Chain Reaction Exhibition at Space CRAFT.

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Chain Reaction opened at the Space CRAFT Gallery on the 2nd of October and continues to 1st of November 2014. This exhibition brings together a number of art jewellers from or based in Ireland, it showcases a diverse range of beautiful, alternative jewellery.

The AJN Team; Lotus, Shannon & Robyn. The AJN Team; Lotus, Shannon & Robyn.

The participants were invited to create a one metre chain which joins up to make a large installation in the form of a necklace. Each chain can be worn individually or multiple chains can be worn together. Alongside this is a selection of each jeweller’s own work to give an insight into their practice.

It has been really exciting to bring together 14 art jewellers who all have very different approaches to their work. The images below provide an overview of the opening night and exhibition. To find out more about our participants individually check out our earlier introduction blog…

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2013 Events

SERIES: II” from 29th November – 31st December 2013.

I have a range of work on display in Bangor with Dr Sarah McAleer as part of her winter exhibition.

‘SERIES: II’ explores interpretations of the word ‘series’ and focuses on the succession of objects and ideas. It conveys how a jeweller can produce variations on a theme whereby a form/idea develops from the first piece to the last, or is included in different jewellery types. All jewellery is hand-made by local jewellers.

Silver origami earrings with topaz.
Silver origami earrings with topaz.

 


A Culture of Making: Evolution and Growth

In celebration of the August Craft Month ’13 theme, Tyrone Design Guild has brought together both established and emerging artists and designer/makers from Co. Tyrone to demonstrate how the county’s rich heritage of artisans and traditional craftspeople have evolved into contemporary artists for the 21st century.

This exhibition, aims to challenge perceptions about current rural Irish art, craft and design, how traditional practices merge with the contemporary, and how the contemporary sits perfectly in a county steeped in tradition.

It brings together a selection of artists / designer-makers who showcase Co. Tyrone as a particularly vibrant cultural context for contemporary craft practice, including: Andrea Hayes, Carol Kinloch, Catherine Scott, Emma Kelly, Fionnuala O’Neill, Frances Sweeney, Kathleen Ward, Helen McFarland, John McIntyre, Leona Devine, Lotus de Wit, Niamh McAuley, Rachel Leary, Rosemary Ferguson, Shauna McCann, Teresa Poyntz, and Tom Agnew.

Venue: Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh, Co Tyrone, BT78 1BL

Dates: Exhibition Preview – Thurs, 8th Aug, 6pm. The exhibition continues from the 9th to the 31st of August. Opening Times: Mon-Sat, 10am to 5.30pm

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2012 Events

Winter Jewellery Exhibition at Eddie J Doherty’s Studio
featuring some of my silver Origami Jewellery Range
November 2014

Eddie J Doherty

Eddie J Doherty

 


Things That Fall In-Between at R-Space Gallery
Lisburn May-June 2012

MAK9, a group of artists and makers, have invaded the R-Space Gallery in Lisburn with site specific works that have fed off the rich history of the dilapidated Georgian rectory attached to the newly renovated gallery. The exhibition, Things That Fall In Between, runs from Wednesday 16 May until Saturday 16 June 2012, at R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn.

The official opening takes place on Saturday 19 May 2012, 2pm to 4pm.

For Things That Fall In Between, MAK9 invited artists and makers to immerse themselves in the surroundings and explore the untouched historic and visual textures in the upper and lower areas of the building.

The work on show ranges in scale and impact, such as the incidental but beautifully crafted bugs by maker Lotus de Wit, where individual hand crafted flies and cockroaches festoon a bathroom.  Alice Clark peeled layers of history within her hanging latex curtains and Sharon Adams’ tools are shaped to clean the dust in the ornate mouldings and cornices. Gail Mahon, one of the MAK9 steer group, revealed, ”this unusual opportunity for makers and artists to get under the skin of the building and draw out the stories and character, has made the journey of creating work in response to the space so much more meaningful and authentic”.

The main gallery is turned into an ‘archive’ of the drawings, notes, sketches, images, sounds and stories about the artworks as they evolved.
Tours to see the artworks in the old building will run from 2pm to 4pm, Wednesday to Saturday, or by appointment for group bookings.
The ‘archive’ in the main gallery is open from 11am to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday. Some of the artists from the exhibition will be giving a talk about their work on Saturday 16 June at 12pm, in the main gallery.

MAK9

 

Click here for Mak9’s Virtual Gallery