News and events

Maker of the Month at So Collective


Alison is “maker of the month” at So Collective for February 2017 and ran a demonstration in their shop in Kildare Village on Sat Feb 11th 2-4 pm.

FIVE @ R-Space Saturday 30 July

FIVE is the number at R-Space on Saturday 30 July as Film Makers launches for August Craft Month on our 5th birthday. Exhibition opening 2-4pm, birthday party 4-6pm. In celebration of Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape past and present, five makers have been invited to produce new work in response to heritage footage from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive. Featuring stone carving, basket weaving, furniture making, tools and handwoven textiles, by Sharon Adams, Sheena Devitt, Alison Fitzgerald, Nicola Gates and Ronan Lowry Film Makers highlights the relationship between historical skills and contemporary making.
Film Makers opening reception 2-4pm
Followed by R-Space 5th Birthday Party 4-6pm
Tunes by DJ Bob, eats and drinks, dancing and relaxing
FIVE is the number, so come with four others & join us in our PRIME
All welcome.
Film Makers is supported by:

#britainonfilm  #BFIPlayer  #LoveLisburn  #ArtsNI

Crafted 2016


Castleward farmyard area with working corn mill / National Trust images

Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November 2016
The Craft & Design Collective’s Winter Craft Fair
Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down

Crafted takes place at Castle Ward, Strangford, County Down. The magnificent 18th Century House and the Theatre in the Stableyard provide a fabulous back-drop for the Craft Fair. Now in its seventh year Crafted is a chance to meet makers from all over Ireland and beyond, and a great chance to pick up some truly special Christmas gifts.