MADE IN IRELAND Exhibition | Open Call
National Design & Craft Gallery are delighted to announce a major open submission exhibition for 2021.
‘MADE IN IRELAND intends to celebrate the skill and vitality of the island’s makers, and inspire pride in the remarkable and distinctive work being created in Ireland today.’ Mary Gallagher and Hilary Morley.
Ireland has a rich heritage of craft with wealth of studio craftspeople working across all regions of our island making exceptional functional and artistic pieces. Makers invest in honing their skills over many years and work with carefully sourced, often local materials, to create high-quality pieces designed to last lifetimes. At a time when customers are showing a considerable preference and appreciation for goods that are Irish made, there is no better time to produce a vibrant, inclusive exhibition that celebrates the very best of craft MADE IN IRELAND.
Submissions are invited from all skilled Irish makers; those with extensive exhibition experience, and those quiet makers who are stepping into the limelight for the first time. Requirements are:
- makers living on the island of Ireland
- working in clay, glass, metal, wood, textiles, paper, or other craft materials
- creating original work
- demonstrating accomplished skill and artistic merit
- work made in collaboration with other makers is welcome
An independent panel of craft experts will assess the submissions.
MADE IN IRELAND will launch at the National Design & Craft Gallery (NDCG), Kilkenny in November 2021 and will tour to other Irish venues in 2022. This open call exhibition has been originated by Mary Gallagher, Owner of Blue Egg Gallery, Wexford and Hilary Morley, Editor of MAKING.ie and Independent Curator.
Application deadline: 1st February 2021