Monumentality / Fragility

European Prize for Applied Arts

Delicate robustness, provocative innocence, abundance and vulnerability... Artists were invited to draw inspiration from the paradoxical nature of the dual theme, Monumentality / Fragility, proposed by BeCarft (formerly: the World Crafts Council – Belgique Francophone, WCC-BF) for the 2018 edition of the European Prize for Applied Arts. Six hundred makers from across the Europe applied to the open call from which 77 makers from 19 European countries were selected by an expert jury. The seven Irish participants will be jewellers Eimear Conyard and Annmarie Reinhold; basketmaker Joe Hogan; silversmith Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill; ceramicist Nicola Kelly; and textile artists Caroline Schofield and Niki Collier.

The European Prize for Applied Arts aims to reward the best creations of contemporary expression in applied arts and craftsmanship. The exhibitors and the winners of the WCC-BF Master Prize (€3,500) and the WCC-Europe Young Talent Prize (€3,000) are chosen by international experts on the basis of criteria of artistic merit, technical mastery and innovation. Taking place every three years, the European Prize for Applied Arts exhibition was launched in the Grand Hall, Mons Anciens Abattoirs in Belgium on 20th October 2018. An initiative of the WCC-BF in partnership with: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles; the City of Mons; WCC-Europe and WCC-International.

Exhibitors: APARICIO Jordi /  BEARD Peter / BECH-BRUUN Ulla / BELL George William / BERTRAND Cécile / BIEHNE Claudia / BIJLENGA Marian / BOLAÑOS-DURMAN Juli / CAMPO Kris / CARRÉ Sébastien / CEULEMANS Valérie / CHURCH Ray / COHN Gabriela / COLLIER Niki / CONTRERAS Trinidad / CONYARD Eimear / DANIELOVA Mária / DE BAETS Karine / DELARUE Marion / DELMOTTE Francine / DOMINGUES Patricia / DOT MELANIN / FAWKES Sally & JACKSON Richard / HARTEL Ann-Kathrin / HARTMANN Ariane / HOFFMAN Dorottya / HOGAN Joe / HOUDKOVA Lucie / ISVERDING Melanie / JAZAYERI Statira / KELLY Nicola / KING Jane / KUBELKOVA Zuzana / KÜNNAP Julia Maria / LABORDERY Dominique / LEES Nicholas / LETHBRIDGE James / LINDAHL Lena / LORINCZ Reka / MÄLK Kadri / MATSUKA Vicktoria / MORGAN Harry / MOUYSSINAT Nadège / NEMETH Susan / NES Janne / NIMANIS Artis / NOM Prénom / Ó DUBHGHAILL Cóilín / OU Jiun-You / PANDIKOW Wiebke / REINHOLD Annemarie / RICHARDS Loukia / RINTANIEMI Päivi / ROMANELLI Bruno / ROTHE Kristina / SARAFIAN Rita / SCHEPENS Helena / SCHLOTZ Martin / SCHOFIELD Caroline / SEUFERT Karin / SLEIRE Astrid / SOLAR Alejandra / SOUTHGATE Sophie / STANKOV Dimitar / TALBOT Anna / TERAJIMA Takaoshi / TOCH Adi / VAGI Flora / VAN DER LEEST Felieke / VAN DER PLAATS Ute / VAN GRIEKEN Reinhilde / VANMOL Karen / VISINTIN Graziano / WALKER Olivia / WARD Simon / WITHOFS Fabienne / ZANELLA Annamaria /

Clay / Glass / Metal / Other / Paper / Textiles / Wood

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09 February to 23 June 2019


National Design & Craft Gallery, Castle Yard, Kilkenny


Free Admission

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