The Irish Reef exhibition is now open to the public at The Greenhouse, 17 St Andrew Street, Dublin 2. The exhibition is open on weekdays from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
You are also welcome to just dive into The Greenhouse with your yarn and crochet hook for a crochet-in any time during opening hours.
We encourage you to contribute to the exhibition with some more colourful hyperbolic crochet. We have left a basket at The Greenhouse, where you can leave your contributions which we will then incorporate into the exhibition. Please ensure to label your contribution with your name in order for us to add it to the list of contributors which is on display at the exhibition.
We hope you enjoy the colourful exhibition!
Special thanks to ECO-UNESCO for making the space available for the exhibition.
The wonderful reefer, Moira, have secured the brilliant and very appropriate venue for an outing for The Irish Reef in The Greenhouse / Cultivate /ECOUNESCO on 17 St Andrew Street in Dublin 2. The exhibition will open later this week and run until late September.
We look forward to sharing it with you!
The Irish Reef Poster – The Greenhouse – Dublin
We will have workshops where Marine Ecology, Hyperbolic Geometry will be discussed and not least Crochet will happen. Dates and times to follow.
Sadly, we have to announce that The Irish Reef exhibition in Farranferris College, Cork has been cancelled. Greenworks, the company who were to host The Irish Reef, pulled out only yesterday. This is such a missed opportunity for us and them, what with the Environ Conference being on in Cork from April 6th.
This cancellation is through no fault of our own. The short notice is a shame as it means we have no way of finding an alternative venue to cover the Environ Conference and we are just sad.
If you know of other suitable venues for an outing of The Irish Reef in Cork (we really think Cork is important as there are a lot of contributions from there), please go ask if they would like to show off our woolly wonder and let us know here.
The Irish Rees will be on the move again this spring. It’s finally going away from the East coast for a visit to the South. It’s going to Cork at Farranferris College and Green Works and the opening is to coincide with the Environ 2011 conference in UCC and it will run for no less than 3 months with the usual workshops on Hyperbolic Geometry, Marine Ecology and not least Hyperbolic Crochet.
We will be looking for help from local crochet contributors, but more about that at a later stage.
We were privileged to have the Irish Toxic Reef curated by Margaret & Christine Wertheim to be exhibited at The Smithsonian later this autumn. We sent out a call for a new Toxic Reef and this is basically the response to the call.
Crocheters of Ireland, you are fantastic!
The Irish Reef will be exhibited in the Courthouse Arts Centre in Tinahely (Wicklow) from September 12th to October 29th 2010.
As the original Irish Toxic Reef has gone to explore further shores, we no longer have toxic pieces to exhibit as part of the exhibition in the Courthouse Arts Centre. We need you to get toxic-crocheting!
For a reminder about the Toxic Reef – pieces must be made from plastic (preferably recycling old plastic!) – see some further information at http://www.crochetcoralreef.org/about/toxic_reef.php and at http://www.crochetcoralreef.org/about/plastic_trash.php.
Please send your submissions (including your name and contact details) by 3 September 2010 to:
The Irish Reef,
The Courthouse Arts Centre,
Further information about the exhibition set-up, help required, etc. will follow soon!