1-Alice Kettle at MAKE symposium 7.3.14 








MAKE symposium explores ideas of making in Art and Technology with distinguished speakers from the fields of textile art, ceramics, digital technology, and science. It took place on Friday, 7 March 2014 in the Stack Theatre of CIT Cork School of Music. MAKE brought low-tech and high-tech makers together to explore deeply the making process itself and how it connects us in our response to the physical world.  MAKE looked at how our open-ended material dialogue and experimentation is the same, no matter if we are closely hand-stitching into cloth, or engaged in hands-on discoveries with the components of open-source electronics. We hope to find synergies, insights, and inspiration as two parallel making worlds meet.

Speakers included:

  • Lesley Millar, MBE -International Curator, Author, and Academic; Professor of Textile Culture;  Director, Anglo Textile Japanese Research Centre, University for the Creative Arts, London
  • Alice Kettle – famed Embroidery Artist  and Research Associate, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Ingrid Murphy, Subject Leader for Ceramics and maker at the National Centre for Ceramics in Wales at Cardiff School of Art and Design.
  • Kieran Nolan – Lecturer in Creative Media with the School of Informatics and Creative Arts at Dundalk Institute of Technology; PhD candidate in Digital Arts and Humanities at the Arts Technology Research Lab and GV2 group, Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Trevor Hogan – Lecturer in the CIT Department of Media Communications; PhD researcher at the Bauhaus University, Weimar, Germany
  • Fran Hegarty MSc – Clinical Teacher in Medicine, Trinity College; Principal Physicist, St. James Hospital, Dublin