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Hybrid – Limerick Lace|Liminal Identity – Conference October 28th 2016

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Limerick Lace ¦ Liminal Identity

From 24 October to 4 November 2016 in Limerick City

Hybrid: the identity of liminal lace

Lace and textile are the product of multiple cultural, social and political influences. Limerick lace is the perfect example of this cross-pollination that with time has become part of the identity of Limerick city. The Hybrid Conference and Exhibition and Workshops will address the role of multiple influences in the creation of contemporary lace inspired work.

Hybrid will address the role of lace and its social-economic history and how this once pure entity is continuously transforming and recombining in its use of materials, execution and consumption. The liminal space exists between tradition and new practice; it is an area where different rules apply and the creativity of multiple influences generates a new identity, and this is Hybrid.

28 October 2016 – 9.00am to 4.30pm

City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick.

Lace and textile are the product of multiple cultural, social and political influences. Limerick lace is the perfect example of this cross-pollination that with time has become part of the identity of Limerick city.

Speakers include textile artists, lace makers, lace historians and curators. Experts from other great lace centres in Nottingham and Calais will address the heritage and future of lace and what it means to contemporary society.

Lunch will be provided. Two workshops with limited spaces will also be held. These are free but must be booked separately.

Lace as a Delicious Enigma’, 2:00 – 5:00 (limited to 10 places)

Class by: Róisín de Buitléar: is Irelands best known glass artist and educator

Lace as adornment, is a rich source for contemporary practice. Chaotic or structured, organic or inorganic, revealing and concealing, fragile and robust, masculine or feminine.. lace can be about how we live.

This workshop is an investigative project examining how lace can be used to reinterpret objects and explore the potential of lace as a source for construction and adornment.

Participants will work on developing sketch ideas in 2 and 3D,  in various materials with a view to creating a series of proposals for objects to be realised in a variety of materials and scale.

A basis in design is an advantage to participating in this workshop. Workshop is open to: designers of all disciplines, students, and practicing artists working in 3 dimensions. No prior knowledge of lace is necessary but lace experts will be welcomed.

To book this workshop email archives@limerick.ie

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