VISUAL Centre of Contemporary Art in Carlow is the venue for the Craft Hub International Craft Exhibition from 22nd August to 3rd September 2023 supported by Creative Europe & Creative Ireland. The exhibition commenced in Italy in April 2023 travelling to Greece, Germany, Portugal arriving in Ireland in August. The exhibition will feature work from across the whole spectrum of craft techniques and uses an anonymous selection process, giving emerging artists an equal opportunity to be selected alongside the established makers. Moving onto Wales, then Norway for the closing conference.
In the buildup to the exhibition, Carlow County Council are organising a series of workshops in Carlow Library from 14th August 2022 to 22nd August 2023. The are 16 workshops which include Make a Giant Paper Heart with Dawn from Craft Central, Make a "Pin Ball" Game with Dawn from Craft Central, Print Your Own Tote Bag with Ann Kenny (Ann Makes Books), Bind Your Own Book with Ann Kenny (Ann Makes Books), Paint along with Dawn from Craft Central, Sock it to me! with Jean Robertson, Get Buzzing! with Jean Robertson, I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice-cream! with Jean Robertson, Cool Cactus Craft with Jean Robertson, Handmade Jewellery Workshop with Megan Manning from "Create That Inner Spark", Make a silver ring inspired by Irelands Ancient East with Mary Bourke (DeBurca Design), Design and make your own silver pendant with Mary Bourke (DeBurca Design), Make blended colour Earrings and Pendant with Liga Valge (Valg Studio), Make vibrant pattern Earrings and Pendant with Liga Valge (Valg Studio) and Make a "Pin Ball" Game with Dawn from Craft Central.