The Craft & Design Collective invites you to view MADE 2017, from Friday 3 March to Saturday 1 April 2017.
Featuring ceramic works by Amy Mackle, Claire Gibson and Victoria Bentham, glass works by Alison Lowry and guest exhibitor Scott Benefield, jewellery/silversmithing works by Egle Banyte, Joanne Gamble and Samantha Moore and textile works by Jennifer Cunningham and Tomomi McElwee.
MADE is the Craft & Design Collective’s highest profile exhibition of the year. The aim of the exhibition is to provide a focal point in the calendar to showcase work of the highest quality in the land – work that is Marvellous, Amazing, Delightful and Exceptional. The exhibition is intended to both challenge and inform the public perception of Craft, Applied Art and Design.
MADE is an exhibition of Craft, Applied Art and Design open to Artist/Designer/Makers working in Craft Disciplines recognised by either the Crafts Council (GB) or the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
The Selection Panel was Kim Mawhinney, Head of Art, National Museums Northern Ireland, Deirdre Robb, Visual Arts Development Officer, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Scott Benefield, Glass Artist and second-ever recipient of the Rosemary James Memorial Trust Award in 2015, administered by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Scott Benefield is also the guest exhibitor.
This year the Selection Panel chose 9 pieces to be exhibited by a mixture of emerging and established Artist/Designer/Makers.
The Selection Panel have done their work now it’s your turn to make your selection… Visitors to the exhibition have the opportunity to vote for their favourite piece and the Craft & Design Collective will make an award of £250 to the winning Artist/Designer/Maker.
Despite Space CRAFT’s reduced circumstances, smaller space and no specific exhibition area, the Craft & Design Collective felt that it was important to continue with MADE 2017, albeit in a smaller space within the Retail Gallery – more a capsule than an exhibition area.
What we need is a Craft Hub (Craft Centre) for Northern Ireland…
Space CRAFT, A7 Fountain Centre, College Street, Belfast, BT1 6ET
Friday 3 March to Saturday 1 April 2017
Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5.30pm
Space CRAFT Retail Gallery is open all year round, Monday to Saturday, 10.30am to 5.30pm
The Craft & Design Collective has brought together Artist/Designer/Makers, from across the land to create Space CRAFT, an innovative Retail Gallery, right in the heart of Belfast City Centre, where you can buy ‘lovely stuff’ that is 100% designed/made locally. Shopping at Space CRAFT directly supports local Artist/Designer/Makers. Be Original, Buy Original!
The Craft & Design Collective is an independent not-for-profit craft development organisation dedicated to the celebration, support and promotion of excellent Craft, Applied Art and Design.
The Craft & Design Collective seeks to provide a world-class centre and resource, dedicated to the celebration, support and promotion of excellent Craft, Applied Art and Design in Northern Ireland – A ‘Craft Hub’ for Northern Ireland – that will benefit the region, its Artist/Designer/Makers, communities and economy.
Visit our website for more information about us, our members and the events that we organise.
Space CRAFT is a Retail Gallery. It is a non-profit taking social economy enterprise owned and managed by the Craft & Design Collective.
Space CRAFT is designed to be a focal point for the commissioning, exhibition, promotion and sale of Craft, Applied Art and Design to enable the purchase of work made by emerging and established Artist/Designer/Makers.
The Craft & Design Collective and Space CRAFT are supported by the National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland – Thanks!