The evolving flagship exhibition from ID2015, Liminal – Irish design at the threshold, arrives in Dublin after its tour of design weeks in Eindhoven, Milan and New York. The exhibition features over 20 designers, companies and studios involved in collaborations across disciplines.
Presenting a pivotal chapter in Irish design, Liminal explores, identifies and showcases Irish creativity, and how designers, companies and studios are moving across disciplinary boundaries and the limits of what design has been, into what design can become. As design increasingly seeks to create holistic experiences and narratives, Ireland is placed to play a significant role in 21st century design, helping meet the challenges of tomorrow. The exhibition demonstrates Irish design excellence across disciplines and considers the possibilities for the future.
Explore the projects and collaborations in Liminal.
View the designers' biographies.
The exhibition will be supported by a programme of talks, workshops, tours and events throughout its run.
EXHIBITION TOUR: Daily, 3pm
Join our gallery mediators for an introduction to the exhibition, exploring some of their favourite works.
CURATORS TALK: Sunday 6 Dec, 12.30pm
Join Louise Allen, Alex Milton and Angela O’Kelly to get an insight into Liminal, discussing the exhibition curation, development and collaborations.
DESIGN BITES: Thursdays, 1.15pm - 1.45pm
Lunchtime talks from innovative, award winning designers about new projects and collaborations.
26 Nov An Irish Design Journey with Alex Milton, Irish Design 2015
3 Dec Mapping the State: Design as a Tool for Organisational Change with Ciarán ÓGaora, Zero-G
10 Dec The Ogham Wall: Architecture & Object with Grafton Architects and Graphic Relief
DESIGN SESSIONS*: Saturdays, 2pm
Experiment with a new skill in these workshops for designers, makers and creative dabblers.
28 Nov Laser Cut Wearables with Genevieve Howard
12 Dec Intro to Animation with Cartoon Saloon
SCHOOL PROGRAMMES*: 23 Nov – 18 Dec
Our educators introduce students to design through an engaging exhibition talking-tour and invite you to book a class workshop:
Primary Line Shape Pattern
Secondary ARCKIT: Modular Homes
Third Level ARCKIT: Streetscape
FAMILY DAYS*: Saturdays, 10.30am + 12noon
Explore design ideas and processes through talking, drawing and making.
28 Nov Festive Cut-Outs with Genevieve Howard
12 Dec Character Design with Cartoon Saloon
DESIGN DISCOVERY: Daily
Drop-in with the family to discover design through Liminal:
Liminal Explorer Become a design detective, seeking out exciting visual designs
ARCKIT Play Test out your architectural design ideas with ARCKIT
ARCKIT CITY BUILD: 28 Dec – 30 Dec, 2pm – 4.30pm
Drop-in during the holidays to help design and build our ARCKIT city!
*Booking required: firstname.lastname@example.org