an exhibition by NCAD SECOND YEAR STUDENTS TEXTILES ART & ARTEFACT
Powerscourt Townhouse Centre Dublin from 4 – 17 May 2018
Above artwork by RACHEL PATON
Every year, as part of the 2nd year curriculum at the National College of Art and Design, students of the Textile Art & Artefact course have to imagine, stage and promote their own exhibition and events. This is a hugely important opportunity for students to engage and experience working outside of the college confines.
This year, the wonderful opportunity came along to stage a large show within the iconic site of Powerscourt Townhouse which is a very particular public space for art to meet audience.
The students’ themed show responses to historical, architectural narratives of the townhouse, but also reflect contemporising these stories through materials, social and contemporary references.
The white and black palette unites the diverse nature of work and their locations and encourages visitors to find all the work throughout the vicinity.
We want to say a special ‘Thank you’ to Powerscourt, in particular Mary Larkin and Antóin Doyle for their enthusiasm and generous support for this venture.
We also want to thank Maria Santos for her support in the students’ making and to the staff who are proud of their TAA students and the work they have produced.
Dr Helen McAllister
Head of Applied Materials
National College of Art & Design