Music in Glass Exhibition
20 Jan - 10 Feb 2018
Music in Glass Exhibition

We explore sound captured in glass in this beautiful exhibition of work by Irish glass artist Róisín de Buitléar. Part of the TradFest Children's Hub 2018

Featuring pieces from Róisín’s Irish Incantation/Ortha series, the exhibition features a series of beautiful glass objects that capture the essence of musical sound and pitch in glass form. Some of the sculptures are made to evoke the sound and duration of a musical note, others will remind you of musical instruments that look like they could be played.

In fact while you are visiting the exhibition, you will see a video of them being played by musicians Liam Ó Maonlaí and Peter O’Toole along with hearing Róisín talking about the inspiration for her work.

Alongside the exhibition display will be a fun interactive glass sound exploring area using glass objects found in everyday life that will enable you to try out making your own glass music.

About Róisín de Buitléar... Back to Top

Born in Dublin, Róisín de Buitléar is an artist and educator who has been working in the medium of glass as a primary material since 1983. She has completed many site-specific installations of blown and cast work, drawing her inspiration from her cultural heritage. These can be seen in public and private buildings throughout Ireland, including the Blasket Island Centre, Dunchaoin, Co. Kerry, National Botanical Gardens Dublin, W5 Belfast, Castle Espie Wetland Centre Strangford Lough Northern Ireland and Ballyroan public Library Dublin. She is an advocate for traditional Irish skills of glassmaking, curating, exhibiting and lecturing nationally and internationally.
She has also been appointed as artist on a new project to develop a National Children’s Garden for Dublin City Council to commemorate the children who died in the 1916 Rising. The project has been commissioned by DCC parks and the appointment was made through the Dublin City Council Arts dept. Róisín is working in collaboration with DCC, DCYA and Elements of Action on this project.