Lighting designer, Rachel Fitzpatrick, exhibits at the prestigious VENICE DESIGN
Designer and artist Rachel Fitzpatrick, from Northern Ireland, was presented by the Global Art Affairs Foundation to showcase her work at VENICE DESIGN, the largest Design Exhibition held during the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Rachel’s work was displayed at the European Cultural Centre based in one of the city’s historic palaces, Palazzo Michiel, located off the Grand Canal and in the heart of the Venice Biennale.
She designed and created an exquisite sculptural chandelier, called “Fionn", in her signature style using industrial materials. The sculpture was specially crafted for the exhibition using over 650metres of hook and loop fastening tape.
Rachael Fitzpatrick commented,
“I was delighted to showcase my work at VENICE DESIGN. It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet with other international artists, designers, architects and the media. Through the influential contacts I have made here, I hope to collaborate with curators on important future international projects. This of course would not have been possible with the support and encouragement from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and British Council – thank you.”
The artist works at the interface between art and design using a variety of tactile materials to create one-off installations and limited edition pieces for corporate and private interiors and special events. Taking much of her inspiration from the magnificent sea and landscapes of her native Ireland, Rachel Fitzpatrick’s objects have a fluid, often amorphous visual quality redefining their purpose and shapes whether they are used as decorative lighting, wall and floor coverings, body adornment or children’s toys.
Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council of Northern Ireland,
“The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is proud to support Rachael Fitzpatrick following her invitation to showcase at VENICE DESIGN as part of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. The Arts Council is committed to providing meaningful opportunities for the work of our artists to be showcased at home and abroad, enabling artists to develop their professional careers whilst shining a light on the incredible talent we have in the region. Congratulations to Rachel.”
For more information visit www.rachelfitzpatrickdesign.com