International textile students’ exhibition Mapping has arrived in Tartu

On Wednesday, November 29th 5 pm at gallery Pallas will open the International textile exhibition.

MAPPING, an exhibition project bringing together four higher education institutions has travelled from Ireland to Tartu with a stopover in Lithuania. The exhibition in Gallery Pallas displays the students’ different point of view of the theme.

MAPPING has been an exchange project referencing the visual language of maps, diagrams, networks, systems, or the lived experience of boundaries, histories, environments, structures.

The yearlong project MAPPING is a sign of continuous cooperation of participating institutions, joint exhibitions have been held since 2017. Four higher education art and design schools participate in this year’s exhibition: Pallas University of Applied Sciences, MTU Crawford College of Art and Design (Ireland), Vilnius Academy of Arts, Kaunas Faculty (Lithuania) and National University of Arts Bucharest (Romania). Each school is represented by 3 student works.

The exhibitions are a part of the international symposium MAKE organised by MTU Crawford College of Art and Design, “Making and Place” being the theme of 2023. The initiative for the international exhibition project came from Pamela Hardesty, Lecturer in Fine Art and Applied Art at MTU Crawford College of Art and Design.

Participating students: Bianca Comnea, Lynn O Donovan Smith, Liisa Hanvere, Olga Hoch, Brigita Kasemets, Emma Lynch, Aiseling Noone, Ineta Ignataviciute, Gertruda Rumzyte, Ligija Žilinskiene, Ioana Tepsan and joint project of 32 students from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design.

Project leaders:
CORK: Pamela Hardesty, Lecturer in Fine Art and Applied Art
TARTU: Aet Ollisaar, Professor, Head of Department of Textile
KAUNAS: Associate Professor Monika Žaltauskaitė Grašienė, VAA Kaunas Faculty, Leader of Textile Art Media Master’s Program
BUCHAREST: Anna-Mária Orbán, PhD Lecturer

Exhibition design Madis Liplap
Technical assistant Marju Roos

The exhibition has been mentioned in the Irish Arts Review magazine.

Project has been supported by Erasmus+ programme and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia.

Aet Ollisaar
Head of Department of Textile

Pallase tudeng Liisa Hanvere koos oma teosega näituse MAPPING avamisel Corkis. Foto Aet Ollisaar
Liisa Hanvere with her artwork at the opening of the MAPPING exhibition in Cork.

Photos: Aet Ollisaar