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QEST Northern Ireland Showcase Exhibition

1 February @ 6:00 pm - 10 May @ 5:00 pm


Craft NI have partnered with QEST to bring to you the QEST Northern Ireland Showcase Exhibition in February 2024. 

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) supports the training and education of talented and aspiring craftspeople through Scholarships, Emerging Maker Grants and Apprenticeships. We are delighted that by means of this joint exhibition, craft audiences in Northern Ireland will be able to see the work of 16 local Scholars glass, handloom weaving, luthiery, willow sculpture, wrought iron putter making and silversmithing. 

This unique event, the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, will open on Thursday, February 1st at 6pm at Craft NI Gallery, Belfast’s only craft dedicated venue, and run until May 10, 2024.

The participating QEST Scholars include: Aaron Leach (wrought iron putter making); Andrea Spencer (glass); Anne-Marie O’Sullivan (basketry); Bob Johnston, basketry; Cara Murphy, silversmith; Caitlin Murphy, silversmith; Damien McKeown, Mourne Textiles; James Adair, saddler; Kurtis Scott, Pict Guitars; Laura Quinn, glass artist; Lucy Cushley, saddler; Mario Sierra, Mourne Textiles; Patrick Davison, silversmith; Stephen McClenaghan, Hawthorne Lutherie; Tara Osborough, Irish Artisan Yarn; Scott Benefield,  Benefield Spencer Glass. 



1 February @ 6:00 pm
10 May @ 5:00 pm
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Craft NI Gallery
+44 (0)28 9032 9342
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Craft NI Gallery
115 - 119 Royal Ave
Belfast, BT1 1FF United Kingdom
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028 9032 9342
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