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Obvious at R-Space GalleryExhibitions
R-Space Gallery presents the eighth edition their Materials, Messages and Meaning series: 'Obvious'. with Mr. Papers, Aimée Nelson, Aoife O'Connor, Gary Shaw, Jill Phillips and Pauline Clancy talk about their different approaches to materials, methods of production and messages within their work.
Bounce is the annual arts festival produced by University of Atypical that showcases outstanding new work by D/deaf and disabled writers, producers, actors, dancers, musicians, and directors.
A unique selection of work by local jewellery collective: The Association of Contemporary Jewellery & Silversmiths NI will be on show in the Craft NI Exhibition space 2 November 2020 to 2 January 2021.
Brilliant Silver: Making a Silver Sculpted Head Inspired by RodinTalks
Online talk hosted by Contemporary British Silversmiths in which Tony Bedford tells us the story behind creating the Jacques Cartier Memorial Award winning silver sculpted head
Wednesday, 4 November 2020 19:30 – 20:30 GMT
Free 2-day virtual conference on 3 and 4 November 2020 to help European retailers and jewellery, footwear, gift, beauty, garden, homeware and clothing brands connect and overcome the current challenges.
Artist Talk: Rachael ColleyTalks
In partnership with the Pinned exhibition with ACJSNI (2 November to 2 January) Craft NI is delighted to welcome interdisciplinary artist Rachael Colley on a virtual visit to Belfast.
South Down Craft Collective Craft MarketFairs
South Down Craft Collective will be back at the outdoor courtyard of Rowallane Hub in Saintfield on Saturday 10 October 10am to 3pm.
Cushendun Craft and Trade FairFairs,Community
Stalls showcasing local businesses with hand-made products, home-grown produce and second-hand books for sale. 12-13 September.
Flax to Linen: Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-FestOpen Studios,Community
Flax to Linen
Derryglen Flax Mill Open Day and Yard-Fest
Including a fantastic series of live craft demonstrations.
Date: Saturday, September 12 2020.
ForM Sculpture ExhibitionExhibitions
A virtual exhibition showcasing the artists who were due to be exhibiting in ForM Sculpture Exhibition 2020.
Goldmsiths' Fair goes DigitalFairs
The Goldsmiths' Company has announced they will be launching the first ever online Goldsmiths’ Fair this autumn, 24 Sept – 6 Oct 2020, providing a platform for exhibitors and thousands of visitors from around the world, old and new, to enjoy the extraordinary works created by a selection of the best jewellers and silversmiths in the UK today.
BLADESMITHING in the MOURNESWorkshops
Half day workshop with Niall McGinley at Mourne Creative
5 September 12-4pm
Vault Artists' MarketFairs
The Vault Artists’ Studios and East Side Arts Festival bring their incredible market to C.S. Lewis Square. 16 August 2020 12-4pm
Maker Meet Up 2 July Suzanne Lyle SIAPCommunity
ACNI’s SIAP is open and Suzanne Lyle, Head of Visual Arts at ACNI joins us to explain how makers can avail of this support.
Maker Meet Up 25 June: August Craft MonthCommunity
Join us for our next Maker Meet Up on Thursday 25 June.
Maker Meet Up 11 June: Debbie Pocock, QESTCommunity
Debbie Pocock, CEO of QEST will join Craft NI’s Maker Meet-Up on 11th June at 10.30am
Maker Meet Up 28 May: The Future Craft MarketCommunity
Katherine McDonald will give an overview of the Crafts Council’s UK’s report The Future Craft Market, which is due to be launched next week.
Maker Meet-UpCommunityOur next informal online Maker Meet-Up will be via Zoom on Thursday 30th April at 10.30am - hope you can make it.
Online Animal Sculpture Class with Mud IrelandWorkshops
Stay creative during lock Down!
Join the Mud Ireland Online Animal Sculpture class from the comfort of your own home!
Suitable for both kids and adults.
Date: Saturday 25th April 2020
Online Craft ForumCommunity
The next Maker Forum was due to be help in the Ulster Museum on 21 April. Due to current circumstances a face to face Forum can’t go ahead, but we are keen to offer an online version. Please join us!
Date and Time: Tuesday, 31 March at 10.30am