News

  • Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    26-Jul-2019
    Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    The goal of the new website is to create a more user-friendly platform that would highlight the quality of work and diversity of creative practices supported by the Golden Fleece Award.

    The new logo is based on the hand-lettered text of the original emblem created by the Award’s founder, Lillias Mitchell, for the Golden Fleece Weaving Workshop that she established at 84 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 in 1946.

     

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  • Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    23-Jul-2019
    Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    A processions banner created in Northern Ireland has been selected to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial.

    The Banner was produced in a collaboration between The Institute for Conflict Research, the artist Rita Duffy, and over 30 women participants from various locations across Northern Ireland. 

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  • Celebrate Northern Ireland’s Local Creative Talent with August Craft Month 2019

    19-Jul-2019
    Celebrate Northern Ireland’s Local Creative Talent with August Craft Month 2019

    Northern Ireland is set for another incredible celebration of Craft as August Craft Month begins once again. Showcasing the growing number of exceptional creative talent on its doorstep, August Craft Month will shine a spotlight on our renowned regional craft known across the globe and the new hidden gems making waves in the local craft world.

    With internationally-recognised makers, craft start-ups and increasingly popular hands-on craft activities, the vibrant craft sector is continually thriving in NI. August Craft Month is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the local talented artists, designers and makers across NI, each with their own personal story behind their unique craft.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • 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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  • Linen Biennale 2020 – Open Call

    07-Oct-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Linen Biennale 2020 – Open Call

    Open Call/Expressions of Interest

    Following on from the success of N.Ireland’s inaugural Linen Biennale in 2018, Lisburn’s R-Space Gallery is at the Planning & Fundraising stage for next year’s events programme and is seeking Contributors, Collaborators, Partners, Researchers and Businesses to help them realise the second Linen Biennale N.Ireland.

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Events

  • Linen Lab Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Linen Lab Exhibition

    The FE McWilliam Gallery  and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough present ‘Linen Lab’, a dynamic new exhibition which is the result of a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists; Rachel  Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.

    Linen Lab, will be on show at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery from 12 October to 9 November 2019.

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  • South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    - Fairs
    South Down Craft Collective Craft Market

    South Down Craft Collective returns to The Market House, Ballynahinch, with their usual line up of quality artists, makers and food producers. Treat yourself to something special and unique or even start your Christmas shopping!

    Tasty refreshments available.

    Free entry with plenty of nearby parking.

    Date and Time: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 10am - 3pm

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  • Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    - Talks
    Lecture: Malene Hartmann Rasmussen

    Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland Winter Lecture Series Presents: 

    Malene Hartmann Rasmussen 

    Ceramic artist, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, will discuss her practice and influences whilst providing a unique insight into her working methods.

    Date and Time: Tuesday,  21 January 2020,  2-4pm. 

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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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