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Ireland Glass Biennale April to August 2023

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The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) in association with the Office of Public Works announces the Ireland Glass Biennale 2023; an exhibition of work from some of the world’s most innovative glass artists, designers and craft practitioners.

The Ireland Glass Biennale (IGB) exhibition will be on show in the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle from 28th April to 20th August 2023. With this showcase of the excellence of contemporary glass practice, the Irish Glass Biennale aspires to further the public’s understanding of the creative potential of glass and to act as a catalyst for cultural activities which centre around glass.

Glass practitioners from Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia are among those selected by theinternational panel of jurors. The jury included Kim Mawhinney, Senior Curator of Art at National Museums Northern Ireland; Katya Heller, Director at the renowned Heller Gallery in New York; Zhang Lin, Founder, Director and President of the Shanghai Museum of Glass and Karen Donnellan, artist, and educator. The exhibition is curated by Dr CarolineMadden of the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

This exhibition is co-funded by NCAD and Creative Europe as part of Creative Europe project, Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE). This EU funded project includes four partners in the UK, Germany, Latvia and Ireland, and engages with thirty-three associated organisations in nineteen European countries. This ambitious five-year project has initiated a dynamic schedule of cultural events, workshops, exhibitions and publications revolving around glass and its endless possibilities within the context of intangible cultures, visual and applied arts and design.

Ireland Glass Biennale 2023 will be on show at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle, from 28th April to 20th August 2023, from 10am–5pm daily. Closed for Lunch 1:15-1:45. Free admission.

Ireland Glass Biennale Symposium 2023

NCAD in association with the Office of Public Works is delighted to present the 2023 Irish Glass Symposium, Creative Resilience: advocacy and community building through educational and glass practice(s).

The two-day symposium brings together artists, designer-makers, educators, curators, researchers and students in an exploration of how to sustain the authenticity of their practices(s).

The symposium will run in conjunction with the Ireland Glass Biennale 2023 exhibition, which opens to the public on 28th April, 2023 at the Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens.

Anna Mlasowsky, On Venus, 2022.

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