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  • March Meet the Maker


    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.


    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



    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


    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


    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


    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


    Award winning ceramicists selected for International Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

  • Wrapped UP Belfast at Christmas


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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.


    "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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

    Please complete the survey and help us develop August Craft Month

  • Bank Holiday Closure - August 2018


    CRAFT NI  will be CLOSED on Monday 27 August 2018

    and will RE-OPEN on Tuesday 28 August 2018.

    Apologies for any inconvenience.