DUBLIN DESIGN NIGHT
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Sip, sample and shop your way around Dublin's design gems.
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The third iteration of Dublin Design Night kicks off this Wednesday April 25, 6pm-9pm, with 19 design destinations welcoming Image Interiors & Living readers to meet some of Ireland’s finest makers, as curated by interior designer Emily Cunnane of InSpace Interior Design.
Due to space and time restrictions, some workshops are limited numbers. If you're very keen on one particular event, make sure you're at the location for 6pm to put your name down for a time slot. Everything is first come, first served. Here's what's on.
DRURY STREET AREA
Learn arrangements from the crew at Appassionata Flowers and take home your own posy creation. Workshops are running all evening, though numbers are limited. To reserve a spot, call to Appassionata’s Drury Street shop at 6pm April 25 and put your name down for a slot. First come, first served.
Designist, George’s Street
Meet Sean O'Sullivan of Badly Made Books for an evening of collaborative design and notebook making, and help Sean decide on the winner of the Badly Designed Dublin competition by voting on the night.
Fumbally Exchange, Dame Lane
Come along to the Fumbally Exchange to take part in an on-street live podcast on the steps of the Fumbally Exchange, with Sam Whelan-Curtin. A panel of top designers will take your questions, discuss creative collaborations and swap advice about making lasting working relationships across the fields of art and design.
Head to the opening of Denise Nestor's latest exhibition, Bestiary. The artist will be there in person to chat about her works, plus there'll be cocktails and tunes.
Industry & Co, Drury Street
Take in a throwing demo by Arran Street East and even try your hand yourself, before sampling some tasty eats from the food counter. To reserve a spot, call to Industry & Co on the night and put your name down for a slot. First come, first served.
Enjoy a screening at 6pm of the RTÉ documentary series Hands, followed by a 7pm interview by Aoife McElwain with Sally Shaw-Smith, the co-creator of the documentary, followed by a demo by woodsman James Carroll at 8pm. Screening is drop-in at 6pm. To reserve a spot at the interview and demo, call to Irish Design Shop at 6pm April 25 and put your name down for a slot. As always, first come, first served.
Maktus, George’s Street Arcade
Try out greeting card design at Maktus, the newest shop taking part. On the night, there’ll also be gift vouchers up for grabs and Costa Rican food to boot.
Interior Designer Aoife Rhattigan of Restless Design will be speaking about her redesign of Article, as well as interior design principles, while Clover Rua will be doing screen printing demos and giving out free prints all evening.
Take part in #BreadAndButter by Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), in which successful working designers speak about how to make a living in the design world. Book your ticket on Eventbrite now.
Make a terrarium to take home with Mark Grehan’s team. To reserve a spot, call to The Garden at 6pm on April 25 and put your name down for a slot. First come, first served.
Check out street artist Jess Tobin live sketching at April and the Bear. Each purchase on the night will come with a free limited edition print by Jess.
Black Church Print Studio, 4 Temple Bar
Get a behind the scenes private tour of Black Church Print Studio and learn how lithography, etching and other print processes work. Tours start at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. To reserve a spot, call to Black Church Print Studio at 6pm April 25, and put your name down for a slot. First come, first served.
Find, Cow’s Lane
Watch artist Salty Philip create a mural, and meet Alison from WildBird Studio who will be demoing the soldering process she uses to make her lighting designs.
Gallery Of Photography, Meeting House Square
Check out multiple award-winning photographer Kenneth O'Halloran's exhibition The Handball Alley, which centres on the silent structures in rural communities.
Graphic Studio Gallery, 8a Cope Street
Presenting BOLD, an exhibition showcasing artists who work with vibrant colour, including Maser, Shane O’Driscoll and Aoife Scott. There will be more surprises on the night too.
Jam Art Factory, 14 Crown Alley
Hear how the literary and illustrative creatives behind At it Again create their books, specifically how they capture the essence of each author with only a few lines or shapes, and try your own graphic image of Irish writers with help from the experts. Workshops are at 6.30pm and 8pm. First come first served, at the venue.
Jill & Gill return to Scout for a screen-printing session. Let Jill & Gill work their magic for you, or try your hand at screen-printing yourself, and take your masterpiece home.
Tamp & Stitch, Essex Street West
Fashion designer Elaine McGovern will be hand screen-printing tote bags for visitors to the shop. There will also be free coffees with any purchase, as well as other refreshments.
The Icon Factory, 3 Aston Place
Learn all about Dublin icons through graffiti and digital illustration at The Icon Factory with mural painter and illustrator Kevin Bohan and take the obligatory selfie at the Be Your Own Icon mural.
The Bar With No Name, Fade Street
After all your bimbling is complete, head along to The Bar With No Name for the official after-party where there will be Dublin Design inspired drinks and promos, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey.