News

  • Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    25-Nov-2019
    Craft NI hosts exhibition of works from the Arts Council’s Contemporary Art Collection

    A special exhibition at Craft NI’s new Royal Avenue premises featuring selected works from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s contemporary art collection is now open. The exhibition has come about as part of the Arts Council’s new Art Lending Scheme, a free scheme which is open to curators, galleries, and organisations interested in putting works from the Collection on public display.

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  • ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    14-Nov-2019
    ​ Nominations to Craft NI’s Craft Advisory Panel

    If you are a designer-maker in Northern Ireland, we we want to hear from you on the issues that are important to you, which will help you develop in your work, or which are impacting on your business.

    As one part of improving our communications with the sector, we are proposing the establishment of a Craft Advisory Panel (CAP) to share ideas and initiatives about new developments in the disciplines. We would like your help in identifying the members of our first Advisory Panel.

    Deadline: Thursday 12 December

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  • Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    25-Oct-2019
    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum

    Belfast Design Week Pop Up Museum will be taking place in venues across Belfast including CRAFT NI on Saturday 9th November. The aim of this event is to highlight the design heritage and designer-makers.


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Opportunities for Makers

  • Island Arts Centre: Artist in Residence Opportunity

    27-Nov-2019 - Residencies
    Island Arts Centre: Artist in Residence Opportunity

    The ISLAND Arts Centre are currently offering an exciting opportunity to become an Artist in Residence. ISLAND Arts Centre is a vibrant arts hub located along the River Lagan with scenic views along the towpath but close to the A1 and M1 for easy transport links.

    Deadline: Tuesday 31 March 2020.

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  • ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020

    09-Dec-2019 - Calls for Makers
    ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020

    ForM Sculpture Exhibition is an annual outdoor exhibition hosted by the Arts Service of Ards and North Down Borough Council. Artists are invited to make submissions for this open air exhibition in the beautiful surroundings of Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Co. Down.

    DEADLINE: Monday 3 February 2020, at 12 noon

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  • Tender - Professional Development Seminars for Craft Designer Makers

    25-Nov-2019 - Seminars
    Tender - Professional Development Seminars for Craft Designer Makers

    Craft NI is seeking proposals by written tender for the delivery of a series of five craft maker-focused business development training seminars, to be delivered in calendar year 2020 between January and October. These sessions will be publicly accessible but will also form part of Craft NI’s Launchpad professional development programme for designer makers in Northern Ireland.

    Deadline: Monday 16th December 2019, 4pm

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Events

  • Time to Sparkle: N. Rollinson Christmas Event

    - Open Studios
    Time to Sparkle: N. Rollinson Christmas Event

    N. Rollinson hosts a festive Christmas event, the perfect opportunity if you're searching for a special gift or if you'd like to get into the Christmas spirit with a mulled wine & mince pie.

    Date and Time: Saturday 14 December, 2019, 2-8pm.

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  • The Imaginarium Christmas Market

    - Workshops
    The Imaginarium Christmas Market

    The Imaginarium presents a winter wonderland Christmas market, full of talented artists & craft makers, showcasing and selling their original work at the Old Mill, Newry.

     

    Date and Time: Sunday 8 December, 11:30 - 4:30pm.

     

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  • Lampshade Making Workshop

    - Workshops
    Lampshade Making Workshop

    Hosted by the talented Nicola Parkes, this afternoon lampshade making workshop allows you to walk away with a completed lampshade, covered in your choice of fabric. With a choice of lampshades on offer, all you need to bring is yourself and a fabric of your choice.
     

    Date and Time: Saturday 25 January 2020, 1- 3:30pm

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Programmes

  • 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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  • 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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