News

  • Collect 2018

    16-Feb-2018
    Collect 2018

    Crafts Council presents: Collect 2018 at London's Saatchi Gallery.

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  • Makers Exhibition

    16-Feb-2018
    Makers Exhibition

    Makers Exhibition at Nerve Visual Gallery

    A celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present.

     

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  • Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    14-Feb-2018
    Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    Following a review of the Awards, the RDS has decided to significantly increase its direct support to the craft sector. This increased commitment involves:

    1 A restructuring of the RDS Craft Awards which will be in the form of significant bursaries (5 x €10,000) for emerging craft makers.

    2 The creation of a new €10,000 bursary for established makers which will be managed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and sponsored by the RDS.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Studio Available - Top Floor Art

    12-Feb-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Studio Available - Top Floor Art

    Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios are inviting applications for full studio membership. A shared, open studio space will become available in April / May 2018.

    Deadline: 4pm, 16 March 2018

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  • Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2018

    19-Jan-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2018

    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 8th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2018 Saturday 26 May in The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh. This high quality Craft fair includes demonstrations, workshops, Food and Non-Craft Stands. Craft and food produce should be handmade by the Artist/Designer/Maker or Craft Company.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 February 2018 by post only

     

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  • 4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    11-Jan-2018 - Awards & Competitions
    4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    ON PAPER Printmaking Contest 2018

    ON PAPER is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.

    The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2018 will be exhibited in the Spike Print Studio at Spike Island, Bristol (UK) in summer 2018.

     

    Deadline: 01 April 2018 at 11:55.

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Events

  • The Notion of Balance

    - Exhibitions
    The Notion of Balance

    Part of NI Science Festival 2018, 'The Notion of Balance' explores issues around balance, tension calibration and equilibrium, relating to our emotional wellbeing. 

    Exhibition Opening: 2 - 5pm, 19 February 2018. Everyone Welcome.

    Dates: 19 February - 3 March 2018

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  • 'Fragmented Realities' Textile Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    'Fragmented Realities' Textile Exhibition

    A textile based exhibition by Mairead McCormack Artist exploring the idea of memories, imagination, fragmented realities and interconnectedness.

    Preview: 1 February 2018, 7-9pm

    Dates: 2 - 24 February 2018

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  • The vanity of Small Differences, 2012, by Grayson Perry

    - Exhibitions
    The vanity of Small Differences, 2012, by Grayson Perry

    'The vanity of Small Differences' exhibition by Grayson Perry explores the artist’s fascination with taste and class. These six tapestries were created alongside the Channel 4, Bafta-winning documentary series, 'All in the Best Possible Taste' with Grayson Perry, 2012, in which Perry vis- ited three very different regions of England, exploring the taste of the different social groups he encountered.

    Dates: 19 January - 19 March 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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