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Date(s) - 28/05/2015-19/09/2015
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The Viking Triangle


11164674_1587314464842056_4587358583422700188_oREFRACT: Waterford the Glass City present an exhibition of contemporary glass design which include works by twenty glass designers from Britain, Czech Republic, Costa Rica,Finland, France, Germany, Netherlands, and the USA.Free Entry open Monday to Friday 10am – 4.30 pm.

11169511_1586871431553026_1459227319328924204_oWaterford City, renowned the world over for its luxurious crystal treasures, is about to embark on a new voyage in glass design. This summer, at Waterford City Hall in Waterford’s Viking Triangle, an exciting exhibition of captivating, contemporary glass objects will be held from May 28th to September 19th. Curated By Róisín de Buitléar, this This exhibition will showcase top international glass design including lighting, tableware, and vessels, showing innovations in design directions and in glass production.

Featuring work by:
François Azambourg, Vic Bamforth, Juli Bolanos, Marck Braun, CIAV, Mendel Heit, John Kiley, Krista Israel, Lucie Koldova, Malfatti Glass, Camilla Moberg, Ingrid Ruegemer, Studio BrichetZiegler,
Jeremy Maxwell Wintrebert, Sarah Wiberley, V8 Designers and Heikki Viinikainen..

Refract Exhibition from Hi-Lite TV on Vimeo.

REFRACT is being supported by ID2015, Waterford City & County Council, The Viking Triangle Trust, Waterford Institute of Technology, Theatre Royal, & The Glass Society of Ireland

11336874_10152473570137614_1226812873645355810_oMasters Of The Glass….Waterford’s Masters Past and Present. Specially curated by Róisín de Buitléar, in the Year of Design 2015, this exhibition brings together, on temporary loan, glass masterpieces from private collections, many of which have never before been publicly displayed. The exhibition includes one off centerpieces, special commissions, and ditties made by glassmakers as personal gifts.

11425486_1598448247062011_6309709736462201832_nThis is the first exhibition of its kind to be held in Waterford city, and showcases the extraordinary skill of local glassmakers in the specialist field of cut and engraved crystal. Featuring work by: Fred Curtis, Joe Kelly, Danny Murphy, Heinz Plattner, Maurice Scanlon, John Stenson, Pat Brophy, John Coughlan, Eamon Hartley, Miroslav Havel, Tom Hayes and Greg Sullivan.

11013368_1587314998175336_6460590464735270885_nWaterford The City of Glass presents Future Legacy –
Contemporary contexts for Glass in Tourism, Design & Technologies

September 18th -19th @ W.I.T.

Waterford is at a turning point in its glass history. New advances and technologies that explore the availability of heritage, culture and skills in the town, can offer new possibilities and build liaisons to create a new future for glass in Ireland in design, education, and tourism. This event aims to engage members from various community and social groups both in Ireland and internationally in an effort to explain and experience first hand the advances in the sector, from that of factory worker to designer, creator, educator, engineer and entrepreneur. These include: Local unemployed glass workforce, glass practitioners, artists, product designers, architects, city councilors, tourism sector, glass retail sector, design academics, green technology specialists, engineers, students, glassmakers entrepreneurs and general public.

Keynote Speaker: Susan Joker Johansen of Denmark’s European Glass Context and Project director for the school for design, architecture, and conservation

Designing a future for a living tradition. Concept /Design/ Exhibition
Yann Greinenberger Fr Director Centre International De l’Art des Verriers (CIAV) Meisenthal France

Glass Making – Ancient skills, New thinking

Treg Silkwood USA Artist, Member of the Corning Museum Roadshow, Historical Glassblowing expert, and instructor at Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) California USA

Education and Artists Glass Technologies

Advantages of a community-led open access facility, in a disadvantaged area.
Chuck Lopez USA, Glass technologist, Studio manager, Pratt Fine Art Seattle USA

From Rendering to object – New materials, new directions
Pierre Briendrieff V8 FR Product designers Strasbourg France

Glass canvas – Public Art and Interiors
Mark Angus GB Independent Artist and Educator

Supported by Waterford Institute of Technology, Viking Triangle Trust, Waterford City Council, Museum of Treasures, Glass Society of Ireland, and IrishDesign2015.

For tickets to Symposium :http://bit.ly/1JTEpS7

More Details: +353 (0) 51 302000 Email: info@wit.ie W: www.wit.ie/about_wit/contact_us/general_contacts

wf-heritage-right-3Miroslav Havel Drzkov,

September 7-19 @ Central Library

An exhibition of design drawings and original works at Waterford’s Central Library from the private collection of Waterford Crystal’s most famous designer Miroslav Havel. Running concurrently will be adult and children’s glass workshops and lectures on the history of glass in the city. Miroslav Havel Drzkov, born Czechoslovakia, came to Ireland in 1947, and was the first employee of the newly established Waterford Crystal. He adapted and built on the original Penrose designs for stemware and other table ornaments, including the design classics: Lismore, Colleen and Kildare patterns, still in production today. This exhibition reveals his extraordinary skill in designing, and shows for the first time, personal glasswork from the family archives.(Decanter drawings by Miroslav Havel 1979 Courtesy of the Havel Family)

11224476_1625718957668273_1640256730507626585_nPhone:+353 (0) 51 849975 E: library@waterfordcity.ie W: www.waterfordcity.ie/library

Blown glass, lasered
Designed by V8 Designers, Created at CIAV Meisenthal. V8 Designers will be speaking at Future Legacy a Glass symposium, this September in Waterford Institute of Technology

W: www.v8designers.com