Alanagh Clegg

Alanagh Clegg is a Textile designer whose thoughtfully considered graduate exhibition highlighted the importance of ethically made and sustainable materials. Inspired by a family business of hand crafting, her work explores traditions of techniques that have been passed down through generations. 1. When did you start incorporating sustainability into your design practice?  Four Threads came to…

Vote for Women

As we approach a landmark moment in Irish history, the creatives of Ireland are wielding their talents as a form of political expression. Not only is 2018 significant as the year that the people of Ireland will vote on the Referendum to Repeal the Eight Amendment, but it also marks the centenary that Irish women…

Resilience

coffee|culture #3 This January, coffee|culture is inviting three creatives who have used their artistic output as a form of expression enabling them to thrive. Although the creative industry can be a challenging and daunting place, creatives are resilient and bounce back from obstacles be it diminishing arts grants, red tape regulations or burnout. Given the…

A Lesson in Creativity

  Dan Eames is a multidisciplinary designer who recently graduated from Graphic Design and Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. From Edna O’Brien’s controversial, The Country Girls (1960), to a digital installation aimed at calculating and measuring happiness, satisfaction and contentment, to the traditional and long established idea of the…

GCN

To celebrate Galway Culture Night, Above the Fold are teaming up with Coffeewerk + Press to host an inspiring evening of talks designed to explore and celebrate the many unique, slow and thoughtful process of creating present in the West of Ireland. We have invited a selection of speakers to present their body of work…

Table Quiz

Above the Fold are hosting a fundraiser table quiz with a twist! Dust off those Leaving Cert notes as we have teamed up with experts from fashion, architecture, product design, visual arts, film, animation & illustration, visual communication and much, much more to prepare a table quiz to test even the most specialised art and design…

Studio Nugno

It’s predicted that by 2020, 50% of the US workforce will consist of freelance and self-employed workers and with 85,000 Irish creatives said to be working for themselves, Ireland is certainly set to take a similar path. But what is attracting Ireland’s creatives to pursue a career with such precarious prospects? Eleonora Bigi and her…

Above the Fold 2017

Above the Fold 2017 Above the Fold returned to The Mick Lally Theatre, Druid Lane, for the second annual Above the Fold Creative Conference. Speakers were selected for their contribution to Ireland’s cultural landscape and their motivation for striving to create great work, defying obstacles and challenges faced by the creative industry in Ireland. Superfolk Jo Anne…