MAKE 2024 Symposium is an annual day-long gathering that will feature an eminent group of speakers on the theme of Drawing and Materiality, subtitled, The Material Line, to be held on Saturday 2 March in CSM Curtis Auditorium.
Planning for this year is joint with Drawbridge, our drawing research hub in CCAD. MAKE is a flagship event for our College and MTU in the Irish cultural calendar, and this is our tenth actual MAKE event, which debuted in 2014. It attracts an audience of staff, students, academics, gallery administrators, graduates, and makers from all over Ireland.
MAKE 2024 is hosted by MTU CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN.
Cornelia Parker, the great British conceptual sculptor, who draws with unusual materials like melted bullets, and snake venom; www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/arts/design/cornelia-parker-tate
Alice Kettle, acclaimed embroidery artist and educator of Manchester, who draws with thread in painterly, largescale textiles; https://alicekettle.co.uk
Anna Lovatt, UK academic and author, an authority on sculptural drawing, based in Texas. https://www.smu.edu/Meadows/AreasOfStudy/ArtHistory/Faculty/LovattAnna
Felicity Clear, conceptual drawing artist and lecturer of Dublin, with a practice exploring line in space. www.felicityclear.com
Alice Maher, Irish artist whose practice uses drawing and sculpture in a symbolic interplay of materiality. alicemaher.com
A PANEL DISCUSSION WILL FOLLOW ALL 5 PRESENTATIONS THAT WILL OFFER A CHANCE FOR ALL SPEAKERS TO TAKE FURTHER QUESTIONS, AND QUESTION EACH OTHER.
IN ADDITION, WE WILL OPEN AT 5:30PM on 2 MARCH OUR ACCOMPANYING EXHIBITION:
MATERIAL LINE at the MTU CCAD Gallery, 46 GRAND PARADE. This exhibition will feature Year 3 and Year 4 Fine Art and Applied Art and Art Textile students of CCAD, along with Year 4 and MA students of Kaunas Faculty of Vilnius Academy of Arts. This exhibition was initiated on 10 November with a special talk and workshop on sculptural drawing in space, held in CCAD, and led by Felicity Clear, MAKE 2024 speaker.
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