Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft
A collection that illustrates the best of Irish contemporary design and craft.
The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) have launched a new online presence for the Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft. The initiative aims to provide Irish and international audiences the opportunity to view over 100 works of exceptional quality, skill and artistry acquired since 2004 under a joint purchase scheme between DCCoI and NMI.
The joint purchase scheme was established between the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) and the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) to collect contemporary high-quality works from Ireland’s leading designer-makers for the NMI to preserve for future generations. All acquisitions made under the scheme are now available to view in an online gallery jointly hosted on the websites of NMI, www.museum.ie/decorative-arts-history and DCCoI’s PORTFOLIO programme, www.dccoi.ie/portfolio.
An exhibition of four recent acquisitions for the collection, showcasing work by ceramic artists Isobel Egan and Claire Curneen; fashion designer Jennifer Rothwell; and furniture makers Zelouf+Bell is on view at Collins Barracks.
The new exhibition of selected works from the Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft presents:
- Circulus, a newly commissioned porcelain sculpture (2016, approx. 65cm in diameter) by Isobel Egan
- Psyche (2013, 41cm x 33cm), a hand-built ceramic torso influenced by heavily ornate Japanese porcelain by Claire Curneen
- Koi Table (2011, 40cm x 90cm x 90cm), made from bog oak inlaid with natural, bleached and dyed woods with a hand-rubbed high gloss lacquer finish by Zelouf+Bell
- Madeline Shirt Dress, a silk dress digitally printed with a design based on the figure of Madeline from Harry Clarke’s Eve of St. Agnes Window (2016, 97cm) by Jennifer Rothwell
The exhibition of work acquired for the Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft is located on the ground floor of the National Museum, Collins Barracks between the west and north blocks, and continues until August 2017.
While not all of the work acquired for the Contemporary Collection of Design & Craft is on permanent display at the National Museum, Collins Barracks, a good proportion is on display in the exhibition of four recent acquisitions and throughout the following three areas of the museum:
This event listing is compiled for informational purposes only and is correct at time of publication. Event listings may be subject to change by the organisers and readers are advised to contact the organisers directly for the most up to date information. DCCoI cannot be held responsible for any alterations to the existing schedule.
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09 January to 31 December 2017
National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7
Tuesday - Saturday : 10am - 5pm | Sunday : 2pm - 5pm | Closed Mondays