Soilsiú │ Enlightenment
GSoI International Symposium 2015
While we are all conscious that 2015 has been declared the Year of Irish Design, it has also been dedicated as the International Year of Light by the United Nations. Light technology has revolutionized medicine, opened up international communication and continues to be central to linking cultural, economic and political aspects of global society. Glass, throughout history, has been intrinsically linked with light. The special relationship between them has allowed for enormous scientific and artistic development.
DATE: Monday 19th October,
VENUE: National College of Art and Design, Thomas St, D8.
TICKETS: GSoI Members €30, Students €20.
We are delighted to be hosting the following artists and designers
Joseph Cavalieri (Keynote. USA,
Kate Maestri (UK)
Jessica Loyd-Jones (UK),
Jeremy Winterbert (France),
Chris Wood (UK)
Brought to you in Partnership with the Firestation Artist Studios and NCAD with the generous suport of the Design & Crafts Council Ireland
Soilsiú will explore the space where
design, light and glass intersect.
The artists, designers and craftspeople who will be taking part in Soilsiú all use this transformative power in inventive ways; appropriating the tradition of stained glass to tell the stories of today, using glass reflections to create images or constructing spaces which appear to be made from light itself. Soilsiú brings you strong contemporary glass which shines brightly and demands your attention.