News

  • Craft NI - Buy Local Craft Campaign

    25-Nov-2020
    Craft NI - Buy Local Craft Campaign

    Craft NI is leading a #Made to Give/Buy Local Craft marketing campaign. To support the craft sector this challenging Christmas, we encourage all designer-makers and craft retailers to use the campaign badges across social media and on their own websites to signpost the importance of buying local, handmade craft.

     

     

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  • Creative Places and Faces Podcast

    26-Nov-2020
    Creative Places and Faces Podcast

    Created by Irish author, Jackie De Burca, the Creative Places & Faces Podcast features interviews with creative people with a focus on the importance of place for their creative output.

     

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  • Craft NI - Where to Buy CAMPAIGN

    29-Oct-2020
    Craft NI - Where to Buy CAMPAIGN

    In this crucial pre-Christmas period, Craft NI will be running a 'buy local craft' marketing campaign to direct customers to craft retailers and designer-makers across Northern Ireland - for unique Christmas gifts and to support our talented local makers at this challenging time.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • European Prize for Applied Arts 2021

    28-Oct-2020 - Calls for Makers
    European Prize for Applied Arts 2021

    Launched in 2009, in partnership with the City of Mons, WCC-Europe and supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the European Prize for Applied Arts rewards contemporary works of applied arts and handcrafted design. A 5th edition which will celebrate the 40 years of the association.

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  • Commercial agent Germany

    28-Oct-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Commercial agent Germany

     

    The Enterprise Europe Network, based at Invest Northern Ireland, has been invited to forward details of any NI businesses interested in having an independent commercial agent to represent them to German buyers.

    The deadline is 29 October, and help is available to write your profile.

    Contact Louise Wallace on her direct line 028 9069 8174, or email louise.wallace@investni.com

     

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  • Call for Expressions of Interest

    22-Oct-2020 - Commissions
    Call for Expressions of Interest

    Fermanagh and Omagh District Council invites Expressions of Interests from artists, designers, architects and/or design teams for the design, fabrication and installation of public art that will form part of the £5.2 million Public Realm project for Enniskillen. In partnership with a range of stakeholders, the Council has identified four sites and opportunities for artist/designer led commissions across the town centre.

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Events

  • Crafts in the Courtyard - An Creagán

    - Fairs
    Crafts in the Courtyard - An Creagán

    Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work. Learn, buy and enjoy exhibitions, classes and performances by local artists.

    This is FREE to attend.

    Date & Time: Bank Holiday Monday 7th May Time: 12pm – 4pm

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  • 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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Programmes

  • Online Training with Sophie Rochester of Yodomo

    05-Nov-2020
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    Craft NI is delighted to be working with Sophie Rochester of online craft hub Yodomo to deliver two online workshops designed to help you make the most of the crucial pre-Christmas season and join in Craft NI’s campaign to buy local craft online.

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  • Sell Your Craft Online

    28-May-2020
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    Craft NI presents a series of five FREE training sessions for NI Makers, selected to help Sell Your Craft Online with limited time and resources.

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  • Orbit Update

    16-Apr-2020
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    This programme is fully booked and we’ve been working with Chris Murphy to re-configure it for on-line delivery via Zoom. If lockdown lifts before the last session(s) we’ll revert to face to face, and either way, we’ll have an in-person session at the end for everyone to get together and work through any remaining questions.

     

     

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