|Rose Sinclair-Doyle, ‘Past Whisper’, Glass, 35x25x8|
|Margaret Tuffy, ‘Small Breaths’, Blown Glass|
I’m delighted to report that one of the three cash prizes for an Outdoor Work of Distinction in Any Medium’
was awarded to Merce Canadell, a final year student in the National College
of Art and Design glass department, for her piece Embracing Water. Her cast glass piece is partly submerged in the water feature in one of the greenhouses where the running water makes the sculpture glisten and seem to come
alive. (Though you should obviously try to see it in person – there is a great
shot of it at the end of this short youtube video).
|Merce Canadell, ‘Embracing Water’, Cast Glass, 150x40x35
Some returning stars from last year’s exhibition are recent NCAD graduates Gwyn Grace, Mag’s O’Dea (who was awarded a prize last year) and Sadhbh Mowlds (The GSoI Prize winner at the RDS awards this year). The NCAD students are ones to be watched in this exhibition for sure!
Mowlds, ‘The Good People’, Blown Enamelled Glass Wood
|Mags O’Dea, ‘Nurturing The Seed Within’, Blown
|Benjamin Just, ‘Tree Rings’, Glass, 40x10x10|
|Eva Kelly, ‘Buried Treasure’, Cast Glass and Mixed Media, 25x19x10|
National Botanical Gardens will run till 17 October 2014. Admission is free and it’s a great visit for all the family to enjoy. Opening times are 9-5 weekdays and 10-6 weekends and bank holidays. Free
tours of the exhibition every Tuesday 10.30am – 11.30am and every Saturday 3pm
– 4pm. Full programme of all the artists and works is available at reception. More details and contact info see their website.
|Lisa Sarsfield, ‘Accumulate I’, Acetate Silk Glass, 10x30x25|