NCAD Graduate Showcase 2016 Explored
The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) is showcasing its largest ever collection of graduate work, highlighting the value of art and design education in driving Ireland’s rapidly growing creative industry. In total, work by 528 students features in the NCAD Graduate Showcase 2016, which is open to the public from 18th to 26th June across five locations in Dublin 8.
We had our cameras rolling at the media preview and Presidential visit of this year’s showcase, where we had a chance to catch up with some of the exhibiting students.
The NCAD Graduate Showcase will open to the public on Saturday, 18th June at 10am. The exhibitions will run until Sunday 26th June across: NCAD’s campus at 100 Thomas Street, the adjoining John Street West School building, NCAD’s James’s Street Campus at 101-103 James’s Street, the Steambox Gallery on School Street, and Eblana House at Marrowbone Lane, Dublin 8.
Works in the showcase include sustainable fashion inspired by the Botanical Gardens, a ceramics and glass project exploring childhood anxiety, a range of folding furniture inspired by adventurous pursuits in nature, a 3D printed prosthetic arm and hand for children, and sanitation essentials for those in migrant camps across Europe.
The graduate showcase represents an annual opportunity to exhibit the creative identities of students as they move from NCAD to the world of work beyond the College. There is also an opportunity for potential clients, collectors, employers and other innovators, as well as the general public, to see the best in art and design at its early stages of development.
Admission is free and all are welcome. For opening hours and further information see www.ncad.ie/about/ncad-graduate-showcase-2016/.