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

  • Christmas Quilt Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Christmas Quilt Exhibition

    An exhibition of Christmas themed quilts by Loose Thread Quilters.

    “Loose Thread Quilters” is a small group of active quiltmakers drawn from all over Northern Ireland. Since our formation in 1996, our aim has been to promote the practice and art of patchwork, appliqué and quilting for both the traditional quiltmaker and the contemporary fabric artist.

    Dates: 8 December 2017 to 5 January 2018

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  • Home Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Home Exhibition

    Home Exhibition by Helen Faulkner

    "We are surrounded by ceramics, from the tiles we walk on to the pottery cup we have our morning coffee from. This everyday use is what Helen Faulkner loves about ceramics but it doesn’t always have to blend into the background."

    Helen has created a colourful take on traditional table-ware through to ceramic sinks and decorative pillars.

    Dates: 30 November 2017 to 22 December 2017
     

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  • Crafted 2017

    - Fairs
    Crafted 2017

    CRAFTED 2017

    CRAFTED Winter Craft Fair takes place at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November 2017 from 11am to 4pm.

    Start the festive season with a visit to CRAFTED, the Winter Craft Fair at Castle Ward.

    CRAFTED is presented in the superb surroundings of the 18th Century House and Stableyard at Castle Ward.

     

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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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