PORTFOLIO 'Conjuring Form' Critical Selection 2021-22 Exhibition

The OPW Doneraile Court & Gardens are delighted to welcome this exhibition and event, which is part of the FREE entry OPW 2021 to Doneraile House & Gardens.

Now in its 15th year, Design & Crafts Council Ireland’s PORTFOLIO programme is a select group of Ireland’s most talented designers and craftspeople who this year will be launching 'Conjuring Form' at Doneraile Court. Inclusion is the recognition of practitioners creating work to a standard to be considered worthy by museums, renowned galleries, and discerning collectors.

DCCI’s PORTFOLIO programme has been instrumental in building the international reputations and commercial potential of Ireland's best designer‐makers of contemporary craft.

From the PORTFOLIO membership, a distinguished group of exceptional makers is chosen for Critical Selection 2021–2022. The benchmark for this elite group is the achievement of excellence in contemporary craftsmanship and design by comparative international standards. Successful applicants will feature in a major touring exhibition and the iconic publication. Doors are opened to international awards, representation by renowned commercial galleries, and work being purchased by prestigious collections and museums worldwide.

The exhibition has been produced by Design & Crafts Council Ireland in partnership with the Office of Public Works at the newly refurbished Doneraile Court.

The contemporary works in the exhibition are curated within the historic rooms and furnishings of the house, juxtaposing old and new. This creates a dialogue around the importance of collections and collecting contemporary material culture.

Doneraile Court is open Thursday to Monday 10am to 4.45pm, closed Tuesday, Wednesday.

No booking required, but face masks to be worn inside the house – Covid guidelines and controlled numbers apply.

Contact Details: Phone:+353 22 24771; Email: donerailepark@opw.ie