I received an invitation through the Cork Textiles Network and textile artist, Deirdre Nelson (who gave a talk at their conference this year) to this exhibition opening on 12th July. I've been asked to pass it on......so all you craft enthusiasts out there you are invited too!
You are invited to the opening of Modern Languages, a co-production between Galway Arts Festival and the National Craft Gallery, Ireland. Curated by Katy West, Modern Languages (re-interpreting the Irish vernacular) presents the work of Nao Matsunaga, Laura Mays, Deirdre Nelson, Ciara Phillips & Barbara Ridland. Coming from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Japan, these artists offer new interpretations of traditional Irish craft.
The exhibition explores the relationships between indigenous Irish craft and contemporary international creative practice. It focuses on the intentional adoption and corruption of craft practices within the artist’s work; each adapts elements of the Irish vernacular to convey meanings that are no longer dictated by historic provenance but by their own personal interests and motives.
Modern Languages will be at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny from the 22nd of October - 11th of January 2012