News

  • Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    20-Jan-2020
    Local Goldsmiths commissioned to make Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Local Goldsmiths, Cameron & Breen were commissioned to make this years Allianz Arts & Business N.I Awards.

    Based in Randalstown, Co. Antrim, Martin Cameron and Laura Breen's combined interest in sculptural Silversmithing has influenced their joint transition into Couture Jewellery.

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  • Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    13-Jan-2020
    Survey for Craft Makers in Northern Ireland

    The appetite for buying craft has increased dramatically over the past ten years, and we want to see the market grow even further. To this end, the Crafts Council and eight national partners*, including Craft NI, have already surveyed thousands of consumers - now we want to understand makers’ side of the story.

    The closing date is Friday 31 January 2020. 

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  • 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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Opportunities for Makers

  • Call For Facilitators For The Bushmills Courthouse Creative Programme

    17-Jan-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call For Facilitators For The Bushmills Courthouse Creative Programme

    Enterprise Causeway wishes to receive Expressions of Interest from enthusiastic, freelance creative facilitators to join our workshop facilitator panel to deliver engaging arts and creative workshops.

    Deadline: Friday, 31 January 2020

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  • Call for Applications: Goldsmiths’ Fair 2020

    13-Jan-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Goldsmiths’ Fair 2020

    Are you an independent contemporary jeweller or silversmith with no more than six people at the bench?

    Would you like the opportunity to present your collections to the most discerning buyers and collectors, at the most prestigious fine jewellery and contemporary silver Fair in the UK?

    Applications for Goldsmiths’ Fair 2020 are now open!

    Deadline: Thursday, 27 February, 12 noon.

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  • Open Call: Materials Messages and Meaning #8

    09-Jan-2020 - Calls for Makers
    Open Call: Materials Messages and Meaning #8

     Open call for Artists and Makers whose work responds to the theme: Obvious

    Artists / makers based in Northern Ireland, at any stage of their career, working in any media, will be selected from an open call as part of our Materials, Messages and Meaning series, and will receive a fee for a talk and exhibiting work.

    Deadline for submissions: Thursday, 6 February, 4pm

    Exhibition Dates: 28 March – 24 April 2020

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Events

  • The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    - Workshops
    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    The Designerie: Mad about Making March Event

    Five different taster workshops available for groups of five lasting 30 minutes each. There will be lots of opportunities for tea, cake and engagement with the makers.

    Date: Saturday 21st March Time: 11am - 3pm (light refreshments and all materials included)

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  • Summer Serving Platter Workshop

    - Workshops
    Summer Serving Platter Workshop

    Make and decorate your own terracotta serving platter with maker Jemma Millen Ceramics just in time for al fresco dining this summer up in the GOOD ROOM of Bullitt, Belfast

    Date: Sunday 17th May 2020

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  • Mad March Hare Wire Sculpture Workshop

    - Workshops
    Mad March Hare Wire Sculpture Workshop

    Sign up for a Wire Sculpture workshop in Bullitt Belfast sculpting your own wire Mourne Hare to keep or to give as a present with fine artist Julie Murphy

    Date: Sunday, 29 March 2020

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Programmes

  • 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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