Hybrid – A Lace Inspired Conference

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Updated: September 23rd, 2016


Limerick Lace | Liminal Identity

City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick | 28 Oct, 2016 | 9.30am

Tickets | €20/€10  

Hybrid online ticket sales are now closed.

Tickets for Hybrid will be available at Belltable box office until 8pm this evening and on the door at Merchants Quay in the morning.

Speakers include textile artists, lace makers, lace historians and curators. Experts from other great lace centres in Nottingham and Calais will address the heritage and future of lace and what it means to contemporary society. 

  • There will be three sessions for this conference, 9.30am-11am, 11.30am-1pm, 2pm-4pm.
  • Refreshments will be provided on the day.

The list of speakers include;

Dr Gail Baxter – Lace-maker and researcher, Lace Research Network, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Shazia Boucher – Assistant Director, International Centre of Lace and Fashion, Calais.

Dr Amanda-Briggs Goode – Head of Fashion Knitwear & Textile Design, School of Art and Design, Nottingham Trent University Nottingham Trent University.

Dr Maura Cronin – Lecturer in History in Mary Immaculate College.

Róisín de Buitléar – Irelands best known glass artist and educator.

Giordiana Giache – Lace-maker and lecturer at Limerick School of Art and Design.

Jacqui Hayes – Limerick City and County Archivist.

Toni O’Malley – Limerick based lace-maker and artist.

Dr Matthew Potter – Historian in Limerick Archives.

Dr Carol Quarini – Lace-maker and researcher, Lace Research Network, University for the Creative Arts, Farnham.

Veronica Rowe – Dublin-based lace-maker and author on Limerick lace. She is custodian of a major collection of Limerick lace.

Veronica Stuart – lace-maker and chairperson of the Traditional Lace makers of Ireland.

Alex Ward – Curator of Dress and Textiles, Art and Industrial Division, National Museum of Ireland in Collins Barracks, Dublin.

Hybrid: the identity of liminal lace.

Lace and textile are the product of multiple cultural, social and political influences. Limerick lace is the perfect example of this cross-pollination that with time has become part of the identity of Limerick city. The hybrid conference and exhibition will address the role of multiple influences in the creation of contemporary lace inspired work. Hybrid will address the role of lace and its social-economic history and how this once pure entity is continuously transforming and recombining in its use of materials, execution and consumption.

The liminal space exists between tradition and new practice; it is an area where different rules apply and the creativity of multiple influences generates a new identity, and this is Hybrid.


No exchanges or refunds. 

For further information please call 061 953400.


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