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Exhibition Programme

Through an annual selected exhibitions programme, Craft NI offers year-round access to displays and exhibitions of quality contemporary craft in the centre of Belfast.

Craft NI’s office is located in the historic Cotton Court building which is conveniently located opposite the Merchant Hotel in the heart of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. This central location enables Craft NI to offer a platform to craftspeople for displays and exhibitions of quality contemporary craft.

Each year Craft NI invites craftspeople, designer-maker, curators, craft networks and retail outlets to submit proposals for exhibitions.

A craft curator selects exhibitions on the basis of proposals submitted to Craft NI and on our general quality criteria.

The 2010-11 exhibition programme was selected by Yvonna Demczynska of Flow Gallery. Previous exhibitions and included:

  • John McKeag
  • Three x 3
  • Vessels of Memory - Alison Lowry & Rachel Dickson
  • Pedestal - making it exhibition

Exhibition openings usually take place on the first Thursday of the month when the gallery is open until 9pm and visitors have an opportunity to meet with the exhibiting designer-makers and purchase work directly.

Craft NI is also part of the Late Night Art programme and is the attended by walking tours. The exhibitor's usually attend this event which gives visitors to the gallery an opportunity to find out more about the work on display.

Although Craft NI does not sell work directly at the gallery, we can provide information on the exhibitors including contact details.  

The gallery is open Monday – Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Venue: Craft NI