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Friday, November 18th, 2011
As the Year Of Craft draws to a close I am inviting; artists, historians, clients, collectors, gallerists, writers, friends, patrons and lovers of glass to participate in Glass Net Ireland.
In 2011 An Post, in association with the Crafts council of Ireland, issued the stamp illustrated above with an image of my work entitled ‘Catch a Breath’ This stamp was one in a series of five stamps issued to mark the year of Craft. The image is of a glass butterfly net, with a gently curving glass handle, which hangs in space creating an ethereal shadow. This piece speaks of a carefree time, of tripping through a meadow as a child, unconscious of time and chasing the elusive. There is a certain wistfulness expressed in this work, in wanting to remember to make time to dawdle, to see the beauty in the ordinary, and to celebrate the little things we can so quickly forget when life gets too busy.
Inspired by the occasion of this issue, I am collaborating with An Post to build on the archive of information about contemporary Irish glass. I am inviting anyone with a story or connection with contemporary Irish Glass to write to me with accounts of their personal experience with glass. It may be the story of a piece of glass you received as a special gift or inheritance, a piece that you commissioned, a story of a relative who works in glass, an artist you met, collaborated with or documented. It may be an encounter with a work or process you wish to have recorded in the national archive and publicly accessible.
Postal Address; 37 Ashfield Rd, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.
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Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Pictured above, President Mary Mc Aleese, with Róisín de Buitléar and children from the Phoenix park school.
September 26th 2011, saw the unveiling of ‘Taste!’ a Glass and steel sculpture by Róisín de Buitléar. Under the per cent for art scheme, it was commissioned by the OPW on behalf of the Presidents office on the occasion of the creation of the Sensory border in the Gardens at Áras an Úachtaráin.
The first crop of Irish strawberries for sale, are a signal of the arrival of the Irish summer!
This luscious glass strawberry perched on a steel fork appears to be plunging through the through the Victorian wall. It suggests someone snatching a strawberry or tempting a passer by with the bounty from the garden behind, indicating the location of the adjoining Kitchen Garden. Suspended on a fork from above the viewer, it is just out of reach and creates a yearning for the taste and smell of fresh strawberries. This sculpture is designed to be immediately accessible to the general public through the use of familiar objects and humour.
The unveiling was celebrated by the President Mary Mc Aleese accompanied by local school children from the Phoenix park.
Taste! is situated in the Victorian garden next to the Queens walk, some metres from the main house. The house and gardens are open to the public every Saturday.
Entirely manufactured in Ireland, the glass was blown and hot formed in the studios of the Irish Handmade glass company, Waterford, and the steel was made at Grogan Engineering, Dublin.
Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
An Exhibition of Photography and Jewellery at Designworks Studio, Cornmarket, Cork, opens September 22nd 2011. Featuring The Urban warrior collection of Jewellery by Tuula Harrington in collaboration with Róisín de Buitléar. Also featuring jewellery by Rachel Swan, Ger Breslin, Sam Lafford, Mette O Connor, Christina Brosnan, Seamus Gill, and Derek Mc Garry, with photography by Agata Stoinska. Concept and art direction by Eddie Shanahan.
Friday, July 29th, 2011
The origins of the National Museum of Ireland (NMI) date to the foundation of its forerunner the Dublin Science and Art Museum in 1877. At that time and up until the early twentieth century acquisition of contemporary applied arts, both national and international was an important aspect of collecting. This situation changed on Irish Independence in 1922, and from that decade on the collections policy of the museum turned almost exclusively to that of historical collecting of Irish decorative and applied arts.
Irish Contemporary Craft Collection
In recent years this situation has changed, and the NMI has again been in a position to acquire contemporary Irish material for the national collection. Outside of the National Museum’s own budget, there is a joint purchase fund with the Crafts Council of Ireland since 2004, which has significantly helped in establishing an Irish contemporary craft collection held at Collins Barracks.
- Two pieces from the colection by Róisín de Buitléar will be on view, Lios na ng – purchased 2007 and Time spent – purchased 2011.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Róisín has been awarded a commission to make a sculpture for the new Sensory Garden at Áras an Úachtaráin, the official residence of the President of Ireland located in the Phoenix park Dublin. The Glass and steel sculpture is due for completion in September 2011.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
6 August – 1 September 2011 at The Kenny Gallery.
Liosbán Retail Park, Tuam Road, Galway.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Jerpoint invites “Hot Glass Divas” to exhibit during Kilkenny Arts Festival.
Jerpoint Glass and the “Hot Glass Divas” mark “Year of Craft” from August 4th to August 31st at the Glass Attic Gallery at Jerpoint Glass Studio with their exciting exhibition and glass demonstrations that celebrates women’s contribution to hot glassmaking in Ireland.
One of the unique and exciting characteristics of the Irish art-glass industry is that female artists dominate it. To highlight this distinctive feature of Irish glassblowing, Jerpoint have exclusively invited Irish women working in hot glass to exhibit their work in their exhibition entitled “Hot Glass Divas”.
The group of Irish women set to display their work this summer represent both established and up-and-coming artists, including internationally renowned glassblower Róisín de Buitléar, Seattle based fine-artist Paula Stokes and Karen Donnellan, who is gaining a reputation for her intricate glass forms. The exhibition will include vessels, bowls, sculpture and free forms that illustrate innovative techniques in glassblowing for example layering colour upon colour and appliqué to hot glass.
Glassblowing is a most exciting spectacle! During the Festival visitors can experience first hand some of Ireland’s most innovative glass artists, including Lucinda Robertson and Caroline Madden perform their magic in the hot glass studio in specially arranged glassblowing demonstrations that will run alongside the visual arts display in the Glass Attic Gallery.
“For over thirty years, Jerpoint have specialised in making beautiful handmade pieces in hot glass. It is especially fitting that our Arts Festival exhibition for “Year of Craft” reflects our hot glass tradition while celebrating contemporary glass artists in Ireland today, who all happen to be women!” said Sally Leadbetter of Jerpoint Glass.
The Glass Attic Gallery is located at Jerpoint Glass Studio, Stoneyford, Co Kilkenny. Jerpoint Glass, a family business, produces a wide range of exclusive hand-made glass, which is available at the Studio or select stores nationwide.
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Engaging with Glass: Exhibition and Symposium
7th June – 16 July 2011
Engaging with Glass: Exhibition, presents a selection of contemporary glass artwork from Irish artists working at home and abroad. Following an international call for submissions, glasswork was selected for the exhibition by Dr. Audrey Whitty, Curator of Ceramics, Glass and Asian collections at the National Museum of Ireland and Tina Oldnow, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, USA. The exhibition features 72 pieces by 41 artists.
Róisín de Buitléar is showing at Engaging with glass The Solstice Gallery Navan.
Gallery opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm. Admission Free. For further information visit www.solsticeartscentre.ie Tel. +353 46 9092300
Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Monday, May 9th, 2011
Dublin Writers Festival
Insight, Ideas, People…
May 23-29 2011
Róisín de Buitléar will be among various artists leading adult art workshops at the Sky Arts Den as part of Dublins Writers Festival. Information and booking at http://www.dublinwritersfestival.com/event/sky-arts-den-at-the-filmbase-curved-st-temple-bar
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