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The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts: 138th Annual ExhibitionExhibitions
Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of the founding principles of the Academy was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 138th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Ireland arts calendar attracting over 96,000 visitors in 2018.
Dates: 18th October 2019 to 5th January 2020
Being Human Festival: Stitches and StoriesCommunity
Come stitch with us! Belfast is a patchwork of neighbourhoods and communities, and at this informal, beginner-friendly event you will help hand-stitch a textile map of the city.
Date and Time: Saturday, 23 November 2019, 10:30am -13:30pm.
North Down Craft Collective MarketsFairs
Upcoming North Down Craft Collective Markets:
Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10am - 4pm
Saturday, 14 December 2019, 10am - 4pm
Belfast Design Week 2019Exhibitions,Workshops,Talks
Belfast Design Week is an annual design festival celebrating local and international design in venues across the city.
Dates: 4 - 10 November 2019
Christmas Willow Wreath WorkshopWorkshops
Kick off the festive season by signing up for this fun sustainable Christmas Willow Wreathing workshop, designing and making a wreath for your own door or as a Christmas gift.
You will be guided through the wreath-making process to produce your own sustainable willow wreath that can be updated throughout the year with other seasonal decor.
Date and Time: Sunday, 8 December 2019, 12-4pm.Location: The Good Room, Bullitt, Belfast.
Christmas Ceramic WorkshopWorkshops
Come start the festive season for this Christmas cracker of a ceramic workshop in designing and making your own decorative handcrafted Christmas Tree decoration for your table or elsewhere in your home
David McComiskey will take you through the ceramic process from rolling to hand building to adding texture and uniqueness and then glazing your own tree to your own personal style all up here in the GOOD ROOM at Bullit Belfast.
Date and Time: Thursday, 28 November 2019, 7-9pm.
The Fine & Dandy MarketsFairs
Upcoming Fine and Dandy Markets:
Sunday, 10 and 24 November 2019 - Elmwood Hall, Belfast
Sunday, 8 December 2019 - Town Hall, Portrush
Sunday, 15 December 2019 - Titanic Hotel, Belfast
Creative Peninsula Christmas Art & Craft Fayre 2019Fairs
The fantastic Creative Peninsula Christmas Fayre returns this year to the opulent festive setting of Ards Arts Centre.
Date and Time: Friday, 29 and Saturday 30 November 2019, 10am - 5pm.
Linen Lab ExhibitionExhibitions
The FE McWilliam Gallery and Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough present ‘Linen Lab’, a dynamic new exhibition which is the result of a year-long creative collaboration between eight artists; Rachel Fitzpatrick, Deborah Malcomson, Lyndsey McDougall, Robert Peters, Jill Phillips, Heather Richardson, Archibald Godts and Theresa Bastek of Studio Plastique and 400 young people from 13 local schools.
Linen Lab, will be on show at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery from 12 October to 9 November 2019.
South Down Craft Collective MarketFairs
South Down Craft Collective returns to The Market House, Ballynahinch, with their usual line up of quality artists, makers and food producers. Treat yourself to something special and unique or even start your Christmas shopping!
Tasty refreshments available.
Free entry with plenty of nearby parking.
Date and Time: Saturday, 2 November 2019, 10am - 3pm
Lecture: Malene Hartmann RasmussenTalks
Applied Arts Ireland & Northern Ireland Winter Lecture Series Presents:
Malene Hartmann Rasmussen
Ceramic artist, Malene Hartmann Rasmussen, will discuss her practice and influences whilst providing a unique insight into her working methods.
Date and Time: Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 2-4pm.
Silver Jewellery Workshop - Armagh Market Place TheatreWorkshops
Silver Jewellery Workshop - Armagh Market Place Theatre
In this Jewellery class you will create your own Silver Star pendant and matching earrings using silver sheet, silver wire and silver chain. Jewellery designer Mary Murphy will teach you basic jewellery making skills such as transferring of pattern, piercing and filing using traditional tools and processes.
Date and Time: Saturday, 23 November 2019, 10.00am - 4.00pm | £45.00
Introduction to Wood Carving [2 Day] ArmaghWorkshops
Introduction to Wood Carving (2 day)
Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland will teach you the skills needed to produce a woodcarving, from the initial sketching of a design, to using a range of carving tools and materials. This class is ideal for people that just want to try something new, along with those that want to take their new-found skills to the next level. No experience necessary.
Date: Friday 11 Oct and Friday 18 Oct | 10am – 2.00pm each day | £45.00
Ireland Glass Biennale 2019 ExhibitionExhibitions
The National College of Art and Design (NCAD) announces the Ireland Glass Biennale 2019; a juried exhibition of work from some of the world’s most innovative glass artists, designers and craft practitioners. Through showcasing the excellence of contemporary glass practice, the Irish Glass Biennale(IGB) aspires to further the public’s understanding of the creative potential of glass and to act as a catalyst for cultural activities which centre around glass.
Dates: 24 October 2019 - 7 January 2020, Open daily between 10am - 5pm
Handmade Chelsea - The Contemporary Craft and Design FairFairs
Handmade Chelsea is an annual contemporary craft and design fair at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall.
Dates: Friday 8 - Sunday 10 November 2019
Alex Scott, 'Three Score Ten' Exhibition at ISLAND Arts CentreExhibitions
Alex Scott, 'Three Score Ten' Exhibition at ISLAND Arts Centre.
Preview: Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 7.30 - 9PM - Everyone welcome!
Exhibition Dates: 2 - 26 October 2019
10 Week Jewellery Skills CourseWorkshops
A series of Jewellery Skills Courses throughout 2019/20 with contemporary jeweller, Robyn Galway.
Location: Sugary Studios, Castlereagh Street, Belfast
Silver Jewellery WorkshopWorkshops
Autumn Season at the Market Place Theatre 2019.A silver Jewellery workshop at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh led by Jewellery designer Mary Murphy
Saturday 23 November
10.00am - 4.00pm
Introduction to WoodcarvingWorkshops
Autumn Season at the Market Place Theatre 2019A 2 day woodcarving workshop at the Market Place Theatre, Armagh led by Stephen Ryan from Green Woodwork Ireland
Friday 11 Oct and Friday 18 Oct
10am – 2.00pm each day
Art on the RailsFairs
Art on the Rails returns to Queens Parade, Bangor
Sunday 29 September
11.00am - 3.00pm