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

Inner Journeys

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

Ceramicist Anna Smyth presents new work featuring her exquisite crystalline glazes. From her ceramics studio based in County Down, Anna creates thrown, sculptural porcelain vessels, imbued with meaning, inspired by observations and reflection on life. Recent themes have included relationship, heritage and spirituality. Following completion of the Craft NI ‘Launchpad’ development programme, Anna's new work … Continue reading Inner Journeys

The Gift – as Heirloom

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

A Gift has the potential to cause change, create bonds within families and communities.    Craft NI and the Association for Contemporary Jewellery & Silversmiths NI welcome you to The Gift - as Heirloom, a contemporary jewellery exhibition which promises to awe the viewer with a rich tapestry of techniques, materials and concepts, making this … Continue reading The Gift – as Heirloom


Land and Lore

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

Textile artist Ruth Osborne's exhibition will explore the relationship between nature, landscape and folklore, which can shape our understanding and responses to the natural world. This exhibition brings together textile art, printmaking and natural materials to inspire a connection to nature and explore the historical symbolism and beliefs embedded in our landscape.


‘Curved with Intent’

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Craft NI are delighted to welcome you to ‘Curved with intent’, an exhibition of contemporary design in wood. ‘Curved with intent’ is Craft NI’s first event of a varied 2022 exhibition programme and promises to raise interest in the beautiful medium of wood and admiration for the talented Northern Irish designer-makers who work with it. … Continue reading ‘Curved with Intent’

WWt Castle Espie Group Exhibition

WWT Castle Espie 78 Ballydrain Rd, Comber, Newtownards

North Down Craft Collective have organised a group exhibition at WWT Castle Espie wetlands showcasing a selection of ceramics and art from selected designer-makers. Running from the 5th to the 27th of February in the Graffan galleries, the exhibition will have work available for sale via the Castle Espie retail team with a catalogue available in … Continue reading WWt Castle Espie Group Exhibition

Bending Glass

Flax Art Studios Havelock House, Ormeau Road, Belfast

Initiated and organised by artist Johanna Leech with support from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive (DFA) in partnership with Flax Art Studios, Bending Glass tells the story of master glass bender and neon sign maker Adrian McNevison of AM Light.  This exhibition illuminates the former UTV studios with artworks made from light and archive … Continue reading Bending Glass


Artcetera Studios 43B Rosemary St, Belfast

Organised by Kingsroad Studios and their first solo show, this exhibition is about a lot of things.  Masks are worn to celebrate, to threaten, to protect. They are parts of rituals and ceremonies and have been used for centuries by people around the world. Recently, they have been part of our daily vocabulary and attire. A … Continue reading ‘Masks’


ABLE 30th Anniversary Exhibition of Bobbin Lace

North Down Museum Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor

Ards Bobbin Lace Enthusiasts (ABLE) was formed in 1991 by Unagh McCullough, the current WI Homecraft assessor, to promote bobbin lacemaking, which is a heritage craft both in Ireland and worldwide. ABLE has staged every quinquennial exhibition of their handmade lace items, from all skill levels, at the North Down Museum in Bangor. Now celebrating … Continue reading ABLE 30th Anniversary Exhibition of Bobbin Lace


‘Land and Lore’ Exhibition

Ards Arts Centre Town Hall, Conway Square, Newtownards

In the exhibition, textile artist Ruth Osborne brings together visual explorations of the relationship between woodland landscapes, folklore, and a range of creative processes that rely on the use of organic material. The union of process, material and history/heritage have shaped, and continue to shape, understanding and responses to the natural world. In recent years … Continue reading ‘Land and Lore’ Exhibition


‘Peter Meanley: New Works’

Craft NI Gallery 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast

Craft NI are delighted to announce their upcoming exhibition  ‘Peter Meanley: New Works’. This solo show will feature new works by renowned salt glaze potter Peter Meanley, which he has developed over the last three years.  Peter Meanley has won international acclaim for his abstract spouted pouring vessels and his mastery of the salt glazing … Continue reading ‘Peter Meanley: New Works’

R-Space Gallery, Spring Fling Art and Craft exhibition

R-Space Gallery 32 Castle Street, Lisburn

The Spring Fling Art and Craft exhibition and sale takes place from the 14th-28th May, 11am-5pm at the R-Space Gallery. Featuring: Sarah McWilliams is a multidiscipline practitioner whose work ranges from assemblage to painting.. She has a background in lens based media and uses digital foundations to develop painting compositions. Janet Hackney the span of … Continue reading R-Space Gallery, Spring Fling Art and Craft exhibition

Light in the Trees Exhibition

Magy's Farm 59 Dechomet Road, Dromara, Co Down

As part of the Festival of Women’s Writing, three local designers and makers have been invited to exhibit their hand made works inspired by nature on 25th June at Mary’s Farm, a music venue in the Dromara Hills.   The visual showcase, called Earth, Sea and Sky, will feature pieces of ceramicist Annita McKee, silversmith … Continue reading Light in the Trees Exhibition

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