Meet the Maker Exhibition Series

05 March - 24 December
5 March
Meet the Makers –craft demonstration day
Free craft demonstrations by local wood turners, textile artists and potters. 12:00 to 15:00. Part of Creativity Month.

7 –19 March
“Scapes – Space to Space” – an exhibition by SERC Art and Design students
Art and Design students from SERC showcase their work, running in tandem with their major “Scapes” project; a project responding to Seascapes, Landscapes and Townscapes.

7 –28 May
“Ghosts, the secret life of a tree” – an exhibition by Sculptor Joy Gray
“Working in rusted wire and copper to create intricate sculptures of trees, each within a time capsule carried from a different time or place. Inviting the viewer into the enchanting world of the diorama, these miniature scenes praise the fortitude and enduring spirit of the tree and remind us what remains”. Artist talk - Saturday 7 May 11:00 to 13:00.

6 – 27 August
“Papercrafted” – an exhibition by Visual Artist Emma Davison
A new collection of hand-cut artwork inspired by local wildlife and their habitat. Emma works entirely with multi layered cut paper, creating delicate and intricate illustrations which explore the subtle interplay of light and shade. Artist talk Saturday 6 August 11:00 to 13:00.

1 – 29 October
“Nature’s Treasures” – an exhibition by Jewellery Designer Gillian Downing
“My work can depict the narrative, humour, also a sense of fun, or be more abstract. Inspiration for my designs comes from the movement of the sea, boats and their sails, the love of nature and wildlife in all its forms.” Artist talk - Saturday 1 October 111:00 to 13:00.

3 – 24 December
“All Wrapped Up for Christmas” – a showcase of handcrafted gifts and ideas for Christmas.
See work by some of Ards and North Down’s leading craft makers. Experience the ideal shopping environment for that special, handcrafted gift for Christmas. Ards Crafts will provide a bespoke gift wrapping service for all your presents as well as ideas for wrapping them yourself.
NB. This map is based on the postcode and so may not reflect the exact location.

Date Info:

05 March - Meet the Makers –craft demonstration day
7 –19 March -“Scapes – Space to Space” – an exhibition by SERC Art and Design students
7 –28 May - "Ghosts, the secret life of a tree” – an exhibition by Sculptor Joy Gray
6 – 27 August - “Papercrafted” – an exhibition by Visual Artist Emma Davison
1 – 29 October - “Nature’s Treasures” – an exhibition by Jewellery Designer Gillian Downing
3 – 24 December - “All Wrapped Up for Christmas” – a showcase of handcrafted gifts and ideas for Christmas

Opening times:

Monday - Friday 09.15 - 17.00
Saturday 09.30 - 17.00

Prices:

Free admission

The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Newtownards / Ards Visitor Information Centre
  • Credit/Debit Cards Accepted
  • Free (parking charges may apply)
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Contact Details

The Space Gallery
Ards Crafts, Craft and Design Centre
31 Regent Street
Newtownards
County Down
BT23 4AD

Website:
www.visitardsandnorthdown.com
Email:
ardscrafts@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
Tel: (028) 9182 6846