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  • 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.

  • Claire Mooney appointed to design and create Award pieces for Allianz Arts & Business NI 2019 Awards

    03-Dec-2018

    Arts & Business Northern Ireland is working with local artist, Claire Mooney, who has won the recent commission to design and create the Awards pieces for the Allianz Arts & Business NI Awards 2019.

  • Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making.

    29-Nov-2018

    "Craftsmanship is thriving in Northern Ireland. Belfast is now a city with a fast growing culture of making."

    This is a quote from Kevin McCloud during the Grand Designs – RIBA House of the Year Final last night on Channel 4. Last night’s houses on the long list were grouped under the theme of interesting materials and craftsmanship.

  • The Royal Ulster Academy's 137th Annual Exhibition

    25-Oct-2018

    Don't miss the beautiful range of local craft at the Royal Ulster Academy's 137th Annual Exhibition at the Ulster Museum in Belfast. 

    Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

    Dates: 19th October 2018 – 6th January 2019.

  • The Linen Opera ‘Waking Beauty’ premieres in Lisburn

    13-Oct-2018

    Peter Morgan Barnes and Sean Doherty's chamber opera celebrating the beauty and bounty of flax premieres at Island Arts Centre Lisburn's Studio Theatre on Saturday 20 October at 7.30pm.

  • CRAFT NI Seeks Retail & Administrative Support Assistant/s

    28-Sep-2018

    CRAFT NI is seeking Retail & Administrative Support Assistant/s to work during November 2018 to 31 March 2019.

    The post is based at Space CRAFT, the organisation’s Retail Gallery, A7 Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET.

    Closing Date for Applications – 4pm, Monday 15 October 2018

  • Closed notice

    17-Sep-2018

    CRAFT NI / Space CRAFT

    will be CLOSED on Monday 17 September 2018 from 1pm

    and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 18 September 2018 at 10.30am

    Apologies for any inconvenience.

  • August Craft Month 2018 Audience Experience Survey

    30-Aug-2018

    If you participated in August Craft Month 2018 we would appreciate your feedback.

    Please complete the survey and help us develop August Craft Month