In Conversation – Making at the R-Space Gallery

Come along to the R-Space Gallery in Lisburn on the 20th August for the first Re-Use & Re-Imagine Adornment artist talk events on at 2pm in the gallery.

In Conversation – Making- allows an insight into the careers and different approaches to navigating research & materials with Sarah Cathers and Shannon McShane.

Sarah Cathers is an artist and collector of oddities, make small sculptures out of found objects and foraged materials, documenting people and place. Fascinated by adhesives and their ability to secure and fasten two objects together, she aims to preserve an objects history and importance, using these materials to preserve and trap their history and original importance.

Shannon McShane is a silversmith/jeweller based in Belfast. Shannon’s inspiration is drawn from the coast surrounding where she grew up. Deriving strong influence from the stunning rugged textures and tones of nature. Within her practice she explores the notion of preciousness through the combination of precious metal and the ritual of collecting abandoned objects from along the shore surrounding where she lives.

On the 3rd September, the In Conversation – Making series continues with Stuart Cairns, Anne E Boylan & Celine Traynor.

Where is it taking place?

R-Space Gallery

The Linen Rooms

32 Castle Street


BT27 4XE

Do you need to book?

No, booking is not required.

About August Craft Month with Craft NI

This event is a part of August Craft Month with Craft NI, Northern Ireland’s celebration of craft. Summer 2022 will mark the 16th annual August Craft Month with makers all across Northern Ireland getting involved.

Contact details

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

As COVID guidelines may change between now and the time of each event please check back for updated information, or contact the event organiser directly. Stay safe!

Event Details

Maker: Sarah Cathers and Shannon McShane

Starts: Aug 20 at 2:00 pm

Ends: Aug 20 at 4:00 pm

Location: Antrim

Type: Maker Talk

Price: Free