WEST CORK LACE DESIGNER WINS RDS CRAFT AWARDS COMPETITION by Stephen Johnson EYERIES lace designer and artist Fiona Harrington has won the Lace Category Prize — the Eleanor De La Branchardière Award worth €1,200 — for her piece “Deserted Cottage” at the Royal Dublin Show National Crafts Awards Competition. Fiona’s work combines Carrickmacross and Kenmare […]
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In 2012 I was in the third year of an undergraduate degree at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. I was studying textile design and had chosen a ‘Contemporary Themes in Craft’ module for visual culture. This was the theory based part of my degree. During one session, my lecturer Anna Moran […]
In February 2014 I came across a call to tender for a public art commission for Gaelscoil Cholmcille in Dublin. Located in Coolock, this is a primary school with about 240 children and everything in the school is taught through Irish. I was immediately drawn to this. Firstly, the commissioners welcomed proposal from artists for […]
Project Duration: October 2012- June 2013 Boundaries was the title given to my final year degree show. The piece was based on research I had done on a small area of farmland in southwest Cork. This land had been passed down through my father’s family for several generations. I found the original maps which showed […]
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