August Craft Month Showcase Exhibition 2022 celebrates the craft sector in Northern Ireland with a juried selection of contemporary craft from practising designer-makers.


The August Craft Month Showcase Exhibition, which takes place every year at Craft NI Gallery, is one of the most important highlights of August Craft Month. The exhibition features some of the best contemporary Northern Irish craft.


This year’s winners were selected by Daniella Wells, the exhibition's guest curator and prize judge. With over 20 years’ experience in the art market, Daniella is also a market consultant for the UK Crafts Council's prestigious Collect annual craft fair. At the opening night of the exhibition, Daniella spoke about the joys and satisfactions of collecting craft and the important role of collectors in supporting a strong and varied craft sector.


Exhibitors:  the 2022 exhibition shows works from Andrea Spencer, Anne Butler, Gail Kelly, Jakki Trainor, Leanne McCormack, Michael Moore, Patricia Millar, Rory Shearer, Sarah Cathers, Scott Benefield, Shauna McCann, Stuart Cairns and Sue Cathcart.


Craft NI are grateful to the former Guild of Northern Ireland Designer Makers (The Guild) for their legacy gift for the development and promotion of the craft sector in Northern Ireland which enabled Craft NI to award these makers prizes.

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