27 September to 6 October

Northern Ireland’s annual disabled and deaf arts festival ‘bounces’ into Belfast this month with ten days of entertaining and thought-provoking dance, theatre, visual art, physical theatre, film, cabaret and a range of workshops.

Bounce Festival celebrates work by exceptional artists from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and the UK, who are deaf or disabled. Now in its sixth year there are many ways to get involved, with visual arts, theatre, dance and free workshops all on offer. The Arts Council of Northern Ireland is delighted to support this wonderful festival and I would encourage everyone to go along.”This year’s venues include the ADF Gallery, Brian Friel Theatre, Crescent Arts Centre, Spectrum Centre, the MAC and City Hall.

The full programme, with links to ticketing and more in depth information on the artists is available via the Arts + Disability Forum website,

Arts and Disability Forum
109-113 Royal Avenue,
Belfast, N.Ireland BT1 1FF
T: +44 28 9023 9450

BOUNCE! 2017 | Arts + Disability Forum, Belfast

22 September to 14 October

We Speak Silent is an exhibition exploring the performative and political dimensions of speech and language. The works in the exhibition offer up what might be considered a ‘radical linguistics’; pushing and playing with language in experimental and unexpected ways in order to both reveal and rupture its conditions. Participating artists: Nicoline van Harskamp, Justine McDonnell, Tom Varley and Hannah Weiner.

11 North St, Belfast BT1 1NA
T: +44 28 9023 5912

We Speak Silent | Group Exhibition at PS2, Belfast

For the second year Irelands No 1 Craft brewery, the Franciscan Well Brewpub will be transforming their beer hall into a Winter Wonderland and will also be giving people the opportunity to sell their crafts in their market every Sunday from the 19th of November to the 17th of December.

There will be no charge for spaces but spaces are limited.

Please email Kate on with applications.

Space Available at Franciscan Well’s Christmas Markets 2017, Cork

Are you intrigued or curious about encaustic painting, an ancient painting process using pigmented molten beeswax? Are you art enthusiast wanting to discover a new versatile creative process in an intimate studio setting? Then join Isabelle for a day introductory workshop, learning the ancient art of encaustic Painting in her studio located on the beautifully scenic shore of Lough Derg, close by Williamstown Harbour, an ideal backdrop for creating atmospheric artworks in a relax and inspiring environment.

During the day long workshop, you will have the opportunity to discover the fascinating art of Encaustics, an ancient painting process using molten beeswax, resins and natural pigments.she will introduce you to the basic techniques of encaustic painting, sharing its spontaneous virtues of working with texture and colors and its versatility with building up layers. You will have the opportunity to learn easy and effective techniques in a fun and relax atmosphere and create beautiful artworks to bring home. Using an experimental approach to explore technique and manipulate the paint, you will be able to create a beautiful artwork and embellish it using a wide range of techniques.

Class limited to 4 participants for a personal and intimate studio setting experience.
Art Classes for everyone: absolute beginners and developing artist alike.

Dates: 21 October
Times: 10 to 4pm
Fee: €120
Location: Whitegate, County Clare

Introduction to Encaustic Painting Workshop with Isabelle Gaborit, Co. Clare

22 September to 21 October 2017

The Ulster University Art Gallery is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition,
Fiona Finnegan: ‘The frog devoured the sun’.

Fiona Finnegan is a painter who graduated with an MFA distinction from Ulster University in 2009 and is currently living and working in Belfast. In her practice, Finnegan explores the topics of the uncanny, folklore and para possibilities.

Ulster University Art Gallery
Belfast School of Art
York Street, Belfast, BT15 1ED
T: +44 (0)28 7012 3456

The Frog Devoured the Sun | Fiona Finnegan at Ulster ...

13 14 October

Drawing from the Well is a two day Arts + Disability event proudly presented by the Clare Arts Office at the Butter market, Drumbiggle Road, Ennis.

The event aims to offer all Arts + Disability practitioners, participants and partnering organisations an opportunity to reflect on their practices, be inspired and to re look at the idea of what it means to take ‘’creative risk’’ in arts and disability practices. Friday the 13th’s programme includes presentations by leading practitioners such as the Blue Teapot Company, Equinox Theatre, KCAT Studios and Croí Glan. On Saturday the 14th includes workshops in Theatre & Dance. This event is free.

For all inquiries and to register your attendance please contact the Clare Arts Office, – 065 6899091 or register at event brite, Drawing from the Well.

Drawing from the Well | Arts + Disability Event, Clare ...

During these workshops participants will be introduced to the craft of bookbinding, from the simplest of singer stitches to the more complex coptic! Workshop participants will learn about the different papers, materials and tools needed to create their own hand-bound books. Members of the RTI team will guide participants step-by-step through various bookbinding techniques in these hands on DIY workshops.

Workshop participants will leave with their own handmade notebook and the knowledge and understanding of how to apply these binding techniques to their own book projects. The techniques taught can be used to create journals and notebooks, artist books and zines, and artist book dummies and maquettes. Read That Image will also have photobooks and artist publications on hand to show how these binding techniques are used within the world of art book and photobook design.

Suitable for beginners, from artists to zinesters to journal keepers and scribblers!

Dates: 24th September 2016
Times: 11am – 6pm
Fee: €45
Location: Mullins Mill, Kells, Co. Kilkenny

STITCHING SESSIONS: Bookbinding Workshops with Read That Image

Pottery workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn clay skills in particular the ‘pebble ‘ technique. We will let our creativity flow and build some very cool funky pottery birds. We will use a technique called Sgrafitto for surface decoration. This is an informative, creative & relaxing workshop.

Susan Herlihy
Susan has been a ceramist for 19 years. She has run a ceramic studio in Midleton for the past 11 years called ‘craftyhands. She teaches all aspects of ceramics to all ages through regular classes and workshops. She also creates her own work, functional ware thrown on the wheel and also her more creative work where she begins by digging the clay in her native east cork.

Dates: 16th September
Times: 12:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Fee: €15
Location: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City

Funky Birds Pottery Workshop with Crafty Hands at Cork Photo ...

Using images or objects, print onto either paper or fabric (could be a favourite t-shirt) using the sun for exposure.
Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces prints in a distinctive cyan-blue colour.

Eilbhe has been working in the arts for over 20 years. She qualified with a degree in Illustration from West Wales School of the Arts. Her work has ranged from small illustration to large scale public mural works. She has participated in many exhibitions and shows both in Ireland and overseas, with a solo show scheduled for 2017 in Switzerland. Eilbhe also trained as a teacher of Art in Crawford college of Art & Design and spent a number of years teaching overseas, in places as far flung as Burma, SE Asia. She now works from her Fine Art and Print studio in Timoleague, West Cork where she runs a number of fine Art and Print courses and workshops.

Dates: Sunday 24th September
Times: 11am – 2pm
Fee: €30
Location: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City

Cyanotype with Eilbhe Donovan at Cork Photo Gallery

This workshop offers participants the chance to get feedback on and develop their photography projects through a hands-on, one day workshop.
Aimed at photographers who have begun making work or who are looking to prepare projects for exhibition and publication.

Dara McGrath is a photographic artist based in Cork City Ireland. His photo works look at transitional spaces, in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment intersect, where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created.
Recent exhibitions include Belfast Exposed, Format Photo Festival, Espace Lhomond Paris Photo, New Irish Works II, Landeskrone, PhotoHof Salzburg, Gallery of Photography Dublin, Photo Biennale Thessalonika, Centre Des Beaux Arts Brussels, Voies-Off Arles, Venice Biennale of Architecture among many others. He is a winner of an AIB Artsprize, a Solas Award and was recently nominated for the Prize Pictet 2016. He was recently the winner of the inaugural RAC Photography Award 2017 (selected by Martin Parr) and the Remote Photography Prize 2017.

Eoin O’Conaill is a lecturer, artist and photographer living in Cork. His work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally and he has been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Photo Award, Prix Pictet and he was the recipient of the Gallery of Photography Artist Award in 2009. He has also contributed to magazines and newspapers such as the New York Times, Financial Times, Le Monde along with many other news and commercial clients. Eoin lecturers in photography at Griffith College Cork and holds an MFA in Photography from the University of Ulster.

Dates: Sunday 1st October
Times: 10am – 5pm
Fee: €85
Location: Cork Photo Gallery, The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City

Photographic Project development with Eoin O’Conaill and Dara McGrath at ...