‘Stitching the Community Together’ is an art-based, intergenerational programme centred around the medium of wool and knitting that is supported through the Creativity in Older Age Scheme. At the heart of it, the programme is focused on three key elements:
You will also have the opportunity to experience Future Tapestry, a newly commissioned virtual reality artwork which is an artistic response to the current state of sheep farming and wool production in Ireland. Directed and produced by John Conway and written by Aisling Byrne, with visuals by NOHO Dublin.
- Bringing together local nursing homes and schools in Kildare to co-create intergenerational knitted projects
- The creation of a virtual reality (VR) piece which will explore the ‘Farm-to-Fleece’ process of creating wool
- An exhibition event that will showcase the intergenerational knitted pieces and virtual
Exhibition available to view 26th & 27th of May from 10am - 4pm in the Luisne Centre, McAuley Place
Commissioned by Kildare County Council Library Service, Climate Action and Age Friendly Co-ordinators and funded by Creative Ireland through the Creativity in Older Age Scheme
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.