1st – 31st August 2019
Group exhibition in contemporary craft
Joe Hogan, Mourne Textiles, Stuart Cairns, Elaine Riordan, Simon Kidd, Alan Meredith, and Mandy Parslow
Land(ed) is the title of a multidisciplinary exhibition which runs at the Lavit Gallery in Cork to coincide with Cork Craft Month in the city and county. It will be guest curated by Stephen O’Connell. O’ Connell is the founder of GLAS, a new platform for contemporary Irish craft and design, which will launch later this year.
The works featured will reflect each of the craftsperson’s engagement with the theme of land and landscape. It will showcase materials and forms which represent a distillation of that landscape. The title for the exhibition also offers potential word-play and allows for ‘land’ to be considered as an action or activity, the landed object is one that is brought into existence by a human hand or one embellished with precious natural resources and found materials.
The contributing artists are; furniture-maker Alan Meredith, basket-maker Joe Hogan, ceramists Elaine Riordan, London-based Simon Kidd, wall-hangings from Mourne Textiles, a collection of intriguing vessels and utensils from metalsmith Stuart Cairns, and ceramics by Mandy Parslow
Thursday 1st August: 5.30pm
Exhibition opening – Drinks reception
Thursday 15th August: 7pm
An evening at the Gallery, Curators Tour and Crafting Cocktails with Monk Cocktail Bar
Saturday 24th August: 11am
Art & Coffee Curators Tour with curator Stephen O’ Connell
Thursday 29th August : 6.00pm
Sound artist Vicky Langan will present a response to Land(ed)