making it: 10 Exhibition

As part of August Craft Month this year I am exhibiting a large brooch as part of the making it: 10 Exhibition. A lovely collection of work by participants of the programme are on display until 23rd September 2015.

Dates and times:  30th July to 23rd September 2015.Opening Hours: 10am-5pm, Monday to Saturday

Venue: Millennium Court Arts Centre, 2 William Street, Portadown, BT62 3NX

Curated by Shan McAnena, this exhibition celebrates 10 years of Craft NI’s making it programme.

Exhibitors include: Rachel O’Neill, Rachel McKnight, John McKeag, Eddie Doherty, Michael Rice, Andrea Hayes, Adam Frew, Heather Wilson, Ronan Lowery Design Onion, Derek Wilson, Lotus de Wit, Jude Cassidy, Catherine Keenan, Michelle Stephens, Katie Brown, Eamonn Higgins, Diane Lyness, Alison Lowry, Rebecca Killen, Aine McKenna, Lauren Scott, Julie Scott, Kirsty Martin, Shauna McGowan, René Mullin.

Making it

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ACJ 2014 Members’ exhibition

ACJ 2014 Members’ exhibition:

I was delighted to be accepted to exhibit in ACJ’s ‘ICONS’ exhibition. I chose to make a piece for David Attenborough, an iconic figure in many ways he has provided me with endless inspiration and influenced my work as well as personal philosophy.
I designed something that would be practical when stuck in the jungle because I cannot imagine Sir Attenborough wearing jewellery just for the sake of it. The piece is a silver holder for a water filter (Available from camping shops they enable you to drink water safely in the wild). It is shaped as an insect so it does not look out of place in any documentary he may be filming.

Dates: 17 May to 27 July

Venue: National Centre for Craft & Design

ICONS – jewellery for the famous and infamous, pieces reflecting cultural & design icons.

Find out more about the exhibition and the Association of Contemporary Jewellery here.

This is the third annual Members’ exhibition, following the 2012 Diamond Jubilee and 2013 STAIN-LESS exhibitions.

Water Filter Brooch, Sterling Silver
Water Filter Brooch, Sterling Silver