Future Exhibitions

‘Wool Works’ Exhibition | 7 July 2022 – 5 August 2022

Following a successful research trip, the joint collaboration between the Welsh group of textile makers MaP and the Finnish makers group Modus has led to this intriguing exhibition of contemporary textiles, glass, jewellery and mixed media work. The exhibition also toured to Helsinki and Tampere in 2020.

The theme of the exhibition ‘Wool Works’, for which the artists have created new work, embraces links between the cultural heritages of both countries. During the exhibition there will be two workshops: ‘Using Natural Dyes’ and ‘Feltmaking Techniques’ to encourage participation from the public and raise awareness of the applied. These will be led by Northern Ireland textile artist Dr Jane McCann.

August Craft Month Exhibition | 11 August 2022 – 15 September 2022

Craft NI’s annual August Craft Month Showcase exhibition, which aims to celebrate and profile some of Northern Ireland’s many talented makers, is back!  The exhibition will showcase a range of work from Northern Irish makers, just in time for the busy summer season, to a range of audiences.

The exhibition will take place during the month of August and into September, as part of August Craft Month celebrations, and it will benefit from the promotional activity around August Craft Month, the support of Craft NI communications and Gallery staff and profile on Craft NI’s exhibition website.

The former Guild of Northern Ireland Designer Makers (The Guild) have generously given us a legacy gift for the development and promotion of the craft sector in Northern Ireland, and thus we are grateful to be able to award 5 cash prizes to some of the participating makers. The deadline is 28th of June – more details about the application process are available here.

‘Paper Magic’ Exhibition | 22 September 2022 – 31 October 2022

Paper is one of the oldest and most familiar materials. It has been with us from ancient times to the present, a constant companion recording our art, our ideas, our transactions and, sometimes, quietly changing the course of history itself. We take this flat, flimsy and ephemeral material for granted, yet it also has the power to be transformed. This exhibition brings together artists who are exploring the hidden potential of paper transformation. Through cutting, pulping, folding, oiling and collaging, the magical properties of paper will be revealed.

Participating artists: Sue Cathcart, Adele Pound, Emma Whitehead, Susan McKeever, Jane Cherry, Emma Davison and Grace-Margaret McGowan.