Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Here's the Heads Up #15

Image of OFFSET2013 via Creative Review

Welcome to I Like Local's first bi-island Heads Up, with information on exhibitions and events both at home in Ireland and here in Scotland. I'm sad to be missing the Irish events listed, but the Scottish events at the bottom provide some consolation :)


Until Friday 5 April: Future Makers
NCAD Gallery, 100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8
This exhibition, curated by Angela O'Kelly, shows the work of the most recent recipients of the Crafts Council of Ireland's Future Makers awards and grants, and includes the work of fashion designer Natalie B. Coleman, glass artist Karen Donnellan, product designers Klickity and others. More info here.

Friday 5 - Sunday 7 April: OFFSET2013
Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2
I'm not going to lie - it's a real shame I wont make this year's edition of the OFFSET festival. Three days of inspiring speakers from Ireland and abroad, great events, cool parties and heaps and heaps of design enthusiasm, it's an absolute MUST if you can make it. Tickets are still available, as are lots of videos from previous years (I know what I'll be watching next weekend...)

Tuesday 9 April to Tuesday 7 May: Makers & Brothers Pop-Up
Brown Thomas, 88-95 Grafton Street, Dublin 2
Craft and design retailers Makers & Brothers are popping up for the first time this year for April, opening up a shed (similar to the one they base activities from in Blackrock) in swanky department store Brown Thomas. A really nice opportunity to see the M&B stock in the flesh, accompanied by various events over the course of their one-month stint.

4 to 25 April: Design Stories
The Culture Box, 12 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
A group of artists and designers who've recently completed a course with Dublin City Enterprise Board have come together to exhibit their work, showing an eclectic mix of furniture, fashion, sculpture and more. More info here.

Image of Jason Hackenwerth's Pisces via This Is Collosal


Saturday 6 April and the first Saturday of every month: Repair Cafe
MAKLab, The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
MAKLab is a workshop space within Glasgow's design centre, The Lighthouse, making a variety of equipment available to designers and makers. Repair Cafe is a regular event held there where you can bring your broken stuff and work with the staff to fix it - what a great idea!

Until Sunday 7 April: Edinburgh International Science Festival
Various venues, Edinburgh city
Now in its 24th year, EISF is one of the world's leading public celebrations of science, encompassing workshops, talks, exhibitions and events all over Edinburgh city. There's a massive programme to browse through, and something to spark everyone's curiosity in the world around us and how stuff works.

Friday 12 April - Sunday 30 June: Wim Crouwel - a Graphic Odyssey
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow
With a career spanning over 60 years, Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel has left an indelible mark on design. This is his first UK retrospective, curated by the Design Museum and touring to Glasgow. More info here.