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Women in Design

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National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History

Collins Barracks

Benburb Street

D07 XKV4 Dublin 7

Ireland

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Women in Design

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May 2019


This conference is both a celebration and an exploration of Irish women working in Design. The conference aims to explore topics such as women designers in the Museum’s collections, the significance of gender in design and whether it is important that designers are recognised and remembered as women.

Some of the themes explored include women designers in the collections of the National Museum of Ireland – the celebrated and well known and the not so well known and the Irish women designers who may be forgotten, overlooked or overshadowed. Questions the conference aims to address include, would our designed environment be different if there were more women working in design; and how can more women be encouraged to work in Design in Ireland.

Hantelaine Rug Design, EG:2003.152, Eileen Gray Collection II

PROGRAMME

Friday 24th May

9.30 - 10am
Registration

10am
Welcome with Lynn Scarff, Director, National Museum of Ireland
10.10am
Keynote Lecture: Freespace
Shelley McNamara, co-founder of Grafton Architects
Followed by Q&A Discussion
11am
Coffee Break
11.30am
New Research Papers and Panel Discussion
Chair: Frances McDonald, Independent consultant & writer: design & contemporary craft
The Diversity of Women’s Engagement with Modern Design
Kathleen James Chakraborty, Professor of Art History at University College Dublin
Women Designers Shaping the Visual Identity of Contemporary Dublin
Renata Pekowska, Artist & Researcher
Soft Touch – Light Touch
Dr Helen McAllister, Head of Applied Materials, School of Fine Art, National College of Art & Design
Re-Designing Dreams: Home Dressmaking and the Pursuit of Affordable Fashion Design in Mid-Century Ulster c.1930-1960
Rachel Sayers, Independent Curator & Researcher
12.30pm Q&A Discussion
12.45pm Lunch

There will be an opportunity for visiting exhibitions and an option to take gallery tours with National Museum of Ireland curators. Places on tours will be allocated on a first-come basis on arrival at Registration. Tours include:

  • Women in the Museum’s collection of Contemporary Applied Arts with Dr Audrey Whitty, Head of Collections & Learning

  • Visit to the What's in Store Gallery focusing on recent acquisitions of metalwork made by women with Dr Edith Andrees, Curator of Metalwork, Numismatics and Scientific Instruments

2.20pm
Keynote Lecture: “In, Out, Shake It All About”: Women, MoMA and the Design Canon
Juliet Kinchin, Curator of Modern Design, Department of Architecture and Design, the Museum of Modern Art, New York
Followed by Q&A Discussion
3.10pm
Panel Discussion: Designers in Practice
Chair: Dr Sorcha O’Brien, Senior Lecturer in Design History & Theory at Kingston University, London
Alison Lowry, Artist
Sasha Sykes, Functional Artist
Susan Zelouf, Design Partner and Co-founder of Zelouf and Bell
Tara Kennedy, Architect and Designer
4.20pm Close
5pm Wine Reception

Saturday 25th May

9.30 – 10am
Coffee and Registration
10am
Welcome: Helen Beaumont, Education & Outreach Officer, National Museum of Ireland
10.10am
Keynote Lecture: Not Black or White, just Gray
Dr Jennifer Goff, Curator of the Eileen Gray Collection and Furniture National Museum of Ireland
Followed by Q&A Discussion
11am
Coffee Break
11.30am
Panel Discussion: Designing Exhibitions
Chair: Dr Audrey Whitty, Head of Collections & Learning, National Museum of Ireland
Wendy Williams, Graphic Designer, Educator and Design Historian
Ann Scroope, Heritage Re-interpretation Consultant & founder of Scroope Design
12.15pm
Talk: At the vanguard – the women who led Irish fashion in the mid-20th century
Alex Ward, Curator of Clothes, Textiles and Jewellery, National Museum of Ireland
Followed by Q&A Discussion

12.45pm Lunch

There will be an opportunity for visiting exhibitions and an option to take gallery tours with National Museum of Ireland curators and guides. Places on tours will be allocated on a first-come basis on arrival at Registration. Details to follow.

2.15pm
New Research Papers and Panel Discussion
Chair: Muireann Charleton, Lecturer, Design, Enterprise & Development, Limerick School of Art & Design
‘Women in Design’ - A Supporting Role?’
Elaine McDevitt, Design Researcher
‘Marion Mahony Griffin: Re-covering the Irishness within a trans-national identity’
Dr Sarah A. Sheridan and Dr Brian Ward, Irish Architecture Foundation & Dublin School of Architecture, TU, Dublin
‘You’re The Best Girl-Designer in the Class’: some thoughts on women designers within the historiography of Irish graphic design
Dr Linda King, Design Historian & Co-Programme Chair (BA Hons), Visual Communication Design, Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Dublin
3pm Q&A Discussion
3.15pm
Panel Discussion and Closing Words
Kim Makenzie-Doyle, Head of Marketing & Product, Voxgig and Founder of Why Design
Angela O'Kelly, Head of Design for Body and Environment, National College of Art & Design
Lynn Scarff, Director, National Museum of Ireland

3.45pm Close


Please note programme may be subject to change.

One of a strip of tweed labels for the hand loomed Donegal Tweed woven specially  by McNutt’s for the Aer Lingus air hostess uniform designed by Neillí Mulcahy in 1962. Neillí Mulcahy Collection, DT:2007.58


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