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Curlew/Kuovi: Finland Exchange Exhibition

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About the event

Come along to the Discovery Hub at Ards Visitor Information Centre for an exhibition highlighting the British Council funded exchange programme between Finland and Northern Ireland.

Featuring works in progress by exchange artists Ruth Osborne and Pirjo Seddiki and hosts Jane McCann and Sirpa Morsky. Ruth and Pirjo explore themes inspired by the Curlew/Kuovi, a migratory bird that has links with both Finland and Ireland.

Pirjo’s work explores local bird life in Finland with line drawings and sketches of the Curlew/Kuovi and Ruth’s dyeing and printing explore the Curlew/Kuovi’s local habitats and landscapes.


Where is it taking place?

Ards Visitor Information Centre
31 Regent Street
BT23 4AD

When is it taking place?

Wednesday 2nd August to Saturday 12th August
Monday-Saturday, 9.30am-5pm.

Price and do you need to book?

Free, no booking required.

Contact details

T: 0044 28 9181 0803




Additional information:

Creative Peninsula, now in its 22nd year, is a thriving annual festival of creativity taking place in the picturesque borough of Ards and North Down.

The region is well known for its many Artists and Makers and during Creative Peninsula visitors have the opportunity to view their work, purchase or commission a unique piece or art or try their hand in a workshop.

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: Multiple

Starts: Wed 2 Aug at 9:30 am

Ends: Sat 12 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Textile Making, and More

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Exhibition

Price: Free