Espionage: Game Test at Synergy Studios
Jul
1
2:00 pm14:00

Espionage: Game Test at Synergy Studios

  • Synergy Studios

Join us for an afternoon of Game Testing at Synergy Studios, Newcastle. We would love your feedback on our *brand new* homegrown card game Espionage.  It's our first game and we would love for you to be a part of the journey, PLUS we'll provide some delicious treats and a chill soundtrack. 


Synergy Studios

Synergy Studios is built on ideas and creativity. It aims to support and showcase new craft and design, especially from younger makers alongside more traditional work reflecting the Mourne Mountains, the sea and forests. The exhibition space is free to use, and regularly showcases exciting new work and ideas. Their further aim is to invite and welcome people from the city to come and try shopping and browsing in an amazing rural setting for a different design experience.

Belfast Design Week 2016
Nov
5
Nov 11

Belfast Design Week 2016

  • Belfast Design Week 2016

Belfast Design Week is a week long series of events & activities to promote and celebrate contemporary Design in Belfast happening on 05-11 November 2016!

Check out http://belfastdesignweek.com for further details and event information.

Contemporary Indian Textiles
Jun
18
11:00 am11:00

Contemporary Indian Textiles

  • Blick Shared Studios

Join me for this half day session and create vibrant, eye- catching, contemporary Indian textiles whilst exploring the trends and influences of modern India. Participants will leave with original, India-inspired prints to use for fashion or interiors.

This session will cover:


– contemporary Indian textiles and influences
– motif-making
– block-printing
– embellishment

Materials and refreshments included. No previous textile or design experience necessary. Bring an apron/old t-shirt and your ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Design Salon Project #3:
Jun
14
6:00 pm18:00

The Design Salon Project #3:

  • Blick Shared Studios

After the success of the Another Belfast Map, we look at the next steps in what we can do with it, as well as other ways of mapping Belfast and the surrounding areas for exploring and adventuring for locals and tourists alike.

The Design Salon Project #2: Public Places + Spaces
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

The Design Salon Project #2: Public Places + Spaces

  • Blick Shared Studios

In our second design meetup, we look at bringing our ideas around urban design to life. We look at Belfast as a city for the locals and how we can make the everyday more creative, exciting and interesting as well as turning it into a destination for tourism.

The Design Salon Project #1: Food + Design
May
10
6:00 pm18:00

The Design Salon Project #1: Food + Design

  • Blick Shared Studios

Join us for the first in a series of sessions where we focus on specific ideas brought up in our Design Salon meetings and turn them into live projects.

With 2016 being the Year of Food & Drink in NI, Food + Design takes a look at creating a bespoke event for Belfast Design Week, at food trucks, plate design and more.

25
Apr
2
Apr 3

25

  • Blick Studios (Belfast) & 8081 Ebrington (Derry)

25 is a design led Pop—Up Store retailing in local & International design products. 25 will pop up in Derry-Londonderry + Belfast on April 2-3.

The Design Salon "2016 Projects"
Mar
15
6:00 pm18:00

The Design Salon "2016 Projects"

  • Blick Shared Studios

Join us for an evening of discussion and collaboration and to help bring the ideas from the previous session to life. If you missed the previous one, don't worry, check the ideas out here and new ideas for potential projects are welcome to be added the mix.  

Designers and design enthusiasts are all very welcome!

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The Design Salon is a group of makers, creators, design enthusiasts and connectors who strive to draw attention to the creative design industry, across all sectors in Northern Ireland. The Design Salon are connectors; we believe strongly in working together in order to create opportunities for everyone within the industry, we are stronger when we work together. We aim to provide support to students, graduates designers, makers, gallerists, shop owners and entrepreneurs.

 

"Cutting It"
Mar
10
9:30 am09:30

"Cutting It"

  • tbc

I will be speaking at "Cutting It"  - an event organised by Larissa Watson Creative Consulting to inspire and engage with students, startups and small businesses in Fashion and Costume. I will be speaking about using Digital Resources for your stattup fashion brand and how to tell your story creatively. Other speakers include Grainne Maher, Jude Cassidy, Lewis Robert Cameron & Roisin Murphy.


Essence of Design conference
Feb
27
10:00 am10:00

Essence of Design conference

  • Leitrim Design House

I have been invited to speak at Leitrim Design House about my brand and telling a story through technology as part of the Essence of Design conference.

Essence of Design: Demo
Dec
14
1:30 pm13:30

Essence of Design: Demo

  • Leitrim Design House

This is a day-long demonstration of my work at Leitrim Design House.  All of the exhibitors featured in the Essence of Design exhibition will be demonstrating their work over the next month and a half to showcase the skill, expertise and uniqueness of each maker!

25 - A Design Mini-Mart
Dec
6
12:00 pm12:00

25 - A Design Mini-Mart

  • Blick Shared Studios

Join us at 25 for an exclusive festive Design mini-mart just in time for Xmas! We will be retailing lots of design goodies all £25 and under. 

Small Business Saturday at MAVEN
Dec
5
12:00 pm12:00

Small Business Saturday at MAVEN

  • Maven

Join me at cool local interior design store MAVEN on Small Business Saturday.  You can purchase my core range of accessories as well as some single edition art objects! 

Essence of Design Exhibition
Nov
27
Jan 2

Essence of Design Exhibition

  • Leitrim Design House

Join me at the Essence of Design exhibition at the Leitrim Design House in Carrick-On-Shannon. This splendid building will host a range of designers and makers from disciplines including Fashion, Accessories, Wood-Turning, Ceramics and Stationery Design.  My new One Square bags will be featured alongside my existing capsule collections.

Fashion Fest
Nov
14
8:00 pm20:00

Fashion Fest

This is an annual event by Derry and Strabane City Council and Style Academy to highlight and promote Northern Irish fashion designers. My work will be shown alongside designers Una Rodden, Bernie Murphy and Sarah O'Neill.

Design Showcase
Nov
12
1:30 pm13:30

Design Showcase

  • City Hotel

This is an opportunity to showcase work by local designers including myself to a range of leading Northern Irish retailers. The event is open to the public as an exhibition throughout the day.

Belfast Design Week
Nov
2
Nov 8

Belfast Design Week

  • Belfast United Kingdom

Karishma Kusurkar is helping to curate Belfast's first ever Design Week as part of a collective called The Design Salon. The members of The Design Salon are all creatives of various kinds, wanting to bring to the fore all of the exciting things happening all over Belfast and Northern Ireland in terms of Contemporary Design. We also want to help, support, collaborate and create exciting new projects.   

Join in and keep updated on:

Facebook - www.facebook.com/belfastdesignweek

Twitter - www.twitter.com/belfastdesignwk

Culture Night Belfast 2015
Sep
17
Sep 18

Culture Night Belfast 2015

  • Belfast Central Studios

I will be showing pieces at 2 exhibitions at Culture Night Belfast:

  • "Agora" @ Belfast Central Studios

  • "The Design Salon" @ Blick Studios

New Collection Unveiled
Sep
1
Sep 13

New Collection Unveiled

  • The Crescent Arts Centre

Karishma Kusurkar will be showcasing the latest collection for 2016 at the beautiful Crescent Arts Centre and celebrating with a 2 week long exhibition culminating in a pop-up concept store as part of the European Heritage Open Days weekend. 

 

The Vintage & Handmade Fair
Aug
9
12:00 pm12:00

The Vintage & Handmade Fair

  • Malone House

Karishma Kusurkar will be showcasing a new wedding collection at the "End of Summer" Vintage & Handmade Fair at Malone House, Barnett Demesne.  

Culture, Democracy & the Right to Make Art
Jul
9
9:30 am09:30

Culture, Democracy & the Right to Make Art

  • Martin Harris Centre for Music & Drama

Karishma will be creating a workshop/seminar in collaboration with artist Graham Marsden at the Martin Harris Centre at Manchester University.  This will form part of the research for a book co-edited by Gerri Moriarty and Alison Jeffers called "Culture, Democracy & the Right to Make Art.." which has a current release date of 2017.  

Share 6 @ Blick Studios
Jun
4
9:30 am09:30

Share 6 @ Blick Studios

  • Blick Studios

We are excited to be speaking at the breakfast event "Share 6" at Blick Studios, Hill St., alongside Patricia & Catherine from Maven, Ronan & Karen from Two Digs, Kyle from Get Invited, Lynn from Freckle Magazine and Tina Chong from Tina Chong Lighting! 

The event is now *sold out* however there is a waiting list which you can sign up for here:

https://getinvited.to/blick-shared-studios/share-6/

Pure London
Feb
8
Feb 10

Pure London

  • London Olympia

Pure London is the UK’s most dynamic fashion and footwear gathering, where premium brands, emerging designers and market-leading labels reveal their latest collections. 

Karishma Kusurkar had a showcase in the Emerging Brands section of Pure London with the One Square bags being handpicked to be showcased on the catwalk throughout the 3 days of the show in the "Curated Eccentric" collection:

 

 

 

 

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair
Oct
9
Oct 13

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

The GNCCF is recognized as one of the leading selling events for contemporary craft in the UK, attracting over 6000 visitors annually.  It showcases contemporary craft to buy from over 160 selected designer-makers in: ceramics, glass, jewellery, interior and fashion textiles, wood, paper, silver, metal, product design, print-making and more. - GNCCF

Generously sponsored by Craft NI , Karishma Kusurkar showcased at GNNCF in October 2014.