REPRO FREE left to right :Sorcha Ní ThreasaighEmily Ní BhrosnacháinJane Ní MhurchúFallon Ní GhrifínSarah Ní Laoithe with helpers On ladders:Michéal de BhailísJoe Ó Beaglaoi . Transition Year Art Students from Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Dingle arrive with their work of art which took over 6 months of planning . Dingle youth abstractly express their surroundings interpreted by weavers in landlocked kingdom of Lesotho. • Project Title: Threads of Engagement• Participants: Transition Year Students Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, Art Teachers Brenda Friel and Jane Ní Mhurchú, Artist Maree Hensey and Documentary Photographer Eileen O’Leary.• Project commences in November 2012 • Maree Hensey through on line video conferencing and school based workshops facilitated students to create an iconic design to be translated into a large scale weaving.• Through these workshops students were given the tools to visually express the colour, shape and vibrancy of the Corca Dhuibne landscape. • The title of the work is chosen by students: IMRAM: An old Irish word referencing epic journey across seas.• February ’13 2013:Brenda Friel, Maree Hensey, Mary Ní Normaile and Transition Year Students Anna Aranowska and Josie Knight travel to Lesotho and hand over the commission to Setsoto Design • Weavers Motselisi Ntai, ‘Makamoho Setenane, ‘Mampotokang Tebeli create IMRAM • This process is documented photographically. • Official Launch of weaving and photography exhibition: 6pm, Thursday 18th April, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne Dhuibhne, Co Kerry • Special guess at launch include Irish Ambassador to Lesotho His Excellency Gerry Gervin, First Secretary to Ireland , Mr Machachamise and Dermot Carney, Creative Engagement, NAPD (National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals)• This project has been part funded by Creative Engagement
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