03/08/2018 – 26/08/2018
Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:30pm
Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Art in the Loft | Portaferry Visitor Information Centre, The Stables, Castle Street, Portaferry, BT22 1NZ
Curated by designer Jane McCann and textile artist Cecilia Stephens.
This exciting exhibition represents a unique collaboration between makers and practitioners from South Wales and Northern Ireland. Focusing on innovative approaches to celebrating Northern Ireland’s rich Irish linen heritage, the exhibition demonstrates a wide range of textile skills including print, weave, embroidery, natural dying and garment making.
The group will be joined by Sirpa Mörsky, from Finland, who is a highly skilled practitioner with a long history of engagement with flax, linen and all its processes.
The exhibition was opened by Duncan Clark of WM Clark & Sons which is the oldest surviving linen factory in Ireland.