Monthly Archives: February 2015

Sculpture in Context

Sculpture in Context 2015 at the National Botanic Gardens

Sculpture in Context Annual Open Exhibition 2015 will be held at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. The exhibition will run from 3rd September to 16th October 2015. The Botanic Gardens offers a unique and challenging platform for artists to respond to a specific location.

Entry Forms and Conditions of Entry are now available and can be printed from the website at under Information for Artists (word versions are also available).

Please Note NEW ENTRY FORM layout– submissions must be made on the official downloadable sheets only. Information submitted using any other forms will NOT be accepted.

A site visit is scheduled for Sunday 8th March 2015 at the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin 9. We will meet inside the main gate at 11am.

If you cannot attend the site visit you can visit the National Botanic Gardens at any time, admission is free.

(Please Note new Car Park charges; First hour – €1, second Hour – €1, third hour – €2 (hourly rate after the first two hours is €2)

Proposals [Typed A4] with entry forms and appropriate fee should reach Sculpture in Context, PO Box 10054, Dublin 16, on or before Friday 10th April 2015.

If you have any enquiries please telephone Jackie at 087 2421675, Willie at 087 6296687 or see the Sculpture in Context website

Please note any enquiries regarding the exhibition and/or siting should be directed to Sculpture in Context Committee members, and not to the National Botanic Gardens staff.

For further information please contact;
Jackie Ball, Sculpture In Context
Mob: +353 872421675

The 1913 Lockout Tapestry

The 1913 Lockout Tapestry an ambitious, large-scale, collaborative visual arts project to commemorate the Dublin Lockout will be on display at Dublin City Library & Archive, Pearse Street, from Tuesday 17th February – Saturday 28th March 2015.  It consists of panels laid out in a ‘comic book’ style illustrating the historical event that saw 100,000 people in Dublin facing starvation as a consequence of a conflict between capital and labour forces.

Designed by artists, Cathy Henderson and Robert Ballagh, produced by 200 adult volunteers and over 60 school children, the tapestry tells the story of the clash of forces between labour and capital in the fight for union recognition and the right to collective bargaining resulting in 100,000 people facing starvation at end of 1913.

This remarkable and unique Irish work of Art consisting of 9 panels was produced by a diverse range of groups including the Irish Guild of Embroidereres, the Irish Patchwork Society, the Irish Countrywomen’s Association, community activists, trade unionists, school students, people with disabilities and prisoners.

It was commissioned by NCAD and trade union, SIPTU.

As part of The Decade of Commemorations, the tapestry will be exhibited from Tuesday 17 February to Saturday 28 March at Dublin City Library & Archive in Pearse Street.  It will then be on view at Ballyfermot Library during April.

Senior cycle students will find this exhibition of particular interest, with Dublin 1913 – Dublin Lockout and Strike forming part of the senior cycle history syllabus.
Admission to the exhibition is free.  (Groups of 12 or more will need to book. Schools groups are particularly welcome).

Opening times at the Dublin City Library & Archive:
Monday to Thursday:  10.00 am – 8.00 pm
Friday and Saturday:  10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Booking enquiries:   Tel. 01 6744806 Email:

Machine Embroidery and DISSOLVABLE DELIGHTS

Textile Workshops with Anne Jeffares

Machine embroidery and DISSOLVABLE DELIGHTS

Learn the how to use your machine to do machine embroidery including beautiful solid and lacy fabrics using soluble fabrics and more. Over six week we will explore the creation of lace and solid forms using  water soluble film ,Tyvek, Lutrador, Paper, threads, other embellishments and your imagination. The resulting fabric could be used as a framed piece, a soft hanging or for wearing.

The course is suitable for both beginners and those who already have explored free machine embroidery.

6 weeks


Sewing Machine with Darning foot and drop feed or plate that allows free machining

A selection of machine embroidery threads, hand embroidery threads various yarn

Machine needles Top Stitch ( I have a few packs for sale as they are not readily available)

Scissors sharp embroidery and regular

Machine embroidery hoop 8” or Hand embroidery hoop 8”

Notebook and pens

A class pack of soluble fabric will be supplied

Cost € 120.00

Time : 10 am- 12.30pm

Dates: Wednesdays 11th Feb – 25th March

Place: The Studio



Co. Wicklow

Contact : Anne Jeffares

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