- 02 Nov 22
The upcoming event will highlight some of the exquisite fashion and design featured in the National Gallery of Ireland's collection.
Following the first of the Thursday Lates last month, the National Gallery of Ireland's specially curated three-part series of autumn and winter evening events continues – with the next event taking place on Thursday, November 10, from 4.30pm.
November's Thursday Lates event is design and craft themed – with visitors invited to take part in a free tour, highlighting some of the stunning fashion and design featured in the National Gallery of Ireland's collection. There will also be craft and design showcase, with demonstrations on the night by some of the artists and designers associated with the Gallery and the Gallery Shop.
The designers set to appear at the Gallery Shop on the night include:
- Dublin-born artist Ciarna Phama, aka Kiki na Art – the creator of unique pieces of handcrafted jewellery. No two pieces are ever the same, ranging from musical icons such as Bowie, artists such as Frida Kahlo, political figures, writers, actors and vintage images.
- Irish artist and PR Consultant Maeve Barry presents Eve Ray Designs – a vibrant costume jewellery range inspired by Spanish painter and sculptor Joan Miró. This collection celebrates older, diverse models and is gender-fluid.
- Elizabeth Tumilty set up her millinery business, Feather Head Designs, outside Ardee, County Louth in 2005. She specialises in bespoke millinery, creating unique elegant hats and headpieces for weddings and ladies’ days at the races.
- Guadalupe Cabrera, originally from Cordoba, Argentina, presents Guadalupe Creations. She creates distinctive and modern handcrafted dolls and soft toys using luxurious high-quality materials in order to craft products that are unique, well-designed and well-made.
- John Hanly – a heritage brand, weaving for over a century. Their extensive range includes throws, scarves, capes and headwear, all designed and made at Ballyartella Wollen Mills.
- Irish-based Independent Accessories Designer, DJ and Conceptual Artist, Margaret O’Connor. She is best known for her work with millinery, her creations have attracted the attention and been worn by Kate Moss, Lady Gaga, Years and Years, Pink Floyd and more.
- Doireann Healy launched art and fashion brand Begley & Bowie with a pop-up shop in 2019. She designs and screen prints her art and eco-friendly fashion pieces, working from her colourful shop and studio in Kenmare, Co. Kerry.
You can also expect music from the multi-talented Margaret O'Connor in the Gallery Shop on the night.
In addition, Dublin Book Festival and RTÉ Arena will be broadcasting live from the Gallery, with an evening of conversation and culture – as Seán Rocks is joined by writers Wendy Erskine, Louise Kennedy and José Ignacio Valenzuela, with music from award-winning singer John Francis Flynn.
There will also be food and drink served in the Gallery Café on the evening.
The Thursday Lates series is family-friendly, with events appropriate for all ages.
Tickets to the unmissable Turner: The Sun is God exhibition – running from now until February 6, 2023 – will also be available for just €5 on Thursday evenings.
With another Thursday Lates event also set to take place in the National Gallery on and December 1, visitors can look forward to even more free tours and cultural experiences. The December edition will feature an evening of music, to kick off the festive season.
There will be a wide variety of activities at each event, with something for everyone – especially if you're an art lover, a history buff, a music connoisseur, a dancefloor enthusiast, or simply a fan of people-watching!
The National Gallery of Ireland is open to the public until 8.30pm on Thursday evenings. Although admission to Thursday Lates is free, with no need to book, the special Dublin Book Festival is a ticketed event. Tickets are €10, and are available here.
For more information, visit nationalgallery.ie
Thursday Lates at the National Gallery of Ireland are funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media in support of the Night-Time Economy.