Collected Presence was an exhibition held at the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn in April showcasing the work of three Northern Irish designers inspired by linen.  The exhibition celebrated both the possibilities and legacy of linen through the designers very different medium’s; Grainne Maher’s millinery, Elin Johnston’s jewellery and Rachel Fitzpatrick’s lighting. Maher’s collection, Línéadach, […]

Our May Lab Night focused on sculptural linen, where the teenage participants explored textiles in 3D. The FE McWilliam Gallery was transformed into a balloon-filled laboratory of form, texture and written word, led by artist Rachel Fitzpatrick and writer Heather Richardson.     The night began using the simple ingredients of linen thread, balloons and […]