Jewellery by 25 international makers.
Attai Chen, Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary, Eunmi Chun, Warwick Freeman, Emmeline Hastings, Christel van der Laan, Felieke van der Leest, Sari Liimatta, Märta Mattsson, Jasmin Matzakow, Kazumi Nagano, Shinji Nakaba, Lina Peterson, Zoe Robertson, Michihiro Sato, Mariko Sumioka, Emiko Suo, Tore Svensson, Janna Syvänoja, Mirei Takeuchi, Timothy Information Limited, Terhi Tolvanen, Catherine Truman, Flóra Vági, Heather Woof.
Not Too Precious explores inspirational work by 25 international jewellers using materials for their expressive potential rather than for their intrinsic value.It challenges preconceptions about ‘non-precious’ materials by encouraging us to consider ‘accrued value': what talented makers bring to their work through their ideas and skill.
The exhibition will be supported by an education and outreach programme throughout its run.
PRINT MAKING: CPD WORKSHOP
Wed 16 Feb, 6.00pm
Post Primary CPD workshop in print –making with Caroline Ryan, €12.
DRAWING AS RESEARCH
Wed 17 Feb, Wed 16 March, 10.30am -12.30pm
Explore drawing as a tool for developing creative ideas with Jewellery designer/maker Inga Reed. Workshop fee €5, student €3.
FAMILY DAY: ANIMAL ALCHEMY
Sat 13 Feb 10.30am & 12.00pm & Teen workshop 2.30pm
Transform toy animals into jewellery, workshop inspired by Felieke van der Leest amazing animal creations.
LATE DATE: FILM SCREENING, ADVANCED STYLE
Thurs 25 Feb, 8.00pm
Advanced Style examines the lives of seven unique New Yorkers whose eclectic personal style and vital spirit have guided their approach to aging.
INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY WORKSHOP
Tues 8 March, 10.30- 1.00pm & 6.00pm - 8.30pm
Creative Engagement with Caroline Schofield.
CONTEMPORARY JEWELLERY SEMINAR
Fri 11 March, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle. Exploring the practices of some of the artist-makers in Not Too Precious, identifying the thinking behind their work and opening up discussion around themes raised in the exhibition.
Sat 12 March, 10.00am - 4.30pm
Workshops with international jewellery artist-makers Felieke van der Leest and Zoe Robertson for jewellery designers and makers.
FAMILY DAY: BOOK BADGES
Sat 26 March, 10.30 & 12.00pm & Teen workshop 2.30pm
Jewellery workshop using books inspired by Flóra Vági work.
SCHOOLS TOUR & ACTIVITY
Tues- Fri 10.00am & 12.00pm
Exhibition guided talk and hands on design activity.
Crafternoon Tour at National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, Saturdays @ 3.00pm - Booking Required.
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