19 Aug 2014

FORM Pop - Up Shop in Kilkenny Feedback

     As mentioned before in August Valg Studio have been busy involved with FORM Designmade in Carlow Pop - Up shop during Kilkenny Arts Festival. Exhibiting a selection of art & craft work from county Carlow based designers, artists and makers on Friary Street was a pleasure for us all.

     The Arts Festival is over and FORM pop - up shop on Friary Street is now closed. It has been great to participate and I miss our beautiful shop already. However I would like to share some thoughts and images from this recent experience. 
     When on the first preparation day I saw the shop unit I wasn't sure will we be able to fill it - it was huge, but it worked out perfectly. I learned that it is important to give a space to the work and also our visitors could comfortably walk around the shop. 
     It was almost one of those last minute decisions to set up a pop - up shop during this arts festival and if not a great team work it may be  a completely different story. We are a new group and it was great to work together and learn something new about each other. 

Great feedback and support was shown the group in Kilkenny. Thank you to everyone who wished well and visited!

Part of the Valg Studio display at FORM Pop - Up shop.
FORM Pop -Up Shop window display on Friary Street.
FORM Pop - Up Shop interior during Kilkenny Arts Festival. 

Take care,

7 Aug 2014

Pop - Up Shop during Kilenny Arts Festival

     I can't imagine summer without the Festivals and no doubt there are so many to choose from. Today I would like to tell you about the Kilkenny Arts Festival.
     Once the medieval capital of Ireland, Kilkenny has very picturesque city centre with narrow winding streets, historical buildings and landmarksKilkenny is also renowned as a world class craft centre and every year Kilkeny Arts Festival gather many interested in the following art forms; Theatre & Dance, Classical Music, Music, Street, Literature, Visual Art and Craft.

     It has been exciting and hands full of work few weeks getting ready for Kilkenny Arts Festival with FORM. Please see the official press release below and a flyer I had pleasure to create.

     FORM is a group of designer makers and craftspeople living and working in the Carlow region of Ireland. Following their inaugural exhibition at the Festival of Writing and Ideas last June, they will be taking their multi disciplinary talents to the Kilkenny Arts Festival which runs from the 8th to the 17th August. Unit 2, Regency Court on Friary Street is the setting for their exciting new retail happening.
Textiles, ceramics, jewellery and children's wear from some of Carlow's best makers will be on offer so be sure to visit their shop during the Festival.  Open daily from 10am to 6pm.

Preparation is over, we are looking forward to welcome everyone at our pop - up shop! Here's a sneak peek inside with a section of work on display.

I'm hoping to share more images from the pop - up shop soon, stay tuned!

Take care,