Aimed at parents and young people ages 3 - 7, the team at Makematic will run a Create to Learn Family Projects Session. An interactive workshop where the team at Makematic will demonstrate how families can support the development of literacy, numeracy, STEAM and social skills their children are learning at school.
All families will be given a Crayola Create To Learn Family Projects Activity Pack which includes a booklet and animated videos so they too can do Create to Learn Projects in their own homes.
Tara Walsh - Education Evangelist, Makematic
Claire Bethell - Motion Graphics Artist, Makematic
Games design workshop with Outsider games as part of Belfast Design Week for children 8 - 12 years.
This workshop is supported by Belfast City Council and is free to attend as part of Belfast Design Week.
As Many Reps As Possible is the Naughton Gallery’s third annual sports exhibition, exploring the relationship between the worlds of art and sport. The exhibition showcases some of the most exciting sports-influenced artworks being made today across a variety of media, simultaneously highlighting groundbreaking figures in the sporting world including Simone Biles, Colin Kaepernick, Ibtihaj Muhammad, Andy Murray, Megan Rapinoe, and Serena Williams.
Whilst celebrating sport and sports culture, the exhibition ultimately tackles issues around gender, sexuality, religion, class, politics, and diversity within a sports context. A selection of sports publications also feature in the exhibition – including Asphalt Chronicles, FRANCHISE, GIRLFANS, OH-SO, OOF, Racquet, SEASON, SHUKYU, and Victory Journal – in addition to a collaborative illustration project commissioned by It’s Nice That and Minute Books in celebration of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
Situated at the heart of Queen’s University on the first floor of the Lanyon Building, the Naughton Gallery is one of Belfast’s most exciting visual arts spaces, promoting diversity, inclusivity, and artistic excellence. The Gallery presents a rolling programme of original contemporary exhibitions, and has exhibited work by both local and internationally-renowned artists including Adham Faramawy, Marie Jacotey, Aidan Koch, Sarah Maple, Locky Morris, and Tom of Finland. The Naughton Gallery also runs an extensive programme of talks, screenings, and special events.
Named after its generous benefactors, Martin and Carmel Naughton, the Gallery was established in 2001 as a means of showcasing the University’s permanent Collection which comprises gifts, bequests and purchases since the foundation of Queen's College in 1845. The Gallery programme later developed to feature exhibitions of works on loan, both contemporary and historical, although the permanent Collection remains on display throughout various University sites. A range of media is represented in the Collection – paintings, prints, works on paper, sculpture, furniture, metalwork, and silver – and perhaps most notable is the impressive hang of over fifty portraits in the Lanyon Building’s Great Hall.
This pop-up market will promote diversity and multiculturalism and celebrate art, fashion & music within Belfast. The pop-up shop will display different local fashion designers clothing, vintage clothing, local artists & designers selling their work.
In the evening there will be a screening of a film made by Creating A Space that looks at the theme of Power, promoting diversity and multiculturalism. It also celebrates Art, Fashion & Music within Belfast. There will also be a fashion installation with a live hip-hop performance at the event.
Creating A Space advocates promoting diversity and multiculturalism through art and creativity.
This workshop is primarily for those who wish to explore their creative side in addition to having a 'mindful' couple of hours in a guided, non-judgmental environment.
Outcome: to create pieces of artwork in the form of a Mono-type
What you will learn
- Mark making
- Basic colour mixing and texture building
- The joy of creative play
- Mono-type printing
- Remember how to enjoy your art without judgement
- To relax, quieten the mind and be present
Digital Arts Academy will deliver this Coding Drag Racing workshop this November as part of Belfast Design Week. The workshop, aimed at 6-12 year olds, will take place at Blick Shared Studios in the Cathedral Quarter on Saturday 9th November from 12.30 pm -2.30 pm.
Participants will use state of the art Sam-labs coding kits, iPads and Lego to create their own unique drag racing vehicle. Participants will learn how to connect and interact with wireless bluetooth electronic modules, creating and sending commands from iPads and apps to construct and race their remote control drag race cars. The day wraps up with a drag racing tournament, welcome to the real life wacky races!
The workshop is supported by Belfast City Council and is free to attend as part of Belfast Design Week and all equipment will be provided, including iPads and coding kits!
In this taster workshop you will gain an introduction to the craft of contemporary tapestry weaving using a simple frame loom with designer maker Nicola Gates. Choosing from a variety of beautiful natural yarns and fibres, you will have the chance to create a miniature woven artwork using weaving, knotting and wrapping techniques.
The frames will be warped by Nicola before the class to make the most of the weaving time available and all materials will be provided.
About the tutor
Nicola Gates is a designer and maker specialising in woven textiles. In late 2015 she established Olla Nua, a collection of contemporary handwoven woollen goods. In her work she aims to use wool and other natural, sustainable materials, in a modern and imaginative way, using techniques rooted in the craft of weaving. Focusing primarily on cloth weaving for functional & wearable goods, Nicola also teaches tapestry weaving on portable looms.
Nicola grew up on a small farm in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, where she developed a love of nature and making things. Having been taught to knit and sew from a very young age by her mother, she discovered the craft of weaving while completing her degree in textile design at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, where she graduated in 2005. She has been fascinated with the craft ever since, and the endless design possibilities it offers.
Nicola currently works from her weaving studio in Belfast. She has taught several classes in tapestry weaving and felt making for local arts centres in Northern Ireland and is passionate about sharing textile skills.
For more information and images please see website: www.ollanua.com
This masterclass in cartoon character design for children 8 - 14 years by Cando Academy will help you to create dynamic cartoon characters with personality and give you insight into the world of designing characters for animation and comics. Participants will learn about storyboarding, posing, facial expressions, Manga and 2D animation on an iPad. We encourage children to bring their own character concepts along to the workshop and we can develop these.
This workshop is supported by Belfast City Council and is free to attend as part of Belfast Design Week Big Design Day Out
Judith Gordon is a Designer/Maker and Lecturer with many years of experience teaching students at various levels and abilities. Judith has recently set up her own home studio and delivers workshops and works collaboratively with other businesses. Judith's creative work spans many mediums and she particularly loves working with wood. Judith is very keen to pass on skills and delivers various workshops including DAMKids. These, fun, hands on workshops, nurtures the Designer / Artist / Maker in your child. Children design, make, and learn creative problem-solving techniques; traditional hand and innovative skills. Through practice, they become more confident, capable and learn patience.
On Saturday 9th November, Judith will host a ‘Make Your Own Wood Pencil’ drop-in workshop. This is a special opportunity for children to engage in new skills and learn about the wonder of trees. They will be shown how to work safely with tools, learn about wood and be encouraged to think about where materials come from. Not only do the children take away a pencil that they make themselves but the experience will also spark confidence in their own creative abilities for the future.
Also on display will be a pencil that Fionn Mac Cumhaill used when he was a ‘wee’ giant. You might like to attempt to write your name with it!!
Join in the conversation at our annual supper club.
The mouth watering menu is inspired by Sarah’s recent visit to India. Visiting India annually to strengthen her yoga practice, Sarah always takes inspiration from these trips when creating Little Pink Kitchen menus.
TO START // Masala Papad (cumin scented poppadoms with fresh tomato salsa)
MAIN // Sticky spiced chicken or paneer skewers// Dahl makhani // Crunchy mango salad// Sweet and salty yoghurt dressing // Buttered naan
TO FINISH // LPK brownies with creme fraiche and hot chocolate sauce
Jacky Sheridan is a mouthy Irish illustrator working between Belfast and Dublin who specialises in bold editorial work, branding & illustration for advertising. Her strong line work and punchy colour palettes give a nod to Pop Art influences which suits the tone of her playful, outspoken illustrative style. She is currently represented by UsFolk in the UK & Ireland and a member of Illustrators Ireland.
Clients include Vice, Subway, Computer Arts, Coca Cola, Jameson and The Skinny amongst many others.
Tickets include a 3 course dinner, welcome cocktail and drinks throughout the evening.
Vault Art Studios will be hosting a screening of ‘Dispossession’ An investigation of the ongoing social housing crisis sweeping through the UK, taking an eye-opening look at the neglect and increased demolitions that are tearing communities apart.
Director: Paul Sng
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle explores the agenda behind the neglect, demolition and regeneration of council estates in the U.K. over the past thirty years. The film reveals how individuals and communities are fighting against the state and private developers, as they try to save their homes from demolition, while investigating the decisions that turned a crisis into a tragedy.
Dispossession is the story of people who know that housing is not an expensive luxury, but a fundamental human right.
Speaker will be announced soon. See you guys there!
This is a FREE Event.
Hustle is back for 2018's Belfast Design Week. We have 2 more inspiring and passionate speakers flying in from London and Berlin to share their digital design stories. Hustle Design talks is about learning from our peers, taking inspiration from their journeys and growing as a community. As usual we'll have refreshments to help wash down the learns.
This is a free event with limited numbers so be sure to RSVP if you can or can't make it.
Doors 6pm, start at 6.30pm, finish when we finish.
For entry, use the side door on Apsley Street and follow the signs.
A Kaizen Brand Evolution and Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) Bread and Butter Event
'Bit On The Side' and no, it isn’t what you might think!
Join us for after work pints and design chat. This is a conversation of what some of our creatives do as a side line in their spare time, and how this output makes them better designers in the studio.
We kick off at 6pm, but feel free to float on round after work for pre-drinks at 5:30pm
Origin have assembled a squad of world class creative and digitally enlightened minds to engage in a lively discussion about designing for outcomes. Exciting, right?
Btw....free beer and bites will be provided to fuel the Friday frolics!
World class design thinkers and digital doyens engage in a lively discussion about the practical and the artistic.
Is customer centred, outcome focused design killing creativity and individuality or is it improving the campaigns, products and experiences we create?
Who Should attend?
Creatives, Designers, Marketers, Digital Product Owners, Entrepreneurs
Drinks and food on arrival
Tickets are complimentary but do please let us know if you are unable to make it
Spaces are limited so please book early to ensure your place!
As part of Belfast Design Week, Maven have partnered with Mourne Textiles for a one off pop-up shop where you'll find a specially curated selection of handwoven coasters, placemats, cushions & scarves.
Mourne Textiles will also be in-store with one of their smaller looms on both days.
Friday & Saturday: 10.00 – 17.30 / Loom & Pop-Up Shop
Saturday: 11.00 – 13.00 & 14.00 – 17.00 / A unique opportunity to meet Karen & Mario from Mourne Textiles
Design Camp is our feature conference at Belfast’s historical Ulster Museum, showcasing some of the best local and international design talent.
From graphic design and illustration to textile design and TV & Film, we will hear from some of the design industry’s most vibrant individuals and companies telling us their stories and sharing their projects and their expertise. This year’s Belfast Design Week conference theme is ‘Future Heritage’ and all of our speakers will be sharing their thoughts on this topic.
Art Editor at VICE Magazine
Nicholas Gazin is an artist who was born on July 29th, 1983 in New York City. He uses watercolors, colored pencil, acrylic and ink to produce drawings and paintings that are heavily influenced by comics, advertising, movie posters, psychedelia, memories and things that scared him as a child.
He’s been writing, illustrating, hosting video content, and curating the comics and illustrations for Vice in varying capacities since 2006. His current title at Vice is art editor. Through promotion of rock shows and DJing he became involved with various New York music scenes, drawing pictures that were used for flyers, posters, T-shirts and album covers. He’s best known for illustrations he’s done for popular music acts including Wavves, Run The Jewels, Mac DeMarco, Sky Ferreira, Cerebral Ballzy, Diiv and some others. Nicholas Gazin currently lives and works in Brooklyn.
Stephen Maurice Graham
Stephen is an illustrator and comic artist living in Belfast. Over the years he has worked with a variety of international clients like Google, Apple, Nike, Ogilvy, Vans and The Washington Post on a variety of commercial and editorial projects and closer to home with organisations like Cathedral Quarter Trust and Belfast One.
He has a regular spot on VICE working on comics from which a book, ‘Michael’ was published by Space Face Books in late 2016. He is currently working on a new series to be published next year.
Hair & Make-Up Design for Film & TV
Pamela Smyth is one of most respected and requested make up designers working in TV and film in the UK. Her faultless precision, total professionalism and sharp wit make her a firm favourite on set with everyone from actors, directors and producers to her team of trainees and make up assistants whom she manages and mentors.
With over 30 years’ experience, Emmy award winning Pamela maintains an active role within the industry working with her team on a mixture of studio produced feature films and independent productions for cinema and television. Pam has recently finished as Head of Crowd Make up on Game of Thrones season 8 and has worked on the award-winning show since the pilot. Her more recent work as Hair and Make-up Designer include The Fall, Harley & The Davidsons for The Discover Channel and The Frankenstein Chronicles for ITV.
Curator at 100 Archive
Founded in 2012, 100 Archive is a platform for the Irish graphic design community at home and abroad, committed to developing, discussing and, in time, preserving contemporary visual communication. Through an open submission process the organisation creates an annual archive that captures important and distinctive graphic design reflecting the work of the industry and its social context and it creates a forum for both what is happening in design now and what our future holds.
Aideen McCole is a curator and cultural producer specialised in contemporary design and architecture. She has worked with 100 Archive since 2015 on its online content, real world activity, partnerships and strategic development. She was a founding director of POST Design Festival, Copenhagen and is a curator at the Irish Architecture Foundation.
Designer at Jump The Hedges, Activist & Educator
Síofra Caherty is a designer, activist and educator based in Belfast. She has worked with the likes of Adidas, ThreeAsFour, Game of Thrones and Levi's throughout her design career. She established sustainable design studio Jump The Hedges in 2016 in response to a lack of eco conscious carry equipment available on the market. Jump The Hedges has evolved in to a platform for zero waste activism and living. Síofra has recently returned from a ten week research trip funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust across Europe and North America. The research focused on businesses, organisations and individuals that are trailblazing the use of zero waste and sustainable practices to grow and inform their work. As well as being a Winston Churchill Fellow for 2018 Síofra was a Future Maker of Ireland Award winner in both 2015 and 2016.
Come and see a display of millinery paraphernalia and parts, photographs and illustrations.
Fashion Photographer Trazanne McCready and Fashion Illustrator Gillian Monaghan will present views of my millinery work in their own styles, alongside examples of Graínne Maher’s pieces.
The show will run throughout the week with a special event on Saturday from 2-5 pm.
A year ago, Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland joined forces with Belfast Design Week for the Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge.
The brief for up-and-coming designers - to design t-shirts that communicated messages of welcome and inclusion.
See the results at BDW18 - with those chosen for print displayed in the Black Box’s Green Room from 6-30 November 2018.
About Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland
Refugees Welcome is a grassroots, volunteer-led organisation that aims to make refugees and aslyum seekers welcome in Northern Ireland. We organise educational events that build awareness about the challenges facing refugees and introduce hosts with spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers who need somewhere to live.
To find out more about what we do visit: http://refugees-welcomeni.co.uk/, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: refugeeswelcomeni
Belfast Design Week, in partnership with Destination CQ Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District, Blick Studios, coffeenosugar service design agency and PLACE Built Environment Centre, has been running an urban design challenge for local students and recent graduates. On the run up to Belfast Design Week young designers from across Northern Ireland have been working as teams to develop concept proposals for the spaces between the buildings within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (CQ BID).
This unique urban design challenge has asked entrants to create a concept that will make the area an inviting, welcoming and attractive space for events, activities, working, studying or living in the area. With the winning concept winning £1000
Pop along to PLACE throughout Belfast Design Week between 10am and 5pm to view the final design concepts
Launching as part of Belfast Design Week on 6th November and finishing on International Women’s Day 8th March 2019 this exhibition will be a celebration of Belfast’s female design talent. The exhibition will launch in CastleCourt as part of Belfast Design Week and will be on display throughout Design Week from 6th - 13th November 2018 .
A storefront exhibition of Belfast Female Design Talent, celebrating our past heritage and promoting our current industry through imagery, illustration and story-telling. This exhibition will showcase and celebrate Belfast’s design heritage and talent and educate the general public on female designers, opportunities and information on the design industry. The design industry is diverse and is currently the fastest growing creative industry sector, offering many future job opportunities and the chance for Belfast to reinvent itself as a city of creativity and innovation.
This exhibition is a project by Blick Shared Studios and is supported by Belfast City Council as part of a broader Womenfolk project featuring events and workshops and online activity to encourage more women to seek careers in the design industry. Venue for the exhibition during Design Week is supported by CastleCourt
Imagine a different way of working that solves problems faster and better. Join the Allstate product teams for an interactive workshop on Human Centred Design, an activities-based way of creative problem solving that focuses on people above other factors.
Learn how the team are using these methods to build products used by millions of Allstate customers and Agents each year.
Take part in the workshop, collaborate with our Product Designers, ask questions and learn from our Product Developers and Product Managers, who work in balanced teams to create engaging digital solutions.
The night will be hosted in our CompoZed XP Lab, with food and drink. We hope to see you there!
Please contact Laura Sweeney for more information email@example.com
Late Night Design is a design industry event visiting a variety of local design studios and hearing the design journeys of some of the designers working within the studios to inspire and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within the local design community.
Some of your favourite independent shops are staying open late on Thursday 09 November.
South Belfast's newest book store. Set on the beautiful Stranmillis Road, you'll receive a free tote if you purchase 2 books or more. Open until 8pm.
Maven will be joined by Best Buds Belfast and Jump The Hedges. They will also have 10% off smaller in-stock items for the evening too, alongside some free beers supplied by Peroni. Open until 8.30pm.
Visit city centre non-profit Studio Souk on Thursday evening for some prosecco and local nibbles. Open until 9pm.
Ulster University's recently opened art & design shop is home to the emerging talent of the universities students past and present. Open until 8pm.
This event is free but booking is essential. Places are limited so book early.
Today businesses face increasingly complex challenges, the greatest is staying relevant to customers. Service Design is an established field to address those pressures today. Providing a 360 view of a service, it gives businesses a comprehensive and empathic view from the customer perspective, which given the world between the business perspective and the customers, is essential to survive.
Book your free 45 minute session at the Service Design Clinic by contacting Pat.Johnston@ormeaubusinesspark.com
Join #BDW17 print sponsors GPS as they take you on a tour of their print factory.
You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at what a plate is, how the job is printed, how a book is bound etc, what digital print equipment looks like, what wide format print looks like & more. This is perfect for designers and students that want to know more about how to make the most of their printed work and what they can potentially achieve.
Tours will be at 10.00am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and last for an hour each.
10.00 AM TOUR
1.30 PM TOUR
3.30 PM TOUR
Drink & Draw is a monthly gathering that has filled the void of an informal drawing session in Belfast since 2011. Supplied by the Inkmonkey store & Framewerk the night is a relaxed atmosphere where people can drink and draw to their hearts content with some great prizes up for grabs!
SHARE 6: HANDMADE IN A DIGITAL WORLD *SOLD OUT*
NO KEYNOTE OR POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS, WE'RE GOING OLD SCHOOL WITH THIS ONE.
6 designers share their stories over 60 minutes with a panel Q&A. No powerpoints, no keynotes; just our speakers and their products, prototypes and sketches! This special Share 6 focuses on some of the great and diverse products being made here in Northern Ireland.
FRINGE: SHOWCASING UX DESIGN AT ALLSTATE NI
Join the Allstate NI User Experience and Design Team and learn what it means to create products used by millions of Allstate customers and Agents each year. The night will be very informal with pizza, beer and live music, allowing you to chat with members of the product teams and experience our state of the art CompoZed XP lab. Ask questions and learn from our UI Engineers and Product Designers who work side-by-side with software engineers and Product Managers to create engaging digital solutions. Hear from members of our team on how applying lean UX principles bring user empathy throughout the product lifecycle.
Optimising the user experience is critical to the success of many digital products since intuitive user journeys will increase the desirability of a product and increase its widespread adoption.
In this workshop, Dr Raymond Bond will outline how to measure and quantify the usability of a digital product (an app, software or a device).
This workshop will be of interest to those who design and build digital products with any form of user interface and those who use or procure digital platforms.
DESIGN THINKING *SOLD OUT*
EXPLORING CURRENT AFFAIRS THROUGH DESIGN.
Design Thinking takes current affairs topics and moves them beyond discussion to designing solutions. In this bitesize invention session, we design new products and services to create social cohesion to help solve issues arising from immigration as well as celebrating the benefits of it to our island. Our introduction is by the NOW group on their exciting new project“JAM” - invented to help people with learning difficulties / disabilities cope with everyday social tasks to give them that extra minute of time or patience. Bring your ideas and let’s build some prototypes!
DESIGNING BRAND STORIES *SOLD OUT*
THINKING CREATIVELY ABOUT YOUR BRAND.
A talk on how to design creative branding campaigns and create digital brand advocacy.
Speakers include: Andi Jarvis ( The Tomorrow Lab ) discussing Digital Marketing, Jessica Fok ( Belfast Design Week ) will showcase her Jawbox collaborative video and talk about brand relationships, Sarah Hughes ( AVA Creative Consulting ) will cover telling your story creatively & videographer and photographer Ross McConaghy will talk about his experiences and tips creating still and moving images for brands.
Andi is the Senior Account Manager at The Tomorrow Lab, a Belfast-based digital marketing agency. Andi started his career working in professional sport, as Marketing Manager for Durham County Cricket Club marketing domestic and international sports events alongside concerts for major artists like Elton John and UB40. Moving to Belfast in 2009, Andi worked in media with UTV, helping to raise the profile on the channel and launching new programmes.
After moving to work in agencies in 2011, Andi has worked heavily in marketing of the drinks industry, working with Budweiser, Beck’s, Tennent’s, Blossom Hill, Yellow Tail and Corona. Andi holds a MSc in Marketing and at The Tomorrow Lab is involved with digital strategy development for a range of clients, including Expedia, Tantastic and a number of professional services.
Jess is a Junior PR Consultant in Belfast. Outside of her agency job, she’s a philanthropic project coordinator for fashion, food, and arts ventures. Some of Jess’ loves include millennial marketing, minimalist design, travelling and the cascara tonics from Established. Jess joined Belfast Design Week to help promote local fashion designers and start a stylist portfolio. Events in the 2016 programme that she’s managing include the Designed By. runway show and Designer Breakfast.
Ross McConaghy is a film-maker and photographer based in Northern Ireland. After graduating with a degree in Cinema & Photography from the University of Leeds; he moved back to Northern Ireland to set up his own business. In the past 3 years, he has worked alongside many clients from corporate to independent businesses to artists and helped them promote their brands in a visual way.
'Moira Calling' Music Festival
'£4million Investment' W&G Baird