Current Exhibition



Craft NI are delighted to partner with the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland and Belfast International Arts Festival who have brought this unique exhibition, the Irish Craft Heroes outdoor panel trail, to Belfast Botanic Gardens, showing until November 7th. The outdoor exhibition will introduce you to some of the most influential makers on the island of Ireland, as nominated by the public and then selected as part of the 50th anniversary of the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland.

To accompany the outdoor trail, Craft NI is very pleased to be able to show this capsule exhibition of work from the Northern Ireland-based Heroes. We hope you’ll enjoy the opportunity to see their stunning work up close, a perfect complement to the outdoor exhibition in Botanic Gardens.

Makers: Seliena Coyle, Jack Doherty, Sara Flynn, Bob Johnston, Alison Lowry, Michael McCrory, Peter Meanley and Cara Murphy.

Key dates

Irish Craft Heroes, outdoor exhibition, Botanic Gardens, Belfast. Available to view until 7th November.
Irish Craft Heroes capsule exhibition of pieces from eight NI-based Heroes, in Craft NI Gallery, 115-119 Royal Avenue, Belfast: 4th August – 7th November.

Opening of exhibition in Craft NI Gallery and Late Night Art – Thursday 4th August, 6pm-8pm

We are grateful to the following for the loan of work: Seliena Coyle, Cara Murphy, National Museums NI, The Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Kim Mawhinney.

Images of the Irish Craft Heroes outdoor exhibition in the Botanic Gardens, Belfast

Below: the 8 Northern Irish Craft Heroes exhibiting at Craft NI Gallery (top to bottom, left to right): Cara Murphy, Peter Meanley, Sara Flynn, Alison Lowry, Jack Doherty, Bob Johnston (photo credit Julian Calder), Seliena Coyle and Michael McCrory.