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Gel Plate Printing & Collage Workshop

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About the event

Join artist Ruth Osborne for this in person workshop held on board HMS Caroline. In this workshop, participants will take inspiration from the shapes, forms and patterns on board HMS Caroline to create a series of layered prints using a Gel Plate. These will be collaged to create original artworks inspired by the unique environment of HMS Caroline. The workshop will involve stencil making, printmaking and collage while working with a range of papers and fabrics.

Based in County Down by the shores of Strangford Lough, Ruth Osborne creates mixed-media original works on Irish Linen. These include original works of art, art prints, cards and homeware that inspire a connection with nature, landscape and heritage.

This workshop is suitable for adults and is free of charge, but must be booked in advance by emailing


Where is it taking place?

HMS Caroline
Alexandra Dock, Queen’s Road


HMS Caroline is a restored First World War ship that has been converted into a museum and visitor attraction. Due to the historic nature of the vessel, there are some accessibility considerations to be aware of when planning your visit. The ship is accessed via a ramp from the dockside. As the vessel is afloat, the gradient of the ramp changes due to the tidal nature of Belfast Lough; the ramp can be particularly steep at high tide.

For more information or to download our Access Guide, please visit:

When is it taking place?

Wednesday 9th August

Price and do you need to book?

Free, but booking is required. Book by emailing

Contact details

T:    004428 9045 4484





Additional information

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: Ruth Osborne

Starts: Wed 9 Aug at 10:30 am

Ends: Wed 9 Aug at 3:00 pm

Craft Type: Paper, Printing

Event Location: Belfast City

Event Type: Workshop

Price: Free