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Call for Applications: The Ireland Glass Biennale

Calls for Makers 13-May-2019 - 01-Aug-2019

The National College of Art and Design is pleased to announce details of the Open Call for the 2019 Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB). The IGB will be open on 24 October 2019 at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens, and will be shown until 5 January 2020.

The 2019 Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) seeks to present and provoke international perspectives, explorations and manifestations of glass as creative expression. The IGB will highlight the excellence and curiosity of contemporary glass practices by international artists, designers and crafts practitioners. The open call invitation extends to established and emerging practitioners (graduated within the last five years).
IGB will be curated through an Open Call process and direct invitation. All work submitted should be made within the last two years. The final selection will be made by a panel of expert jurors. All entrants will receive confirmation of receipt of application. Selected participants will be notified no later than August 30th 2019. There is no fee to apply. A fully illustrated catalogue with commissioned essays will be produced.


Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 Jury:
- Reino Liefkes, Senior Curator and Head of Ceramics and Glass, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
- Diane C. Wright, Curator of Glass and Decorative Arts at the Toledo Museum of Art, Ohio, United States
- Paula Stokes, Artist and Co-Founder of the METHOD gallery, Seattle, United States


IGB aspires to further the public's understanding of the creative potential of glass media and to act as a catalyst for cultural activities which centre around glass. It is envisaged that IGB will provide an authentic learning platform for audiences to experience glass media in the flesh. Audiences will be developed through partnerships and active participation with NCAD staff and creative partners.
The Coach House Gallery is located on the grounds of Dublin Castle, in Dublin City centre. Dublin City is a flourishing cosmopolitan metropolis and European capital. Dublin embodies a fusion of history and heritage; populated with young creatives and a passion for the arts.
IGB is co-funded by Creative Europe. IGB is part of the Creative Europe: Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE) project.

Deadline: Thursday, 1 August 2019.