A team of world-class designers, curators and architects have come together to bring the finest European masters and their workmanship on center stage specifically for Homo Faber to provide visitors with an opportunity to experience craftsmanship in a new, unique and memorable way.
Covering nearly 4,000 square metres, Homo Faber will offer the public a rare opportunity to explore the island and the magnificent complex of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, including areas that are generally not accessible to the public.
Róisín de Buitléar has been selected as one of 150 artists in the BEST OF EUROPE exhibition by Milan based curator Jean Blanchaert.
It’s been a month now since I have moved my studio to the National Museum of Ireland. I’m based at the Decorative Arts Museum, at Collins Barracks in Dublin, which is situated alongside the north side of the river Liffey, facing the Guinness Brewery. It is sandwiched between the small village of Stoneybatter and the huge expanse of Europe’s biggest urban park, The Phoenix Park, which is also home and working residence of Ireland’s President Micheal D Higgins.
Working in this part of the city is a big change for me. Cycling to the studio along the Liffey and closed in by urban buildings has taken a bit of getting used to. My permanent studio is a stones’ throw from the sea and wide expanses of sky. The air smells fresher there. My heated studio at the museum is filled with glorious light, however, with a view onto the central quadrangle of Clarke Square, through which most of the visiting public filter. We have swarms of school kids racing from one side to the other, re-enactments of war...