| Showcasing their work
at the "Our Objects" exhibition in Hillsborough Court House
Gallery are artists Adam Frew, Stephen Farnan, Derek Wilson,
and Curator of NI Contemporary Ceramics Clive Fiddis
US3209-402PM Pic by Paul Murphy
| At the "Our Objects" exhibition in Hillsborough Court House Gallery
are Curator Katy West, Joe Kelly (Director Craft NI), and Kim Mawhinney
(Head of Art, National Museums NI)
US3209-401PM Pic by Paul Murphy
VISITORS to Hillsborough Courthouse are in for a rare treat as two very special craft exhibition will be on display there throughout August.
The two exhibitions feature ceramic work by some of Northern Ireland's leading craftspeople as well as an international line-up of potters from across the UK, Spain, Scandinavia and America.
The exhibitions, which opened last Thursday, are part of the annual August Craft Month programme that aims to showcase the creativity and talent of Northern Ireland craftspeople. August Craft Month 09 celebrates the craft of over 800 makers currently working in the craft industry and invites people to get involved in the heritage and innovation of craft in Northern Ireland. Joe Kelly, Director of Craft NI, hopes the exhibition and other events taking place will capture the public's imagination:
Joe said: "It's through the support of local venues, organisations such as Hillsborough Courthouse that we've been able to bring together such an exciting programme of events in this the third year of August Craft Month
"It's vital that we look at ways of working together to develop that creativity for the benefit of Northern Ireland's tourism industry and its economy.
We hope that people can get involved in the making process, learn more about the innovative skills and creativity of craftspeople and to be inspired by the rich seam of craft talent here in Northern Ireland."
The 'Our Objects' and 'Northern Ireland Contemporary Ceramics' exhibitions continue until the end of August.
A full guide which lists the exhibition and over 40 other craft events and activities taking place during August Craft Month is available from tourist offices, libraries and other cultural hotspots across Northern Ireland.