Between Art and Industry Exhibition – National Craft Gallery of Ireland, Kilkenny.Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
BETWEEN ART AND INDUSTRY now at Millennium Court Arts centre Portadown August 4th – September 25th 2012
William St Portadown Co Armagh BT623NX
Between Art and Industry offers an opportunity to explore the shifting relationships between craft and industry through the use of objects, imagery and sound.
With the advent of globalisation, methods of manufacturing have shifted dramatically. Outsourcing of labour to other countries has resulted in decline of industrial manufacturing in Ireland and the UK. This exhibition reflects on those trends, on their consequences and costs, and on the potential for sustainable, highly skilled small-scale production to offer a new model. It looks to examine the shifting values that suggest the evolution of manufacturing now is towards a closer relationship with craft and the handmade. The exhibition features three different viewpoints from Róisín de Buitléar glass artist, Neil Brownsword ceramist, and Molloy and sons, weavers.
-Many breaths blown much breath wasted.
Blown and cut
Glass Cone Sentries in our landscape, crumbling cold furnaces
Blown, cut, copper wheel engraved. h260 x w160mm Photo Credit: Philip Lauterbach
Handmade in Waterford Ireland – Skeletal
Blown, Cut, Diamond Point Engraved Dim: Diameter 260mm x 150mm Photo Credit: Philip Lauterbach
Breath Many breaths blown, much breath wasted, last breath?
Dim: Diameter 320mm x h420mm 1 of 3 pieces Blown, Cut Photo Credit: Philip Lauterbach
Union -Picket lines, negotiations, strong-arm tactics and twisted truths, cut the flow.
Hot formed and cut Union 1: 236 x 160 x 60 Union 2: 300 x 160 x 65 Photo Credit: Philip Lauterbach
Defend! - Glass manufacturing in the Viking city is under siege.
H 330 x W120mm Blown, Cut. Photo Credit: Philip Lauterbach
Watch a youtube interview about the evolution context and making of the work here:
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