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Exhibition : The Art of the Comic (launching 30th June 2017)

We will be launching a brand new exhibition - "The Art of the Comic" at Blick Shared Studios (Malone) on 30th June 2017 running for 6 weeks.  If you're a comic artist and would like to showcase your work at the exhibition, get in touch on exhibitions@blickstudios.org.  You'll also have the...

Womenfolk Belfast: Video and photographs from Creativity Month

We celebrated our month of Womenfolk profiles with a talk and forum in Belfast and Derry-Londonderry. At Womenfolk Belfast, we were joined by Síofra Caherty of Jump The Hedges, Elizabeth Meehan of coffeenosugar, Katherine McDonald of Katherine McDonald Illustration, Patricia McGinnis of Maven,...

Womenfolk Derry-Londonderry : Photographs from the evening

We were excited to host our Womenfolk event at Eighty81 Creative Workspace in Ebrington, Derry-Londonderry on Friday 31st March as part of Creativity Month. We were joined by fashion designer Emma Curtis of EmMarie, Makematic's Catherine Ross, Nolka Design's Patricia Greene and Catherine McGinnis...

Go Girl Zine Making Workshop : Collaborative, Creative, D.I.Y.

We were excited to come into our Malone Road HQ to find a lovely zine waiting for us - courtesy of Go Girl who hosted the zine-making workshop at Blick on the 25th March! "We had the best time crafting and catching up.  We created a 'Colours' Zine inspired by the sunshine and the colours of...

Womenfolk Week 5: Our final week of design entrepreneur highlights in March!

We have been recapping "Womenfolk" profiles throughout March week by week. We have covered one design entrepreneur in an interview-profile each day in areas including Illustration, Architecture, Fashion, Interiors, Animation, Education & Product Design.  We have covered designers in the early...

The Burning Question: Photographs

A big thanks to Johnny Frazer for the awesome photographs from our event "The Burning Question" last week at The Black Box Belfast. Check them out...

The Burning Question: Our highlights

We learned a lot last night at the design panel and discussion "The Burning Question." Our 3 brilliant speakers Paul Ryding, Anita Murphy and Christopher Murphy came from illustration, product and graphic design backgrounds and each brought their wealth of knowledge and experience (work and...

Womenfolk Week Four: More design stories, tips and tricks!

We have interviewed some more amazing designers over the last few days!  These are our highlights from the past week of Womenfolk profiles! Our profiles 20-26 are: Hunter Paper Co. - "Honestly, just get to work and do it. It sounds cliche, but trusting your gut is hugely...

Pitch Night at Eighty81

We were excited to host Pitch Night once more at Eighty81 last week on the 15th March. Pitch Night is all about hearing from some exciting and innovative startups who will pitch you their ideas, services or products. Here are some of the pictures from the...

The Burning Question: A Question of Design

We can't wait for our *Sold Out* event "The Burning Question" coming up next Tuesday at The Black Box Belfast (sign up for the waiting list) and featuring host Graeme Watson interviewing 3 design speakers: Paul Ryding, Anita Murphy & Christopher Murphy!  We thought this event would be a...

Womenfolk: Week Three of highlights from women design entrepreneurs!

Thanks to everyone that has participated and contributed to Womenfolk so far and we cannot wait until the end of this month to hear from our brilliant speakers in Belfast & Derry-Londonderry!  These are our highlights from Week Three of Womenfolk: Our profiles 13-19 are: Danni Gowdy...

Womenfolk : Week Two design entrepreneur profiles and highlights

Martina Scott Illustration We have been overwhelmed by the interest and support shown towards Womenfolk so far! A big thank you to everyone that has contributed so far as well as those that are championing our project, sharing it and talking about it. We will continue to put up a brand new...

Creative Business Bootcamp supports up and coming startups!

A big thanks to Christopher Murphy for running an enjoyable and successful Creative Business Bootcamp.  At Blick, we are always looking to encourage and inspire new creatives to start their own ventures and we felt this was an ideal even to help creatives focus and achieve their business dreams...

Late Night Design: our first ever!

We were excited to organise the first Late Night Design last week (Thursday 2nd March) in Belfast city centre. The event was in conjunction with Belfast Design Week and supported by Creativity NI. We visited Blick Shared Studios, Little Thunder Co., Craft NI, UsFolk, 4th Floor Studios &...

#itsfailures in our Malone Road Studios

We are excited to be showing some of the work from the #itsfailures project by Linda Byrne from Humble Establishment.  Linda is a designer-maker / artist / curator / many things! & is involved in many exciting creative projects engaging the community. #itsfailures started during Belfast...

Womenfolk : The first 5 designer profiles!

Last week saw the launch of Womenfolk - a brand new venture by Blick with support from Creativity NI.  We are also hosting a talk and forum on 31st March. You can find out more about it and book a free spot here. Womenfolk is a celebration of female entrepreneurs in design in Northern Ireland....

Share 6: Going against the grain

We had a brilliant time at Share 6: Going Against The Grain last night with speakers Jan McCullough, Ellie Niblock, Aaron Guthrie, Martina Scott, Katrina Taggart & David Kane! Some of the highlights from the night: Personal projects are worth spending the time and effort on and can lead to...

An interview with Out of Orbit

Out of Orbit is a production company based in our Blick Shared Studios, Malone Road, Belfast. The team consists of producers Brian J. Falconer and Christopher Myers as well as writer and director Jon Beer. We chatted with Out of Orbit about their company and to find out more about what makes them...

An interview with Emma Smyth from TEY Boutique

We're excited to welcome new residents to Blick, one of whom is Emma Smyth - Creative Director​​ of The Early Years Boutique​ which provides an online niche marketplace to buy & sell unique & personalised products & gifts for 'The Early Years' & baby market.​  The Early...

2016 Highlights : Looking back at a creative year!

Can you believe it? 2016 is nearly over! We're looking back at some of our highlights over the past year and toasting to 2017. We hope you have a wonderful year ahead full of new adventures in life and in business and that you enjoy lots of laughs along the way. Here are our top 10 picks of...

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