News

  • Six Makers Chosen for Assembly Gift Shop Initiative

    20-Jan-2016
    Six Makers Chosen for Assembly Gift Shop Initiative Craft NI, in association with the NI Assembly Gift Shop, have chosen the six new makers to both showcase and sell their work at the gift shop, from May 1st - October 31st 2016. Congratulations to Jemma Millen, Slieve Croob Silver, Patricia Miller, Signature Woodcraft, Victoria Bentham, and Jupiter Red!
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  • August Craft Month 2016 – Volunteer with Craft NI!

    20-Jan-2016
    August Craft Month 2016 – Volunteer with Craft NI! Craft NI is inviting new volunteers to support the work of our organisation during August Craft Month 2016. The deadline for registering is 27 May 2016. We look forward to hearing from you.
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  • Stuart Cairns and Cara Murphy at V & A 'Silver Speaks'

    19-Jan-2016
    Stuart Cairns and Cara Murphy at V & A 'Silver Speaks' Silver Speaks is an 11-month long series of events to be held around the country to celebrate the exceptional level of creativity and skill in British silversmithing today. The spotlight will shine on some of the most exciting artists and designers – exploring the diverse applications of the material, from the experimental to the traditional, the sculptural to the functional. Fantastic news then, that NI makers Stuart Cairns and Cara Murphy are taking part in the exhibition!

     

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call: Enniskillen Visual Arts Open 2016

    16-Sep-2016 - Calls for Makers
    Call: Enniskillen Visual Arts Open 2016 The Higher Bridges Gallery, Enniskillen, are now calling on artists working in any medium to apply for the Enniskillen Visual Arts Open, a major exhibition from 16 Sep - 15 Oct, coinciding with the annual Fermanagh Arts Festival. Apply by May 13.
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  • RDS Craft Awards 2016: Call for Entries

    14-Mar-2016 - Awards & Competitions
    RDS Craft Awards 2016: Call for Entries The 2016 RDS Craft Awards are open for entries from March 14th. With over €30,000 in awards and prizes, the RDS Craft Awards is an open platform for Irish craftspeople to have their work assessed by an independent judging panel of Irish and international craft experts. The deadline for entries is June 8th 2016.
     
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  • Professional Arts Photography by Sylvain Deleu

    26-Apr-2016 - Classifieds
    Professional Arts Photography by Sylvain Deleu Renowned arts photographer Sylvain Deleu is visiting NI between April 26th and June 5th and is seeking makers to have their work photographed. Due to the nature of the work, locations are ad-hoc and at the maker's discretion, but you can find Sylvain's contact details below.
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Events

  • Screenprinting Weekend Course with Neil Kerr

    - Workshops
    Screenprinting Weekend Course with Neil Kerr Having just launched a new textile printing venture, Screenprinting artist Neil Kerr will cover a range of photographic techniques on this weekend course suitable for beginners. The course is on May 7th & 8th, at the Belfast Print Workshop.
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  • Upcoming Events at Ards Crafts

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Open Studios
    Upcoming Events at Ards Crafts Situated within Ards Visitor Information Centre in Newtownards, Ards Crafts have a number of exciting craft events and exhibitions coming up, including featured work from SERC students, Joy Gray, Emma Davison, Craft Fairs and much more.
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  • Open Art Day at Project 24, Bangor

    - Exhibitions,Workshops,Open Studios
    Open Art Day at Project 24, Bangor Taking place, this Saturday, April 30th, Project 24's 'Open Art Day' will offer the public the chance to meet the artists and makers from the Project 24 Art Pods. FREE Taster Workshops, Artist Talks and Demonstrations.
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Programmes

  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Deirdre O'Callaghan

    05-Apr-2016
    dfdgdfg For the last of our maker interviews ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we speak to Deirdre O'Callaghan about her work, the prcess behind it and her plans for the future. It's taking place this weekend, April 10-12, at Harrogate, Yorkshire.
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  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Helen & Rory Shearer

    29-Mar-2016
    dfdgdfg Our penultimate maker interview ahead of the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair is a double feature of sorts, as we chat to Helen and Rory Shearer about their work, process and what the rest of the year holds.
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  • Export Profile – The British Craft Trade Fair 2016: Ghost and Bonesetter

    22-Mar-2016
    dfdgdfg As we edge nearer to the 2016 British Craft Trade Fair, we continue our Export Profile interviews with the eight NI makers attending with Craft NI. The latest to answer our probes is Karen Daye-Hutchinson of Ghost and Bonesetter, who tells us about her process, her work, and plans for the future.
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