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

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2009 – 2010 Events

Pedestal Exhibition Craft NI Belfast December 2010

Pedestal transforms the gallery at Craft NI into a living space with contemporary craft and classic antiques.

A few of my pieces have been included in this exhibition Curated by Gail Mahon. ‘Pedestal’ brings together the best of cutting-edge and emerging craft talent from the making it programme.

Working in partnership with Whatnot Antiques in Derry, Gail has selected a classic piece of antique furniture as the ‘pedestal’ for their work.

Craft NI

Picture John Murphy Aurora PA.
Picture John Murphy Aurora PA.

The Tea Party Craftmark Drogheda County Louth October 2010

Louth Craftmark at Highlanes Gallery Celebrated its 4th birthday with this lovely Tea Party show. In collaboration with Ceramics Ireland this exhibition featured a lovely range of handmade tea cups, teapots, cake stands etc. A few of my silver tea infusers will be included as well. A range of my jewellery is also available through Louth Craftmark’s shop.

Louth CraftmarkLouth Craftmark


British Trade Craft Fair April 2010
Harrogate, Yorkshire 
First time at the BCTF, it’s a lovely show with a great variety of beautiful handmade work. Find out more through the link below:
BCTF

‘The Chain of Craft’ Lapua Art Museum

Lapua Finland, March 2010

A few of my silver sculptures were included in ‘The Chain of Craft’ exhibition in Lapua. Five countries and 42 makers exhibited at the Lapua Art Museum, this exhibition is the result of collaboration between Finland, Spain, Italy, Ireland and the UK as part of ‘The Sustainable Craft Networks Partnership.

Lapua Art Museum
Lapua Art Museum

I had a the privilege of travelling to Lapua as part of this networking event. The Sustainable Craft Networks Partnership brought together a group of craft producers from five different countries to research and explore knowledge, know-how and good practice on how to assist both craft businesses themselves and the networks of which they are part to become more sustainable. This was a really lovely experience, we visited a series of makers studios. Below are a few snapshots. I love Alvar Aalto’s design so it was brilliant to get a chance to see the Bell tower of Kauhajärvi Church.

It was so cold!!
It was so cold!!
www.amfora.fi
http://www.amfora.fi
Lapua
Lapua
Alvar Aalto
Alvar Aalto


Solo exhibition Sunburst Gallery
Ards Arts Centre, County Down, December 2009
Upon completing the making it programme with Ards Borough Council as my host they kindly gave me an opportunity to exhibit my work in the Sunburst Gallery at Ards Arts Centre. Thanks to my mentors; Amy McKelvey, Heather Parker (Ards Crafts) and Angela George!

Beyond Traditional Boundaries Exhibition

Venue: University of Ulster Foyer, Belfast, York Street

Dates 6 – 29th August 2009

An exhibition of work by the participants of Craft NI’s making it craft business programme showcasing the creativity and innovation of Northern Ireland’s up-and-coming craft makers in jewellery, ceramics and textiles. This exhibition highlights the importance of gallery work that will inspire and sustain the artistic integrity of the maker.

Artists included in the exhibition are: Suzanne Harbinson, Derek Wilson, Naomi Whan, Ronan Lowery and Lotus de Wit.

Silver Sculpture
Silver Sculpture – Lotus de Wit