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 Fitzpatrick was able to attend the openings of the exhibition due to the generous to funding received from the  Arts council of Northern Ireland  and the  British Council of Northern Ireland
       
     
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Palazzo Michiel, European Cultural Centre
       
     
VENICE DESIGN 2018
       
     
VENICE DESIGN 2018

Rachel Fitzpatricks work was presented by the Global Art Affairs Foundation to showcasing her work at VENICE DESIGN, the largest design exhibition running alongside La Biennale di Venezia in May 2018.

Rachel’s work was displayed at the at the European Cultural Centre, based in one of the cities historic palaces, Palazzo Michiel, located off the Grand Canal and in the heart of the Venice Biennale.

Over the six-month exhibition, running May 26 to November 25 2018, fifty creators from over twenty-five different countries of various cultural backgrounds, ages and points in their careers are invited to present work in VENICE DESIGN. One of the curators, Camille Guibaud, speaks of the exhibition: “During the Art Biennial, VENICE DESIGN intends to show a glimpse of the approaches of today’s international designers and is a testimony as well as an evidence of the current design scene”.



Fionn
       
     
Fionn

Rachel designed and created an exquisite sculptural chandelier, called “Fionn", in her signature style utilizing industrial materials. The sculpture was been specially crafted for the exhibition using over 650metres of hook and loop fastening tape.

‘Fionn’ is the namesake of the mythical Northern Irish giant, Fionn Mac Cumhaill. Legend speaks of Fionn’s size, strength and skill, but in particular the ability to outwit his enemies through disguise. Fitzpatrick has taken a heavy industrial material, sculpted it, disguising it as a giant lighting sculpture standing over two and a half meters long. Not dissimilar to MacCumhaill, she hopes to temporarily beguile the audience, inviting them to relook at the material by creating an elegant chandelier, using an everyday industrial material.

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 Fitzpatrick was able to attend the openings of the exhibition due to the generous to funding received from the  Arts council of Northern Ireland  and the  British Council of Northern Ireland
       
     

Fitzpatrick was able to attend the openings of the exhibition due to the generous to funding received from the Arts council of Northern Ireland and the British Council of Northern Ireland

VENICE DESIGN 4 Fionn.jpg
       
     
Palazzo Michiel, European Cultural Centre
       
     
Palazzo Michiel, European Cultural Centre

The European Cultural Centre based in one of the cities historic palaces, Palazzo Michiel, located off the Grand Canal and in the heart of the Venice Biennale.