News

  • Collect 2018

    16-Feb-2018
    Collect 2018

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

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  • Makers Exhibition

    16-Feb-2018
    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

    14-Feb-2018
    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

  • Apply for One Year On - New Designers 2018

    12-Jan-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Apply for One Year On - New Designers 2018

    One Year On for talented designers launching new creative businesses

    Are you a new creative business? Need help kick starting your design practice? Apply for One Year On at New Designers 2018.

    One Year On 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 by industry buyer, business-owner and designer Rheanna Lingham, you’ll receive the guidance and help to make your business a success.

    Application Deadline: 31st January 2018

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  • Call for Applications: Pewter Live 2018

    8-Jan-2018 - Calls for Makers
    Call for Applications: Pewter Live 2018

    Opportunity for designer / makers working in pewter. 

    2018 marks the 30th anniversary of Pewter Live. In homage to this the Worshipful Company of Pewterers have set the challenge of producing an item, or range of items, that evoke a celebration, be it a wedding, christening, winning a competition or gaining a degree. 

    Deadline: 30 January 2018

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  • Future Lights- International Ceramics Competition

    8-Jan-2018 - Awards & Competitions
    Future Lights- International Ceramics Competition

    Future Lights is an annual competition for people in the early stages of a career in ceramics.

    Deadline: 31st March 2018

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Events

  • 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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Programmes

  • Craft NI: The Art of Presenting Craft

    23-Sep-2016
    dfdgdfg The Art of Presenting Craft is a bespoke workshop programme aimed at mid-career designer-makers. It consists of four workshops focusing on personal and professional development as well as business development issues pertinent to more established craftspeople. The workshops will take place fortnightly in February and March 2017. Book in now.
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  • 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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