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The National Museum of Decorative Arts and History will host the internationally acclaimed exhibition CAUTION! Fragile - Irish Glass: Tradition in TransitionThis collaborative exhibition looks at the Irish glass industry and the impact of recent factory closures on the participating artists; Irish crystal glass Master Craftsmen; Fred Curtis, Eamonn Hartley, Greg Sullivan and Róisín de Buitléar artist, educator and writer.

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CAUTION! Fragile will be exhibiting in the

National Museum of Ireland:

8th March 2018 - January 2019

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CAUTION! Fragile – Irish Glass Tradition in Transition’ draws on the cultural identity of Ireland through a series of figurative pieces and sound recordings. These iconic objects infused with cultural resonance create simple ideas of archaic atmosphere and serve as repositories for capturing personal narratives from life in an Irish glass factory. This work is about the celebration of skill that still exists in Ireland, not a lament for its loss.

It is about vulnerability and expertise.

Museum visitors will have a completely immersive experience including photography and oral histories. Thr magnificence of Irish crystal, and contemporary sculpture are captured in a series of figurative sculptures, retelling personal narratives from life in the most famous of all glass factories.

Is spléachadh é an taispeántas seo ar an saol oibre i monarcha Waterford Crystal agus ar an tionchar a bhí ag dúnadh na monarchan ar na máistirghloineadóirí Fred Curtis, Eamonn Hartley, Greg Sullivan agus ar an ealaíontóir Róisín de Buitléar.

Bain taitneamh as AIRE! Sobhriste, taispeántas ilghnéitheach de dhealbhóireacht ghloine a dhíríonn ar ghnéithe de chultúr agus d’fhéiniúlacht mhuintir na hÉireann trí
théamaí an tírdhreacha, na teanga agus an cheoil.

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With Thanks

My heartfelt thanks go to those of you who supported us in this project with your energy, influence and wisdom; Terry Greene, Cathy Chase, Jeanne Phillip, Emer Dooley, Rob Short, Dale Chihuly, Leslie Jackson Chihuly, John Sullivan, Flora Mace, Joey Kirkpatrick, John Keane, Philip Grant – Consul General of Ireland, The Irish Network – Seattle, Fidelma McGinn, Tina Aufiero, Ann Hartley, Vivian Shanley, Anna Moran, Caroline Madden, Susan Warner, Itzell Tazzyman, Tony Hayes, Danny Murphy, Richie Rowe, Derek Smith, Liam Ó Maonlaoí and in particular, Paula Stokes without whom this project would not have been possible.

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Caution Fragile Glass piece
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Caution Fragile Roisin
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