The Big Red ButtonExhibitions
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Date & Time: Thursday 3 May 2018, 7 - 9pm
Craft Adventure WorkshopsWorkshops
Join Jenny and Sarah of ‘Craft Adventures Workshops’ for two upcoming workshops in May.
Make a Silver Bangle with Robyn GalwayWorkshops
Bangle One Day Weekend Workshop
This workshop will take you through the basics of how to make a bangle from piercing and filing your materials to soldering and polishing. The aim is for you to leave with a bangle with your own personal finish. Lunch and silver are included in the price, all you need to bring is some creative ideas. The workshops run from 12 – 5pm.
Dates: Saturday 21 April 2018 and Sunday 11 November 2018
Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Transform Your Business with a Simple Newsletter with Little Pink KitchenWorkshops,Talks
Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community. Join us for this session with Sarah Patterson from Little Pink Kitchen as she shares her tips on how to make your businesses newsletters engaging and bring real impact to your business.
Date & Time: Tuesday 29 May 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Blick Academy for Creative Startups: How to Make Connections & Build Your NetworkWorkshops,Talks
Blick Academy is an ongoing series of events and workshops for creative industry start-ups, freelancers and small businesses all about sharing skills and knowledge within the creative community. Join us for this session with Peter Edgar, Mark O’Donnell & Orla McGreevy as they share their tips and advice on how best to make meaningful connections & build your network to help your business grow.
Date & Time: Tuesday 24 April 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm
Antrim & Newtownabbey Craft Sector EventTalks
Are you an Artist/Designer/Maker living in the Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council Area?
If yes, then this event may be of interest to you.
GROW South Antrim is working with partners in Finland, Estonia and Mexico on a project to support rural craftspeople in the Borough of Antrim and Newtownabbey through the NI Rural Development Programme (2014 – 2020). The project may involve craft skills development and exchanges, and access to international marketplaces. For this project, we are keen to target craft businesses, or those carrying out craft with the potential of turning their hobby/craft practice into a part-time or full time business.
Date & Time: Thursday 19 April 2018, 7pm
Sculptural Ceramic WorkshopWorkshops
Ashbrooke House has teamed up with Sandra Robinson and Helen Moore to deliver a 2.5 day ceramics course.
This is a really exciting opportunity to work with clay in a non-intimidating, and constructive framework. The course is open to beginners and advanced sculptures alike. In addition to making your own work to keep, the course promotes experimentation and the sharing of ideas. Clay-workers of all abilities welcome.
Dates: 10 - 13 May 2018
Armagh Craft Fair 2018Fairs
The annual Armagh Craft Fair returns to the Market Place Theatre on Saturday 26 May. Showcasing 45 designer/makers this event offers an amazing range of beautiful handmade craft to browse and buy.
With free children's craft workshops this is a family friendly event. You will also have a chance to try something yourself with opportunities to have-a-go throughout the day.
Fantastic live music performances and great food served all day.Date & Time: Saturday 26 May 2018, 10:30am - 5pm
Admission is FREE.
British Craft Trade FairFairs
The British Craft Trade Fair will take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground in beautiful Harrogate place from 8 - 10 April 2018.
The fair showcases work from exclusively British and Irish makers.
Spring Celebration at Top Floor Art GalleryExhibitions,Open Studios
Celebrate the opening of a new gallery & studio space at Top Floor Art on Thursday 12 April 7pm - 9pm
Anxiety and the Artist - An exhibition by Chloe DouganExhibitions
Belfast based Artist and Fashion Designer, Chloe Dougan explores the vulnerability of creating art in her upcoming exhibition - Anxiety and the Artist
Art Glass Bead workshopWorkshops
Join Glass Artist Maggie Napier for an Art Glass Bead workshop which will cover the fundamentals of art glass bead making.
100 UK organisations - including 14 across Northern Ireland - to create 100 unique banners for PROCESSIONS in collaboration with female artists and community groups
Upcoming: Fine and Dandy MarketFairs
Don’t miss the chance to visit the Fine and Dandy Market, located in Elmwood Hall in the heart of the Queens Quarter, Belfast. The perfect opportunity to buy a stunning piece of locally, handmade craft direct from the maker.
Sunday 25th March 2018
Sunday 15th April 2018
Sunday 17th June 2018
Time: 11.30 am – 3.30 pm
Cinderella Complex ExhibitionExhibitions
An exhibition by Zara Lyness at Framewerk, Belfast.
Not only do we need to find our voice, we also need to find our feet to see how we fit in different circumstances. This installation and performance has developed from an on-going inability to let go of crutches and traces of the past. By making a past (practical) obsession into a fragile (impractical) totem Lyness has chosen to focus on where she has been and the gaps in between. Connected by the absence of the body the prints and porcelain are all that is left of parts of the journey.
Date & Time: Live performance Sat 24th March 2-4pm
Exhibition Runs 18th March-1st April
Ceramic Lantern Making WorkshopWorkshops
Make a ceramic lantern with Ciara Campbell.
During this three-week course you will get the opportunity to create a bespoke ceramic lantern in clay, perfect for the home or garden. With guidance from your tutor, Ciara Campbell, you will bring your light feature to life using clay modelling and carving techniques. Suitable for both beginners and the more experienced.
Date & Time: 10 – 24 April 2018, Every Tuesday, 7-9pm
Makers Market NI Spring Craft FairFairs
The Makers Market NI Spring Fair takes place in Belmont Tower in Belfast. This is a perfect opportunity to buy direct from twenty local makers showcasing ceramics, glass, wood, textiles and much more.
Date & Time: Saturday 14 April 2018, 10am to 3pm.
DIY Silkscreen Printing - Crescent Arts CentreWorkshops
In this course you will develop the skills needed to produce silkscreen prints at home.During the course you will learn about mixing inks, making your own silkscreen frame and how to print repeated patterns.The printing methods taught can be applied to fabrics including t-shirts and bags, posters, cards and much more. The opportunity to create work for your own chosen project will also be an option. This course is designed to be fun, practical and in a relaxed environment.Date: Thursday 12 April 2018 until Thursday 07 June 2018
Nigel Cheney LectureTalks
Applied Arts Northern Ireland presents a lecture by Nigel Cheney, 'Unravelling the Archive - 50 Years in 50 Minutes.'
Location: North West Regional College, Derry.
Date & Time: Thursday 22 March 2018, 10am
Glass Blowing Workshop - An CreagánWorkshops
During this hands-on glassmaking course you will learn all the basic skills of hot glass working in order to make your own piece with a professional glassblower and learn the magical way glass is sculpted. Our course is great if you are a complete beginner as no previous experience is necessary. We offer tuition on the glassblowing course for a maximum of 4 people at a time, so book early to avoid disappointment. You will be able to take home your own piece of art after it has cooled down overnight.
Date & Time: Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th May 2018, 10am – 1pm or 2pm – 5pm