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Recent Northern Ireland Projects

Artist of the Month, March 2020 - John Piekaar

Monday 2nd March 2020 at 4pm

John Piekaar is a Designer and Craftsman based in Ballynahinch, County Down. He specialises in fine bespoke furniture designs and makes unique one-off items of furniture and wooden accessories.

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Burr Myrtle Jewellery Box, Burr Myrtle with a Cedar lining and internal tray

Artist of the Month, February 2020 - Elin Johnston

Monday 17th February 2020 at 11am

Elin Johnston is an award winning contemporary Artist/Maker/Jeweller, based in Belfast. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in 3D Design, and an MA Masters Degree in Industrial Design. In addition to being a maker, Elin has also worked as an independent Design/Creative Director, and as a Lecturer in Design at a wide range of Art & Design Faculties in England and Wales.

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Stria Variant 03 - Sterling silver, 24 Ct Gold Gilt

Artist of the Month, December 2019 – Mairead McCormack

Monday 2nd December 2019 at 4pm

Mairead McCormack is a textile artist from Randalstown. She was drawn to textiles from an early age, having grown up in an area with a rich textile heritage, and with many of her family members having worked in the Old Bleach Linen Factory. She graduated from Ulster University in 2016 with a First Class Honours Degree in Textile Art, Design and Fashion, and went on to become the Artist in Residence at Ulster University in 2016-17.

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Quell the Creativity, Textile (Found Fabric – Linen, threads)

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