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  • CRAFT NI | Craft Forum | Survey

    27-Apr-2019

    CRAFT NI | Craft Forum | Survey


    CRAFT NI is planning a Craft Forum meeting.

    The first meeting will be a half-day session and will take place in Belfast.

    To this end we are conducting a survey to find out from you, the Craft makers and stakeholders, what your preferred session would be.
    Deadline: Sunday, 5 May 2019, 5pm.

     

  • LUACHANNA: PINCH x Mourne Textiles

    27-Apr-2019

    MOURNE TEXTILES and furniture brand PINCH present their collaboration LUACHANNA: a collection of wall hangings and cushions to celebrate artistic making, symbolising the shared values that both brands employ in their collections and approach to creating elegant and dimensional products.

    Installation open: 8 – 10 May, 09:30 – 17:30, 11 May 10:00 – 16:00 

    Demonstrations: 8 and 9 May, 10:00 and 14:00

  • Art in the Loft Series "Gifts from the Sea"

    23-Apr-2019

    An exhibition of sculptural work formed from driftwood and delicate floral paper sculptures

    19 April 2019 - 6 May 2019 

  • Call for Event Registration: August Craft Month 2019

    20-Apr-2019

    August Craft Month 2019 | Call for Event Registration

    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. 

     Apply now.

  • The Arts Council announces Annual Funding of £12.8 million for 97 key arts organisations

    10-Apr-2019

    Government funds of £8.4million will maintain the core costs of 97 arts organisations while £4.3 million of National Lottery funding will support their programming costs.

  • BBC 2 Arts NI Presents - Ones to watch

    02-Mar-2019

    Featuring 5 artists including makers Anne Butler - ceramics and Mairead McCormack - textiles.

    A great showcase of local craft. Also featured are illustration, gaming and screenwriting.

     

  • Recruitment: Craft NI - Director

    01-Mar-2019

    Craft NI is seeking a skilled leader, with vision, passion and a strong entrepreneurial approach who can drive and build the momentum of the organisation as they move forward.

    Deadline for applications: Friday, 29 March 2019

  • Emerging Artist to exhibit in New York in April 2019

    20-Feb-2019

    Northern Ireland based Textile Artist Mairead McCormack will be exhibiting her solo show 'Formidable Parallels' at the Irish Arts Center in New York in April 2019.

  • March Meet the Maker

    19-Feb-2019

    2019 Instagram challenge that takes place throughout the whole of March. Keep an eye out for your favourite makers or join in to showcase your craft business story. 

  • Gail Kelly exhibition in the Design Gallery, Leeds.

    06-Feb-2019

    A solo exhibition of local maker Gail Kelly's hand stitched linen collages will take place in the Craft Centre and Design Gallery in Leeds.

    Dates: 2 February - 22 June 2019.
  • Retracing Nature Exhibition

    06-Feb-2019

     

    Local silversmith, Stuart Cairns, exhibit work at the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Zurich.

    Exhibition dates: 9 February - 30 March 2019 

     

  • ACNI Public consultation: Draft of 5-year Strategic Framework for Developing the Arts 2019-2024

    23-Jan-2019

    Public consultation is now open for Draft 5-year Strategic Framework for Developing the Arts 2019-2024

    Deadline: Friday, 22nd March 2019, 4pm.

  • Mairead McCormack awarded ACNI residency in India

    27-Dec-2018

    Young emerging artist Mairead McCormack has been chosen to represent Northern Ireland on an Indian adventure of discovery.

  • Sheena Devitt from Killyleagh, Co Down has been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award

    21-Dec-2018

    Stone sculptor, Sheena Devitt, from Killyleagh, County Down, has been awarded the Rosy James Memorial Trust Award, an annual craft bursary worth £15,000.

  • Michael Rice, Anne Butler and Michael Moore selected for Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale

    19-Dec-2018

    Award winning ceramicists selected for International Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

  • Wrapped UP Belfast at Christmas

    13-Dec-2018

    Wrapped UP Belfast is a celebration of Irish made ceramics, jewellery, textiles, art, photography, print right in the heart of Belfast’s Castlecourt! 

  • Shane Porter represented by Thrown Contemporary at London Art Fair

    12-Dec-2018

    Belfast based Ceramic Designer Shane Porter will exhibit at London Art Fair in a special spotlight on contemporary ceramics, represented by contemporary ceramics gallery, Thrown Contemporary, at stand G43 from 16-20 January 2019

  • Elin Johnston - "Meet The Maker" Talk

    12-Dec-2018

    Elin Johnston recently completed a 'Meet The Maker' talk with a group of sixth form students at Lagan College Belfast as part of her 'arts development and engagement' activities supported by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Island Arts Centre.

  • The Potters Cast - Rebecca Killen Ceramics Episode

    11-Dec-2018

    Graduate of the Making It Programme 2013-15, Rebecca Killen has been featured on the latest episode of the popular podcast series 'The Potters Cast'.

  • The Only Thing that is Constant is Change

    04-Dec-2018

    Hi, my name is Katherine McDonald and I’m the Interim Director at CRAFT NI.

    I came on board in November to the merged CRAFT NI, and will be working with the team here to help the organisation engage further with the sector over the next few months until a new permanent Director is in place.