Things / Daiktai

Saturday 8 March – Saturday 12 April 2014
Donna Coogan: Try Mango (detail), human hair and contact paper, 152 x 76 cm | Things / Daiktai | Saturday 8 March – Saturday 12 April 2014 | CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

Opening Reception Friday 7 March at 6pm

Things / Daiktai is an exhibition of textile artwork made through an exchange project between 35 textiles students from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design (CCAD) and Kaunas Art Institute of Vilnius Academy of the Arts, Lithuania.

The students have been exchanging ideas over the past few months and have created work in response to the theme of ‘Things’ (or ‘Daiktai’ in Lithuanian).

CIT CCAD textiles lecturer Pamela Hardesty explains the ideas behind the project title, ‘‘Our world is increasingly a fabric of unregarded things: including the everyday objects of our lives. In this project the objects have become clues for the students, to explore the different culture and meaning around the objects .’’

Some of the artists have embraced traditional textile forms including patchwork and weaving while others have taken a more contemporary approach to the medium, from poetry written in human hair, deconstructed garments, to interactive sculptural pieces.

The objects chosen as inspiration points include a key, a button, hairpin, fruit net among other everyday items which became, for students, suggestions to culture and meaning, and from which they have responded in creative textiles works.

The originating objects and some developmental studies will inform finished textiles works in the exhibition.

THINGS / DAIKTAI will be opened on Friday March 7th at 6pm by Prof. Lesley Millar, MBE, International Curator, Author, Educator.

The exhibition is in association with CIT Crawford College of Art and Design BA (Hons) in Contemporary Applied Art (Ceramics, Glass and Textiles) and MAKE Symposium in CIT Cork School of Music March 7th.

Exhibition runs 8th March – 12th April , 2014 Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 6pm

Image: Donna Coogan: Try Mango (detail), human hair and contact paper, 152 x 76 cm
Saturday 8 March – Saturday 12 April 2014
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Cork
Telephone: +353 21 4335210
ccad.gallery@cit.ie
www.ccad-research.org/g...
Opening hours / start times:
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Admission / price: Free

 
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