News

  • Mairead McCormack awarded ACNI residency in India

    27-Dec-2018
    Mairead McCormack awarded ACNI residency in India

    Young emerging artist Mairead McCormack has been chosen to represent Northern Ireland on an Indian adventure of discovery.

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  • Sheena Devitt from Killyleagh, Co Down has been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    21-Dec-2018
    Sheena Devitt from Killyleagh, Co Down has been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    Stone sculptor, Sheena Devitt, from Killyleagh, County Down, has been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000.

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  • Anne Butler and Michael Moore selected for Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale

    19-Dec-2018
    Anne Butler and Michael Moore selected for Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale

    Two award winning ceramicists selected for International Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Sarah Corbett - How to be a craftivist

    30-Mar-2019 - Seminars
    Sarah Corbett - How to be a craftivist

    Sarah Corbett

    How to be a craftivist – the art of gentle protest.
    Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
    30th March: 2.00pm – 4.00pm (doors 1.30pm)

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  • Wood Pellet sculpture (RHI inspired) Competition

    01-Feb-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Wood Pellet sculpture (RHI inspired) Competition

    The Imagine Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics is running a tongue in cheek competition where you can send photos of ‘wood pellet’ sculptures as a satire on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, also referred to as the Cash for Ash scandal.

    Craft practitioners are invited to make models and artefacts using wood pellets and to send photos of their creations to the Imagine Belfast Festival which will be available to view on their Instagram platform. A panel of judges including the artist Rita Duffy and Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftism Collective, will select the most interesting exhibits for display during the festival. A modest prize of £200 will be presented to the winning sculptor.

    Deadline: Friday, 15 March 2019

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  • Showcase 2019 Seminars

    20-Jan-2019 - Seminars
    Showcase 2019 Seminars

    Seminars

    Free lunchtime talks from 1.00 – 1.45 on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

    Light lunch provided from 12.45 for 1.00pm start

    Grab a complimentary light lunch and hear from a panel of retail and industry specialists on a range of business topics. This is an opportunity to hear about emerging trends, the latest in the online/offline debate and how creating great customer experiences makes for destination shopping.

    Location: Seminar Room at the rear of the Jewellery hall, RDS, Dublin

    Dates: 20 - 22 January 2019

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Events

  • Textile Arts Workshop - An Creagán

    - Workshops
    Textile Arts Workshop - An Creagán

    Textile Artist Andrea Hayes will show participants a variety of contemporary textile techniques that she uses to create her on artwork. Individuals can create a similar variation to one of Andrea's pieces or if they have a scene/image they would like to recreate they can bring do this also. This will include using specialist paints to paint backgrounds, access to a wide variety of fabrics for applique and fusing fabrics together and using fine metal such as copper and how to incorporate this into their very own artwork.

    Date & Time: 14th April, 10am – 4pm Cost: £35 – includes lunch.

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  • Re:New Wallace Collection Alison Lowry

    - Exhibitions
    Re:New Wallace Collection Alison Lowry

     

    Re:New Wallace Collection

    Alison Lowry

    Celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Sir Richard Wallace, this is the first collaboration between Lisburn’s R –Space Gallery and the Wallace Collection in London. The Collection is housed in 25 galleries and comprises French 18th Century painting, furniture and porcelain and a world class armoury. And it’s the armoury in particular that has inspired artist Alison Lowry’s week long residency at the collection.

    Exhibition runs: 7 April – 4 May 2018

    Exhibition Preview: Sat 7 April 2-4 pm

    Artist Talk: Wednesday 25 April 7pm - All Welcome!

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  • Craft Scotland Conference 2018

    - Talks
    Craft Scotland Conference 2018

    A two day conference including talks, panel discussions and networking event. This event provides an excellent opportunity for makers, curators and those interested in contemporary craft to connect with international experts. The theme for this year's conference is, 'New Ways of Seeing'.

    Dates & Times: Thursday 7 June - Friday 8 June 2018, 10am - 5pm.

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Programmes

  • 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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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    08-Jun-2018
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.

    August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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  • NI Assembly Gift Shop

    08-Jun-2018
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    Call for Applications Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop - Retail Opportunity

    Deadline - Tuesday 8 May 2018, 5pm

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