PROJECT BAA BAA - RECRAFTING IRELAND | DUN EMER GUILD BANNERS

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ENGAGEMENT Community Project, Diocese of Clonfert

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This exhibition presents work of the Arts & Crafts movement in Ireland during the Celtic Revival of the 19th century. It comprises, in photographic replica, full size the Dun Emer Banners, the finest embroidery work produced by the Dun Emer Guild for Loughrea Cathedral in 1904, the work of the Evelyn Gleeson and the Yeats sisters, Susan ‘Lily’ Yeats and Elizabeth ‘Lolly’ Yeats best remembered by their involvement with the Dun Emer Guild, a home crafts group, which they founded in 1902 . Their brothers, Jack Yeats and William Butler Yeats and Cuala Press (originally Dun Emer Press), had direct involvement with the Dun Emer Guild in producing designs for their commissions.

Some of the most distinctive work of the guild can be found in the Dun Emer Banner collection, a project to embroider 24 sodality* and 5 processional banners commissioned by Fr. O'Donovan of Loughrea Cathedral, Co. Galway, which they completed in1904. Their use of Arts & Crafts and Celtic motifs in designs for embroidery in wool, silk and gold thread are presented in this exquisite exhibition of these works. The exhibition also presents religious vestments embroidered by the guild and hand-carved wood staffs that the banners were held on, all from this period.

Venue:NUI Galway Gallery, Quadrangle, National University of Ireland, Galway

Date: 28 October – 18 November

Time: 10-4pm Monday-Friday

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