In the Age of Conscious Makers

Monday 4 November 2019 – Tuesday 7 January 2020
In the Age of Conscious Makers | Monday 4 November 2019  – Tuesday 7 January 2020 | NCAD Gallery

The NCAD Gallery presents a responsive exhibition of contemporary artists, designers and makers work exhibited alongside geological specimens.

The NCAD Gallery presents a responsive exhibition of contemporary artists, designers and makers work to include works from the Arts Council of Ireland Collection exhibited alongside researched specimens on loan from the Geology Museum Collection, Geology Department, TCD. Exhibiting practitioners include: Bassam Al -Sabah, Felicity Clear, Niamh Colye, Elements of Action, Sonja Landweer, Isabel Loughran, Ruth E Lyons, Fergus Martin, Jennifer Mehigan, Fiona McDonald, Helen O’Connell, Nuala O’Donovan, Coilin O’Dubhghaill, Niamh O’Malley, Izzy O’Reilly and Vivienne Roche.
Practitioner works are exhibited alongside specimens and documents on loan from The Geology Museum Collection, Geology Department, Natural Sciences Faculty, TCD. Exhibiting video, sound, object design, artworks alongside sourced silicate minerals with the addition of collaborative research work undertaken by NCAD Textile Surface Design and Medical Device Design, with cross disciplinary teams across Textile Surface Design, Product, Fashion, Graphics, and Jewellery and Objects. The exhibition is made in response to the NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) 2019 exhibition, the second iteration of the NCAD IGB, this year located at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle, 24 Oct 2019 – 7 Jan 2020.

The Geological Museum – Trinity College Dublin, Geology Department, houses teaching and research collections the first of which were acquired by Trinity in 1777. Currently the collections comprise over 100,000 specimens. The main palaeontological holdings include Irish Silurian and Carboniferous invertebrates, Mesozoic ostracods, and Upper Palaeozoic miospores. The rock and mineral collections largely date from the 1820s and contains both Irish and foreign specimens. Link. Special thanks to Dr. Patrick Wyse Jackson, Assoc Prof & Curator of the Museum, Geology, Head of School, School Office – Natural Sciences for his openness, generosity and exhibition loan permissions  and to Dr. Una Farrell, Research Fellow, Geology, TCD for her assistance in facilitating the loan specimens.

The Arts Council of Ireland is the Irish government agency for developing the arts. The Arts Council of Ireland is leading the development of the arts in Ireland, working in partnership with artists, arts organisations, public policy makers and others to build a central place for the arts in Irish life. Link. The Royal Irish Academy is Ireland’s Leading body of experts in the sciences and humanities. The Royal Irish Academy Library, one of Ireland’s premier research libraries. The Library manages major manuscript, book, pamphlet and drawings collections. We offer comprehensive access and outreach programmes, facilitate master classes and visits, hold exhibitions and lecture series and publish on the collections. RIA Library

Monday 4 November 2019 – Tuesday 7 January 2020
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