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Visit / Exhibitions / Modern Languages


Modern Languages 05 Jan – 31 Mar
Gallery One

Modern Languages is about the common objects that relate to Irish culture and what happens when modern thinking and creative practice are used to re-design, re-make and re-interpret these familiar things.

Modern Languages presents the work of five designers and artists with varying relationships to Ireland. Coming from Ireland, Scotland, Canada and Japan, these designers and artists offer new interpretations of traditional Irish craft.

The exhibitors, Ciara Phillips (Can), Nao Matsunaga (Jap), Laura Mays (Irl), Deirdre Nelson (Irl), and Barbara Ridland (Scot), have each adapted elements of traditional products, and used their myths, materials and manufacturing processes to convey new narratives and meanings. These commissions are not dictated by purpose, place and functionality. They are the designer or maker’s creative and intellectual approach.

The Lighthouse is committed to presenting exhibitions about design and presenting Scottish designers in an international context.

This is a touring exhibition from the National Craft Gallery, Ireland

Film Screening:
Man of Aran (Robert J Flaherty, 1932)
Wednesday 16th January, 6pm

Please note that the Gallery will be closed between the 15th adn 18th of February. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


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