Bringing a Borris Lace project into the primary and secondary schools will form new connections between children in the locality, their families, school staff, the Borris Lacemakers, Borris House itself and the Kavanagh family and local artist Jules Michael.
The project will reach out to young people to enact and champion the creative role of Borris Lace in its Carlow community. The Borris Lacemakers are committed to celebrating and nurturing this unique and historical traditional craft that is special to Carlow. Jules has a particular interest in highlighting biodiversity support, and works with hedgerow plants and peatlands conservation as part of her practice. Part of the creative output for this project will be highlighting links between nature in the original lace designs and cherishing Carlow’s natural environment.
This project will build on previous working relationships developed between Borris Lacemakers and diverse groups in its surrounding community. The accumulation of time, respect and creative opportunities, the reaching out and inclusion to other groups of interest - Borris Primary School, the Men’s Shed, Borris Nursing Home, textile artist Ally Nolan, artist Jules Michael, links to Borris House, previous Creative Ireland funded projects supporting Creativity in Older Age - supports and sustains rich building of capacity for the future through creativity and culture in
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