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Anne Butler talks to Kim Mawhinney about her work

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About the event

Come along to the Golden Thread Gallery as Anne Butler talks to Kim Mawhinney about her work, taking place on Friday 18th August at 1pm.

This event is held in conjunction with Anne Butler’s Exhibition, Objects in Time taking place at the Golden Thread Gallery from Friday 4th August to Saturday 2nd September. Find out more about Objects in Time, here.


Kim Mawhinney is Senior Curator of Art at the Ulster Museum, National Museums NI. She is primarily responsible for the historic and international contemporary Applied Art Collections and since 2009 Kim has also curated the Troubles Art collection.

Throughout her career Kim has curated, juried and selected exhibitions, lectured and written about the history and development of museums and art curation, accessibility of art collections, curating and interpreting Troubles art, both nationally and internationally. Building relationships and engaging with collaborative projects with national and international partners has been key in both her curatorial practice and for bringing important exhibitions to the Ulster Museum. Through community engagement and developing new audiences, Kim is an active advocate that museums exist for everyone.

Kim sat on the Project Board for the redevelopment of the Ulster Museum, which won the Art Fund prize in 2010. Following on from this experience she has worked with national partners, including the National Portrait Gallery and the Courtauld Gallery, to secure capital funding for their own redevelopment projects. Kim is currently a Director on the Board of Craft NI, the Belfast International Arts festival and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.


Where is it taking place?

Golden Thread Gallery
84- 94 Great Patrick Street,

When is it taking place?

Friday 18th August at 1pm

Price and do you need to book?

Free, no booking required.

Contact details

T: 004428 9033 0920






Additional information:

About the exhibition:

Anne Butler’s Objects in Time will be on display at the Golden Thread Gallery from Friday 4th August to Saturday 2nd September. (Make sure to check gallery opening times).

Anne Butler is a ceramic artist based in Northern Ireland. She has exhibited widely in Ireland, UK and abroad. The work is inspired by natural and manmade structures and is constructed to reveal associations between cultural and individual memory as well as contrasting qualities of strength and fallibility, permanence, change and loss. The parian porcelain vessels, wall pieces and sculptures attempt to explore the material and the effect of time.

“My working method is intrinsically connected to the act of making and the endless experimentation with the changing state of parian porcelain. A wide palette of techniques, which include casting, hand-building and sculpting are continually being challenged and developed to contrast the precision of industrial techniques and geometric structure with the fallibility of the handmade.” A Butler

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2023 will mark the 17th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.



All August Craft Month events are run independently by the event organisers. For questions regarding this event please contact the event organiser directly.

Event Details

Maker: Anne Butler and Kim Mawhinney

Starts: Fri 18 Aug at 1:00 pm

Ends: Fri 18 Aug at 2:00 pm

Craft Type: Ceramics

Event Location: Belfast City

Event Type: Maker Talk

Price: Free