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Upcoming Craft Events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre

There some fantastic upcoming craft events in North Down Museum & Ards Arts Centre, taking in an exhibitions, a talk, and a special workshop.


Celebrate Project 24

Long Gallery, North Down Museum, Bangor.

8 Feb - 5 Mar, Admission: FREE

During February, North Down Museum presents an exhibition that celebrates the successful temporary art project on Bangor seafront, which is host to a range of creative talent in its arts pods. Project 24 transformed a derelict, unused and unseen town centre location into a welcoming, vibrant, creative and pleasurable shared space. The artwork on show at this exhibition includes work by artists who are currently based in the pods, as well as those who had been based there previously.

Historical Skills, Contemporary Making

Community Gallery, North Down Museum, Bangor.

9 February, 7.30-9pm: FREE includes refreshments

In 2016, five local makers were invited to produce new work in response to heritage footage from NI Screen's Digital Film Archive. Supported by BFI Film Audience Network, the project highlights the relationship between historical skills and contemporary making and records the processes of the participating artists in new film footage, offering a glimpse into the inspirations and techniques behind their work. Project participant Sharon Adams discusses the project development and shares footage from the film archive and the contemporary project. This event is free, but please contact North Down Museum on 028 9127 1200 to reserve places as numbers are limited.

Sculptural Ceramics: Cats

Ards Arts Centre, Newtownards.

24 February, 10am-4pm, £45 includes materials and kiln firing.

Calling all cat lovers! Come along to a full day workshop where you can create a miniature of your favourite feline in clay facilitated by ceramic artist Julie Scott! Participants will make a 3D plinth based cat using a variety of hand-building techniques while also exploring texturing clay and surface decoration. While some experience is preferable, all are welcome including beginners! Please bring photos of your cat, as well as a sketch pad, charcoal and an apron/old shirt. Tea/coffee provided, please bring a pack lunch, lunch break 12.30-1pm.

Book on https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/338954 / or call 028 9181 0803


Where: North Down Museum / Ards Arts Centre