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About the event

Gintlíocht is an exhibition of contemporary artwork on the theme of heritage skills and crafts, in partnership with PSsquared Gallery (Belfast). The exhibition brings together eight artist/artist groups who will be showing work on the theme across the site for the month of August. These artists are; Susan Hughes, Dorothy Hunter, Tara McGinn, Emma Brennan, artist collaborators Sinéad Bhreathnach Cashell, Jayne Cherry and Alice Clarke, Grace McMurray, Gerard Carson and collective Soft Fiction Projects.

The word Gintlíocht in Irish translates to an unexplainable manipulation of materials, this metamorphosis could be described as sorcery.

Their artistic practice spans traditional methods and materials into contemporary practice and approaches working in mediums of sculpture, textile, photography and video, as well as live performance. Each of the artists are rooted into the contemporary art scene based in Belfast, bringing these works into the unfamiliar setting of Ulster Folk Museum can inform our thinking of traditional methods and how they have impacted our lives today.


Where is it taking place?

Ulster Folk Museum
153 Bangor Rd
BT18 0EU

When is it taking place?

Gintlíocht takes place from the 1st to the 31st August.
Ulster Folk Museum opening times Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5pm

Price and do you need to book?

Adult: £11.50
Child: 7.00 (general admission ticket to UFM)
NB memberships to National Museums NI are available.
You can book here.

Contact details

T:    00447896890789




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: Multiple

Starts: Tue 1 Aug at 10:00 am

Ends: Thu 31 Aug at 5:00 pm

Craft Type: Multiple

Event Location: Down

Event Type: Exhibition

Price: £7-£11.50