Grand Stuff: Label Art from Ireland

Grand Stuff: Label Art from Ireland

Curated by Niall McCormack

This winter, the Museum is delighted to introduce a new exhibition of Irish label art from the 1890s to the 1990s. Included are vibrant examples of labels for minerals, beers, whiskies, hotels, linens, groceries, hotels, pharmacies, matches, charities and policital causes.

The imporant part of Ireland’s material culture has been overlooked and this will be the first exhibition of its kind in Ireland.

Many of Ireland’s designers of label art are annonymous aritsts. It is collections like this one that really preserve their work: their memory lives on in their layounts, lettering, illustration and filgree.

Through this exhibition, McCormack aims to inspire people to think about design in Ireland in the early 20th century and how it was more vibrant, diverse and sophisticated than many might imagine.

The exhibition will open in early November and admission will be free of charge.

There will be a Curator’s Tour on Saturday 5 October. Book here.

McCormack will be available for a limited number of special-interest group tours. For more infomation, email adminnationalprintmuseum.ie

Grand Stuff is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport, Gaeltacht and Media.



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