About the event
Come meet one of the makers selected for the Ireland Glass Biennale 2023.
Fiona Byrne is an Irish artist, educator and writer. She has exhibited internationally including showing her work in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, France and the UK.
Fiona will discuss the works on display from her ‘Offerings’ series and will be available to answers questions in this informal, relaxed event.
Where is it taking place?
Coach House Dublin Castle
Who is it suitable for?
There is a ramp to enter the gallery and ample space inside the exhibition space for wheelchair users
When is it taking place?
Thursday August 10th, 12:30pm to 1pm
Price & do you need to book?
Free. Booking via event link
Fiona will talk about her ‘Offerings’ series. These works are made using Pâte de verre. Pâte de verre literally translates as paste of glass. For this technique very fine glass powders and frits are combined with water and often gum Arabic, to form a paste. The paste is fired in a plaster mould to create the form required. This technique is a very old technique dating back to ancient Greece. It became popular again during the Art Nouveau period, predominately in France with artists such as Gabriel Argy-Rousseau, Henry and Jean Cros, Albert Dammouse, Francois Decorchemont, Amalric Walter, Emile Galle and Georges Despret, honing the technique.
About The Ireland Glass Biennale
The NCAD Ireland Glass Biennale presents international perspectives, explorations and manifestations of glass as creative expression. The Ireland Glass Biennale will highlight the excellence and curiosity of contemporary glass practices by national and international artists, designers and crafts practitioners. The Ireland Glass Biennale is co-funded by Creative Europe and forms part of the Imagining Sustainable Glass Network Europe (ISGNE) project.
About Fiona Byrne:
Fiona Byrne is an Irish artist, educator and writer. She trained at the National College of Art and Design in Dublin and has a joint degree in glass and visual culture. She has been awarded funding from the Arts Council of Ireland, the Thomas Dammann Junior Memorial Trust Awards and BLICKE Kultur Stadt Bern. She has exhibited internationally including showing her work in Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, France and the UK.
In addition to her artistic practice, she has worked extensively in the arts education sector. She has organised and led many exhibitions, events and workshops centred on the themes of engagement and process; examining the role of making in our society.
Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Glass Society of Ireland
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