News

  • Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    02-May-2018
    Bank Holiday Opening Hours

    Opening Hours for Bank Holidays in May 2018

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  • Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    25-Apr-2018
    Deborah Toner selected to make award pieces for Voluntary Arts Epic Awards

    Belfast based artist, Deborah Toner has been selected to create award pieces for the Voluntary Arts Epic Awards, due to be held in Dublin on 3 May 2018.

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  • Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers

    17-Apr-2018
    Help Fund Ulster University Students for New Designers

    Ulster University - New Designers 2018.

    Fourteen final-year students from Ulster University are fund raising to attend this year’s New Designers Show.

    Find out how you can support this group of upcoming designer/makers and receive some lovely rewards in return.

     

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call for Artists: Royal Ulster Academy of Arts,137th Annual Exhibition

    21-May-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Artists: Royal Ulster Academy of Arts,137th Annual Exhibition

    Call for applications: Royal Ulster Academy of Arts,137th Annual Exhibition

     Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 137th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Irish arts calendar. 

The 137th Annual Exhibition will run at the Ulster Museum, Belfast from 19th October 2018 to 6th January 2019.

    Deadline: 8 July 2018, Midnight. 

     

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  • Call for Applications: Seamus Heaney HomePlace Gift Shop

    17-May-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Seamus Heaney HomePlace Gift Shop

    Seamus Heaney HomePlace Gift Shop – Retail Opportunity

    Continuing the successful collaboration between Craft NI and Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Mid Ulster District Council now invites applications from Craft Makers based in the province of Ulster for the period 1st July 2018 to 30th June 2019.

    This is an opportunity not only for sales but to raise the profile of selected Craft Makers through specific press-related articles, as well as by PR, local media and the Seamus Heaney HomePlace website. TheGift Shop is located in Seamus Heaney HomePlace, Bellaghy and is open to members of the public from Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm.

    Deadline: 31 May 2018, 5pm

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  • Call out for stories for Linen Biennale NI Exhibition

    3-Aug-2018 - Community
    Call out for stories for Linen Biennale NI Exhibition

    Textile artist Mairead McCormack will be creating a solo exhibition of work, 'Glitched’, in August 2018 as part of the Linen Biennale NI!

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Events

  • Material Language Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Material Language Exhibition

    Material Language is a collaborative exhibition between four makers, who are commenting on our relationship with objects -hand-made, mass-manufactured or through nostalgia and memory.

    Chris Banks, Elaine McCully andRhiannon Ewing – James are bound by a fascination with the stuff of everyday life. They each recognise the ability of certain objects and materials to resonate with meaning – memories of childhood, domestic routines and the human touch – that is, both a physical and aesthetic ‘touch.’ It is often the most ordinary objects that can induce the most nostalgia, and a desire to hoard, collect and arrange meaningfully. Each artist has a distinct approach to conveying the ‘language’ of material. Each firmly believes it is a commonly spoken and understood language. They invite you to look at the artworks, and find fresh eyes for looking again at the ‘ordinary.’

    Dates: 19 May - 15 June 2018

     

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  • PROCESSIONS

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Community
    PROCESSIONS

    YOU are invited to play your part in PROCESSIONS – one of the largest participatory artworks ever created. Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS marks 100 years since some women in the UK won the vote. It was a big moment and we are celebrating it in a really big way. On Sunday 10th June 2018, join thousands of women to form four epic PROCESSIONS in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.

    Women and girls, those who identify as women and non-binary individuals of all ages and backgrounds, are invited to create four living portraits of women today and walk with banners, pennants and flags they have made to express the lives, ideas and hopes of women in the 21st century.

     
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  • Makers Market NI - Summer Craft Fair

    - Fairs
    Makers Market NI - Summer Craft Fair

    The Makers Market NI Summer fair returns to Belmont Tower Belfast on Saturday 16th June 2018.

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Programmes

  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    23-Sep-2016
    dfdgdfg The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Sasha McVey

    20-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we've been talking to some of the makers who've been involved. Lastly, Sasha McVey guides us through her process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Helen Faulkner

    19-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programme comes to a close, and ahead of the Maiden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. Next up, Helen Faulkner guides us through her process, background, and more.
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