• Collect 2018

    Collect 2018

    Crafts Council presents: Collect 2018 at London's Saatchi Gallery.

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  • Makers Exhibition

    Makers Exhibition

    Makers Exhibition at Nerve Visual Gallery

    A celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present.


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  • Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    Changes to RDS Craft Awards

    Following a review of the Awards, the RDS has decided to significantly increase its direct support to the craft sector. This increased commitment involves:

    1 A restructuring of the RDS Craft Awards which will be in the form of significant bursaries (5 x €10,000) for emerging craft makers.

    2 The creation of a new €10,000 bursary for established makers which will be managed by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland (DCCoI) and sponsored by the RDS.

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Studio Available - Top Floor Art

    12-Feb-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Studio Available - Top Floor Art

    Top Floor Art Gallery & Open Studios are inviting applications for full studio membership. A shared, open studio space will become available in April / May 2018.

    Deadline: 4pm, 16 March 2018

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  • Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2018

    19-Jan-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Armagh Craft Fair 2018

    Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council invite you to apply for participation in the 8th annual Armagh Craft Fair 2018 Saturday 26 May in The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh. This high quality Craft fair includes demonstrations, workshops, Food and Non-Craft Stands. Craft and food produce should be handmade by the Artist/Designer/Maker or Craft Company.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 23 February 2018 by post only


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  • 4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    11-Jan-2018 - Awards & Competitions
    4th Annual ‘On Paper’ International Printmaking Award 2018

    ON PAPER Printmaking Contest 2018

    ON PAPER is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world.

    The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2018 will be exhibited in the Spike Print Studio at Spike Island, Bristol (UK) in summer 2018.


    Deadline: 01 April 2018 at 11:55.

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  • Applied Arts Lecture; Svend Bayer and Peter Montgomery

    - Talks
    Applied Arts Lecture; Svend Bayer and Peter Montgomery

    Applied Arts Ireland and Applied Arts Northern Ireland present lectures by, Svend Bayer and Peter Montgomery. 

    Date & Time: Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 1pm.

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  • Offerings Lucy Brown

    - Exhibitions
    Offerings Lucy Brown

    A series of works which explore narratives around the body, femaleness and nostalgia. These woven works are anti-form sculptures and wall-based works that use a mixed pallete of old, second hand, vintage and unwanted clothes as raw materials.

    Re-considered Clothes workshop Wednesday 28 February 11am

    Photographers credit – Alison Bettles
    Title of work –‘When I get older….’

    Dates: 24 February to 23 March 2018

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  • Ordinary? Exhibition

    - Exhibitions
    Ordinary? Exhibition

    An exhibition of work by Chris Banks, Elaine McCully, Ragna Mouritzen and Rhiannon Ewing-James.

    Each artist has a distinct approach to conveying the ‘language’ of material. Each firmly believes it is a commonly spoken and understood language. They invite you to look at the artworks, and find fresh eyes for looking again at the ‘ordinary.’ 

    Exhibition Preview: Thursday 1 March, 7-9pm

    Dates: 1 March - 24 March 2018


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  • Export Profile – Showcase 2017: Claire Newell Ceramics

    dfdgdfg As we get closer to Showcase 2017, Craft NI is continuing to shine a spotlight on the makers attending with us for our group stand. Next up in this new series of profiles sees ceramicist Claire Newell tell us about her work, process, and more.
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