News

  • CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    03-Aug-2019
    CRAFT NI: Buy, See and Engage with Craft.

    Buy, See, Engage...

    Take a look at our digital campaign promoting all the excellent craft makers, retailers and galleries across Northern Ireland!

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  • Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    26-Jul-2019
    Golden Fleece Award launches newly-designed logo and website

    The goal of the new website is to create a more user-friendly platform that would highlight the quality of work and diversity of creative practices supported by the Golden Fleece Award.

    The new logo is based on the hand-lettered text of the original emblem created by the Award’s founder, Lillias Mitchell, for the Golden Fleece Weaving Workshop that she established at 84 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2 in 1946.

     

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  • Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    23-Jul-2019
    Processions Banner to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial

    A processions banner created in Northern Ireland has been selected to be exhibited at the British Textile Biennial.

    The Banner was produced in a collaboration between The Institute for Conflict Research, the artist Rita Duffy, and over 30 women participants from various locations across Northern Ireland. 

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Opportunities for Makers

  • Loewe Craft Prize 2020

    17-Jul-2019 - Awards & Competitions
    Loewe Craft Prize 2020

    Applications are now open for the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2020.

    All participants must be professional artisans of 18 years or older at the time of the submission of entries. Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’). Businesses and mercantile companies of any kind are excluded. All nationalities are welcome.

    Each participant can present either one single piece of work or one series of works, understood as a number of objects considered as a single artistic creation (henceforth, ‘the Work’). This should fall within an area of the applied arts and, as a guide, within the following categories: ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, wood, paper, etc.

    Deadline: 30 October 2019 

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Events

  • Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

    - Fairs
    Handmade Craft Fair at The Old Inn Crawfordsburn

    Handmade Craft Fair showcasing the work of local creators from the North Down area.

    11.30 - 4.30

    Free admission

    Saturday 14th September

     

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  • Open Studio and Pottery Sale

    - Open Studios
    Open Studio and Pottery Sale

    Jack McGonigle Ceramics and Fiona Shannon are hosting an Open Studio Sale in their shared work space at Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart from 29th-31st August.

    10am - 6pm each day.

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  • Illustrated talk with Fiona McKelvie

    - Talks
    Illustrated talk with Fiona McKelvie

    Textile specialist Fiona McKelvie will share her interest and passion for Irish Linen, as well as recalling the history of the fabric so important to the city of Belfast.

    Date:  Tuesday, 20 August 2019 at 6pm

    Cost: £5

    Location: Linen Hall Library

     


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Programmes

  • Call for Applications: August Craft Month 2019

    20-May-2019
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a Craft-related event for August Craft Month 2019.

    August Craft Month is Northern Ireland's Annual Celebration of all things Craft.

    August Craft Month is a series of events (Craft exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, fairs, festivals and more...) delivered by a partnership of individuals and organisations across Northern Ireland. It is co-ordinated by CRAFT NI on behalf of the Craft sector and is funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland through the National Lottery.

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  • Call for Applications: NI Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop Retail Opportunity

    18-Oct-2018
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    Call for Applications: Northern Ireland Assembly Gift and Coffee Shop – Retail Opportunity.

    Deadline: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 5pm

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  • August Craft Month 2018 – Call for Event Registration

    08-Jun-2018
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    CRAFT NI invites you to register a craft-related event for August Craft Month 2018.

    August Craft Month is ‘An Annual Celebration of Craft in Northern Ireland’.

    Deadline: 5pm, Friday 30 March 2018

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