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Photo: Hand carved and jointed ‘Gigi’ wooden cats; Maker: David Cousley; Photo credit: Craft NI

Spring Collectors’ Showcase

Craft NI Gallery 115 - 119 Royal Ave, Belfast

Craft NI Gallery are delighted to launch our ‘Spring Collectors’ Showcase’, a unique exhibition of one-of-a-kind pieces made by some of the most established designer-makers in Northern Ireland. Following a visit from international collectors, the gallery’s current selection shines a light on new work from some of Northern Ireland’s best contemporary craft makers.  The exhibition … Continue reading Spring Collectors’ Showcase


Re:New Wallace #6 – Time Frame

R-Space Gallery 32 Castle Street, Lisburn

Following the continued success of the Re:New Wallace Collection exhibitions since 2018, R-Space delivers the sixth in a series of collaborative cultural projects involving a Northern Irish artist/maker and the Wallace Collection in London with selected artist, Emma Whitehead.  Inspired by the journey and time spent passing through the hands of of people over time, … Continue reading Re:New Wallace #6 – Time Frame


ForM Sculpture Exhibition

Walled Garden Bangor Castle Valentine Rd, Bangor

ForM Sculpture Exhibition takes place annually each June and is one of the highlights of Ards and North Down Borough Council’s annual Arts exhibition programme, giving visitors the unique opportunity to experience art in a different context, outside the traditional gallery setting. The exhibition will showcase selected works from artists from across the island of … Continue reading ForM Sculpture Exhibition


‘The Form is Emptiness’

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

 The Sunburst Gallery at Ards Arts Centre will host a solo exhibition of ceramic sculpture by Fang Zhao. Her practice as a ceramicist seeks to communicate international ideals through sculpture and functional pottery. The organic form of mountain shapes, inspired by Chinese Mountain Paintings, serves as a metaphor with which to examine her personal life … Continue reading ‘The Form is Emptiness’


Merciful, Savage

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

The Georgian Gallery in Ards Arts Centre will host a joint exhibition by Karen Daye-Hutchinson and Enda Kenny starting June 2nd.   This ambitious exhibition, by Karen Daye-Hutchinson and Enda Kenny, explores the relationships between human and animal evolution, extinction and change; exploring the interaction of human beings and the natural world.  Connecting with instincts … Continue reading Merciful, Savage


Silver Initial Pendant Making

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

Initials have long been popular jewellery pieces, and there is a particularly big trend for them at the moment. participants will make their own initial pendant under the supervision of tutor Ruth Gilmour of Lure Silver. If new to silversmithing, participants will begin with a silver nugget that they will hammer flat, polish and then … Continue reading Silver Initial Pendant Making


Pots for tots

Island Arts Centre The Island, Lisburn

Younger children will getting stuck into the wonderful tactile nature of clay and experiment with shapes and forms.  Slap, tap and roll a personalised pot for dad or grandad. Participants will choose their own style, perhaps with a zany tie or design to make your handmade creation really stand out. Suitable for ages 1-4 years … Continue reading Pots for tots


Demonstration Evening with Adam Frew

Adam Frew Studio 21 Cullycapple Park, Aghadowey

Come along to Adam’s pottery studio in Aghadowey for an evening of demonstrations and refreshments. Adam will be demonstrating making a teapot from start to finish as well as other items from his pottery range. You can relax watching him make while enjoying tea or coffee and some home baked treats. There will also be … Continue reading Demonstration Evening with Adam Frew


Along The Loanin: Felt Workshop

The Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh 9 Market Street, Armagh

Join Artist Caoilfionn Murphy O'Hanlon on a guided talk through her new exhibition followed by a wet felt making workshop in response to the images and words from 'Along the Loanin'. Participants will be producing a wool painting inspired by the exhibition and drawing on a sense of place using a blend of fibres, wools … Continue reading Along The Loanin: Felt Workshop


Traditional Skills Festival

Willow and Lore 15A Craigdunloof Road, Ballymena, Newtowncrommelin

Come along to the Traditional Skills Festival and meet  talented local crafters, makers and artists. Visitors have the option to come down for a day or stay for three days. Over the weekend the farm will host a selection of hands on full and half day skills and crafts workshops with expert crafts people. Visitors … Continue reading Traditional Skills Festival

Bee Embroidery Workshop with Emma Whitehead

R-Space Gallery 32 Castle Street, Lisburn

Inspired by the famous painting The Laughing Cavalier housed in The Wallace Collection, Emma has designed an embroidery workshop that delves into the image's history and iconography. After learning about the richly painted textiles in the painting, participants will embroider a beautiful bee motif on Irish linen, learning the stitches and techniques needed to create … Continue reading Bee Embroidery Workshop with Emma Whitehead



Coppersmithing Jewellery Workshop

Navan Centre & Fort 81 Killylea Road, Armagh

Draw inspiration from the Celtic jewellery and Loughnashade trumpet found at the Navan complex of sites and learn the ancient skills of coppersmithing. Participants will have the  perfect opportunity to create their own personalised jewellery or gift loved ones an experience they won't forget. Please note: this is a half-day workshop followed by lunch, which … Continue reading Coppersmithing Jewellery Workshop


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