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Exhibition launch – Alison Hunter on Artwall

February 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

A new collection of work in ceramic and felt by Sligo based artist Alison Hunter.

The Leitrim Design House is delighted to launch a very unique exhibition of new work by Sligo based Alison Hunter on our ARTWALL, Thursday February 7th at 6.30pm. We have been an admirer of this artist’s work for some time. Not only for her imaginative use of found objects but also for the skill she applies to the process of re-imagining these works.

Alison’s work is inspired both by our built and by our natural landscape. She is drawn to exploring everyday objects and instilling new life into them through the use of traditional and contemporary techniques. Found broken tableware is a source of inspiration for Alison as it acts as a reminder of our vernacular heritage and past. By creating a new function for the plate as an art piece, old memories are preserved in the process while new memories take root in its new form.

“I create art works through the interpretation and re-imagining of patterns on found plates. Building on its original form and exaggerating elements, I combine contrasting textures of found plate pieces and soft wool fibres using traditional wet felting and contemporary needle felting techniques”

Alison exhibits her work nationally. In 2016 her work was selected for the RDS Design and Craft Awards Exhibition. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Heritage Studies and a Diploma in Textiles and is a member of both the Design & Craft Council of Ireland and Made in Sligo.

This collection fits beautifully within the remit of the Leitrim Design House. We love to celebrate uniqueness and constantly seek out inspirational high quality craftsmanship. As with all of our collections in the Leitrim Design House, these original works may be purchased on deposit and paid off over a number of weeks.

Join us for the opening reception on Thursday February 7th; meet Alison and be inspired by this stunning collection. We are also delighted to welcome Grainne McLoughlin from Breeogue Pottery, Sligo to launch the exhibition.

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February 7, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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