Conference

Hybrid, a  lace inspired conference, exhibition and workshops, will take place in Limerick, Ireland.

Conference

28 October 2016 – 9.00am to 4.30pm

City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick.

Lace and textile are the product of multiple cultural, social and political influences. Limerick lace is the perfect example of this cross-pollination that with time has become part of the identity of Limerick city.

Speakers include textile artists, lace makers, lace historians and curators. Experts from other great lace centres in Nottingham and Calais will address the heritage and future of lace and what it means to contemporary society.

Lunch will be provided. Two workshops with limited spaces will also be held. These are free but must be booked separately. Book Workshop

 

Tickets:

Tickets at €20 (€10 for students/OAP) are available through Lime Tree Theatre – Buy Tickets


Speakers:

Dr Gail Baxter – Lace-maker and researcher, Lace Research Network, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Shazia Boucher – Deputy Director, International Centre of Lace and Fashion, Calais.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Dr Amanda-Briggs Goode – Head of Fashion Knitwear & Textile Design, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Trent University. With Dr Gail Baxter and Dr Rebecca Coles

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Róisín de Buitléar – Ireland’s best known glass artist and educator.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Dr Maura Cronin – Lecturer in History, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Giordana Giache – Lace-maker and lecturer at Limerick School of Art and Design.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Toni O’Malley – Limerick-based lace-maker and artist.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Dr Matthew Potter – Author of Amazing Lace and Historian at Limerick Archives.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Dr Carol Quarini – Lace-maker and researcher, Lace Research Network, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Veronica Rowe – Dublin-based lace-maker and author on Limerick lace. She is custodian of a major collection of Limerick lace.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Veronica Stuart – Lace-maker and chairperson of the Traditional Lace Makers of Ireland.

Click here to Read Abstract

 

Alex Ward – Curator of Dress and Textiles, Art and Industrial Division, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin.

Click here to Read Abstract

 



Opened by – Kieran O’Hanlon, Mayor of the City and County of Limerick and Jacqui Hayes, Archivist, Limerick Archives.

28 October 2016

City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick

Booking details