Date(s) - 01/11/2019 - 07/01/2020
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
In the Age of Conscious Makers is a group exhibition featuring works of contemporary art and design aligned with research specimens on loan from the Trinity Geological Museum collection, Geology Department, TCD. Exhibiting practitioners include: Bassam Al-Sabah, Felicity Clear, Niamh Coyle, Elements of Action, Sonja Landweer, Isabel Loughran, Ruth E Lyons, Fergus Martin, Fiona McDonald, Jennifer Mehigan, Helen O’Connell, Nuala O’Donovan, Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill, Niamh O’Malley, Izzy O’Reilly, Michael Ray and Vivienne Roche.
In the Age of Conscious Makers draws attention to material use and processes of making in contemporary arts practice. The exhibition primarily gives form to ceramics, fashion design, glass-making, contemporary art, architectural interior and textile design disciplines; supplemented with research work undertaken by the NCAD Textile Surface Design and Medical Device Design departments in collaborative cross-disciplinary teams spanning Textile Surface Design, Product, Fashion, Graphics, and Jewellery & Objects.
In the Age of Conscious Makers is conceived as a materially responsive exhibition to coincide with the second iteration of the NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) 2019 exhibition (Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle, 24 Oct 2019 – 7 January 2020), and is curated by Anne Kelly, NCAD Programme Curator, for the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
Image credit: Goniatite fossil, photographic print, photographed by Veronica Burns (1914-1998), former Curator Trinity Geological Museum. Digital image reproduction Anne Kelly. © Image courtesy of the Trinity Geological Museum, TCD, on the occasion of the exhibition, In the Age of Conscious Makers, NCAD Gallery, 1 Nov 2019 – 7 Jan 2020.