Creative Waterford and Waterford Local Enterprise Office are coming together to showcase the excellent work of designers and makers in Waterford city and county.  Potential exhibitors are now asked to put forward an expression of interest by submitting images of their work by February 1st 2022.


The exhibition will be curated by Vincent O’Shea, a highly experienced project manager and curator.  Vincent has worked with, mentored and provided training for designers and makers throughout Ireland.  While working with the Crafts Council of Ireland, he established the National Craft Collection in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland. Vincent will work closely with selected designers and makers to ensure their work is exhibited to the highest standards.

Brid Kirby, Senior Enterprise Development Officer with Local Enterprise Office Waterford, noted Waterford has an abundance of quality designers and makers.  “We want to provide an opportunity for creatives to showcase their work. Profiling and showcasing are so important for craft businesses, now, more than ever, in light of the last few challenging years.”

Creative Waterford Coordinator, Katherine Collins, said, “We are particularly interested in finding out how sense of place, particularly of Waterford, enhances concept and creativity.  Perhaps locality, the coast or mountains are part of that, or it might be something more indefinable. There are wonderful crafts coming out of our county and it is essential that we celebrate and promote our designers and makers”

Details of the call for expressions of interest are available on Creative Waterford social media and at https://thisiswaterford.ie/waterford-designers-and-makers-exhibition. Closing date for applications is February 1st 2022.