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Volunteer call out for Linen Opera extras!

September 19, 2018
10 people (18+yrs) are required to perform non-singing roles in a new opera created by R-Space for the Linen Biennale in partnership with Northern Ireland Opera. Waking Beauty is written by Peter Morgan Barnes and composed by Seán Doherty; it explores what might happen in the present day if, as in the tale of Sleeping […]
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It's official! We are now a registered charity.

August 31, 2018
R-Space Gallery have achieved another important milestone - we are now registered with The Charity Commission for Northern Ireland! We would like to thank The Charity Commission, our funding partners, visitors and patrons and most importantly our amazing Board of Trustees for their hard work and support in this step forward in the provision of […]
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June 1, 2018
You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"), that came into effect on May 25, 2018. To help comply with GDPR consent requirements, we need to confirm that you would like to receive information about our workshops, exhibitions, events, and open calls for artists. To receive information about R-Space events and […]
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Connections in material and practice with Rhiannon Ewing-James - FREE Workshop

May 9, 2018
Friday 18 May 11-5pm Book here This workshop exercise hopes to create an opportunity for an open dialogue between practitioners through materials, objects and finding connections. Workshop participants will experience various approaches to creating, what is and can be used and why. British Ceramics Biennial Creative Producer and Artist Rhiannon Ewing-James will facilitate the Connections in Material […]
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Northern Ireland's Linen Biennale 2018

March 21, 2018
Hosted by R-Space Gallery, Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale celebrates the past, present and future landscape of linen through an extended arts festival, presented and hosted by multiple venues across the region. Every two years R-Space will lead on a three-month festival of arts, craft and design, including exhibitions and installations, conference, master-classes, and performances under the […]
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Craft & Curiosity Market

February 6, 2018
Join us once more for our third R-Space Craft & Curiosity Market on Saturday 12 May 12-5pm! We'll be transforming our gallery and courtyard into a vintage market with beautiful craft items, retro and upcycled goods and delicious food. Our popular Meet the Makers event sponsored by ACNI Lottery will feature artists Gary Real Rowe, […]
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Printmaking Workshops with Lucy May Schofield

January 4, 2018
Thursday 18 January 2018 11am & 7pm  Book here Mokuhanga is perfect for artists interested in a non-toxic, table-top printmaking technique. During this taster session you will learn the basic skills to transfer and carve a 'key line' and colour separation blocks, in the tradition of Japanese Ukiyo-e printmaking. With no press required, only a […]
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Open Call: The New Wallace Collection

September 21, 2017
This Open Call represents a unique opportunity for one NI Artist/Maker to undertake the following: 1-week residency at The Wallace Collection London (by arrangement and in conjunction with Anthea McWilliams at R-Space Gallery and the staff of The Wallace Collection – see Wallace Collection) A solo exhibition at R-Space in April 2018 commemorating the bicentenary […]
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IDENTITY T-Shirt Workshop with Shiro Masuyama

September 21, 2017
Saturday 30 September 2pm - 4pm FREE T-Shirt making workshop with artist Shiro Masuyama, inspired by his current exhibition Identity. When I see T-shirts with text in the shops, I always find hard to find T-shirts that express my identity. In this workshop we will make T-shirts with appropriate text which represents the identity of all […]
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Open Call: MMM#6

September 5, 2017
Open Call for Artists and Makers whose work responds to the theme: Dark – Darkness Darkness, the polar opposite to brightness, is understood as a lack of illumination or an absence of visible light. Humans are unable to distinguish colour in conditions of either high brightness or darkness.[1] In conditions of insufficient light, perception is achromatic and ultimately, black.  The […]
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Profile for Visual Artists Ireland

April 26, 2017
This article first appeared in the Visual Arts Newsheet published by Visual Artists Ireland in Spring 2016 R-Space Gallery is a contemporary arts space in Lisburn, Co Antrim occupying the ground floor of the Georgian Linen Rooms, former rectory to Lisburn Cathedral. The building was the childhood home of co-director Anthea McWilliams, who now runs R-Space […]
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Project Manager (freelance)

April 12, 2017
THE ART OF LINEN Northern Ireland’s Linen Biennale 2018 August/September/October 2018 Based at R-Space Gallery, 32 Castle Street, Lisburn BT27 4XE     Tel: 028 92663179   Flat Fee Phase 1 (incl)  £6,000                                Timeframe  June 2017 - November 2018 Phase 1:  2 days weekly  June 2017 - November 2017 (6 months) Phase […]
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Playful Drawing Workshop

February 15, 2017
with Sally O’Dowd Saturday 25 February 1pm to 3pm Free Drawing has been experiencing a major surge in the art world. For her part in the exhibition Breath, Breathless, visual artist Sally O’Dowd has borrowed from existing technical drawing techniques and her own practice of one line gestural drawing to create new artwork on the theme of the […]
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Stitching Memories

January 9, 2017
Join textile artist Heather Burgess in this free workshop 1-3pm  Saturday 21 or Saturday 28 January 2017. You will learn a number of hand stitches and patch work techniques, that can be used to create textile works to catalogue memories or create a token that can become part of a keepsake.  Material will be provided, […]
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