News

  • The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    04-Dec-2018
    The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    Hi, my name is Katherine McDonald and I’m the Interim Director at CRAFT NI.

    I came on board in November to the merged CRAFT NI, and will be working with the team here to help the organisation engage further with the sector over the next few months until a new permanent Director is in place.

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  • Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    03-Dec-2018
    Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    Arts & Business Northern Ireland is working with local artist, Claire Mooney, who has won the recent commission to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019.

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  • Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    29-Nov-2018
    Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    "Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making."

    This is a quote from Kevin McCloud during the Grand Designs – RIBA House of the Year Final last night on Channel 4. Last night’s houses on the long list were grouped under the theme of interesting materials and craftsmanship.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • One Year In Entries Now Open

    06-Dec-2018 -
    One Year In Entries Now Open

    Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year In at New Designers 2019. One Year In presents the year’s most exciting design talent.

    The pre-show mentorship programme gets your business market-ready to exhibit at the New Designers exhibition. Expertly curated, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.

    Deadline: 31 January 2019

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  • OPEN CALL: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2019

    01-Jun-2019 - Calls for Makers
    OPEN CALL: ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2019

    Applications are now open for artists to submit works for consideration for the 2019 ForM Sculpture Exhibition. This outdoor sculpture exhibition takes place in Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.

    Deadline: Monday 4 February 2019, 12noon

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  • Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition

    28-Nov-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition

    Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition.

    Deadline: 17 January 2019 by 5pm.

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Events

  • Derek Wilson Open Studio

    - Open Studios
    Derek Wilson Open Studio

    Derek Wilson will open his studio from Friday 7 December 2018 at 10am for a sample & seconds sale.

    The studio will continue to be open Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm  and Saturday 10am - 12.30pm over the next 2 weeks.

     

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  • Leitrim Sculpture Centre Weekend Workshop 2019 Programme

    - Workshops
    Leitrim Sculpture Centre Weekend Workshop 2019 Programme

    At Leitrim Sculpture Centre, the programme evolves around a number of key activities including national and international artist-in-residencies, and exhibitions, masterclasses and workshops and community based activities.

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  • Mourne Textiles - Open Workshop & Christmas Sale

    - Open Studios
    Mourne Textiles - Open Workshop & Christmas Sale

    In these final weeks leading up to Christmas we’re opening the Mourne Textiles Workshop to visitors so you can browse our products and find the perfect presents for family and friends, or treat yourself to a much coveted blanket or pair of cushions.

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Programmes

  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Malcolm Murchison

    12-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programmme 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, Malcolm Murchison guides us through his process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Andrew Cooke

    07-Mar-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programmme 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, Andrew Cooke guides us through his process, background, and more.
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  • Maker Profile – making it 2015-17: Wendy Ward

    28-Feb-2017
    dfdgdfg As Craft NI's making it Programmme comes to a close, and ahead of the Miaden Voyage exhibition celebrating the programme, we talk to some of the makers who've been involved. First up, Wendy Ward guides us through her process, background, and more.
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