Print Block, Dublin’s textile print collective, presents from 5-18 November 2013 site specific textile works for the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), at No. 8 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. The exhibition is free to the public and opens during Ireland’s annual design celebration, Design Week, on 5 November 2013.
Print Block showcases at the RIAI a new collection of designs inspired by Dublin’s historic and contemporary architecture. The designs, which are hand screen-printed onto fabric in Print Block’s Dublin studio, are large scale pieces installed in a site specific manner, interacting with and within the space. This exhibition aims to showcase the use of fabrics as central to the design process for use within interiors and architectural projects.
An evening of talks, entitled “Textile Architecture”, will take place on the opening night, Tuesday 5th November at 5.30pm. The talks will explore the synergy between textiles and buildings. Speakers include:
Angela Rolfe, Assistant Principal Architect, Office of Public Works, will speak on architect Raymond McGrath’s Decorative Designs.
Trish Belford will discuss Tactility Factory, an innovative, award-winning company initiated by the collaborative practice of Trish Belford (textiles) and Ruth Morrow (architecture).
Liz Nilsson, a Swedish born textile artist, designer and co-founder of Print Block, will explore Sweden’s rich tradition of textiles in the public space – from historic examples to recent textile projects for public buildings.
Olga Tiernan, co-founder of Print Block, will give a brief presentation on Print Block and its innovative practice to date.
Registered architects can avail of 2 Structured CPD Points for attendance at the talks.
The talks are free but booking is required by contacting Teresa Harte, RIAI, firstname.lastname@example.org
A drinks reception will be held from 7pm to 8.30pm and all are welcome.
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