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MADE IN IRELAND Exhibition | Open Call

Calls for Makers 11-Nov-2020 - 01-Feb-2021

National Design & Craft Gallery are delighted to announce a major open submission exhibition for 2021. MADE IN IRELAND is now accepting applications from all skilled Irish makers.

‘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', say Mary Gallagher and Hilary Morley.

MADE IN IRELAND is inviting submissions 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.

You can find more information on the two stage selection process here.

Application deadline: 1st February 2021

Application form available here