RIAN – A Journey Through Irish Jewellery and Accessories
18-27 February 2014, The Barbara Stanley Gallery
RIAN – A Journey through Irish Jewellery and Accessories is an exhibition showcasing contemporary and innovative Irish jewellery, accessories and design. The Embassy of Ireland, in partnership with the Barbara Stanley Gallery, is delighted to support this installment of RIAN, following on from last year’s highly successful RIAN fashion showcase.
Article by Deirdre McQuillan Fashion EDITOR Irish Times
February 14 2014 -London fashion week.
Wearable art: Exhibition of Irish jewellery and accessories
Rian (and not “Rain”, as the British Fashion Council called it) is an exhibition of Irish jewellery and accessories that was opened last night in London by Ambassador Dan Mulhall at the Barbara Stanley Gallery, near Hyde Park, to coincide with London Fashion Week.
Those taking part, from the North and South, include Una Burke, known for her adventurous leather work; plus jewellery from Melissa Curry, Joanne Hynes, Garvan Traynor, Eily O’Connell, Eoin M Lyons, Lynsay Raine and Miriam Wade; glasswork by Karen Donnellan; sculptural knitwear from Derek Lawlor; wearable art by Rachel McKnight; and LAF Design’s innovative use of discarded materials.
Barbara Stanley’s venue has become the only London gallery specialising in Irish art from leading as well as up-and-coming Irish artists. Gemma Williams from Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary, who is completing a book on Chinese fashion designers, is the curator of Rian. The exhibition runs until February 27