Generation: Innovation in ceramics at the National College of Art and Design
Production and Education - a finely tuned recipe for creative innovation at the NCAD Gallery.
Friday, 5th September - Friday, 12th September 2014
Exhibition opening hours are Monday - Friday, 1 - 5pm. Admission is free.
Image: Ceramic work by Alex Scott. Photography: Sylvain Deleu
Making Space in association with NCAD Gallery is delighted to present ‘Generation’, a celebration of ceramics as a creative material and discipline that has been taught at The National College of Art and Design, Dublin and which has produced some of Ireland’s finest designers and craftspeople. Featuring the work of department lecturers, graduates, alumni and artists-in-residence this exhibition will be on view from September 5th through to September 12th, 2014.
As an invited retrospective exhibition of 16 makers, the diversity and range of contemporary concerns of these makers will be represented through functional tableware, abstract vessels, figurative sculpture, architectural ceramics and site-specific installation. ‘Generation’ is presented in conjunction with the National College of Art and Design, Dublin and The International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) 46th General Assembly which is taking place in Dublin Castle from September 8th through to September 12th, 2014.
The IAC is the principal organisation representing the interests of ceramists worldwide. General Assemblies are held every two years and are open to members and non-members. It is the first time that Dublin will play host to the General Assembly which will bring International renowned makers to Ireland to attend a conference focusing on ceramic practice, high profile international and national exhibitions and a exciting ceramics craft trail through the city which features ‘Generation’ as one of its main events.
Selected artists for this innovative exhibition include, internationally renowned tableware designer TonFisk, who are based in Finland and recent NCAD graduates, Adele Stanley, Cathy Burke and Kate O’Kelly. Present also in the exhibition, will be the work of retired NCAD lecturers Alex Scott, Neil Read and Henry Pim as well as the current Head of the Ceramics Department, Lisa Young. The selection of makers featured in this exhibition produce work that represents a variety of styles and approaches to ceramics.
‘Generation’, represents a glimpse of ceramics over the past 20 years bringing together several generations, and features objects from workshops and galleries as well as newly commissioned work. The objective of the exhibition is to display works of outstanding beauty that are creative and innovative in form and process. It highlights a material that is experiencing a revival thanks to new approaches to making, adapting of processes and the sharing of new technologies.
The exhibition features contemporary craft through a variety of ceramic materials and processes. From delicate ceramic porcelain pieces by Jennifer Hickey, who uses light to infuse her work of porcelain and tulle to the robust stoneware sculptural pieces of Michael Moore who takes inspiration from the coastlines and geological markings in the landscape.
On display will also be a range of new work from Adele Stanley, whose abstract constructions with their minimalist lines, flat shapes and linear colour are consistently captivating, while the innovative and experimental work of Kate O’ Kelly is sensational both in detail and composition, pushing the boundaries of her practice to create new forms inspired by her grandmother’s eclectic Georgian house.
Making Space is an independent innovative approach to the curation of events, where creative solutions are found, creating links between creators, innovators, businesses and the city itself. Our aim is to inspire and encourage creative exploration through the curation of interdisciplinary events including exhibitions.
Making Space is an independent innovative approach to the curation of events, where creative solutions are found, creating links between creators, innovators, businesses and the city itself. The aim is to inspire and encourage creative exploration through the curation of interdisciplinary events including exhibitions. 'Generation: Innovation at NCAD' is curated by Orlaith Ross.
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Press Contact: Orlaith Ross Tel: 085 7464876
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Website: www.ncad.ie/about/gallery/ or www.makingspace.ie
Please check out the International Academy of Ceramics (IAC) 46th General Assembly at Dublin Castle 8th - 12th September 2014.
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NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas St, Dublin 8, Ireland.
NCAD Gallery opening hours of 1pm - 5pm, Mon – Fri. Admission is free.
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