Textile artist talk + Exhibition in Northern Ireland. Art & Well-being – Feel the weave. Textile art in new contexts.

Finnish textile artist and weaver Niina Hiltunen will talk about the importance of craft within communities and also do a weaving demonstration for the audience using a portable loom in Craft NI gallery in Belfast on July 30th at 11:30-12:15.

Art & Well-being – Feel the weave and WeaveCreatively™: an introduction to a Finnish approach of textile art in community art practices. In her talk, Niina clarifies the administrative means and actions of The Finnish Governments in implementing art as a continuous part of life and cure, well-being in Finland. The second half of her talk will concentrate on her personal work as a textile artist and the workshops and community art practices she has led in the past years.

A demo with Nina: Feel the weave – WeaveCreatively™ . Some examples and ideas of how to use weaving and portable looms as a means of community art. Material sponsored by The Donegal Yarns. The demo will last approx 1 hr, after which Niina will be available for questions.

In the same event the general manager of The Donegal Yarns woollen mill will also give a talk about Ireland’s rich wool heritage. The event is part of the Wool Works exhibition, which toured in Finland 2020 just before the pandemic.

During the same week Hiltunen will give the talk also in the Creative Peninsula Launch Night on July 28, from 7 pm. The opening night opens also the Reflections exhibition, in which Hiltunen is one of the exhibitors together with MaP group. Read more about the exhibition.

Reflections exhibition is open daily Thu 28 Jul – Wed 31 Aug 2022.

Ards Arts Centre
Georgian Gallery

Conway Square
BT23 4NP
United Kingdom

Read more about the Artist talk and demo event:

‘Wool Works’ event: Textile Talk and Brunch