Castle Ward to open new art and craft studios
On Friday 5th April Castle Ward, Strangford will officially open its new Art and Craft Studios in a public ceremony with guest speaker, the chief executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Roisin McDonough.
Castle Ward (owned by the National Trust) has partnered with more than twenty local artists who have developed the ten Art and Craft Studios that feature a complementary mix of visual arts and literary arts. The original Castle Ward family home was the Clock Tower building. This fortified Tower House was recently used in the filming of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” series. Now it provides studio work space for seven artists. Four farm buildings in all have been converted into ten studios for twenty artists and the studios are open to the public to visit from Wednesdays to Saturdays (11am - 4.30pm) and on Sundays (1pm - 4.30pm) until 30th September.
From 3rd to 7th April from 1 - 5pm Castle Ward presents its first Art and Craft Studios Easter Exhibition at The Theatre, Castle Ward. On show will be a complementary mix of wood turning and bog oak carving, porcelain vessels, coil pots and ceramic horses to bronze and aluminum cast sculpture and three dimensional textile forms. Poetry and creative writing, stained glass, photography and silver jewellery are available as well as drawings and paintings in oils, acrylics, water colour and mixed media, and various printmaking techniques. Weaving, spinning yarns, Irish lace, knitting, felt making and embroidery are also present at the exhibition. For up and coming event details please visit: www.castlewardartsandcrafts.com.