Exhibition  /  11 Mar 2013  -  15 Mar 2013
Published: 04.03.2013

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Supported by the Creative Industries Innovation Fund, and located at Craft Central in London's prestigious Clerkenwell district; 'Perspective' brings together work by some of NI's finest contemporary makers in a showcase that aims to bring high quality contemporary craft and applied arts to a discerning London-based audience.

Artist list

Adam Frew, Aliso Lowry, Catherine Keenan, Bob Johnston, Diane Lyness, Eamonn Higgins, Elin Johnston, Jill Graham, Julie Scott, Lauren Scott, Lynsay Raine, Mark Hanvey, Scott Benefield
'Perspective' profiles work by 13 makers who were selected through an open call for applicants from Craft NI in Autumn 2012. Professor Karen Fleming (University of Ulster) is curating the exhibition.

​A word from the Curator, Professor Karen Fleming:

​Perspective: Inspiration Unveiled offers a glance at the work of some of the finest and most talented designer-makers living and working in Northern Ireland. The exhibition presents a diverse range of handcrafted products that combine a modern sensibility and edginess with the makers' respect for materials and craftmanship. Innovative processes such as cast resin and quirky sculptured willow take their place alongside silversmithing, ceramics and the sparkling colours of glass and textiles. 

Northern Ireland is a very unique part of the United Kingdom with a dramatic and varied landscape, exceptional heritage and a remarkable history of trade. A common theme in most definitions of the creative industries and creative places is that they arise from individual creativity, skill and talent. The synergy of creativity, craft and design and commerce that characterises the region today arises from a heritage spanning world-leading linen and shirt-making to shipbuilding and engineering. There is a higher concentration of small enterprises in Northern Ireland than anywhere else in the UK.

Inspired by the unique landscape and culture of Northern Ireland, all the makers in Perspective: Inspiration Unveiled bring a distinctive perspective and a contemporary edge to their creative products. 


The exhibition launches on the 11th of March (6.30pm) and the exhibition runs from the 11th to the 15th of March 2013 at Craft Central, 33-35 St John's Square, London. 
Please join us if you are in London during that week, and do pass on details to anybody London-based who might be interested. If you are not in a position to see the exhibition in London, the exhibition can also be seen at the Craft NI Gallery, in Belfast during April.​​

Venue: Craft Central, 33-35 St John's Square, London EC1M 4DS​
Dates: 11-15th March 2013. Launch on the 11th of March from 6pm.

Venue: Craft NI Gallery, Cotton Court, 42 Waring Street, Belfast BT1 2ED
Dates: 5-26th April 2013, 10-4pm, Mon-Fri. Launch on the 4 April from 6.30-9.00pm
Perspective: Inspiration Unveiled
Adam Frew
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