Arts

Creative Causeway a showcase for local artists

Event host Sarah Travers and Creative Causeway crafter Kathryn Reid at the launch of the Boat House Gallery

CREATIVE Causeway, a new pilot project run in partnership with the National Trust, will see six local artists showcase their work in a pop-up gallery close to one of Northern Ireland's greatest natural artworks – the Giant's Causeway.

The Boat House Gallery at Innisfree Farm, Bushmills, will serve as an artists' workshop over the next five months for demonstrations of painting, pottery, weaving, glass-making and jewellery design. Visitors will also be able to try their hand at some of the skills and many original pieces created by the crafters will be available to buy.

Creative Causeway spokesperson, Jim Allen said: "There is a natural synergy between what the National Trust is doing as a conservation charity and what we love to create through our art, so this new partnership was an ideal fit for everyone involved. All six of us take inspiration from the land and sea around us and the Giant's Causeway is the perfect location for us to create our work."

Artists involved in the project are Eleanor-Jane McCartney, Malcolm Murchison, FYN Shannon, Frankie Creith, Jim Allen and Kathryn Reid. Opening hours are 10am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, including bank holidays.

:: Further details available from Jim Allen – telephone 0787 651 6032; email: jallen3597@yahoo.co.uk

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