In the Age of Conscious Makers, NCAD Gallery

In the Age of Conscious Makers
Exhibition opening reception: Friday 1 November 2019, 18:00 — 20:00
Exhibition continues: Mon 4 Nov 2019 — Tuesday 7 Jan 2020, Monday — Friday, 11:00 — 18:00

The NCAD Gallery presents, In the Age of Conscious Makers a group exhibition featuring works of contemporary art and design practice aligned with research specimens on loan from the Geological Museum Collection, Geology Department, Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Exhibition 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 and Vivienne Roche.


In the Age of Conscious Makers draws attention to material use and the processes of making in contemporary creative practices. The exhibition primarily gives form to ceramics, fashion design, glass-making, contemporary art, architectural and textile design disciplines; supplemented with samples of 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 and 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 Link). In the Age of Conscious Makers is curated by Anne Kelly, NCAD Programme Curator, for the National College of Art and Design, Dublin.

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Image credit: Subglobular fossil, photographic print copy (digital image reproduction) © Image courtesy of the Geological Museum archive, Trinity College Dublin, on the occasion of the exhibition, In the Age of Conscious Makers, NCAD Gallery, 1 November 2019 – 7 January 2020.