News

  • We are moving!

    18-Sep-2019
    We are moving!

    MOVING UPDATE

    We are pleased to announce that we are moving to new premises to  115 - 119 Royal Avenue, Belfast, BT1 1FF 

    Please note; we will be CLOSED from 19 to 29 September 2019 and will OPEN again in our new space on Monday, 30 September 2019. 
     
    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause but look forwards to welcoming you in our new space!
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  • CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    03-Aug-2019
    CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    Buy, See, Engage...

    Take a look at our digital campaign promoting all the excellent craft makers, retailers and galleries across Northern Ireland!

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  • 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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Opportunities for Makers

  • Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries

    17-Sep-2019 - Calls for Makers
    Top Drawer 2020 Call for Entries

    Top Drawer 2020 is now open for entries for their trade show at Olympia, London.

    12-14 January 2020.

    Deadline to Apply: Tuesday 1st October 2019

     

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  • 2nd Chaiya Art Awards, Top Prize £10,000

    13-Sep-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    2nd Chaiya Art Awards, Top Prize £10,000

    Art award exploring spirituality through the visual arts.

    Deadline: 18 Oct 2019

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  • North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair Winter 2019

    13-Sep-2019 - Calls for Makers
    North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair Winter 2019

    The second North Wales Contemporary Craft Fair to be held at MOSTYN in Llandudno, North Wales on Saturday 2nd November 2019, 10.30am - 5.00pm.

    Applications are now being taken for a limited number of seller places at the fair. £75 per table.

    Deadline: Friday, 20 September

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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

  • 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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