News

  • We have moved!

    19-Oct-2019
    We have moved!

    We are pleased to announce that we are open in our new Premises. We are now located in the Cathedral Quarter of Belfast near many arts and cultural venues including The MAC, Belfast Exposed, Black Box, the Art College and others. Alongside our gallery we have a new exhibition space which will showcase a wide range of Craft, Applied Art and Design as part of our changing exhibition programme.

    New Address: 115 - 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF

    Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:30am - 5:30pm.

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  • Michael Rice selected as finalist in the TCB 2020

    05-Oct-2019
    Michael Rice selected as finalist in the TCB 2020

    Ceramicist, Michael Rice, has been selected as the only Irish finalist in the Taiwan Ceramic Biennale 2020. 

    Michael Rice is and Irish designer maker currently based in Dubai. He specialises in ceramics and is particularly interested in firing procedures such as Raku, Smoke and Saggar firing; his work is also is concerned with surface, texture, natural geometry, gestalt principals and archetypal forms.

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  • We are moving!

    18-Sep-2019
    We are moving!

    MOVING UPDATE

    We are pleased to announce that we are moving to new premises to  115 - 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF 

    Please note; we will be CLOSED from 19 to 29 September 2019 and will OPEN again in our new space on Monday, 30 September 2019. 
     
    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forwards to welcoming you in our new space!
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Opportunities for Makers

  • The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2020

    14-Oct-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    The Goldsmiths’ Craft & Design Council Awards 2020

    The Goldsmiths' Craft and Design Council is an organisation that promotes the highest standards in design and craftsmanship within the jewellery, goldsmithing, silversmithing industry and allied crafts.As part of the promotion of excellence the Council runs the annual Craftsmanship & Design Awards.

    Deadlines: 10 January for: SECTIONS 1 – 9 (2D Designs).  20 & 21 January for: SECTIONS 10 – 31 (All 3D Entries)
     

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  • Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2019

    07-Oct-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Big Bauble 2019

    The Big Bauble is the CRAFT NI Gallery's Christmas Pop-Up Event taking place during November and December 2019.

    With Christmas on the horizon, this is a great opportunity for you to sell your work, right in the heart of Belfast City Centre, to an audience who already appreciate Craft, Applied Art & Design.

    Deadline: Monday, 21 October 2019

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  • Call for Applications: DCCOI Education Manager Post

    07-Oct-2019 - Classifieds
    Call for Applications: DCCOI Education Manager Post

    The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) is currently recruiting for an Education Manager.

    Reporting to the Head of Education, Training and Development, the Education Manager is responsible for managing, developing and implementing innovative and progressive education related programmes to cultivate creative partnership links between education and industry sectors, in line with objectives outlined in Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s (DCCoI) Strategic Plan.

    Deadline: Wednesday, 15 October 2019, 5pm.

     

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Events

  • The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts: 138th Annual Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts: 138th 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 138th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Ireland arts calendar attracting over 96,000 visitors in 2018.

    Dates: 18th October 2019 to 5th January 2020

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  • Being Human Festival: Stitches and Stories

    - Community
    Being Human Festival: Stitches and Stories

    Come stitch with us! Belfast is a patchwork of neighbourhoods and communities, and at this informal, beginner-friendly event you will help hand-stitch a textile map of the city.

    Date and Time: Saturday, 23 November 2019, 10:30am -13:30pm.

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  • North Down Craft Collective Markets

    - Fairs
    North Down Craft Collective Markets

    Upcoming North Down Craft Collective Markets:

    Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10am - 4pm 

    Saturday, 14 December 2019, 10am - 4pm  

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Programmes

  • August Craft Month | Audience Experience Survey

    29-Aug-2019
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    If you have attended an August Craft Month Event, please complete the Audience Experience Survey by clicking the survey link above.

    It will take less than 2 minutes of your time, but will be priceless to us in terms of learning lessons for next year, and persuading potential funders of the value that August Craft Month brings to the craft sector and to Northern Ireland.

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  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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