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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
Basketry Festival 2020Exhibitions
The Irish Basketmakers Association (IBA) are delighted to announce a Basketry Festival in Derry/Londonderry. The festival will take place in St Columb’s Park House and will include exhibitions, talks, a pop-up shop, demonstrations, workshops and sculpture in the park.
May 8th, 9th and 10th 2020
Macrame Kokedama WorkshopWorkshops
Hosted by Claire of NodoKnots, an experience horticulturist and macrame maker, this workshop combines basic macrame skills with Kokedama, a style of Japanese bonsai in which a plant's root system is wrapped in moss and bound with string, transforming it into a living sculpture.
4th May 2020
CANCELLED: Lin Cheung Lecture - Ulster University BelfastTalks
We regret that this event has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 concerns.
Lecture and handling session with jewellery artist, Lin Cheung at the Belfast School of Art.
Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2020, 2:30pm.
'Obvious' Exhibition at R-Space GalleryExhibitions
‘Obvious’ runs from 28 March - 24 March 2020 at R-Space Gallery (32 Castle Street, Lisburn)
Free entry Tuesday to Saturday 11am-5pm
Preview: Saturday 28 March 2020 2-4pm – All Welcome
Made With Love Craft VillageFairs,Workshops
This is the first craft village of 2020 held at Brownlow House, Lurgan with over 25 craft and food stalls showcasing the work of local artists and craftspeople. Admission is free and as well as stalls there are live demonstrations, a children’s craft workshop table and a host of great ‘make and take’ adult craft workshops such as, mini decoupage, flower making and card making.
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020, 11am to 3.30pm
Mud Ireland Pottery Studio - Official OpeningOpen Studios
You are warmly invited to attend the official opening of the new Mud Ireland Pottery Studio located within Portadown Wellness Centre.
There will be a champagne reception and finger buffet as well as an opportunity to shop and be the first to view the brand new Mud Ireland “Nimbus” Collection.
Date: Saturday, 7 March 2020, 12noon.
DCCI Skills Courses | Open DayTalks,Open Studios
The DCCI Jewellery and Goldsmithing Skills & Design Course and Ceramics Skills & Design Course will hold their annual Open Day on Wednesday 26th February 2020.