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Film Makers (Contemporary makers bring rural archive film to life)

Film Makers (Contemporary makers bring rural archive film to life) image

Mon-Sat: 10am-3pm Mid-Antrim Museum Runs until 19 August 2017

There will be an opportunity to celebrate Northern Ireland’s rich craft landscape as ‘Film Makers’ will be on view at the Mid-Antrim Museum, The Braid, Ballymena from 27 July until 19 August 2017. Through historic footage from Northern Ireland Screen’s Digital Film Archive, we can watch a blacksmith, a weaver, stonemason, woodworker and basket maker at work - skilled workers who transform natural materials into a crafted product. These forms of production from a time long gone are testimony of tremendous skills, as well as hardship. As an inspiring starting point for new handmade products, six craft makers from Northern Ireland were invited last summer by R-Space and the DFA to produce new work in response to this heritage footage. Documentary footage of each maker will play alongside the archive films in this exhibition, giving an insight into past and present production methods. 'Film Makers' will be displayed this summer as part of Britain on Film and August Craft Month 2017.

Cost: Free admission

Contact: Noreen Mullan Telephone Number: 028 2563 5029