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Nov
12
Mon
Proclaiming a President @ State Corridor, State Apartments
Nov 12 2018 @ 9:45 am – Mar 31 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Proclaiming a President @ State Corridor, State Apartments | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

In June 1938, Douglas Hyde was sworn in as the first President of Ireland in St Patrick’s Hall at Dublin Castle. In November 2018, the Hall will once again be the setting for the presidential inauguration. To celebrate this event and to mark its eightieth anniversary, this exhibition looks back at the inauguration of all nine Irish presidents at Dublin Castle over the past eight decades.

Nov
24
Sat
Rudolf Heltzel: In Precious Metal @ State Apartments Galleries
Nov 24 2018 @ 9:45 am – Mar 24 2019 @ 5:15 pm
Rudolf Heltzel: In Precious Metal @ State Apartments Galleries | Dublin | County Dublin | Ireland

Office of Public Works presents a stunning exhibition of sculptural pendants and rings by master-goldsmith Rudolf Heltzel, at the State Apartments, Dublin Castle – on tour from the National Design & Craft Gallery and Design & Crafts Council of Ireland. An icon of Irish craft and design, Rudolf Heltzel has gained an international reputation for the originality, quality and timeless aesthetic of his craftsmanship with each piece created meticulously by hand using some of the world’s oldest jewellery techniques. This exhibition will showcase many of his most ambitious and technically complex designs, presenting pieces selected from his personal archive alongside new work in three of his sculptural pendant collections – Rock Crystal, Tourmaline Butterfly and Druzy. A series of spectacular gem rings designed by Heltzel will also be presented in the exhibition.

Feb
22
Fri
Surface Matters @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – May 19 @ 5:00 pm
Surface Matters @ Coach House Gallery, Dublin Castle Gardens

Surface Matters, an exhibition of works from the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s PORTFOLIO: Critical Selection 2019-20, features 24 makers selected by an independent expert panel for demonstrating excellence in craftsmanship, design quality and technical skill by international standards.