Lasting Impressions, an exhibition of extraordinary objects, opens at the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny on Friday, 27th April.
Curated by Gregory Parsons, the collection will cover a wide spectrum of practices, including ceramics, glassware, jewellery making and furniture, and take a closer look at how these craftspeople make and the processes they use to produce an object that will last.
The exhibition will be officially launched by Liz Cooper, Applied Arts Curator and Programme Manager at Design-Nation, UK, on Thursday 26th April at 7pm.
Eighteen leading craftspeople from Ireland and the UK will showcase objects, including: glassmakers Scott Benefield and Neil Wilkin; ceramicists Adam Buick, Ashraf Hanna, John McKeag, Paul Wearing, and Walter Keeler; furniture designers and makers Sebastian Cox and Cillian Ó Súilleabháin; jewellery maker Andrew Lamb; textile artists Nicola Henley, Ptolemy Mann, Eleri Mills and Liz Nilsson; weavers Mourne Textiles; stone sculpture artist Helen O'Connell; and metalsmiths Adi Toch and Yusuke Yamamoto with some makers showing their stunning works in Ireland for the first time.
Lasting Impressions will show at the National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny until 4 July 2018. The exhibition is produced by the National Design & Craft Gallery in partnership with Ruthin Craft Centre, Wales and will open there in July 2018.
Dates: 27 April 2018 to 4 July 2018
Where: The Castle Yard
Organised by Design & Crafts Coucnil Ireland