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.
For further events click here.
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
British Ceramics Biennial - Embodied Clay workshopsWorkshops
National Summer School Opportunity Announcement with the British Ceramics Biennial
British Ceramics Biennial - Reimagining Tradition WorkshopsWorkshops
The British Ceramics Biennial proudly announces it’s third series of National Summer School workshops this year
UUB 2nd Year Ceramics, Jewellery and Silversmithing ExhibitionExhibitions
The Ulster University Second Year Ceramics, Jewellery and Silversmithing Exhibition at the The Duncairn.
Exhibition preview tonight: Thursday 24th May from 6pm to 8pm.
Dates: Thursday 24 May to Friday 8 June 2018.
Bladesmithing workshop in the MournesWorkshops
This basic bladesmithing or knife making workshop covers the fundamentals of forging, grinding and heat-treating a blade. No experience is needed and the class will guide you through:
- Using a gas forge
- Forging the blade to shape
- Blade shaping, using grinder file and abrasive paper
- Heat treating
- Blade finishing, sharpening, and edge testing
Date & Time: 29 July 2018, 10am to 4pm.
Spinning Yarns Festival, at Antrim Castle GardensExhibitions,Fairs,Workshops
A Festival of Colour Creativity and Craft – Set in the stunning ANTRIM CASTLE GARDENS & CLOTWORTHY HOUSE Spinning Yarns is a ‘must do’ event for those passionate about yarn or simply seeking a great day out. Spinning Yarns is a two day festival celebrating the wonderful world of all things associated with wool & linen where we will showcase the colour, creativity and craft associated with these homespun yarns in all their forms.
Dates: 1-2 September 2018, 10am-6pm.
Material Language ExhibitionExhibitions
Material Language is a collaborative exhibition between four makers, who are commenting on our relationship with objects -hand-made, mass-manufactured or through nostalgia and memory.
Chris Banks, Elaine McCully andRhiannon Ewing – James are bound by a fascination with the stuff of everyday life. They each recognise the ability of certain objects and materials to resonate with meaning – memories of childhood, domestic routines and the human touch – that is, both a physical and aesthetic ‘touch.’ It is often the most ordinary objects that can induce the most nostalgia, and a desire to hoard, collect and arrange meaningfully. Each artist has a distinct approach to conveying the ‘language’ of material. Each firmly believes it is a commonly spoken and understood language. They invite you to look at the artworks, and find fresh eyes for looking again at the ‘ordinary.’
Dates: 19 May - 15 June 2018
YOU are invited to play your part in PROCESSIONS – one of the largest participatory artworks ever created. Produced by Artichoke and commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, PROCESSIONS marks 100 years since some women in the UK won the vote. It was a big moment and we are celebrating it in a really big way. On Sunday 10th June 2018, join thousands of women to form four epic PROCESSIONS in the four political capitals of the UK – Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London.
Women and girls, those who identify as women and non-binary individuals of all ages and backgrounds, are invited to create four living portraits of women today and walk with banners, pennants and flags they have made to express the lives, ideas and hopes of women in the 21st century.