Handmade artisan rugmakers Ceadogán are set to launch “Island”, an exciting new project which brings together a dozen of Ireland’s finest artists, each of whom will be drawing on their individual designs and interpretations to create a unique one-off rug or wall hanging piece. The unique collection of stunning one-off handmade rugs will go on public display at the Hang Tough Contemporary gallery on Exchequer Street, Dublin from January 26th.
This innovative project includes pieces from some of Ireland’s leading artists, including Gottfried Helnwein, Dorothy Cross, Sean Scully, Maser, Domino Whisker, Gilbert Menassa, Hannah Ní Mhaonaigh, Mary O’Connor, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Sean Atmos, Lola Donoghue and Alice Fitzgerald.
Following the exhibition, each piece will be auctioned off, with 50% of profits from the sale being donated to Peter McVerry Trust for homelessness. The remainder will go towards support a regenerative wildlife project at the site of Ceadogán studios on Bannow Bay, Co. Wexford.
Island goes on display at Hang Tough Contemporary, Exchequer St, Dublin 2, from Thursday 26th January – Sunday 5th February. Entry is free. The collection will be auctioned by Whytes Auctioneers on February 5th.
Feature Image: Sean Scully, “Wall Fez”, Hand Tufted Pure Wool, 67 by 59in. (170 by 150cm.)