Monthly Archives: February 2014

RDS National Craft Awards (formerly RDS Crafts Competition)

RDS 2014

The Royal Dublin Society (RDS) is now calling for entries, for its 2014 RDS National Craft Awards (formerly RDS Crafts Competition). The annual RDS National Craft Awards is open to craftspeople based in Ireland and Irish makers living abroad and has prize fund in excess of €24,000. The Awards set the standard for craft on the island of Ireland to the highest possible level of skill and design excellence and provide an open platform for Irish craftspeople working in a variety of disciplines to have their work assessed by a professional judging panel of Irish and international experts. There are 20 differentcategories in 2014: Basketry, Calligraphy and Lettering, Ceramics, Embroidery, Felting, Furniture, Glass, Silversmithing, Ironwork/Metalwork, Jewellery, Knitting and Crochet, Lace, Leatherwork, Mixed Materials, Musical Instruments, Patchwork and Quilting, Printed Textiles, Weaving, Wood and Stone carving and Woodturning.  Prize-winning and a select number of high quality entries will be exhibited at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show, RDS, (6-10 August) and at the Hunt Museum, Limerick from (4 September – 10 October 2014).


Online applications forms will be accessible from Monday March 3 at the closing date deadline of May 12, 2014


Light Rhythms

Light Rhythms

15 February – 6 April 2014

Project Spaces

Light Rhythms is an exhibition about sound, light and line that is activated by families and young people of all ages.

In this exhibition you will encounter artworks to view, alongside artworks and resources that you can interact with to make your own colour and sound installations. We invite you to join us in considering how lines, sound, colour, textures and light influence our experience of space.

Over the course of the exhibition we are running a series of Saturday drop-in workshops called Sound Bites, whereby different artists will add a new interactive element to the exhibition and test it out live with visitors. This means thatLight Rhythms will evolve and change, so drop in, take part and remember to come again as you will find something new each time!

This exhibition has been inspired by concurrent and upcoming exhibitions by artists Patrick Scott, Haroon Mirza and the site-specific neon work Line Writing by Vong Phaophanit, and we hope that you will visit these exhibitions alongsideLight Rhythms.


Sven Anderson, Karl Burke and Russell Hart, Fionnuala Conway and Mark Linnane, Dorothy Cross, Patrick Hughes, Slavek Kwi, Gavin Murphy and Liam O’Callaghan

Light Rhythms Events:

 Sound Bites – a series of artist interventions

Saturdays, 12.00pm – 4.00pm

22 March, Slavek Kwi

5 April, Karl Burke and Russell Hart


Sundays, 2.00 – 4.00pm

Why not drop in to Explorer our weekly family workshop programme, which will be responding to Light Rhythms for the exhibition’s duration.




Sculpture in Context 2014 at the National Botanic Gardens

Click on image to go to page where this sculpture is located

Sculpture in Context 2014 at the National Botanic Gardens, will run from Thursday 4th September to Friday 17th October 2014.

Closing Date for Submissions is Friday 11th April.

A Site Visit for artists has been scheduled for Saturday, 8th March 2014, meeting in the Visitor Centre of the National Botanic Gardens, at 11am.

Installations of works is provisionally set for Thursday 28th and Saturday 30th August, DATES AND TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED, please check the website from time to time.

Schedule, Entry forms, Site map etc. are available online at