Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sustainable Futures Exhibition Limerick from 15 March at City Gallery

The Sustainable Futures exhibition aims to celebrate the works of Irish based designers and craftspeople that incorporate the concept of sustainability into their work. The works on show will be an eclectic mix of craft, design and fine art elements including furniture, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and jewellery. The exhibition also aims to increase awareness among the general public on the importance of acting sustainably.

A number of workshops and demonstration by artist and craftspeople will take place and the public will be encouraged to participate. The exhibition will run from the 15th of March till the end of April in the Limerick City Gallery and will be open to the public every day.

Exhibitors have incorporated some or all of the following sustainable attributes into their work:

• reduce, re-use, recycle, upcycle;
• containing re-used or recycled materials;
• minimising packaging;
• minimise or eliminate pollutants;
• source and produce locally;
• efficient resource and energy use;
• free from environmentally damaging substances;
• degradable, biodegradable and compostable
• sustainable production, distribution, usage and disposal qualities.

If any artists and craftspeople that are incorporating attributes of sustainability into their work are interested in finding out more please contact Diarmuid Neilan [ diarmuid.neilan@hotmail.com ] with a view to exhibiting and selling their work at the sustainable futures exhibition.

Thought this might be of interest to many of you in the Crafty Ireland team.

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  1. Right on my front door and I didn't know about it!!! Thanks for this I just emailed him

  2. This is an OMG moment, I contacted the guy and I've been accepted to show in the Limerick City Gallery...agh!! OMG, again!! I've been wanting to exhibit in this space for 10 years, thanks so much for the heads up.

  3. I was looking for a follow me on twitter button and was surprised to find none :) I tweeted this anyway, the exibition sounds like a great way to raise awareness of both artists/crafts-people and the need for a more sustainable lifestyle.

  4. Scribhneoir-thanks a million. Yep we don't have a twitter page yet, but that will have to be discussed at the next team meeting, also a facebook page would probably be a very good idea.

  5. Great news Ruth that you got a spot for the Exhibition! Brilliant. Yay!

  6. I went to the exhibition yesterday - it's wonderful - well worth a visit. jb