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LINEN BIENNALE CONFERENCE 3rd and 4th October 2018Talks
On 3 and 4 October, the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn hosts a varied design-led programme, bringing a number of international speakers and facilitators to join with local talent in a celebration of the fibre we think of as our very own. Speakers include Mary Mullin of the Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation, Dutch Designer Christien Meindertsma and Tara St James of PRATT Institute’s Sustainable Textile Lab, alongside Mario Sierra of Mourne Textiles, Trish Belford of Tactility Factory and many more.
Heritage Crafts at The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum - Autumn ProgrammeWorkshops
The Heritage Crafts Programme 2018-2019 begins with the Autumn programme. The range of adult classes take inspiration from the seasons of the year, local customs and the Collections at the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum.
Programme launch Sunday 23rd September 10.00 -14.00
Upcoming Workshops at Mourne CreativeWorkshops
Upcoming workshops at Mourne Creative:
Denim and Linen Pouch Workshop - 29 September 2018
Hand Thrown Pottery Workshop - 6 October 2018
Blacksmithing Workshop - 30 September and 7 October 2018
Tapestry Weaving Workshop - 10 November 2018
Woven Hare Workshop - 11 November 2018
Christmas Woven Wreath Workshop - 16 December 2018
Homo Faber Exhibition in VeniceExhibitions
Significant Irish design and craft presence at cultural exhibition Homo Faber, Venice in September.
Makers include: glass artist Róisín de Buitlèar; basket maker Joe Hogan; ceramicist Jennifer Hickey; glass artist Alison Lowry; silversmith Cara Murphy; sculptor Nuala O’Donovan; and artist and sculptural furniture maker Sasha Sykes.
Dates: 14 - 30 September 2018
Printmaking on Linen ExhibitionExhibitions
For this exhibition, printmaker Lucy Turner will be collaborating with the writing group 'Words for Castle Ward' inspired by the ancient Japanese Shibori fabric processes.
Preview: Thursday 4 October, 7pm
Dates: 4 - 27 October 2018
'For Want of a Nail' an exhibition by Eleanor WheelerExhibitions
An exhibition of works by ceramicist Eleanor Wheeler in Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick.
Dates: 5 October - 27 October 2018
Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2018Community
Nominations are open for the Northern Ireland Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2018.
Nominations will close on 5 October 2018.
Workshop: Carrickmacross Lace for BeginnersWorkshops
Lúnasa Festival 2018 – Have-a-go-at Carrickmacross Lace, a beginners Workshop with the South Armagh Lace-makers Group.
Date and Time: 18 August, 2018, 10.30am – 3:30pm
August Craft Month 2018Exhibitions,Fairs,Workshops,Talks,Open Studios,Community
August Craft Month is Northern Ireland’s annual celebration of craft. Check out the full programme now.
The Linen Biennale Conference 2018Talks
The Linen Biennale Conference 2018
A two day conference held in Lisburn, Northern Ireland on 3-4 October 2018.
Designerie Discovered Pop Up shop - JanMary DesignsCommunity
A Designerie Discovered event, Pop up shop and makers demonstration from Janine Mayes, jewellery maker.
Date and Time: 14 July 2018, 11am - 4pm.
Creative PeninsulaOpen Studios
Celebrate Art and Craft in Ards and North Down with Creative Peninsula
Creative Peninsula, Northern Ireland’s largest celebration of Art and Craft was officially launched in Ards and North Down this week. Now in its 17th year, this thriving annual event brings together local artists and craftspeople to demonstrate their skills and showcase their work.
Dates: Friday 3 - Wednesday 15 Aug 2018
Loaf Pottery, Summer Classes and EventsWorkshops
Loaf Pottery Summer Classes and Events Saturday
Morning Pottery - 4 week course, Crawfordsburn, County Down.
Date and Time: Every Saturday morning 7 – 28 July 2018, 10am – 12pm.
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Designerie Discovered; Rachel Julca Design Pop Up ShopTalks
Rachel Julca's will be showcasing her work at the Designerie Discovered pop up shop.
Date and time: 30 June 2018, 11am-4pm
Designerie Discovered; Pop Up shop and demonstration with Andrea HayesExhibitions
Pop up shop and makers demonstration with Andrea Hayes, award winning Textile Artist.
Dates & Times: 16 June 2018, 11am -4pm
Breakfast Event - Talk by Aisling Rusk: Studio IdirTalks
Womenfolk Breakfast: Junior.Senior.
Junior.Senior. – A series of breakfast events where a senior designer shares the story of their career path to success. Complimented by a young emerging designer starting out in the professional world, telling their story so far and the challenges they face.
Date & Time: 25 June 2018, 8AM - 9:30am
Interactive panel discussion for young male creativesTalks
The Time is Now – Creating a Space
Creating A Space & Blick Shared Studios have teamed up to create an event that will be an interactive panel discussion.
Date & TIme: 26 June 2018, 6:00-8:30pm
The Maker’s Hand: 50 years of the RDS Craft AwardsExhibitions
For fifty years the RDS Craft Awards have sought to promote the handmade by encouraging and rewarding Irish makers. This exhibition explores that history and in so doing, it celebrates Ireland’s rich history of making.
Dates & Times: 21 June - 17 August 2018, 10am to 5pm.
Robyn Galway 10 week Jewellery skills courseWorkshops
Join ethical jeweller Robyn Galway for a 10 week Jewellery course running from Sugary Studios on Castlereagh Street, Belfast this Summer.
Designs for a Creative Life: Selling, Influencing and SustainingTalks
Designs for a Creative Life: Selling, Influencing and Sustaining with Printmaker/Artist, Arts Manager, Author, Craft Curator, Designer & Workshop Facilitator René Mullin