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Impressions Left vi has been chosen for exhibition under the category Embellished Textiles for the RDS Craft Competition 2016.

The annual RDS Craft Awards showcase and reward excellence in Irish craft. Established in 1968, the Awards follow an RDS tradition of promoting Irish craft which dates back to the nineteenth century. The RDS Craft Awards is an open platform for Irish craftspeople to have their work assessed by an independent judging panel of Irish and international craft experts.


The work will be on show in the RDS Concert Hall, Merrion Road, Dublin 4 from 13th-15th July (10am-5pm), The Dublin Horse Show from 20th-24th July, The National Museum, Turlough Park, Co. Mayo from 9th Aug - 13th Nov.



The Ranelagh Arts Centre would like to invite you to the opening of their latest exhibition, Impressions left by Irish artist Ciara Harrison.


Following on from her highly successful exhibition Shadowed Women at the Little Museum of Dublin, a new collection of work by Irish artist Ciara Harrison opens at Ranelagh Arts Centre on Thursday, 31st March 2016 at 7pm.


The show will be opened by Irish writer Sue Rainsford.


Impressions left, Ranelagh Arts Centre, 26 Ranelagh, Dublin 6 March 31st - April 9th, 2016. 

Open Monday to Saturday 11am to 7pm. 


20th July - 18th August 2016

An exhibition of textile artist Ciara Harrison's work will be on display in the Prologue Room from 20th of July until 18th August 2016. This exhibition features exquisite embroidered portraits of seven women who shared one destiny: they were all widowed by the events of the Easter Rebellion 1916. Using a remarkable process involving the transfer of charcoal drawings from photographs to cotton organdie, the work includes a portrait of Kathleen Clarke (nee Daly) born in Limerick in 1878, and widow of the rebel leader Thomas Clarke.

The exhibition is on loan with the kind permission of the Little Museum of Dublin.



Interviewed by Aoife Barry of about about the commission I produced for the Little Museum of Dublin which runs from now until April 2016.


"These haunting portraits shed light on the ‘strong and tough’ women of the Rising"



I am currently running art classes suitable for children aged 8-12 years old.


The facilitated art classes explore drawing techniques, portraiture, still-life drawing, illustration, clay and construction.  There are elements of collaborative working along with individual projects.


*Limited availability.  Classes are kept small with a maximum of 10 participants.*


Time: Mondays 4-5pm.


Location: 52 Grosvenor Road, Rathgar, Dublin 2.


Price: €105 for 8 week course or €14 per class.


For enquiries and booking please contact me here or call 086 083 5902.

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