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Brian Kennedy

Independent Curator

Brian Kennedy is an independent curator in the craft and applied art area. Between 2002 and 2010 he curated a series of major exhibitions for the Crafts Council of Ireland. Following this he curated ‘Material Poetry’ and ‘Dubh – Dialogues in Black’ at the American Irish Historical Society, New York. Other notable projects include ‘Crafted – Makers of Excellence’ at Somerset House, London (2013) and at the Royal Academy, London (2014 to 2016); ‘Taste – Contemporary Craft’ at Artgenève (2015/16) and at Artmonte-carlo (2016); the major international exhibition ‘Vase: Function Reviewed’ at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny (2016) and ‘In Residence’ for Oliver Sears Gallery in London (2015/16).