31 Aug 2017

Kilkenny Arts Festival 2017

     August is inspiring and very busy time of the year. Over the past four years FORM Designmade in Carlow members have been part of Kilkenny Arts Festival Fringe Programme. This year we had a beautiful space to show our work and welcome everyone interested in craft and design at the Castle Yard gallery space.

Great team effort preparing for the show, planning and setting up display. It all came together really well.
It was wonderful show and we would like to say thank you to everyone for your continued love and support!

11 Jun 2017

Carlow Arts Festival

     Despite the fact that it has been quite wet, cool and windy lately to me Summer begins with Carlow Arts Festival in the town in early June. Arts Festival features a packed program bursting with fantastic events of visual art, music, spectacle, workshops, street food and much more.

There is great description on Ink Stains blog run by Emma Tobin:

''Carlow Arts Festival: the first big cultural event of the Irish Summer, runs from 7 to 13 June 2017.  The festival celebrates its 38th year with a host of events taking place in Festival HQ at Carlow College, St. Patrick’s and VISUAL, as well as at local landmarks. Visitors can immerse themselves in national and international artistic adventures and world festival premieres over the week-long festival, filled with spectacular free performances, live music, visual art and family friendly events.''

     FORM Designmade in Carlow Craft Exhibition is part of the exciting Carlow Arts Fringe Festival program. I'm a member of FORM creative collective since its formation in 2013 and it is our second year exhibiting during the Arts Festival in Carlow Town Library. If you would like to see a range of skilfully crafted new inspiring work by our members including textiles, ceramics, sculpture and jewellery then don't miss this opportunity.
Across the street form FORM exhibition you will find a wonderful exhibition by Carlow Photographic Society. Great solo exhibition by Rennie Buenting at Deighton Hall is also well worth a visit.

Valg Studio display at Carlow Town Library during the Arts Festival in June.

     I hope that you get chance to come and visit Carlow would it be during the Summer or other time of the year. Carlow definitely is a county worth discovering and exploring.
Stone Sculpture by Martin Lyttle

Beautiful hand dyed textiles by Nicola Brown

Emma Jane Champley Jewellery.

Thank you everyone for your continued support.

Take care,