11am to 7pm on Friday 9th December 2011. They will have a huge selection of art work for sale at reasonable prices made by artists based in the North West,…

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XIAOWEI ZHUANG EXHIBITION; POETICS OF THE HANDMADE, DUBLIN The National College of Art and Design Gallery, Dublin presents the work of Xiaowei Zhuang, Professor of Glass at the University of Shanghai, as part of a touring exhibition from the CIT/Crawford College of Art, Cork. Professor Zhuang was appointed Director of the Glass Museum of Shanghai…

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ENTROPY CONTEMPORARY IRISH CRAFT EXHIBITION, DUBLIN Entropy showcases the work of leading craftmakers working at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. The exhibition focuses on the creative use of ceramics, glass and metal. Exhibitors include Dr. Caroline Madden and Isabelle Peyrat who both work in glass. Also exhibiting are Paddy Moloney, Henry Pim,…

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21st CENTURY ICONS EXHIBITION NOW SHOWING IN DUBLIN The function of jewellery has always been to convey status. This was particularly true of the torc, whose ostentatious size and weight could communicate the force and power of the wearer. But in contemporary usage, the torc has become an object of kitsch, often geared towards the…

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POP-UP CHRISTMAS GIFT STORE AND EXHIBITION FEATURING LUCINDA ROBERTSON A pop-up shop showcasing the work of five Irish artists has opened at the Tilestyle showrooms in Ballymount (just off the M50 beside the Red Cow intersection). The initiative promotes giving Irish craft as gifts for Christmas and stays open until 18th December 2011. The artists…

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21st CENTURY IRISH CRAFT EXHIBITION ENDING SOON A mixed media exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, 21st Century Irish Craft features works in glass by Róisín de Buitléar, Karl Harron, Deirdre Rogers, Killian Schurmann and Paula Stokes. The exhibition has been running since June and will end this week on 8th December 2011. E:…

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SCULPTURE BIENNALE 2012, THE KING’S GARDEN, COPENHAGEN For more than forty years, a large sculpture exhibition has been held in the King`s Gardens in downtown Copenhagen where Rosenborg Castle is situated. The garden is Copenhagen’s most used park and is visited annually by over three million people. The exhibition will take place between 25th August…

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CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD AT SHOWCASE 2012 The highly acclaimed Craftsmanship Award at Showcase (now in its fifth year) is an excellent opportunity to exhibit your high levels of craftsmanship. The application form will be available online on the Crafts Council of Ireland website www.ccoi.ie from 12th December 2011 and must be completed and submitted to amanda@ccoi.ie…

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THE ARTHOUSE STUDIO AWARD FOR NATIONAL COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN GRADUATES Applications are now invited for the Arthouse Studio Award for NCAD graduates. For a second year running Laois County Council in association with the National College of Art and Design are offering this award. It is intended to support an emerging artist/designer to…

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THE EPIC AWARDS 2011, UK AND IRELAND The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the excellent work of voluntary and amateur arts groups. Entries from all parts of the UK and ROI for projects or initiatives that combine some or all of the elements that make an epic arts or crafts programme are welcomed. The…

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THE BRITISH GLASS BIENNALE 2012 CALL FOR ENTRIES The British Glass Biennale, in association with the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers, is part of the International Festival of Glass. The British Glass Biennale 2012 call for entries is now open. Submissions are being accepted until Monday 20th February 2012. W: www.biennale.org.ukW: www.ifg.org.uk

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CRAFTS RESIDENCIES 2012, UK Cove Park will award a minimum of two Crafts residencies, of up to three months each, to take place during their May to September 2012 programme. UK and international applicants are welcome to apply. They will also award a residency of one month to an emerging designer/maker based in Scotland. The…

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