Design and craft makers invited to submit work championing Irish works

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IRISH design and craft makers are being invited to contribute inspirational works to a new and developing exhibition celebrating the sector over 50 years since the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland was founded.

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Produced by the National Design & Craft Gallery, ’50 Years Championing Irish Craft’ is a developing major exhibition that will pay homage to the makers of work that has contributed to the tapestry of craft and design practise in Ireland since 1971. The project will celebrate makers of work with significant legacy that has heralded new approaches or changed the way the world is perceived.

The NDCG is seeking nominations until 31 January online at from DCCI clients and the Guilds, Associations, Networks & Societies as well as curators, design historians and Kilkenny Design Workshop scholars.

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Multiple forms containing details of each maker and where possible, titles and details of seminal work will be welcomed. An expert committee will be tasked with narrowing the overall selection to 50 makers, representing 50 years of craft and design for the exhibition project which will include relevant publications and key industry experts.

For more information contact Shane Doran at 086 0214465 or email


Tags: Irish Craft Hero, DCCI, NDCG, GANS, Irish Craft

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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